Not rising, soaring!

My Australian Women Writers

Challenge Update


Oh, I underestimated myself bigtime! Back in mid-February when I signed up for the Australian Women Writers Challenge I was obviously feeling delusional. awwbadge_2013I 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:

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!

If you’d like to know more about the AWWC, check out the website. You can also follow and contribute to discussions on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads.

Sinking my teeth into more great reading!

Sinking my teeth into more great reading!

0 thoughts on “Not rising, soaring!

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      Not sure why, but I seem to be reading faster than normal at the moment, Rach, Very unusual but also really cool because I’m getting through some fabulous books.

      Speaking of fab books, next on my list is your sexily covered new release Outback Dreams. Can’t wait!

  1. Avatarkatebellex

    I can’t keep up with the likes of you ms Heine, much as I try. My reviews have fallen completely by the wayside, but the reading continues. Reckon I’ll do an update soon, just to make myself feel better! And Gather the Bones is no my list for sure.

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      I just loved Gather the Bones, Kate. It was such a beautiful book with a wonderfully subtle romance and excellent commentary on the social changes WWI brought on. I just loved it, as I did The Yearning!

  2. Avatar1girl2manybooks

    Some amazing choices in your recent reading! Lots of good stuff there, especially The Mistake, Dark Horse, The Yearning, Scared Yet? and The Light Between Oceans.

    Great pic too!

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      I’m still thinking about Dark Horse, Bree, Such a thrilling read and so clever! I’ve read After the Darkness but none of Honey Brown’s others. Keziah Hill told me her Red Queen was amazing so that’ll definitely be going on the to-be-read pile.

      This year has proved to be the Year of Awesome Reads so far!