2018 Australian Women Writers Challenge

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 first joined in 2016, with the aim to read and review 12 books by AWWs, including two by indigenous authors and two by LGBTI* authors. In 2018, I increased my goal to 20, with the same diversity challenge-within-a-challenge.

If you would like more information about the Australian Women Writers Challenge, please click here.

Here are the books I read and reviewed for this year’s challenge. Click the titles to read my reviews. 

  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 (memoir – 4 stars)
  4. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (YA fantasy – 3 stars)
  5. Call Me Sasha by Geena Leigh (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 (memoir – 4 stars)
  9. I Had Such Friends by Meg Gatland-Veness (YA contemporary – 2 stars)
  10. All the Little Bones by Ellie Marney (YA contemporary – 4 stars)
  11. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (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 (YA contemporary – 4 stars)
  15. Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (sci-fi – 4 stars)
  16. Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann (poetry/historical fiction – 2 stars)