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Thread: The 2019 AW Book Reading Challenge! New year, new categories, new books and new friends

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    Here's my pick:


    I remember that!: A book about a historical event that took place in your lifetime.

    The Bridge by Enza Gandolfo. It's a novel about the collapse of the West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, during construction in 1970.


    That old black magic: A paranormal novel.

    Dyschronia by Jennifer Mills. This could fit into paranormal, alternative history, one word title and/or interesting front cover.

    East meets West: A book taking place in Asia (Turkey to Japan, Siberia to Vietnam)

    On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong. Another book that could fit into a few categories. Set in the Timor Sea between Sumba (Indonesia) and Ashmore Reef (Australia), it's about Australia's refugee policy.


    Be the change you want to see: A book about a sociopolitical issue.

    No Friend But The Mountain: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani. On the subject of our disgraceful and inhumane refugee policy...Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist held on Manus Island. https://www.theguardian.com/australi...text-at-a-time


    Crossing the (color) lines: A book about a person of color (PoC), any variety, written by an author of the same variety.

    Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko.


    Do you read about the land down under?: A book about or taking place in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Islands.

    Flames by Robbie Arnott. Set in Tasmania.


    The butler might have done it: A mystery.

    White Night by Anne Cleeves. The second book in the Shetland series.


    Down on the farm: A book featuring farmers, agriculture, or taking place in an agrarian setting.

    The Lost Man by Jane Harper. Crime story set on a cattle station in outback Queensland.


    Better known for . . .: A book by someone who’s more famous for something other than writing.

    Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby. Throsby is a talented musician and this is her second novel.


    No hablo: A book originally written in another language (i.e., a translation).

    Drive Your Plow Over The Bones of The Dead by Olga Tokarczuk. An 'existential thriller', translated from Polish.


    Still time for more chapters: A memoir/biography by/about someone who’s still alive (as of January 1).

    Grant & I by Robert Forster. Musician Forster's memoir about his time in the Go-Betweens.


    I’ve met them!:
    A book by someone you have seen in person (either know, seen at a book fair, heard at a speaking engagement, in line at the ATM, whatever).

    The Distant Echo by Val McDermid. Crime!
    Last edited by Helix; 01-01-2019 at 03:32 PM.


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