I’ve read many books this year, but not as many as in a ‘normal’ year. I sort of lost my reading mojo, during the pandemic. Looking back, I seemed to be worried about everything and especially worried about the virus. Usually, if I’m sitting on a chair, I am reading. However, there were many times this year that I just didn’t feel like immersing myself into a book. At those times, all that I wanted to do was read about Covid-19 or watch the State Premiers’ press conferences. There was a period there, that I was watching every state’s press conference. I soaked up all the information about the pandemic, until it exhausted me, and I couldn’t listen any more. That is when my reading took off again.
I knew that I wouldn’t hit my Goodreads reading goal this year, which was 75 books. On checking the end of year results, I was very surprised to find that I missed my reading target by just 13 books. In a normal year, I’d be a bit disappointed by this total, but considering the year that was 2020, I’m happy
Male authors – 24 books
Female authors – 38 books
Fiction – 50 books
Non-Fiction – 12 books
Aussie Author Challenge
I joined the Aussie Author Challenge in 2020. The idea was to make books written by Australian authors, a priority. This challenge was in it’s 11th year in 2020, but it was the first year that I had participated. I do enoy reading Australian authors, and decided to make them a priority in 2020.
The result was that in 2020, I read 28 Aussie authors – 10 male authors and 18 female.
There are levels of involvement in this challenge, and participants can choose the level that they think signifies the number of books written by Aussie authors that they intend to read in 2020. The levels are named Wallaby, Wallaroo, Kangaroo and Emu. When joining the challenge, I committed to read at Kangaroo level, which is 12 titles 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. Books can be fiction or non-fiction, and at least 3 different genre.
I did read more Aussie authors than I expected. As I chose books during the year, I was conscious of this challenge in my choices. I read many great Australian books, both fiction and non fiction, including authors not read previously and debut novels. I smashed all criteria for Kangaroo level, so will choose a higher level this year.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Good Dogs don’t Make it to The South Pole by Olav Thyvold ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Love That I Have by James Moloney ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Link to my previos post My Best Reads of 2020
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