In 2018 I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge for the 3rd year running (I think) and I set my tally at the same as I had in previous years. I planned to read and review 50 books by Australian Women Writers.
For the first time since I started participating I FAILED!!!! I also failed to meet my Goodreads Challenge which I am pretty sure I had set to 80 books and I only managed 78 but I think there must have been a couple not on Goodreads because I have a total count of 82 books. A number that is dropping each year.
Now, I can’t be too hard on myself because a lot changed for me in 2018. I went back to work, I took on a behind the scenes role at the challenge as the Crime Round-Up Editor and we grew the Beauty and Lace Book Club quite a bit. So I feel like I have to cut myself some slack.
My AWW Challenge total for 2018 wasn’t quite the 50 books read and reviewed that I was aiming for but according to the AWW Challenge books reviewed page I managed to review 41 books in 2018, though I did log another today that was read and reviewed in 2018 but will be in the 2019 tally.
According to my records I read 49 books by Australian Women in 2018 so it will be interesting to see which ones weren’t reviewed, or the reviews not logged. I know that I read 2 which I haven’t quite got around to reviewing, I’m sorry Rach…. it’s been on the to-do list for months. Lost Without You by Rachael Johns is still waiting to be reviewed, I read and loved that on release. I also have yet to review Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty.
The question is….. knowing that I have so much more going on as we go into 2019 do I keep my challenge total at 50 books to read and review or do I drop it a little because I couldn’t get there
We know that I love a challenge so I am going to aim for 50 books by Australian Women Writer’s read and reviewed in 2019.
I’ve put it out there and it’s about to be on the web for all to see so I guess that makes this my Challenge post for 2019 as well as my Challenge Completed post for 2018.
Thank you to everyone who reads my reviews and offers feedback, I love to hear it; especially on those days that I struggle to find the words or the faith in my words. It certainly helps me find motivation when I need it
Books Read for the AWW Challenge 2018
- What Is Fear – Casey L Pyne
- The Music of Us – Beck Nicholas
- The Last Days of Us – Beck Nicholas
- The Country Girl – Cathryn Hein
- Cake at Midnight – Jessie L. Star
- The Naturalist’s Daughter – Tea Cooper
- The Right Girl – Ellie O’Neill
- Grace on the Court – Maddy Proud
- The Family Next Door – Sally Hepworth
- P is for Pearl – Eliza Henry Jones
- A Place To Remember – Jenn J McLeod
- The Memories that Make Us – Vanessa Carnevale
- Water Under the Bridge – Lily Malone
- Birthright – Fiona Lowe
- The Last of the Bonegilla Girls – Victoria Purman
- Fool’s Gold – Fleur McDonald
- The Farmer’s Choice – Fleur McDonald (short story)
- You Wish – Lia Weston
- The Paris Seamstress – Natasha Lester
- Someone Like You – Karly Lane
- Bloodtree River – Sarah Barrie
- The Art of Friendship – Lisa Ireland
- Eleanor’s Secret – Caroline Beecham
- A Country Mile – Mandy Magro
- The Book Ninja – Ali Berg, Michelle Kalus
- Burning Fields – Alli Sinclair
- Hive – A.J. Bell
- A Month of Sundays – Liz Byrski
- The Trouble with Choices – Trish Morey
- We See The Stars – Kate van Hooft
- Return to Roseglen – Helene Young
- The Penguins are Coming – Meg McKinlay
- The Peacock Summer – Hannah Richell
- The Mulberry Tree – Allison Rushby
- On The Right Track – Penelope Janu
- Whitsunday Dawn – Annie Seaton
- The Lost Valley – Jennifer Scoullar
- The Right Place – Carla Caruso
- Sisters and Brothers – Fiona Palmer
- Dressing the Dearloves – Kelly Doust
- The Ones You Trust – Caroline Overington
- The Lost Pearl – Emily Madden
- Table For Eight – Tricia Stringer
- Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty
- Lost Without You – Rachael Johns
- The Lost Man – Jane Harper
- On The Same Page – Penelope Janu
- The Wrong Callahan – Karly Lane
- Nature of the Lion – T.M. Clark
But I just managed to find two in the list on the AWW Challenge site that weren’t on my list..
So I guess that means I just snuck it in with 51 books read for the AWW Challenge 2018.
2019 is going to see repeat appearances by many of those authors, some I already have booked in as Book Club reads so on that note I’m off to get stuck in.
My blurb went missing… so now I have to bring you a new one. One that is a little broader too.
I devour books, vampires and supernatural creatures are my genre of choice but over the past couple of years I have broadened my horizons considerably.
I inhale music, hair metal that satisfies my inner bogan is where my musical passion lies, but again I’ve been exposed to lots of different music I wouldn’t normally listen to and have broadened those horizons also.
In a nutshell – I love to write! I love interacting with a diverse range of artists to bring you interviews.
Perhaps we were perfect before – I LOVE WORDS! Reading, writing, speaking, listening – if it’s got words I’m there!