Australian Women Writers Challenge - 2016 Wrap-up

I have been participating in the Australian Women Writers Challenge for a few years now – I track my progress here – and it’s by far my favourite of all the challenges (yes, including the one I used to host!).

In 2016, I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 10 books by Australian […]

Australian Women Writers Challenge - 2015 Wrap-up

Last year, I aimed to read 40 books by Australian women writers, and ended up reading 10. This year, I aimed for 10 and hoped to do better than that. I ended up reading sixteen novels and included 2 picture books – I read a tonne of picture books and try to review the […]

Around the World in 12 Books 2015: Challenge Wrap-up

Bye-bye 2015! It was a good solid year for the Around the World Challenge, with a delightfully diverse range of countries and continents visited. The list of all reviews submitted to the challenge is below.

I won’t be hosting the challenge for 2016 – I just don’t have the time to do a proper job […]

2014: The Year in Review and My Top Ten

Books Read in 2014: 71 — including:

Books by Female Authors: 55 Books by Male Authors: 15 Adult Books: 50 (all genres) Children’s/YA Novels: 13 Picture Books (new/own): 8 Non-Fiction: 3 Memoirs: 1 Plays: 1 (but 2 different editions) Fantasy: 10 Science Fiction: 3 Speculative/Magical Realism: 5 Romance: 11 Classics: 1 Historical Fiction: 10

Total […]

Around the World in 12 Books Challenge: December Round-up & Challenge Winner

The final round-up of book reviews for 2014’s Around the World reading challenge shows a gallop to the finish line, especially by Aloi of Guiltless Reading who linked up an impressive 23 reviews! Congratulations to everyone for participating and achieving your goals! Previous round-ups can be found here:

January February March April May June/July […]

Around the World in 12 Books Challenge 2015 ~ sign-up post

As the 2014 Around the World in 12 Books Challenge draws to a close, it’s time to launch the 2015 challenge. It’s a simple enough challenge that can fit into your usual reading pattern, or motivate you to try something out of your comfort zone. The idea is that the setting in books read […]

Around the World in 12 Books Challenge - August & September Round-up

I’m still running a bit behind in these Around the World reading challenge round-ups but not to worry, I got it posted finally! Again, two months in one round-up here, which works because everyone’s reading mojo has slowed down a little. Still, nearly every continent covered and a wide range of books read that […]

Around the World in 12 Books Challenge - April Roundup

While I may have dropped off the radar a bit in recent months, happily other Around the World reading challenge participants are keeping the ball rolling and “travelling” far and wide! Here’s the challenge round-up for April (visit January, February or March for more) – as you can see, Afria, Europe and Asia were […]