My Australian Women Writers
Oh, I underestimated myself bigtime! Back in mid-February when I signed up for the Australian Women Writers Challenge I was obviously feeling delusional. I should have known from my past reading how often I choose books by women writers and, more importantly, by Australian women writers.
My AWWC goal was to read 10 books. Last update I stated that I was rising to the challenge but was yet to reach that target. It turned out that wasn’t quite true. If I’d counted Hannah Richell’s The Secrets of the Tides I would have hit the big 10. Phht. Who’s quibbling? Not me, that’s for sure, because not only have I now absolutely reached my goal, I’ve given it a good spanking!
Here is what I’ve read since that June 19th update:
- Bridie’s Choice by Karly Lane
- Scared Yet? by Jaye Ford
- The Yearning by Kate Belle
- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
- Her Favourite Temptation by Sarah Mayberry
- Her Favourite Rival by Sarah Mayberry
- Outback Bride by Louise Reynolds
- The Mistake by Wendy James
- Gather the Bones by Alison Stuart
- Dark Horse by Honey Brown
Six of them are by authors I’ve never read before. Sarah Mayberry’s two Favourite books were completely delicious. Outback Bride was gorgeous, with a sweet pony and a lizard race for extra fun. The Yearning had some stunning writing as did The Light Between Oceans, although with very different styles. The Mistake was a fascinating look at rural society, while Gather the Bones was simply an amazing story that I think everyone should read.
That’s TEN books by Australian Women Writers since my last update, which makes it TWENTY for the year, and with a quick glance at my to-be-read bookshelf there are plenty more to come.
So, seeing as it’s only September, can I challenge myself to read another ten books by Australian women authors by the end of the year?
I think I can!