In 2021, I took on five reading challenges, and completed them all. I read 268 books, with 187 of those by Australian authors, and 81 non-Australian authors. Most books I read were by women, with 150 by Australian women. I read for pleasure, review, and my quiz writing work, and covered as much ground as I could in terms of genre and diversity, without putting too much pressure on myself to read what seemed to be expected at times. Next year, I am taking a relaxed approach to challenges. I’ve chosen the Dymocks challenge and the Australian authors challenge – both because they are open and easy, and the categories in the Dymocks challenge are broad enough that some of them might work for multiple books or have multiple books. Even the extra challenging categories look like I’ll finish them. So here is my year-end summary. Most posts linked within this one have links in them – or you can use the search function to find any of the books on my lists!
Overall goal – 268/170
Total Australian authors read: 187