Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016

2016 AWW Challenge badge

The Australian Women Writers Challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, living in or outside Australia, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have to be a writer to sign up. You can choose to read and review, or read only. (Suggestions for what makes a good review can be found here.)

The challenge will run from Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2016. You can sign up throughout the year till the end of November.

If you are interested in participating in this years challenge join up here:


I will attempt to read and review 50 books by Australian women authors in 2016.


**I read 47 of my goal of 50. **


Books I have read for the challenge:


Scared to Death – Rachel Amphlett 

A Single Breath – Amanda Apthorp  

Between A Wolf and Dog – Georgia Blain

The Cleanskin – Laura Bloom

Hindsight – Melanie Casey  

Broken Threads – Maggie Christensen

All These Perfect Strangers – Aoife Clifford    

Beyond the Farm Gate – Danielle Costly   

Black British – Hebe De Souza

Precious Things – Kelly Doust 

Summer Skin – Kirsty Eager 

The Peppercorn Project – Nikki Edwards 

Ghost Girls – Cath Ferla 

Black – Fleur Ferris

All That Is Lost Between Us – Sara Foster

Real Delicious – Chrissy Freer 

The Darkest Place – Jaye Ford 

Desert Flame  – Janine Grey

Death By Sugar – Helen Goltz

The Dry – Jane Harper

There’s Not One – Jennifer Higgie

Love Your Sister – Connie and Samuel Johnson

The Garden Wanderer – Julie Kinney

Rebellious Daughters – Edited by Maria Katsonis & Lee Kofman

The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe’s Killer Kate Kyriacou

Second Chance Town – Karly Lane

Grand Slam – Kathryn Ledson

Who’s Afraid – Maria Lewis

Like I Can Love – Kim Lock    


The Light On The Water – Olga Lorenzo

An Isolated Incident -Emily Maguire 


The Other Side of the Season – Jenn J McLeod 

Out Of Alice – Kerry McGinnis 

Tell The Truth Shame The Devil -Melina Marchetta 

Freedom and Music  – Zoe Morrison 

Look What You Made Me Do  – Megan Norris

Rose’s Vintage – Kayte Nunn

The Rarest Thing – Deborah O’Brien 

The Blood On My Hands – Shannon O’Leary    


Past The Shallows – Favell Parrett 

Twisted Knot – J M Peace

Beyond the Orchard – Anna Romer 

Where The Trees Were – Inga Simpson

Journeys End- Jennifer Scoullar

An Affair With Danger- Robin Storey

Love at First Flight – Tess Woods   

The Love of A Bad Man – Laura Elizabeth Woollett