Goodreads- Annual A-Z Authors Challenge 2020

Happy New Year!!!


I thought I’d share with you the books I am planning to read for the A-Z Authors Challenge in 2020, these are subject to change depending on any review books that come in before I get to that letter, but I am hoping to be able to cross the majority of these off this year, as some have been waiting for a while. I haven’t decided if I am going to go through the alphabet or just play it by ear, time will tell.

A – Alissa Callen – The Boundary Fence

B – Anna Bradley – To Wed a Wild Scot

C – T.M Clark – Cry of the Firebird

D – Pip Drysdale – The Strangers We Know

E – Ella Carey – Beyond the Horizon

F – Fiona Lowe – Just an Ordinary Family

G – Kathryn Gauci – Conspiracy of Lies

H –  Susan Hoddy – Security

I – Sue Ingleton – Making Trouble

J- Rachael Johns – Just One Wish

K – kim Kelly – Walking

L – Julian Leatherdale – The Opal Dragonfly

M- Katie McGarry – Echoes Between Us

N- Joanna Nell – The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker

O – Sunni Overend –

P – P.J Tracy – Ice Cold Heart

Q – Kate Quinn – The Alice Network

R – Kelly Rimmer –  The Things We Cannot Say

S – Sasha Wasley – Love Song

T – Kendall Talbot – Out of Luck

U – Jacquie Underdown – Meet Me in the Middle

V – Vanessa Diffenbaugh – The Language of Flowers

W – Carol Wyer – The Blossom Twins

X – Alix E Harrow – The Ten Thousand Doors of January


Z – Tiffany Reisz – The Rose

Goodreads Challenge Update

I started this year off well keeping you updated about how I was going with my many reading challenges, this was really for myself so I could keep track of where I was, but somewhere along the way I got behind in my updates and then just stopped. But today I found I’d met one of the biggest challenges, my goodreads challenge where I said I would read 200 books this year. Well I’ve done it! I’ve actually read a few more than that but there are some I don’t log on goodreads. There’s quite an array of different books in my challange this year and for the main part, I’ve enjoyed most of these reads.



I’ve still got nearly 12 weeks of reading, so I’m sure there will be a few more books read in that time. If you want to check out any of the books I’ve read the click on the link to MY CHALLENGE

Happy reading x

Monthly Challenge Update – February

This month has been a busy month, I got way more books read than I thought I would, but that is because many of them were only around 200 pages each. I just worked 3 nights, well if you can call it work as I only did two lifts in those 3  nights, leaving over 11 hours to read, I managed to get 6 books read in that time, my eyes were so tired I can tell you.

So for the Australian Women Writers Challenge  I read 9 books, one of those was the memoir Eggshell Skull which was a great but confronting read. Click on the link to check out any of the books I’ve read this month.

My Goodreads challenge is going great guns with 51/200 read already. I’m not sure I can really count one of them as it was only 49 pages.

feb reads

In The Aussie Author Challenge I have crossed off 4/4 books by Australian women, 1/4 by Australian men and 4/4 books by Australian authors I wasn’t familiar with. So 9/12 books crossed off already. I obviously need to find a few more Aussie male authors to chck out.

So until next month, happy reading x



Monthly reading challenge updates

I thought due to the amount of books I plan on reading this year, that I would write a monthly check-in on what I’ve read and how my different challenges are going.

At the beginning of the year I signed up to Australian Women Writers Challenge to read 40 books. I have so far read 16 books by Australian women, though 5 of those were novellas or shorter stories. I think I’ll need to change my target for AWWC.

january round up

Book Bingo consisting of 30 squares, for this challenge I have crossed off 4 squares so far. See my book bingo posts;

Book set in an exotic location      Novella no more than 150 Words                                   Book with a red cover & Written by an author you’ve never read



All review books jan 2019

My Goodreads challenge is going great guns with 30/200 books read so far making me 9 books ahead of schedule  which gives me breathing room for any read downturn. If you want to check out any of the reviews of the books I have read, click on the Goodreads challenge link and then on each cover.








In The Aussie Author Challenge I have crossed off 3/4 books by Australian women, and 2/4 books by Australian authors I wasn’t familiar with. So 5/12 books crossed off already.

That’s it for January, on to February we go.


Happy reading 

Claire Louisa xx