What is it?
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. (Suggestions for what makes a good review can be found here.)
The challenge will run from Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2014. You can sign up at any time.
I did rather well last year – reading and reviewing 14 novels written by Australian Women Writers. I’ve decided to up the challenge for myself this year and create my own level. I aim to read and review 20 books by the end of 2014.
For anyone looking for more information or to participate, you can find more from the following links:
- Twitter – use the #aww2014 hashtag. Follow @auswomenwriters for updates to reviews and other links of interest.
- Australian Women Writers Challenge on GoodReads
- Australian Women Writers Facebook page.
I will list my progress here.
- Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell (non-YA) see my review on goodreads.
- Almost Dead by Kaz Delaney (YA, contemporary, romance, ghosts, mystery)
- How to Convince a Boy to Kiss You by Tara Eglington (YA, contemporary romance, friendship)
- Nymph by Tonya Alexandra (YA, mythology, romance, modern version)
- The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty (YA, Fantasy, Magic, Adventure)
- Close Up by Kate Forster (non-YA) see my review on goodreads.