Aussie Reader Challenge 2014

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The Aussie Reader Challenge was designed by Booklover Reviews and it asks that each participate signs up to read a number of books written by Australian Authors throughout the course of the year. In the past, participants have been asked to challenge themselves to read at lease twelve (12) books by Australian Authors (4 by Female Authors, 4 by Male Authors and 4 by New To You Authors). This year they have changed the challenge a bit and asked participants to choose their challenge level as based on the time constraints and reading preference. In total there are four challenge levels and they include: JOEY, WALLABY, WALLAROO and KANGAROO.

JOEY
– Read and review 1 book written by an Australian author that is new to you;
– Fiction or non-fiction, any genre, any publication date.

WALLABY
– Read and review 3 titles written by Australian authors, of which at least 1 of those authors are female, at least 1 of those authors are male, and at least 1 of those authors are new to you;
– Fiction or non-fiction, any genre, any publication date.

WALLAROO
– Read and review 6 titles written by Australian authors, of which at least 2 of those authors are female, at least 2 of those authors are male, and at least 2 of those authors are new to you;
– Fiction or non-fiction, at least 2 genres, and at least 1 title first published in 2013 or 2014.

KANGAROO
– 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;
– At least 6 fiction and at least 2 non-fiction, and at least 3 titles first published in 2013 or 2014.

As this is my first year of this challenge, and given how much fun I had with the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge in 2013, I’ve decided to sign up as a Kangaroo. By doing so, I am hoping to challenge myself to read a bit more widely and hopefully by doing so I’ll discover a bunch of new authors and books that I never new existed!

Check back over the year to see how I’m progressing.

 

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