Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap upPosted: December 19, 2014 Filed under: On Books | Tags: aussie-owned, AWW, reviews 3 Comments
The 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, Australian and non-Australian, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have to be a writer to sign up. You can choose to read and review, or read only. – AWW
As I blogged earlier in the year, I was originally aiming to read and review six books by Australian Women Writers this year. But by August I’d already done seven…so I upped my goal to ten, and as I write this I’m at eleven. Yippee! (There is one more AWW book close to the top of my to be read pile, but I doubt I’ll get there this year. It can get me started on next year’s challenge!)
There’s actually a twelfth book I read this year, but I’m not posting the review till next January, closer to the book’s release date, so I’m not counting it here.
Here is the full list, with links. These are some very talented ladies, and if my reviews have helped spread the word at all, I’m pretty happy with that. I’m especially happy as, out of these eleven books, six of them are by my co-bloggers at Aussie Owned and Read. ❤
- Sleeper by S. M. Johnston (sadly this book is currently unavailable)
- Forget Me Not and Remember Me by Stacey Nash
- The Problem with Crazy by Lauren McKellar
- Immagica by K. A. Last
- Kiya: Mother of a King by Katie Hamstead
- Haze and Shimmer by Paula Weston
- Dancing on Knives by Kate Forsyth
- These Broken Stars by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
- Cassandra by Kerry Greenwood
Thanks for participating, Cassandra, and helping to spread the word. Looking forward to your contributions next year.
No worries – it was fun and definitely got me into reading more Australians – I often read a lot of women, but was skewed toward overseas writers before now.
Thanks for dropping by!
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