I’ve decided to branch out a bit by participating in more reading challenges next year. I’ve always just stuck to the Australian Women Writers Challenge and my bingo one, but I’d like to shift myself out of my comfort zone a little and throwing in a few extra reading challenges seems like a good way to do this.
Over at Book Lover Book Reviews they run a challenge that focuses your reading onto Australian authors. You might ask why I think I need another Australian reading challenge, given my huge focus on the Australian Women Writers Challenge, but this one is more refined and rather complimentary to #aww2019. There are three different levels to the challenge and I’ve decided to just dive right in and go for the top level. Here are the details:
The Aussie Author Challenge 2019
Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 different genre.
For me, the challenge part will come from reading 4 male Aussie authors along with the mixing up of the genres. I read a woefully small amount of books each year written by men, so this will give me a reason to seek a few out. It will also break me out of my historical fiction comfort zone, although, just a little bit. No need to get too crazy!
If you’d like to join me in this challenge, you can sign up for it here.