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?


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I wish there was more sharing of books among countries. It's strange that many of the books that are runaway bestsellers in other countries never make their way to the US.

Anonymous said...

Great to see your wrap-up Louise ... mine is coming tomorrow (hopefully!). It's great seeing so many people engaging with it though wouldn't it be good if more male bloggers took part next year!