Books, Daily Life

Summer Days – Challenging Days…

Are you up for a challenge? asked my friend V – Depends, says I!

One you’ll enjoy, she says – Tell me all about it, say I!

And that was how the conversation went when I saw her on one of the last days of last year (2017).  Seems Goodreads Aussie Readers group had a fairly ‘simple’ Challenge planned for January.  Of course at the mention of books my ears pricked up and interest was shown 😊

For a long time I just used to go the ‘pick from the shelf’ routine at the library, see what I fancied in the op shop or hunt out recommended books but for my reading last year I had some casual personal challenges I’d sort of worked out for myself.  Click on the Read in 2017 tab above and you’ll see the result – anyway I had no idea what to do for this year apart from A – Z  author surnames so after V had piqued my curiosity with her suggestive words I had a look at the Goodreads page and decided it was a goer.

It doesn’t have to be just Australian authors – The literature Map works for lots of nationalities and can be found HERE

The top AUSSIE books can be found HERE

The top INTERNATIONAL books can be found HERE

And in case you’re wondering what I came up with

1. Safe Harbour by Helene Young AA

2. The Woman Next Door by Liz Byrski AA

3. An easeful death by Felicity Young AA

4. Spring Bride by Annie Gracie AA

5. Tracking North by Kerry McGinnis AA

Yes I know there’s only four books on the table – one went back to the library yesterday along with two others I’d finished.  Well, I did tell you the other day hot days = reading days.  Tomorrow is forecast for 40c/104f so I won’t be going far (or washing windows either lol)

Four books on the table – each one promising happiness

Four books on the table – which one will the table bless……..

Why don’t you join me in this January challenge

9 thoughts on “Summer Days – Challenging Days…”

  1. It’s been so long since I’ve read a book
    But when I do, I listen to an audio book and crochet while I listen
    There are lots that are free. It’s a great way to kill two birds with the one hour! Lol

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  2. I can’t seem to read and retain past turning the first page. Does sound like something I would have liked years ago. 🙂

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  3. Better World Books U.K., after years of sending out four books for ten quid have upped the price to twenty for overseas buyers, so that automatically cuts down the books I would order on the offchance…I really prefer a solid book to a download, but suppose I shall be using Kindle more now…

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  4. I’ve other plans for this year, but I should really get back to GoodReads as I they have send out something I should look at (email waiting for me). I can’t concentrate on much at the moment, so browsing e-books and occasionally listening to audio – is about my limit.

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