Happy New Year!
Last year, all the way back in 2012, I participated in a little ‘challenge’ to read more Australian women authors. I’m not sure how I stumbled across the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2012 (#AWW2012), on the twitterverse I think, but I thought what an excellent idea and I might take it a step further and try to predominately read South Australian women authors.
The AWW2012 was established by Elizabeth Lhuede as a response to the infinitesimal representation and recognition of Australian women authors across the board. Readers may choose to participate at whatever level or interest that they like from 2013, the main categories are:
Level of challenge: read only, or read and review
Stella: read 4 – if reviewing, review at least 3
Miles: read 6 – if reviewing, review at least 4
Franklin: read 10 – if reviewing, review at least 6
I nominated for Stella for 2012 and have again done so for 2013. I have read and reviewed more than this, however, I like to have some freedom of choice for the few other books that I may read. Go to the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2013 sign up page to register. You can design your own challenge if Stella, Miles or Franklin don’t tickle your fancy.
What I read for the 2012 Challenge
The Scriveners Tale by Fiona McIntosh – review to be written
The Nameless Day by Sara Douglas – review to be written