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message 1: by Kylie (last edited Dec 31, 2018 02:30AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments I’m aiming to read 75 books this year. This might be a little bit more than I can chew given I read 45 in 2017, but as my school’s motto says: “Aim High.” 😊 ETA: I have modified my goal to 60, I knew it was going to be probably a little too much more than I could handle... maybe one year in the not too distant future I'll get there... :)

A focus of this will be to keep reading authors whom are new to me (at least 5).

This thread is to put books here as I finish reading them. 😊

I will also put each of the Aussie Readers Annual, Seasonal and Monthly Challenges to also help me keep track. 😊

Progress: 56/60
New Authors: 34/25
Books by Australian Authors: 33/25



message 2: by Kylie (last edited Dec 31, 2018 03:38AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Aussie Readers 2018 Annual Aussie Authors Challenge

01/01/2018-31/12/2018

Level Two

24/24 - COMPLETED!!!! :)

Male Authors

1. Lost by Michael Robotham Completed 10/05 - 4 stars.
2. The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham Completed 15/07 - 5 stars.
3. Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes Completed 24/06 - 5 stars.
4. Dane Swan: My Story by Dane Swan Completed 08/09 - 5 stars.
5. The Secret Heiress by Luke Devenish Completed 11/03 - 4.5 stars.
6. Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of our World War I Nurses by Peter Rees Completed 31/12 - 5 stars.

Lost (Joseph O'Loughlin #2) by Michael Robotham The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes Dane Swan My Story by Dane Swan The Secret Heiress by Luke Devenish Anzac Girls The Extraordinary Story of our World War I Nurses by Peter Rees

Female Authors
1. Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood. Completed 09/02 - 4 stars.
2. Time Will Tell by Fiona McCallum Completed 20/09 - 4 stars.
3. Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox Completed 20/06 - 5 stars.
4. Forgotten by Nicole Trope Completed 27/02 - 5 stars.
5. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton Completed 14/10 - 5 stars.
6. Deadly Obsession by Karen M. Davis Completed 22/07 - 5 stars.

Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood Time Will Tell by Fiona McCallum Malicious Intent (Dr. Anya Crichton, #1) by Kathryn Fox Forgotten by Nicole Trope The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton Deadly Obsession (Lexie Rogers, #2) by Karen M. Davis

2018 New Releases
1. The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale Completed 16/12 - 5 stars.
2. Little Gods by Jenny Ackland Completed 11/09 - 4 stars.
3. Hangman by Jack Heath Completed 30/05 - 3.75 stars.
4. The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden Completed 17/12 - 4.75 stars.
5. Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon Completed 19/08 - 5 stars.
6. The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning Completed 31/08 - 5 stars.

The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale Little Gods by Jenny Ackland Hangman by Jack Heath The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

Favourite Genre - Historical Fiction
1. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Completed 30/04 - 5 stars
2. A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart Completed 16/06 - 5 stars.
3. The Wife's Tale by Christine Wells Completed 11/09 - 5 stars.
4. A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester Completed 27/05 - 5 stars.
5. Thornwood House by Anna Romer Completed 11/03 - 5 stars.
6. The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green Completed 10/01, 5 stars.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart The Wife's Tale by Christine Wells A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester Thornwood House by Anna Romer The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green


message 3: by Kylie (last edited Dec 31, 2018 03:36AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments A - Z Challenge
Duration: 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2018
Progress: 23 (and a bit)/26


A - Read a book by an AUTHOR from a country you've never visited - Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly Ireland (which I would absolutely LOVE to visit!) Completed 27/02 - 5 stars

B - Read a book which you BORROWED – Thornwood House by Anna Romer. AA. Completed 11/03 - 5 stars.

C - Read a book with a CAT on the cover - A Scone To Die For by H.Y. Hanna AA. Completed 07/10 - 5 stars.

D - Read a book which has DARK themes - The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey Completed 24/08 - 5 stars.

E - Read a book with an EMERALD cover – A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick Completed 30/03 - 4 stars.

F - Read a book which is FIRST in a series –Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox. AA. Completed 20/06 - 5 stars.

G - Read a book from a GENRE you don't usually read - Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks Short Stories Completed 27/11 - 3.5 stars.

H - Read a HISTORICAL book set in two different time periods – The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton AA. Completed 30/04 - 5 stars.

I- Read a book about an INTERESTING woman - The Wife's Tale by Christine Wells AA. Completed 11/09 - 5 stars.

J - Read a book where the main character goes on a JOURNEYWish You Were Here by Sheridan Jobbins. AA. Completed 04/12 - 3 stars.

K - Read a book with a KNIFE on the cover - The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz. Completed 20/10 - 4.5 stars.

L- Read a book which is your LATEST purchase The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale Completed 16/12 - 5 stars.

M - Read a book where MAGIC is a main part - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

N - Read a book with a NUMBER in the title - Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon AA. Completed 19/08 - 5 stars.

O - Read a book with a ONE word title – Lost by Michael Robotham AA. Completed 10/05 - 4 stars

P - Read a book where the author uses a PSEUDONYM - Death of Riley by Rhys Bowen Completed 15/06 - 5 stars.

Q - Read a book with a QUEEN either on the cover or in the text - Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

R - Read a book which has been RECOMMENDED to you - The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton AA. Completed 14/10 - 5 stars. Recommended to me by my Mum. :)

S - Read a book with one of the four SEASONS in the title - The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan Completed 12/05 - 5 stars.

T - Read a book which has lingered on your TBR for too long– The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell Completed 24/06 - 5 stars.

U - Read a book with an UMBRELLA on the cover - Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers AA. Completed 27/11 - 3.75 stars.

V - Read a book with a VIVID cover - A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay AA. Completed 27/05 - 5 stars.

W - Read a book set in WAR time - Nightingales at War by Donna Douglas Completed 06/08 - 5 stars.

X - Read a book about music - finding a XYLOPHONE in the text would be good Music And Freedom by Zoë Morrison AA. Completed 10/05 - 4.5 stars.

Y - Read a book with a YELLOW cover – The Help by Kathryn Stockett Started, but not completed.

Z - Read a book with ZANY characters - After You by Jojo Moyes Completed 08/11 - 5 stars

A - Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly B - Thornwood House by Anna Romer C - A Scone To Die For (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #1) by H.Y. Hanna D - The Stranger You Know (Maeve Kerrigan, #4) by Jane Casey E - A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick F - Malicious Intent (Dr. Anya Crichton, #1) by Kathryn Fox G - Uncommon Type Some Stories by Tom Hanks H - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton I - The Wife's Tale by Christine Wells J - Wish You Were Here by Sheridan Jobbins K - The Word is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz L - The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale M - Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon N - Three Gold Coins by Josephine Moon O - Lost (Joseph O'Loughlin, #2) by Michael Robotham P - Death of Riley (Molly Murphy Mysteries #2) by Rhys Bowen Q - Victoria by Daisy Goodwin R - The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton S - The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan T - The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, #5) by Patricia Cornwell U - Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers V - A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay W - Nightingales at War (Nightingales #6) by Donna Douglas X - Music And Freedom by Zoë Morrison Y - The Help by Kathryn Stockett Z - After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes


message 4: by Kylie (last edited Feb 28, 2018 01:44AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments 2017/8 Summer Challenge

Happy Summer Bingo!

Duration: 1/12/17 - 28/2/18

Level:
One - Complete One Line (One Aussie author).

Progress: 5/5.

COMPLETED! :)

Still deciding on some books, but have pencilled most for my chosen rows, and knowing me, may very well be subject to change... :)

Row #2
Join a Book Club: The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green AA. How it fits: activity happens in the book. Completed 10/01, 5 stars.
Make Ice Cream: Water Gypsies by Annie Murray. How it fits: author initials. Completed 24/01, 5 stars.
Water Park: Ross Poldark by Winston Graham. How it fits: first letter of each word in title. Completed 11/01, 4 stars.
Outdoor Concert: Forgotten by Nicole Trope AA. How it fits: author initials. Completed 27/02, 5 stars.
Bike Route: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent AA. How it fits: first letter of each word in title. Completed 18/12, 3 stars.

The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green Water Gypsies by Annie Murray Ross Poldark by Winston Graham Forgotten by Nicole Trope Burial Rites by Hannah Kent


message 5: by Kylie (last edited May 28, 2018 01:14AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Autumn Challenge - 1/3/18 - 31/5/18

Level: Medium (Min 2 AAs)

6/6 - COMPLETED! :)

SPELL-IT-OUT


As usual I'm finding it a challenge in itself to narrow down my choices! Some to be finalised/decided between at a later date. :)

F The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton AA. Completed 30/04 - 5 stars.
A Thornwood House by Anna Romer AA. Completed 11/03 - 5 stars.
L Lost by Michael Robotham AA. Completed 10/05 - 4 stars.
L A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick Completed 30/03 - 4 stars.
E The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan Completed 12/05 - 5 stars.
N A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester AA. Completed 27/05 - 5 stars.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Thornwood House by Anna Romer Lost (Joseph O'Loughlin #2) by Michael Robotham A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester


message 6: by Kylie (last edited Aug 24, 2018 04:20AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Winter Challenge!

AR Winter 2018 Challenge - Seriously Series!
Duration: 01/06/18 - 31/08/18
Easy Level: 6 books ("a" OR "b" of the criteria) - minimum TWO Aussie Authors.


After much deliberation, (purely from working out which set of a and b would suit me best at present), I've gone with set a. Who knows, I may even try for the Hard level.... but starting with the Easy. :) I absolutely love this chance to seriously catch up on those many series I've started, or want to start!

Still pencilling in some choices. :)

Progress: 6/6 - COMPLETED!!

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.

Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox AA. Completed 20/06 - 5 stars.

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.

Deadly Obsession by Karen M. Davis AA. Completed 22/07 - 5 stars.

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.

Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood AA. Completed 06/07 - 4.5 stars.

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.

The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey. Completed 24/08 - 5 stars.

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.

The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell. Completed 24/06 - 5 stars.

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.

Nightingales at War: by Donna Douglas. Completed 06/08 - 5 stars.

Malicious Intent (Dr. Anya Crichton, #1) by Kathryn Fox Deadly Obsession (Lexie Rogers, #2) by Karen M. Davis Murder on the Ballarat Train (Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery #3) by Kerry Greenwood The Stranger You Know (Maeve Kerrigan, #4) by Jane Casey The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, #5) by Patricia Cornwell Nightingales at War (Nightingales 6) by Donna Douglas


message 7: by Kylie (last edited Nov 28, 2018 10:54PM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments I'm still deliberating on whether to tackle the Medium level, or stick with my normal Easy... but in the end decided I'll begin with 12 and see how I go. :)

AR Spring Spell-it-Out 2018 Challenge
Easy Level: 12 books including 1 AA.

Progress: 8/12


September

W: The Wife's Tale by Christine Wells AA. Completed 11/09 - 5 stars.
A: After You by Jojo Moyes. Completed 08/11 - 5 stars.
R: Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of our World War I Nurses by Peter Rees AA.
M: Time Will Tell by Fiona McCallum AA. Completed 20/09 - 4 stars.

The Wife's Tale by Christine Wells After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes Anzac Girls The Extraordinary Story of our World War I Nurses by Peter Rees Time Will Tell by Fiona McCallum

October

L: Little Gods by Jenny Ackland. AA. Completed 11/09 - 4 stars.
U: Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks. Completed 27/11 - 3.5 stars.
S: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton AA. Completed 14/10 - 5 stars.
H: The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz Completed 20/10 - 4.5 stars.

Little Gods by Jenny Ackland Uncommon Type Some Stories by Tom Hanks The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton The Word Is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz

November

G: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter OR Victoria by Daisy Goodwin.
R: Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs Completed 31/10 - 5 stars.
O: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
W: Wish You Were Here by Sheridan Jobbins AA.

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter Victoria by Daisy Goodwin Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2) by Kathy Reichs Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Wish You Were Here by Sheridan Jobbins


message 8: by Kylie (last edited Jan 24, 2018 10:46PM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments January

3/5


1. Favourite books read in 2017 & read another book by that author
Read The Narrowboat Girl by Annie Murray.

So will now read it's sequel: Water Gypsies. Completed 24/01 - 5 stars.

2. Now take the author of this book . Go to
http://www.literature-map.com/
Choose another author whose name is close to that author. Read a book by this author


Dilly's Sacrifice by Rosie Goodwin

3. Choose a book to read from our lists of top 5 -10 Aussie books

The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green. AA. Completed 10/01 - 5 stars.

4. Read a book by an author you have never read before.

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham. Completed 11/01 - 4 stars.

5. Read any book of your choice.

Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood. AA.

Water Gypsies by Annie Murray Dilly's Sacrifice (Dilly's Story #1) by Rosie Goodwin The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green Ross Poldark by Winston Graham Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood

As always, these could possibly change depending on what I can get easy access to. :)


message 9: by Kylie (last edited Feb 10, 2018 03:40AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments February

Unfortunately given I have just moved house I am unable to realistically participate in the monthly challenge, which I'm disappointed about, because it looks to be such a fun challenge!

My aim for February is to finish the Summer challenge, and cross off one on the two annual challenges. :)


message 10: by Kylie (last edited Apr 02, 2018 02:56AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments March

AR March 2018 Challenge - All About You
Duration: 01/03/18 - 31/03/18
Easy Level: 3 books including one AA

Progress: 3/3

COMPLETED!!!! :)


Have put 4 choices down, and will see which ones I'll read as the month progresses. :)

1. Choose a book where the author shares one of your names OR both of your initials. Initials: KF

Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox AA.
2. Choose a book set in the country you live in. Australia.

Daughter Of The Murray by Darry Fraser AA. Completed 18/03 - 3.5 stars.

5. Choose a book from your favourite genre.
Historical Fiction

Thornwood House by Anna Romer AA. Completed 11/03 - 5 stars.

6. Choose a book set in a country you would like to visit. England

A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick Completed 30/03 - 4 stars.


Malicious Intent (Dr. Anya Crichton, #1) by Kathryn Fox Daughter Of The Murray by Darry Fraser Thornwood House by Anna Romer A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick


message 11: by Kylie (last edited Apr 30, 2018 02:02PM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments April

AR April 2018 Challenge - April in Wonderland
Duration: 01/04/2018 - 30/04/2018
Easy Level: 3 characters (3 books), and minimum of one AA author.

Progress: 3/3 - COMPLETED (Just...)


At this stage, going for 3 characters, but may aim for the next level depending on how quickly I get through the 3. I normally wouldn't even attempt the medium level for a monthly challenge... but I will have school holidays to get a little extra reading done. As usual, I'm finding the hardest part of the challenge selecting which books to use to complete this very creative challenge!

March Hare

Read a book that has all of the letters of the word MARCH in the title in any order.

Heartaches and Christmas Cakes by Amy Miller Completed 11/04 - 5 stars.

Mock Turtle

Read a book where a character cries.

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton AA. Completed 30/04 - 5 stars.

Duchess

Read a book with a character who is a mother with child.

Mackenzie Crossing by Kaye Dobbie AA. Completed 09/04 - 5 stars.

Heartaches and Christmas Cakes by Amy Miller The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Mackenzie Crossing by Kaye Dobbie


message 12: by Kylie (last edited May 28, 2018 01:16AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments May

Aussie Reader May Challenge 2018 - ALL ABOARD THE TBR TRAIN.
Duration: 01/05/2018-31/05/2018
Easy Level: 3 carriages - 3 books (at least 1 Aussie author)

Progress: 3/3 - COMPLETED! :)


Engine - MAY
Link 1: Read a book added to my TBR GR list in May 2017.
Carriage 1: A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester AA. Completed 27/05 - 5 stars.

Link 2: Read another book by an Australian female author.
Carriage 2: A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay AA. Completed 27/05 - 5 stars.

Link 3: Read another book set in the Summer and across multiple generations.
Carriage 3: The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan. Completed 12/05 - 5 stars.

A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay The Summer Guest by Emma Hannigan


message 13: by Kylie (last edited Jun 24, 2018 02:42AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments June

AR June 2018 Challenge - In the Grimm Mid-Winter
Duration: 01/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
Easy Level: 3 stories (3 books), and minimum of one AA author.

Progress: 3/3 - COMPLETED!!


1. The Frog King

Read a book with a green cover

Death of Riley by Rhys Bowen. Completed 15/06 - 5 stars.

10. Little Brier Rose

Read a book with a pink or blue cover

The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell. Completed 24/06 - 5 stars.

12. Rumpelstiltskin

Read a book that has a name in the title

A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart AA. Completed 16/06 - 5 stars.

Death of Riley (Molly Murphy Mysteries #2) by Rhys Bowen The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, #5) by Patricia Cornwell A Letter from Italy by Pamela Hart


message 14: by Kylie (last edited Jul 22, 2018 01:16AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments AR July 2018 Challenge - Cover Hunt
Duration: 01/07/2018 - 31/07/2018
Easy Level: 3 books, and minimum of one AA author.

Progress: 3/3 - COMPLETED!!


May try to aim for the medium level, depending on how quickly I can read the three selected...

Your task is to find books with the following items on the cover:

3. no people at all

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham AA. Completed 15/07 - 5 stars.

7. flowers

Deadly Obsession by Karen M. Davis AA. Completed 22/07 - 5 stars.

9. a mode of transport (not feet for this one please)

Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood AA. Completed 06/07 - 4.5 stars.

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham Deadly Obsession (Lexie Rogers, #2) by Karen M. Davis Murder on the Ballarat Train (Phryne Fisher, #3) by Kerry Greenwood


message 15: by Kylie (last edited Aug 30, 2018 11:56PM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Excellent challenge - what an absolute ripper of an idea! I am seriously tempted to try for the medium level this time... but I highly doubt I'd be able to achieve it!

AR August 2018 Challenge - We Can Be Heroes
Duration: 01/08/2018 - 31/08/2018
Easy Level: 3 books (3 Heroes), and minimum of one AA author.

Progress: 3/3 - COMPLETED!!


Batman
*Read a book that has an orphan as a character; or
*A book that has a detective MC

The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey. Completed 24/08 - 5 stars.

Captain America
*Read a book set during WW2; or
*A book set in the USA

Nightingales at War by Donna Douglas. Completed 06/08 - 5 stars.

Elektra
*Read a book featuring a kick-ass female MC; or
* A book set in Asia/with an Asian influence

The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning AA. Completed 31/08 - 5 stars.

The Stranger You Know (Maeve Kerrigan, #4) by Jane Casey Nightingales at War (Nightingales 6) by Donna Douglas The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning


message 16: by Kylie (last edited Sep 20, 2018 05:36AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments September

AR September 2018 Challenge - Book Match
Duration: 01/09/18 - 30/09/18
Easy Level: 3 books including one AA


Love this idea - it's wonderful when we can be really creative with our selections! Not that I'm ever overly creative!

Progress: 3/3 - COMPLETED!!!!

1. A book also based in Victoria: Dane Swan: My Story by Dane Swan. AA. Completed 08/09 - 5 stars.

2. The books are both historical fiction:
The Wife's Tale by Christine Wells
AA. Completed 11/09 - 5 stars.

3. Written by another South Australian Female Author and the book is set in rural Australia: Time Will Tell by Fiona McCallum AA. Completed 20/09 - 4 stars.

Dane Swan My Story by Dane Swan The Wife's Tale by Christine Wells Time Will Tell by Fiona McCallum


message 17: by Kylie (last edited Nov 28, 2018 10:56PM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments AR October 2018 Challenge - Book Bobbing!
Duration: 01/10/18 - 31/10/18
Pink Lady (Easy) Level: 3 books including one AA

Progress: 3/3 - COMPLETED!!!!



5. Read a book whose author's first and last initials are found in HALLOWEEN.

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz. Completed 20/10 - 4.5 stars.

8. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in COSTUME.

A Scone To Die For by H.Y. Hanna AA. Completed 07/10 - 5 stars.

10. Read a book with a MP genre of horror, mystery, thriller, paranormal, apocalyptic, or dystopia.

Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs. Thriller, Mystery Completed 31/10 - 5 stars.

The Word Is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz A Scone To Die For (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #1) by H.Y. Hanna Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2) by Kathy Reichs



message 18: by Kylie (last edited Nov 28, 2018 11:04PM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments November - Unfortunately report writing, assessments in addition to the day-to-day teaching, and a nasty illness that took most of the month to shake kept me from reading too much of anything! I managed to get another couple of books read for my Spring and A-Z challenges. :)


message 19: by Kylie (last edited Dec 31, 2018 03:34AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments AR December 2018 Challenge - Read the Christmas Movies/TV Shows
Duration: 01/12/18 - 31/12/18
Easy level: 3 books (at least 1 Aussie author).

Progress: 3/3. - COMPLETED!!!! :)


A little late with my choices here, and as usual still deliberating on the final list! :)

1. It’s A Wonderful Life
❆ Read a book with a family featured – mum, dad and kids: The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden AA. Completed 17/12 - 4.75 stars.

5. White Christmas
❆ Read a book with snow on the cover - The Frozen Lake by Elizabeth Edmondson Completed 25/12 - 4 stars.

12. Elf
❆ Read a book with a 4 star or higher average rating on its Goodreads home page - Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of our World War I Nurses by Peter Rees AA. Completed 31/12 - 5 stars.

The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden The Frozen Lake by Elizabeth Edmondson Anzac Girls The Extraordinary Story of our World War I Nurses by Peter Rees


message 20: by K (new)

K | 1143 comments Cool idea.


message 21: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Good luck Kylie :) Enjoy!!


message 22: by Kylie (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Thanks ladies! Hoping this will help me achieve the big 75! :)

Also thanks to Kathryn for her idea of how to set it out. :)

Off to make a thread for my series challenge. :)


message 23: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3526 comments Looks good, Kylie! Enjoy your reading in 2018!


message 24: by Kylie (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Thank you Kathryn! :)


message 25: by Li'l Owl (last edited Jan 03, 2018 08:47AM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments Wow! You are very organized, Kylie!
I keep track of mine by creating thumb nails on my home screen! I am sure you will have some excellent reads this year! Good luck! 😊xx


message 26: by Kylie (last edited Jan 03, 2018 09:48PM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Aww thanks Owl! xo Give Kathryn the credit though, for it was her original idea on how I chose to set it out!

I'm looking forward to this year - I can't wait to get stuck into it; especially those from the Aussie Authors challenge! :)


message 27: by Kylie (last edited Jan 10, 2018 12:18AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments First book of 2018 done and dusted. :)

#1: Forget-Me-Not Child by Anne Bennett. Completed 04/01 - 3 stars.


message 28: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Of 2018 you mean Kylie :)


message 29: by Kylie (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments *smacks forehead with palm* D'oh!

Thanks Brenda! :)


message 30: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
LOL!


message 31: by Li'l Owl (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments LOL! I'm guessing you edited the date, Kylie?!


message 32: by Kylie (last edited Jan 10, 2018 12:18AM) (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Haha lol, yes indeed Owl!

#2: The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green. Completed 10/01 - 5 stars. Absolutely adored this one! I found it very hard to put down!


message 33: by Kylie (new)

Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #3: Ross Poldark by Winston Graham. Completed 11/01 - 4 stars.


message 34: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4738 comments Great challenge, Kylie. Looks like you're off to great start already. Happy reading 📚


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Thanks Sharon! I was hoping to get quite a few read this month, as I'm re-locating in early February so I am pretty much writing that one off to get much of anything read!

#4: Water Gypsies by Annie Murray. Completed 24/01, 5 stars.


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #5: A Little Learning by Anne Bennett. Completed 28/01 - 5 stars.


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #6: Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood. Completed 09/02 - 4 stars.


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #7: Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly. Completed 27/02 - 5 stars.


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #8: Forgotten by Nicole Trope. Completed 27/02 - 5 stars.


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #9: Thornwood House by Anna Romer. Completed 11/03 - 5 stars.

And I can also proudly say that out of those 9 books completed thus far... I've already managed to read my minimum target of reading 5 new authors in 2018. :)


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Wow! Well done Kylie :) Perhaps you need to re set that one ;)


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments Thanks Brenda! And perhaps I need to up it to at least 10... as I'm now at 6 previously unread authors. :)

#10: The Secret Heiress by Luke Devenish. Completed 11/03 - 4.5 stars. :)


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It's so easy to find new authors isn't it!!


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments It certainly is Brenda! I'm finding it especially more so since discovering GR and this amazing group of fellow bookworms! :)

#11: Daughter Of The Murray by Darry Fraser. Completed 18/03 - 3.5 stars.


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Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Haha! We are that!


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments :)

#12: A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick. Completed 30/03 - 4 stars.


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #13: The Cockney Angel by Dilly Court. Completed 07/04 - 3 to 4 stars (still deciding).

#14:
Mackenzie Crossing by Kaye Dobbie. Completed 09/04 - 5 stars.


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #15: Heartaches and Christmas Cakes by Amy Miller. Completed 11/04 - 5 stars. Absolutely loved this book; I think it'll be up there in that top 5-10 International Author books read come June. :)


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #16: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Completed 30/04 - 5 stars.

I seemed to struggle through April, but the books I did read were absolutely amazing, and this one may have just been the best of the lot!


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Kylie (kyliemaree) | 878 comments #17: Lost by Michael Robotham Completed 10/05 - 4 stars.


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