Australian Women Writers Challenge – 2015 wrap upPosted: December 30, 2015 Filed under: Reviews | Tags: AWW Leave a comment
The Australian Women Writers’ Challenge is part of a world-wide movement to raise awareness of excellent writing by women. It helps readers to challenge the subconscious stereotypes that govern our choice of books to read. 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.
This is my second year doing the Australian Women Writers Challenge — last year I read and reviewed eleven books by Aussie women, so this year I decided to up my goal to fifteen. Yesterday in the wee small hours of the night, and just in the nick of time, I finished my final book!
This was one of three reading challenges I signed up to this year. The other two were a diverse genres one (again for Australian writers), which I didn’t quite achieve, and the general Goodreads challenge, which I did. As Meatloaf said, two out of three ain’t bad…
Here is a link to each review, as well as my star rating for each book:
- Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near – 4 stars
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – 5 stars
- Never Forgotten by Stacey Nash – 4 stars
- The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth – 4 stars
- Every Breath by Ellie Marney – 5 stars
- Burn by Paula Weston – 5 stars
- How to Save a Life by Lauren K. McKellar – 5 stars
- My Story by Julia Gillard – 3.5 stars
- Wait! by Stacey Nash – 5 stars
- The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer – 4 stars
- Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil – 5 stars
- The Problem With Heartache by Lauren K. McKellar – 4.5 stars
- Shh! by Stacey Nash – 5 stars
- Eleven Weeks by Lauren K. McKellar – 5 stars
- Fight For Me by K. A. Last – 5 stars
I’ve discovered some awesome new-to-me authors this year (such as Ellie Marney, Melissa Keil and Allyse Near), as well as revelling in new releases by some old favourites (such as Kate Forsyth, Paula Weston and the Aussie Owned and Read girls).
It’s been a good year. 🙂