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Reading Challenges For 2022: Part 3

on December 30, 2021

Ever since around 2010, I have participated in the Australian Women Writers Challenge, which focused on promoting and sharing work by Australian women authors to redress an imbalance of the work generally reviewed and focused on in publications. Each year I read a lot of books by Aussie women, wrote reviews, read other people’s reviews, got recommendations, etc. That challenge is shifting focus next year into something I don’t see myself really participating in so when I saw Marg over at The Intrepid Reader was signing up to this challenge, I decided to jump on too. I took part in this challenge once, years ago now, focusing on male Australian authors because I don’t read a lot of male authors – my reading skews very predominantly female. This has a good mix of both.

The 2022 Aussie Author Reading Challenge is hosted by Jo over at Book Lover Book Reviews and you can visit this post for all the relevant information. There are four different levels, one to suit every reader and the one I am going to sign up for is 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. I was going to go for Emu, which is the highest level but it requires me to read at least 10 books by male authors and honestly? Very unlikely lol. So I will opt for this one and I can always increase it later if it turns out that I end up reading more books by male authors than I expect, or have in recent years.

So. I think this will do me for 2022 reading challenges – I have 3 that I am undertaking here on the blog and I do have one that I’ll be doing on Facebook/instagram that is part of a book club that I am an admin for. It’s a bingo board, which will be a bit of fun!


5 responses to “Reading Challenges For 2022: Part 3

  1. Ashleigh says:

    I’m aiming for the same level – and will also be upping to Emu if I end up reading ten male authors!

  2. Marg says:

    I aimed for Wallaroo because of the male author thing. I just don’t read many!

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