Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Wrap up of my 2020 challenges - let's see how I went!

 It's that time of year when we look back over our challenge pledges and see how we went.

You can read my 2020 sign up post HERE
My first one was the Book Lover Book Review Aussie Author Challenge 
I signed up for Kangaroo level:
4 x female authors, 4 x Male authors, 4 x New to me authors, 3 x genres.
But I really had my eye on attaining the Emu level:
10 x female authors, 10 x Male authors, 10 x New to me authors, 4 x genres.
My completed challenge was:
49 x Female authors, 16 x Male authors, 38 x New to me authors, 8 x Genres. With a total of 65 books read.
I was keen to increase my male Aussie authors this year and I managed to increase my total from 5 in 2019 to 16 in 2020.
You can see the full list of books HERE  
Next up was the Australian Women Writers Challenge.  
I nominated to read and review 30 books for this challenge.
My completed challenge was 49 books read and reviewed.

You can see the full list of books HERE
This was my second year of the Book Bingo challenge hosted by Theresa Smith Writes , Mrs B’s Book Reviews and The Book Muse.
2020 saw us with a smaller card relieving the pressure of completing a book each fortnight.
You can see the books I chose for this challenge HERE
 A new challenge for me was the Nonfiction Reader Challenge hosted by Book'd Out
Not being a big NonFiction reader a joined the challenge at Nipper level.
Read 3 books from any of the 12 categories.
I ended up reading 11 books which covered 8 of the categories. I am sure this challenge helped me to read more from the NonFiction genre. So a big thanks to Shellyrae.
You can see the books and categories I read HERE 
Another new challenge for me in 2020 was the Historical Fiction challenge hosted by Passages to the Past.
There were 6 levels and I joined Victorian Reader level

20th Century Reader - 2 books
Victorian Reader - 5 books
Renaissance Reader - 10 books
Medieval - 15 books
Ancient History - 25 books
Prehistoric - 50+ books
I managed to attain Renaissance reader level by reading 14 books.
You can see the full list of books HERE 
My last official challenge is another bingo challenge with Facebook group Books and Bites with Monique Mulligan
 This bingo challenge was quite hard and had very specific categories. I managed to read 18 of the 25 squares.
You can see the full list of books HERE 
A few other challenges I entered were:
Dymocks Reading Challenge 2020 in which I completed 23 of the 25 categories.
The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads had an A - Z character challenge which I completed all 26 letters. 

Life of a Book Addict group on Goodreads had a Motley Reading challenge with 26 categories I managed to complete 23 of the 26. 

Well that's a wrap for 2020. Some challenges I will be sticking with in 2021 and some I will be dropping but I am sure I will pick up a couple more.
Look out for my 2021 challenge sign up post coming soon!
#AussieAuthor2020   #AWW2020  #HistFic2020 #2020ReadNonFic #BookBingo2020  


  1. Absolutely fabulous effort. Let's hope we both read some great books in 2021 and complete our challenges.

    1. I'm a bit addicted to challenges. I only complete about half of those I start.

    2. I did so bad this year with challenges. I had good intentions.

  2. Holy heck, that's impressive! You blew it out of the water! Well done Veronica, hats off to you. Happy reading in 2021!

    1. Thank you Sheree. You are too kind. Looking forward to reading your reviews in 2021

  3. Congratulations on your challenge accomplishments, especially with the Nonfiction Reader Challenge!

    1. I was pleased with how I went in the non- fiction challenge. I will be joining again this year.