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Archived Participants 2017 > Meg - Nominate my own goal - 50

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message 1: by Meg (new)

Meg McKinlay This is my first year doing the challenge, though I read a lot of AWW generally.

I'm aiming for 50 total, but more importantly to mix things up a bit by sampling genres I don't usually read.

So within that 50, I'll be aiming for 10 poetry collections, 5 spec fic, 5 'classics', 3 romance, 3 non-fiction, and 3 short fiction collections. The rest is up for grabs.

I won't be formally reviewing, but look forward to sharing snippets and reading along with you all.

message 2: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2880 comments Mod
Happy reading Meg!!! Won't you be reviewing some of your books to add to the AWW form? Have you filled in the form on the link for the challenge?

message 3: by Meg (new)

Meg McKinlay Thanks, Brenda. Yes, I filled out the form a few weeks back. (But foolishly chose Franklin - read 10, but not reviewing - rather than nominating my own challenge.)

I'm not comfortable reviewing as I'm a writer myself. It just feels like a slippery slope. I know others find a middle ground that works for them but I'd rather not head down that path. I'm more than happy to share my reading, though, and shout in a loud but unstructured way about work I've loved.

message 4: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2880 comments Mod
OK fair enough. Not sure how that works with the form for each book, but I guess it'll work out in the end ;)

message 5: by Meg (new)

Meg McKinlay Well, as I don't quite know what that means, I'm clearly still finding my way. ;) If I run into potholes, I'll leap them as best I can. Given that the sign-up page says you don't need to review, I assumed it was reasonably common.

message 6: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2880 comments Mod
Haha! I guess I didn't look at that part as I review everything I read ;)
Happy reading Meg!!

message 7: by Meg (new)

Meg McKinlay I've been slack about reporting but less so about reading. So far, I've read:

#1 Special by Georgia Blain
#2 Greylands by Isobelle Carmody
#3 The Dry by Jane Harper
#4 Goodwood by Holly Throsby
#5 The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke
#6 The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade by Davina Bell
#7 Too Close To Home by Georgia Blain
#8 Births Deaths Marriages by Georgia Blain
#9 Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
#10 The Good People by Hannah Kent

I'm not reviewing so that's my lot for now. I'm going to dive into the Stella longlist next.

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