I love the Australian Women Writers Challenge because it introduces me to new authors and encourages me to seek out books that would otherwise be outside my comfort zone. I’ve been a huge supporter of it and think it’s a wonderful initiative.
I read 7 books by amazing Aussie women in 2016, which was short of my goal of 20 but still amazing given that I read 33 books last year. I’m setting myself a goal of 20 again this year!
As usual, the only change I’m making is that I want to read an equal number of books by Australian women and men — I find that I read plenty of women seeing as Australian women are relatively well represented in the speculative fiction genre.
If you want to sign up for the challenge as well, then head on over to their website and fill out the form. I customise my challenge every year, but there are a few options for newcomers, including options to read and not review.
You can choose from 4 different levels:
- Stella: read 4 – if reviewing, review at least 3
- Miles: read 6 – if reviewing, review at least 4
- Franklin: read 10 – if reviewing, review at least 6
- Create your own challenge: nominate your own goal e.g. “Classics Challenge”.
Each time you read and review a book, add a link to your review on the AWW Link Your Review page. Our volunteers will choose selected reviews to add to their monthly roundup of reviews in different genres.
There will also be an AWW Bingo Card, which sounds like fun!
Below is an automatic list that will populate as I progress (courtesy of the the Reading Challenges add-on for the UBB plugin by Ashley @ Nose Graze)>
2017 Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge
Host: Australian Women Writers
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