2019 Reading Challenges

Read Harder:

  1. An epistolary novel or collection of letters
  2. An alternate history novel
  3. A book by a woman and/or AOC that won a literary award in 2018
  4. A humour book
  5. A book by a journalist or about journalism (Boy Swallow Universe by Trent Dalton)
  6. A book by an AOC set in or about space
  7. An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
  8. An #ownvoices book set in Oceania
  9. A book published prior to January 1, 2019 with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads (My Mother, A Serial Killer by Hazel Baron)
  10. A translated book written by or translated by a woman
  11. A book of manga
  12. A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
  13. A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse
  14. A cozy mystery
  15. A book of mythology or folklore
  16. An historical romance by an AOC
  17. A business book
  18. A novel by a trans or nonbinary author (Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi)
  19. A book of nonviolent true crime
  20. A book written in prison
  21. A comic by an LGBTQIA creator
  22. A children’s or middle grade book that has won a diversity award since 2009
  23. A self published book
  24. A collection of poetry published since 2014

Aussies Rule:

  1. An Aussie book about politics or social science
  2. An Aussie play
  3. Some Aussie speculative fiction (After the Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson)
  4. Some Aussie true crime that doesn’t focus on violence against women
    (My Mother, A Serial Killer by Hazel Baron)
  5. A book by an ATSI (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) person
  6. A book by a Miles Franklin winner
  7. A book by a winner of the Black and Write! Prize
  8. A winner of the Australian/Vogel literary award
  9. A book short listed for the Prime Ministers Literary Awards
  10. A book about an immigration or refugee experience
  11. New Zealanders also rule – a book by an Maori author
  12. A memoir by an ATSI person published in the last 10 years
  13. A book about ATSI history
  14. A book from Dr Anita Heiss’ Black Book Challenge
  15. An Aussie graphic novel
  16. A book by an Aussie LGBTQ+ author
  17. An Aussie book recommended by an Aussie author
  18. An Aussie book recommended by an Aussie booktuber, bookstagrammer or blogger
  19. A debut YA book
  20. An Aussie book you loved as a child or that is highly recommended for children.
  21. An Aussie book recommended or promoted by your local book store
  22. An Aussie book about feminism and/or gender
  23. A book by a new to you Aussie author
  24. A book by or about a disabled Aussie.

FOLD Reading Challenge:

  1. Translated book by a francophone Canadian
  2. Nonfiction by a woman of colour
  3. Book of science fiction
  4. Book of poetry by an Indigenous writer (A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont)
  5. Fold 2019 author
  6. Book featuring a queer love story
  7. Play by a Canadian playwright from a marginalised community
  8. Book by an east coast Canadian
  9. YA novel by an AOC
  10. Book by an African writer (Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi)
  11. Book featuring a character addressing their mental health
  12. Author published after age 50
  13. Canadian comic book or graphic novel