Regular readers here know by now that I only do one challenge, and that’s the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. As in previous years, I signed up for the top level: Franklin-fantastic. This required me to read 10 books and review at least 6. I have now exceeded this. I will continue to add to the challenge, as I’ve done in previous years. However, one of the requirements of completing the challenge is to write a completed challenge post. Here is that post.
I have, so far, contributed 14 reviews to the challenge.
Here’s my list in alphabetical order, with the links on the titles being to my reviews:
- Jessica Anderson: One of the wattle birds (novel)
- Barbara Baynton: Billy Skywonkie (short story)
- Beryl Fletcher: Juno and Hannah (novel)
- Hannah Kent: Burial rites (novel)
- Kirsten Krauth: just_a_girl (novel)
- Catherine McNamara: Pelt and other stories (short story collection)
- Kathy Marks: Channelling Mannalargenna (essay)
- Margaret Merrilees: The first week (novel)
- Angela Meyer (ed): The great unknown (short story anthology including male and female authors)
- Sue Milliken: Selective memory: A life in film (memoir)
- Angela Savage: The dying beach (crime novel)
- Margaret Rose Stringer: And then like my dreams (memoir)
- Evie Wyld: All the birds, singing (novel)
Only two of these – Baynton and Anderson – are for non-recent works. I would like in the second half of the year to read more backlist, more classics. Let’s see what happens when I write my end-of-year post for the challenge.