With the year drawing to a close, a few of us have been tallying up our reading of books by Australian women and writing wrap-up posts for the AWW challenge.
I thought I’d take a look at the “Challenge Completed” page to see who has finished already. It turns out I’m the 17th person to add my name. As 304 signed up to do the 2014 challenge, I’m sure there are more to come. Some might be waiting till they’ve finished reading and reviewing for the year before adding their names and links.
So who has finished so far? In order of completion:
- Mindy from Hoyden About Town
- Jennifer Cameron-Smith on Goodreads
- Whispering Gums
- Shelleyrae from Book’d Out
- Cassandra Page
- Candice Writes
- Wayward Fancy
- Orange Peko Reviews
- Maja @ Tempest Thoughts
- Kate @ Books Are My Favourite and Best
- Maree Kimberley
- Tien’s Blurb
- Maureen Helen
- Jane Rawson
- Elizabeth Lhuede/Lizzy Chandler
Most of the above reviewers describe their reading as “mixed”, though there are some whose reading has been more focused on genres including romance, speculative fiction and suspense. One reviewer suggested we have a special category for The Stella Prize long- or short-listed books next year.
Have you finished the AWW 2014 challenge? If so, please enter your name and suggestions for the 2015 challenge here (even if you haven’t written a wrap-up post or have only read, rather than reviewed).
Are you planning on joining the AWW challenge in 2015?
About me: With help from members of the Aussie book-blogging community, I founded the AWW challenge in late 2011, aiming to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. Since then one of my novels, Snowy River Man – a rural romance with suspense elements – has been accepted for publication by Escape Publishing and will be released on 22 February 2015 under my pen-name, Lizzy Chandler. In between writing, I read (mostly suspense) and post reviews at Devoted Eclectic. I also tweet via @elizabethlhuede, @auswomenwriters and @Lizzy_Chandler.