Australian Women Writers Challenge: April–June progress check

awwbadge_2013I didn’t read as much in the second quarter of 2013 as I did in the first, but I put that down to the lovely distraction of Elemental’s release in May. Even so, I’ve reached my goal for the challenge, the Franklin level: a commitment to read at least ten and review at least six books by Australian women writers in 2013.

The books I read in the April–June quarter were brilliant, every one of them:

Courtney Collins, The Burial (Allen & Unwin, 2012) *reviewed here

Julienne van Loon, Harmless (Fremantle Press, 2013) *reviewed here

Felicity Young, Antidote to Murder (crime fiction, HarperCollins, 2013)

Hannah Kent, Burial Rites (Picador, 2013)

Deb Fitzpatrick, The Amazing Spencer Gray (junior fiction, Fremantle Press, 2013)

Yvette Walker, Letters to the End of Love (UQP, 2013) *reviewed here

My tally now is sixteen read and six reviewed. And there’s still the Stella and Miles Franklin lists to work through, plus a raft of new releases, plus a list of must-reads on that ever-growing pile…

How are you going with various 2013 reading challenges?




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6 responses to “Australian Women Writers Challenge: April–June progress check

  1. Wow, look at you go! I have read 5 books so far for the AWW Challenge, so halfway there, but as you say, the list grows faster than I can work through it! I’ve also read 5 books for my translation challenge but have been underwhelmed by all of them so far, so not so keen to grow that list!

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