Thursday 20 December 2012
Australian Women Writer's Challenge 2012 2013
It's been fun participating in the Australian Women Writers Challenge this year. It became a really successful initiative. Some people have made an outstanding contribution. Over 370 bloggers signed up, we've reviewed more than 1250 books by more than 480 different authors. Shelleyrae at Book'd Out has read and blogged over 100 books by Australian Women Writers this year!
It has gone on to find international acclaim, not just local success, been featured in the Huffington Post, and has been called one of the 20 greatest moments for women this year.
I've read 13 books and blogged 11 of them so far. I may have read those books anyway, but may not have blogged them, but I do think it's important to highlight the amazing books we read by Aussie Women Writers.
The Dream of the Thylacine by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks
Who Explored Australia? Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworth, Evans and Strzelecki
Painted Love Letters by Catherine Bateson
Flood by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard
The Children of the King by Sonia Hartnett
Life in Ten Houses by Sonia Hartnett
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester
Nest. The Art of Birds by Janine Burke
One Small Island by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch
I'm looking forward to the 2013 Challenge. I wonder what I'll discover next year?