The Australian Women Writers Challenge is on again this year and of course I’m going to participate. Last year was the first time I participated in the challenge and it was a lot of fun. I love supporting Australian writers and this is a great way for me to do that.
With this challenge you can read any book by any female Australian writer published in any year, which is good because I have a few on my shelf that were published awhile back.
There are three challenge levels, and you can choose to read 4, 6 or 10 books by Australian women, or create your own goal. The challenge goes all year, and being the avid reader I am, I have chosen to create my own goal of thirty. I will review all thirty as well.
I read a lot of YA, so I’ll be mostly reading YA books for the challenge, though there are a few adult books that look interesting so I think I’ll be reading more of those for this challenge. My goal last year was 15, and out of that 15 only 2 were books for adults and they were both in the same series, the rest were all YA.
Some of my favourite Australian women writers have books coming out this year that I am dying to read, including Paula Weston, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Jaclyn Moriarty.
I can already tell you the first six books I am going to read and review:
Almost Dead by Kaz Delaney.
How To keep A boy From Kissing You by Tara Eglington
Fairytales For Wilde Girls by Allyse Near.
Nymph by Tonya Alexandra (ARC review)
The Grass Castle by Karen Viggers (ARC review)
Captivate by Vanessa Garden.
If you are looking to join the 2014 Australian Women Writers challenge you can find out more here.