Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016



It’s the time of the year again to wrap up the Australian Women Writers Challenge.

I signed up in 2016 for the Franklin Challenge – to read at least 10 books, and review at least 6.

How did I go?



Minimum target to read: 10

Actually read: 61 (my Goodreads shelf of books read for the challenge)

Goal: Met! (and then some).

I have to admit, reading a lot of books by Australian women is much easier when you’re a judge for the Aurealis Awards. The hard part is not being able to talk much about the books during the judging period (Technically, we’re allowed to talk about and review them, with a disclaimer, but I’m not comfortable doing that often. I always aim to review several of the entries after the judging period, but I often drop the ball on that, due to time and energy constraints).

Minimum target to review: 6

Actually reviewed: 13

Goal: Met!

Again, having a reviewing project helped here – in this case, a good chunk of my reviews were for the Journey Through The Twelve Planets project. Due to life getting in the way, Ju and I didn’t get to complete the reviewing project during the year, but we made good progress, and hopefully we’ll be able to finish during the next year.

Links to my reviews:

Bad Power by Deborah Biancotti

Waking in Winter by Deborah Biancotti

Showtime by Narelle M. Harris

Nightsiders by Sue Isle

Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan

Who’s Afraid? by Maria Lewis

Coral Bones by Foz Meadows (reviewed as part of Monstrous Little Voices)

Squid’s Grief by D. K. Mok

Captive by Amanda Pillar

Survivor by Amanda Pillar

Love and Romanpunk by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Thief of Lives by Lucy Sussex

Through Splintered Walls by Kaaron Warren



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1 Response to Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016

  1. Congratulations, Stephanie! What a great effort. Glad that you’ll be joining the challenge again next year.


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