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QBD Reading Challenge 2022

This year I participated in the QBD Reading Challenge again and managed to complete it all within six months. Some categories were easier to fill than others, but what I like about this challenge is that the categories are always open and not overly prescriptive, which means it is easier to find books. Challenges like this ensure that you can read what you like and then work out if the books fit a category – it’s quite nice not to have categories that are too specific that finding a book can be almost difficult at times and takes the fun out of challenges. With those ones, I’d be too stressed that what I am reading is ‘right’ for the challenges, rather than reading something and seeing if it fits in with the challenge.

Below is what I read, and I reviewed most of them.

  1. A QBD Books ‘Book of the Month’: Seven Wherewithal Way by Samantha-Ellen Bound
  2. A QBD Books Channel 7 Book Club Book: Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman
  3. A Book Made Popular on TikTok: Circe by Madeline Miller
  4. A Book That You’ve Always Wanted to Read: Hexenhaus by Nikki McWatters
  5. A Book with A Blue Cover: What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume
  6. A Celebrity Memoir: Peggy and Me by Miranda Hart
  7. A Book Set in Australia: Orphan Rock by Dominique Wilson
  8. A Detective Fiction Book: Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath
  9. A Book by an Author with Your Same Initials: Random Acts of Unkindness by Anna Mandoki
  10. An Inspirational Book: You’re Doing it Wrong: A History of Bad and Bonkers Advice to Women by Kaz Cooke
  11. A Book with an Animal on a Cover: Little Wombat’s Easter Surprise by Charles Fuge
  12. An Illustrated Book: Mertales: The Great Treasure Hunt by Rebecca Timmis
  13. A Book that includes a Map: Paris Takes Over the World: Welcome to New York, USA by Kyla May with Zanni Louise
  14. A Book that made You Cry: The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth
  15. A Book Based on a True Story: Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family by Alina and Jacques Peretti
  16. A Book by your All-Time Favourite Author: The Puzzle Ring by Kate Forsyth
  17. A Book Based on a Fairy Tale: A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
  18. A Book Set in an Alternate Universe: The World Between Blinks: Rebellion of the Lost by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin
  19. A Book with a Three Word Title: The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning
  20. A Book that Celebrates Diversity: Social Queue by Kay Kerr
  21. A Book that made you Laugh: 45 + 47 Stella Street and Everything that Happened by Elizabeth Honey
  22. A Book Recommended to You: Crumbs by Phil Cummings (quiz book)
  23. A Book by an International Author: The Bird Singers by Eve Wersocki Morris
  24. A Hardcover Book: Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

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