#AWW2018 Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Wrap-Up

The Australian Women Writers Challenge has been running since 2012, with the aim of combating the gender bias prevalent in the Australian publishing industry.

I have been participating since 2016 and this year bumped up my goal from 12 to 20. As in past years, I also included a sub-goal of reading two books by Indigenous women and two by LGBTQI* women. I succeeded on all fronts this year. Below is the list of titles I read, along with links to the reviews.

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  1. Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian (YA contemporary – 4 stars)
  2. False Awakening by Cassandra Page (Urban fantasy – 3 stars)
  3. The Hospital by the River by Catherine Hamlin (autobiography/memoir – 4 stars)
  4. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (YA fanasy – 3 stars)
  5. Call Me Sasha by Geena Leigh (autobiography/memoir – 3 stars)
  6. A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester (historical fiction – 4 stars)
  7. Galax-Arena by Gillian Rubinstein (MG sci-fi – 2 stars
  8. Lessons in Letting Go: Confessions of a Hoarder by Corinne Grant (autobiography/memoir – 4 stars)
  9. I Had Such Friends by Meg Gatland-Veness (YA contemporary – 2 stars)
  10. All the Little Bones by Ellie Marney (Circus Hearts #1) (YA contemporary – 5 stars)
  11. Unearthed by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman (Unearthed #1) (YA sci-fi – 3 stars)
  12. White Night by Ellie Marney (YA contemporary – 4.5 stars)
  13. Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (MG fantasy – 4 stars)
  14. All Fall Down by Ellie Marney (Circus Hearts #2) (YA contemporary – 4 stars)
  15. Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (Sci-fi – 4 stars)
  16. Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann (historical  fiction/verse novel – 2 stars)
  17. All Aces by Ellie Marney (Circus Hearts #3) (YA contemporary – 3 stars)
  18. Girl Reporter by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Cookie Cutter Superhero ‘Verse #2) (Sci-fi – 3 stars)
  19. Olmec Obituary by L. J. M. Owen (Dr Elizabeth Pimms, Intermillenial Sleuth #1)
  20. Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder (contemporary drama – 4 stars)
  21. Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend (Nevermoor #2) (MG fantasy – 3 stars)
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