2019 will be the third year I undertake the challenge, and each year I have given conservative estimates of how many I will read and review because I had tried to plan the books I would read and review and didn’t account for extras that came by. The first year, I did the Miles level, and surpassed that by quite a lot. In 2018, I aimed for 15, and managed 79 read and 78 reviewed. So in 2019, I’m going to aim for 25 – which I will likely surpass.
- Stella:read 4 – if reviewing, review at least 3
- Miles:read 6 – if reviewing, review at least 4
- Franklin:read 10 – if reviewing, review at least 6
- Create your own challenge: nominate your own goal e.g. “Classics Challenge”.
The majority will probably come from review books I receive for review from publishers, but some of them will be others from my collection, such as The Impossible Quest series by Kate Forsyth, new releases such as Vardaesia by Lynette Noni and many others – I will have to see what comes across my path during the year.
Because I also read and review books by non-Australian authors, and male authors – the conservative amount is there to cater for this, and so I’m not overreaching on my goals. Starting today, the first of January, I will be aiming to read at least twenty-five books by Australian women and be aiming to review them all.
The first three I know will be read and reviewed will be:
All The Tears in China by Sulari Gentill – out the 21st of January
Vardaesia by Lynette Nonin out in February – the final in the Medoran Chronicles.
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte out in March.
Beyond these ones, I will have to see what comes across my path.
Hopefully there will be new books in some of my favourite series to read and explore as well. My book bingo is also a part of this challenge, and the card I am using is this:
Looking forward to reading a lot this year and making a dent in the piles of books on my floor.