Reading Challenges

As is probably obvious from a brief perusal of my blog, I read. A lot. And I like to write about books that I read.

As well as following my general reading interests, I like to challenge myself to read outside the square (for me) by participating in self-imposed or organised reading challenges. When I do these, I think it's good to collect the links here for future reference and so they can be seen as a set.

(Sometimes I sort of cheat, and do one of my Reading Challenge books over at The Shake as part of my fortnightly column, Interleaves. I will link those ones in here too, for the sake of completeness).

Man Booker Prize Longlist Challenge 2015
A Spool of Blue Thread
The Chimes
The Fishermen
The Year of the Runaways 
The Green Road
The Moor's Account 
Satin Island 

Man Booker Prize Longlist Challenge 2014
How to be both
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
The Wake 
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
The Dog 

Aurealis Awards (YA category) 2014
Fairytales for Wilde Girls
The Big Dry
The Sky So Heavy
These Broken Stars

Stella Prize 2014
Night Games
Boy, Lost
Burial Rites
The Misogyny Factor
The Swan Book

99 Black Books 
Every Secret Thing (Marie Munkara)

Man Booker Prize Longlist Challenge: 2013
Five Star Billionaire (Tash Aw)
The Testament of Mary  (Colm Toibin)
Harvest (Jim Crace)
Shortlist Summary 1 - The Shake
Shortlist Summary 2 - Global Comment

Hugo Awards 2013
Short story nominees
On a Red Station, Drifting (novella)
After the Fall, During the Fall, Before the Fall (novella)
The Emperor's New Soul (novella)
Redshirts: A Novel and Three Codas (novel)  

San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats (novella)
The Stars Do Not Lie (novella)
2312 (novel)
Blackout (novel)
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (novel) 

Miles Franklin Longlist Challenge: 2013
Mateship with Birds (Carrie Tiffany)
Questions of Travel (Michelle de Kretser)
Floundering (Romy Ash)
The Light Between Oceans (M.L Stedman)

Aurealis Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels Challenge: 2013
Sea Hearts (Margo Lanagan)
And All the Stars (Andrea K Host) 
Bitter Greens (Kate Forsyth) 
The Last City (Nina D'Aleo) 
A Confusion of Princes (Garth Nix)
The Rook (Daniel O'Malley)

Stella Prize Longlist Challenge: 2013
Sea Hearts (Margo Lanagan)
Floundering (Romy Ash)
Questions of Travel (Michelle de Kretser)
The Burial (Courtney Collins)
An Opening (Stehpanie Radok)
Like a House on Fire (Cate Kennedy)
Mateship with Birds (Carrie Tiffany)
The Sunlit Zone (Lisa Jacobson)

Australian Women Writers Challenge: 2013
Behind the Night Bazaar (Angela Savage, Crime Fiction)
Sea Hearts (Margo Lanagan, Fantasy / Folklore)
The Blessing File (Carolyn Morwood, Crime Fiction)
Questions of Travel (Michelle de Kretser, Literary fiction)
The Burial (Courtney Collins, Historical fiction) 
An Opening (Stehpanie Radok, Essays)
Like a House on Fire (Cate Kennedy, Short stories)
Mateship with Birds (Carrie Tiffany, Literary fiction)
The Sunlit Zone (Lisa Jacobson)  
And All the Stars (Andrea K Host)  
Bitter Greens (Kate Forsyth)  
The Light Between Oceans (M.L Stedman) 

Man Booker Prize Longlist Challenge: 2012
The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry (Rachel Joyce) and Communion Town (Sam Thompson)
Swimming Home (Deborah Levy), Phillida (Andre Brink) and Skios (Michael Frayn)
Narcopolis (Jeet Thayil)
Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel) and Umbrella (Will Self)
The Lighthouse (Alison Moore)and The Yips (Nicola Barker)
The Teleportation Accident (Ned Beauman)

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