Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2014


I made a pledge at the beginning of this year to read and review 6 books by female Australian authors. I thought it would be easy – I read all the time and writing a review of each book would be no trouble.

Sadly I got a little sidetracked along the way – the later stages of pregnancy and the early stages of having a newborn took up a good deal of my attention – especially the newborn bit – and then in more recent times there have been other issues taking up my  time and energy. In the end I managed to review the following (click on each title to go to the review):

The Sinkings by Amanda Curtain

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

if I should lose you by Natasha Lester

I also managed to read Elemental by Amanda Curtain, Land of the Sleeping Gods (non-fiction) compiled by Jane Cooper, Tiddas by Anita Heiss, and probably several others I forgot to record!

I am hoping to repeat the challenge next year, with a new lot of novels by female Australian authors, so look out for a post early in the new year with more details.

In the meantime, I wish you all a wonderful and safe holiday period, and a very happy new year!