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
 
 
 
 
 
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  
 
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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
 
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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
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 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 
 
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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 
 
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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 
 
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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 2020 challenge sign up post coming soon!
 
#AussieAuthor2020   #AWW2020  #HistFic2020 #2020ReadNonFic #BookBingo2020 

7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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