Lists

I love books and lists, so book lists are just about my favourite things. Below are links to the various lists on Reading Upside Down, including the reading challenges I’m currently taking part it.

 

General Lists

Books for Advanced Younger Readers

Books for Children and Teens by Indigenous Australian Authors and Illustrators

 

Reading Challenges – 2016

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016

 

Reading Challenges – General

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge

1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up Challenge

Anita’s Black Book Challenge #1 and #2

Book Around the World Reading Challenge

Terry Pratchett Reading Challenge

 

Completed Reading Challenges

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015

Books

1001 Books Challenge

In the early days of this blog, I attempted to set up a 1001 Book Challenge, inviting others to join me as I tried to read through as many of the books on the list as possible. There was a spreadsheet with embedded formulae that made it possible to keep track of what percentage I …

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1001 Children’s Books Challenge

After recently updating my 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die challenge list, I went looking for an equivalent list featuring children’s books and was delighted to discover 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, based on the book of the same name edited by Julia Eccleshare. It’s an interesting list featuring …

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AWW Challenge Badge 2015

2015 Australian Women Writers Challenge

I’ve followed the progress of the Australian Women Writers Challenge with interest over the past two years. I think it’s a wonderful initiative and it is fantastic to see how much it has grown in such a short period of time. Because I already have a large number of Australian authors on my reading list, …

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macquarie PEN anthology of aboriginal literature

Anita’s Black Book Challenge #1 and #2

In 2011, in response to a BBC book list, Australian author Anita Heiss compiled her own BBC book list – a Black Book Challenge with titles by 99 Indigenous Australian authors across a range of genres. In 2013, Anita published a second Black Book Challenge list with an additional 99 titles. You can go directly …

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Authors by Alphabet – Australian Picture Book Authors

In late 2014, I joined Suz from Suz’s Space in an Authors by Alphabet weekly post prompt. Suz focused on science fiction novels while I chose to feature Australian picture book authors.   Below is a list of the authors featured so far:   A is for Kathryn Apel B is for Bronwyn Bancroft C …

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Book Around the World

Book Around the World Reading Challenge

Source: Bonnie Jacobs at Book Around the World Aim: To read a book set in each country of the world. The book may or may not be written by an author native to that country, but must convey something about the culture and/or history of the country. I originally started this challenging in 2009, but …

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Book List: Books for Children and Teens by Indigenous Australian Authors and Illustrators

I’m keen to read and promote more books for children and teens by Indigenous Australian authors, so I’ve decided to compile a list of titles as I come across them. This list is based on a book list that featured on the Indigenous Literacy Foundation website some time ago. The list has now been removed for their …

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Books for Advanced Younger Readers

It’s an issue I’ve struggled with myself and one that seems to arise in most conversations I have with parents of young children who love to read. How do you find challenging books that interest younger readers without exposing them to themes and content that is inappropriate? While advanced younger readers might have the attention …

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The Colour of Magic

Terry Pratchett Reading Challenge

I can still remember reading my first Discworld book all those years ago (The Colour of Magic when it was released in 1983 in fact) and then eagerly anticipating the release of the next book. At the time, I was in my early teens (almost) and enjoyed the books for their humour, puns and quirky …

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