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Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2022

Following a successful completion of this challenge in 2021, I decided to take it on again in 2022 – I like broad challenges as I can make what I read for reviewing, my own reading and quiz writing where possible fit into them, rather than worrying about trying to find a specific book to fit a specific category. Last year I started with Kangaroo, and ended up doing Emu and beyond – I think I used at least 100 of my total reads for this challenge, and even read over 160 or 170 books by Australian authors, but didn’t include all of those. 2022 might be different – I’m not sure. Below are the different levels that participants have to choose from.

WALLABY
Read and review 3 books 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.

WALLAROO
Read and review 6 books 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 different genre.

KANGAROO
Read and review 12 books 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.

EMU
Read and review 24 books written by Australian Authors of which at least 10 of those authors are female, at least 10 of those authors are male, and at least 10 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 4 different genre.

Jo at Booklover Book Reviews – https://www.bookloverbookreviews.com/aussie-author-reading-challenge-2022 – hosts the challenge each year, and we begin by signing up in a post like this, choosing our level and then from the first of January, we enter our 2022 reviews. Once we have completed our challenge, we write a post about that and enter it into the database too. We can go on if we have completed our chosen level, as many of us did in 2021.

So in 2022, I think I will again take on the Kangaroo Level – mostly because I don’t know if I’ll find 10 male and 10 new authors – I am being conservative but cautious, in case books don’t interest me or I don’t find anything. I will more than likely have to graduate to Emu and then have many more, but I will see how 2022 plays out as I go with my reading, and will update as often as I can throughout the year. Good luck to those participating!

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