2016 Reading Challenges

GoodReads 2016 Choose Your Own Challenge Challenge

Instead of being given a set list of prompts and trying to fill them all throughout the year, choose any number of your own and aim for those. I started with 20, but will choose more if I get the time:

1. a book based on a fairy tale – Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales by Justin Richards (technically lots of short stories based on various fairy tales, but I’m still counting it) (read January 2016)
2. a YA bestseller – Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (read June 2016)
3. a dystopian novel – Unwind by Neal Schusterman (read February 2016)
4. a book that’s becoming a movie this year – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander (J. K. Rowling) (read October 2016)
5. a book you intended to read in 2015 but didn’t – Doctor Who: Big Bang Generations by Gary Russell (read November 2016)
6. a book published this year – Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
7. a book with a protagonist who has your occupation – Elenore by Faith Rivens
8. a book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with – Mother of Dreams edited by Makoto Ueda
9. a book by an author you feel you should have read by now but haven’t – The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (read February 2016)
10. the first book in a new to you series – The Book of Shade by K. C. Finn (read January 2016)
11. a book everyone is talking about – A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab (read April 2016)
12. an historical fiction book – The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville (read January 2016)
13. an “in between the books” book (i.e. Book 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 etc) – Fairest by Marissa Meyer
14. a book about mental illness – Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (read March 2016)
15. a book that you’ve seen the movie but haven’t read – Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale Jr with Stan Redding (read July 2016)
16. a book published on the year you were born – Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
17. an award-winning book – All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (read July 2016)
18. a self-published book – Edge of Darkness by K. L. Schwengel (read June 2016)
19. epistolary fiction – Illuminae by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff (read January 2016)
20. a book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge – Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

link only = planning to read for that prompt
Bold and Italicised = I have read this and counted it towards the challenge

The Australian Women Writer’s Challenge

Aiming to battle the gender bias faced by Australian women writers by reading and reviewing their work. My challenge is to read and review at least 12 books by AWWs, including at least two Indigenous authors and two LGBTQI* authors. Links to reviews as they are written:

Lucid Dreaming by Cassandra Page

The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

Mirrorfall (Require: Cookie #1) by Grace McDermott

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) by C. S. Pacat

Viral by Helen Fitzgerald

The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss.

Isla’s Inheritance  (Isla’s Inheritance #1) by Cassandra Page

Paper Daisies by Kim Kelly

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (The Tribe #1) by Ambelin Kwaymullin

Am I Black Enough For You? by Anita Heiss

Tallow (Curse of the Bond Riders #1) by Karen Brooks

Votive (Curse of the Bond Riders #2) by Karen Brooks

The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley