It’s not even halfway through the year, but I thought I should check recently how I’m doing with the Australian Women Writers Challenge (my one and only challenge this year). To my pleasant surprise, I’ve completed it! My aim back in January was to read 10 books by Australian women and review six. To date, I’ve read and reviewed 13 across several genres – young adult, historical fiction, romance and erotica and general fiction.
I also keep a spreadsheet as to what I’m reading (yes, I’m a nerd who loves their Excel formulae). 38.71% of the books I’ve read in 2016 have been by Australian women. 90.32% have been by women overall.
So what have I read – take a look:
My favourites? Well, they were all pretty good but I’d highly recommend picking up copies of A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald, The War Bride, Outback Sisters, Hold On To Me and Summers With Juliette. And with new fiction from Rachael Johns and Victoria Purman to look forward to later this year, things look sweet! (I’m sure that there are many more great books by Aussie women to look forward to, but my fingers are nearly frozen so let me know in the comments).