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  • Holiday Reading Challenge in review!
  • Victoria Tonner
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Holiday Reading Challenge in review!

Holiday Reading Challenge in review!

Hello to 2019 - already a month and a bit in! Did you take part in our Holiday Reading Challenge? Given that holidays seem like a distant memory I thought we should do a quick review!  Being our first ever reading challenge I wasn't quite sure how it would work out but feedback like "thank you for getting me back into reading" & "it really made me mix up my reading which was so refreshing" seems like we can give ourselves a high 5 to success!

For the "A book set in Australia in the 1960's, 70's or 80's", some people read:

Jasper Jones (our holiday group reader which could also double up as the YA read too)

A Long Way From Home by Peter Carey

The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover

The Land Before Avocado

YA Novels

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden

Homecoming by Cynthia Voight

A Best Seller from 2018

An American Marriage - A Box Of Reading Challenge

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (this was my read but I couldn't work out why it was a best seller, have you read it? Thoughts?)

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland

The Lost Man by Jane Harper (my favourite read of the summer, so good!)

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (this was a bit of disappointment I thought, what about you?)

A book that involves a bookshop or library

The Little Shop of Happily Ever After by Jenny Colgan

The Book Ninja by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus

Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore  by Robin Sloan ( I really, really loved this book)

84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

 A Memoir or Autobiography

 The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton (this also fits in the Bestsellers category too)

Like a Queen by Constance Hall

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (also was read under the Books that can be read in a day category)

A Mothers Choice by Elle Halliwell

Walking Free by Dr Munjed Al Muderis

A Letter from Paris by Louisa Deasey (great to read with croissants & some rose too!)

A Letter from Paris - A Box of Bookclub

A book that can be read in a day

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Dear Santa edited by Samuel Johnson

The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

Reread your favourite book from your teenage years

Tully by Paullina Simmons

Harp in the South by Ruth Park

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Are you there God? It's me Margaret by Judy Blume

Stormboy by Colin Thiele (now on at the movies too!)

That's just a small sample of the books people read and loved.

What was your favourite summer read? Do you like reading challenges? 


 *I'm an affiliate of the Book Depository which makes absolutley no difference to you but if you do buy a book through one of these links then I get a small commission which may get me a much needed coffee!
  • Victoria Tonner
  • bookclubbooksreading

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