Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Completed! #aww2016

Another year is almost over and again I have completed the Australian Women Writers Challenge. I love this challenge, love reading and supporting Australian women writers. We have some amazing authors who write amazing books in this country and they deserve to be read.

This year I was determined to read 40 books by Australian women. I wanted to review all 40 of those books, but life was tough this year and I only managed to review 15 of the books I read.

Here are the 40 books I read – all of which I can recommend. I have provided links for the books I have reviewed.

In the order I read them:

  1. The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee- YA, 4/5 stars.
  2. Simmering Season by Jenn J. McLeod – Rural romance, 5/5 stars.
  3. Graffiti Moon – Cath Crowley – YA 5/5 stars.
  4. Running Like China by Sophie Hardcastle – YA, Non-fiction, 4/5 stars.
  5. Season of Shadow and Light by Jenn J. McLeod – Rural romance, 4/5 stars.
  6. Under the Flame Tree by Karen Wood – YA, 5/5 stars.
  7. Impulse by Vanessa Garden – YA, 3/5 stars.
  8. Yellow by Megan Jacobson – YA, 5/5 stars.
  9. North Star by Karly Lane – Rural romance, 4/5 stars.
  10. A Heart Stuck on Hope by Jennie Jones – Rural romance, 5/5 stars.
  11. Tell Me No Lies by Shirley Wine – Rural romance, 5/5 stars.
  12. The War Bride by Pamela Hart – Historical romance, 5/5 stars.
  13. Honey Hill House by Lisa Ireland – Rural romance, 5/5 stars.
  14. Break Through by Marina Go – Non-fiction, 5/5 stars.
  15. The Anxiety Book by Elisa Black – Non-fiction, 5/5 stars.
  16. The Special Ones by Em Bailey – YA, 5/5 stars.
  17. Take Me As I Am – Charmaine Rose – Small town romance, 4/5 stars.
  18. Breathing Under Water by Sophie Hardcastle – YA, 5/5 stars.
  19. Threader by Rebekah Turner – YA, 5/5 stars.
  20. Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall – YA, 5/5 stars.
  21. Special by Georgia Blain – YA, 4/5 stars.
  22. The Wrong Girl by Zoe Foster – romance, 4/5 stars.
  23. The Book That Made Me edited by Judith Ridge – Anthology, Non-fiction, 5/5 stars.
  24. Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller – MG, 5/5 stars.
  25. Vigil by Angela Slatter – Paranormal mystery, 5/5 stars.
  26. The Protected by Claire Zorn – YA, 5/5 stars.
  27. The Cedar Cutter by Tea Cooper – Historical romance, 5/5 stars.
  28. Waer by Meg Caddy – YA, 5/5 stars.
  29. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Krostoff – YA, 5/5 stars.
  30. Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan – Fantasy, 4/5 stars.
  31. The Night Before Christmas by Kelly Hunter – Christmas romance, novella, 4/5 stars.
  32. The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn – YA, 5/5 stars.
  33. Her Mistletoe Wish by Lucy Clark – Christmas romance, 3/5 stars.
  34. Suddenly You by Sarah Mayberry – Contemporary romance, Christmas romance, 4/5 stars.
  35. Marriage Under The Mistletoe by Helen Lacey – Christmas romance, 4/5 stars.
  36. Shine Light by Marianne de Pierres – YA, 4/5 stars.
  37. For the Forest of a Bird by Sue Saliba – YA, 4/5 stars.
  38. Girl Defective by Simmone Howell – YA, 4/5 stars.
  39. Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall – YA, 4/5 stars.
  40. Star of Deltora: Shadows of the Master by Emily Rodda – MG/YA, 5/5 stars.



I will be doing the challenge again in 2017. You can find out more about, or sign up for the challenge here. 



2 thoughts on “Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Completed! #aww2016

  1. Congratulations, Rochelle, and thanks for being part of the challenge. Your stats aren’t dissimilar to mine – 35 read and only 12 reviewed. Life gets in the way sometimes, doesn’t it? So glad you’ll be joining us again next year.

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