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2020 Challenges (complete)

Donald Trump list:

  1. Unmaking of the Presidency – S. Hennessey,  B. Wittes
  2. A Very Stable Genius – C. Leonnig, P. Rucker
  3. A Warning – Anonymous
  4. Front Row at the Trump Show – J. Karl
  5. The Accidental President – A. J. Baime
  6. The Room Where It Happened – John Bolton
  7. Too Much and Never Enough – Mary Trump
  8. Donald Trump v. The United States – M. Schmidt
  9. Compromised: Counterintelligence  Donald J. Trump  – P. Strzok
  10. Rage – Bob Woodward

#WorldFromMyArmchair

  1. Surrender – Joanna Pocock (memoir) (American North West)
  2. Wild Sea: History of  Southern Ocean – J. McCann (Southern Ocean)
  3. City On Fire: The Fight For Hong KongA. Dapiran (Hong Kong)

#AWW2020

  1. Wild Sea: a history of the southern ocean – Joy McCann
  2. The High Places– Fiona McFarlane (13 short stories)
  3. Icefall– Stephanie Gunn  Aurealis Award 2018 Best SF Novella 
  4. Marriages – (6 short stories) – Amy Witting
  5. Transparency – (play) – Suzie Miller
  6. We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know – Sophie McNeill#AusReadingMonth2020
  7. Fallen – Lucie Morris-Marr#AusReadingMonth2020
  8. Argosy – Bella Li#AusReadingMonth2020
  9. Nganajungu Yagu – Charmaine Papertalk Green #AusReadingMonth2020
  10. Dolores – L.A. Curtis  #AusReadingMonth2020  #NovNov
  11. Ruby Moonlight – Ali C. Eckermann  (SA) – (poetry)
  12. Things I Thought ToTell You Since I Saw You Last – P. Layland (poetry)
  13. The Altar Boys – S. Smith #AusReadingMonth2020 – #NonficNov 2020
  14. Penny Wong – M. Simons #AusReadingMonth2020 – #NonficNov 2020
  15. Empirical – Lisa Gorton (poetry) – #AusReadingMonth2020 – (poetry)
  16. An Item From the Late News – T. Astley  #AusReadingMonth2020
  17. After the Count – Stephanie Convery   #AusReadingMonth2020
  18. The Yield – T.J. Winch – winner 4 major Australian literary prizes
  19. Nganajungu YaguC. P. Green

#Plays

  1. Transparency  – Suzie Miller
  2. Oslo – J.T. Rodgers  winner Tony Award Best Play 2017
  3. The Crucible – A. Miller  #Classic
  4. The Real Thing – Tom Stoppard winner Tony Award Best Play 1984
  5. A Doll’s  House – H. Ibsen  #Classic
  6. Julius Caesar – Shakespeare  #Classic
  7. Woman of No Importance – Oscar Wilde  #Classic
  8. The Wake – T. Murphy   play*

#ReadIreland

  1. The Spaces of Irish Drama– H. Lojek     
  2. The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir– Samantha Power  2019  
  3. The Irish Writer and the World – Declan Kiberd  (2005)
  4. The Christmas Tree – Jennifer Johnston
  5. Woman of No Importance – Oscar Wilde  #Classic
  6. The Wake – T. Murphy   play
  7. Station Island – Seamus Heaney (67 poems)
  8. Lady Gregory and the National Theatre – E. Remport
  9. Say Nothing – P. R. Keefe winner 2019 National Book  Critic’s Circle Award NF
  10. Don’t Touch My Hair – Emma Dabiri

#ShortStories:

  1. The High Places – Fiona McFarlane (13 short stories)
  2. Marriages – Amy Witting (6 short stories)
  3. The Lottery – S. Jackson  #Classic  short story

#Poetry

  1. Flèche – Mary J. Chan (50 poems) #Winner Costa Award Poetry 2019
  2. Station Island – Seamus Heaney (67 poems)
  3. Argosy – Bella Li#AusReadingMonth2020
  4. Nganajungu Yagu – Charmaine Papertalk Green #AusReadingMonth2020
  5. Things I Thought ToTell You Since I Saw You Last – P. Layland
  6. Empirical – Lisa Gorton (poetry) – #AusReadingMonth2020
  7. Waiting For the Past – Les Murray – #AusReadingMonth2020 (64 poems)
  8. Ruby Moonlight – Ali C. Eckermann  (SA) – (poetry)
  9. The Tradition – Jericho Brown  winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

#Non-Fiction

  1. The Influence of George Soros – Emily Tamkin
  2. Nolan on Bradbury – W.F. Nolan  
  3. The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 – J. Shapiro 2015  
  4.  Wild Sea: a history of the southern ocean – Joy McCann 2018
  5. Moth Snowstorm Nature and Joy– M. McCarthy
  6. The Churchill Factor Boris Johnson
  7. Master of the Senate – R. Caro
  8. Nixon At The Movies – Mike Feeney  
  9. From Russia with Blood – Heidi Blake (2019) 
  10. Hit List:  Mysterious Deaths Witnesses JFK Assassination  (2013)
  11. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died – J.W. Douglass
  12. Mary’s Mosaic: CIA Conspiracy to Murder JFK, M. Meyer – P. Janney
  13. The Secret Team: CIA and Allies – L. Fletcher Prouty (1972)
  14. The Irish Writer and the World – Declan Kiberd
  15. The Spaces of Irish Drama – H. Lojek
  16. The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir– Samantha Power  2019
  17. Surrender– Joanna Pocock (memoir)  #WorldFrromMyArmchair
  18. Sightlines – K. Jamie
  19. A Very Stable Genius – C. Leonnig, P. Rucker
  20. Unmaking of the Presidency – S. Hennessey, B. Wittes
  21. A Warning – Anonymous
  22. Lady Gregory and the National Theatre – E. Remport*
  23. Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait – Denys Turner
  24. Critics, Monsters and Fanatics – C Ozick
  25. The China Model – D. Bell
  26. Essayism – B. Dillon
  27. Saul Steinberg: A Portrait – D. Bair
  28. My Vanishing Country– B. Sellers
  29. Front Row at the Trump Show – J. Karl
  30. D’un cheval l’autre – Bartabas
  31. Brown is The New White– Steve Phillips
  32. Tears We Cannot Stop– M. Dyson
  33. The Accidental President – A.J. Baime
  34. Democracy In Black– E. S. Glaude jr.
  35. The New Jim Crow– Michelle Alexander
  36. Bolívar– Marie Arana
  37. Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates
  38. The Room Where It Happened– John Bolton
  39. Too Much and Never Enough– Mary Trump
  40. White Too Long– Robert P. Jones
  41. Donald Trump v. The United States – M. Schmidt
  42. Just Us – C. Rankine – Review
  43. Compromised – Peter Strzok
  44. Rage – Bob Woodward
  45. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – B. Stevenson
  46. Heavy – Kiese Laymon
  47. We Live for the We – D. McClain
  48. Hazelwood T. Doig
  49. Fallen – Lucie Morris-Marr
  50. Comrade Ambassador – S. FitzGerald
  51. City On Fire: The Fight For Hong KongA. Dapiran
  52. Penny Wong – M. Simons
  53. After the Count – Stephanie Convery   #AusReadingMonth2020
  54. The Altar Boys – S. Smith #AusReadingMonth2020 – #NonficNov 2020
  55. We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know – Sophie McNeill#AusReadingMonth2020
  56. Dying of Whiteness – J. Metzl
  57. The Dead Are Arising – Les Payne  winner 2020 National Book Award NF
  58. Don’t Touch My Hair – Emma Dabiri
  59. Body Count – Paddy Manning finalist 2020 Australian Walkley Award
  60. How to Do Nothing – J. Odell
  61. How to Make A Slave – J. Walker finalist 2020 National Book Award NF
  62. Say Nothing – P. R. Keefe winner 2019 National Book  Critic’s Circle Award NF
  63. The AnarchyW. Dalrymple

#French Books:

  1. L’ Été – Albert Camus (essay)
  2. Tu seras un homme, mon fils – P. Assouline
  3. Thérèse Raquin – E. Zola
  4. Les  années – Annie Ernaux
  5. Jean Barois – R.M. du Gard