This year for the Australian Women Writers’ Challenge I signed up at the Franklin level – read at least 10 books, reviewing at least 6.
My stats for the year:
Female Australian authors read: 52.
Reviews written: 7.
Links to reviews:
Musings on the challenge
Overall, I’m really happy with my reading year in terms of this challenge. The total number of books was easy to achieve, since I was judging for the Aurealis Awards both at the beginning and end of the year.
I had originally set up a mental challenge to myself to review at least one book a month, but that unfortunately fell by the wayside. I feel fairly happy with the seven reviews I got written, though. I’m especially glad that I picked up more books by Indigenous writers this year, and hope to extend that into my challenge for next year as well. Of particular note is Mullumbimby, which I picked up specifically because it was linked from the AWW Goodreads page, and was probably a book that I wouldn’t have normally come across otherwise.
Many thanks to the organisers of the challenge, and if you’ve never given it a go, I encourage everyone to. Even if it makes you pick up one book by a female Australian author, I consider that a worthy accomplishment.