Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: October 2020

Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: October 2020

Since our round up includes both non-fiction and poetry it is perhaps inevitable that one of the persistent undercurrents will be the closeness of the personal and the political. Many of the reviews this month fall under this category in some way. They are books that are genre-resistant, boundary-pushing pieces of collective art or culturally responsive writing that imbue the tensely political climate of the times with raw emotion and beautiful expressions of social critique.

Romance Round Up: September 2020

Romance Round Up: September 2020

September proved to be a huge reading month for our romance readers. I was delighted to see a solid increase in our linked reviews since our last round up. A big thank you to those who have approached the romance genre and the challenge as a whole with such optimism,...
General Fiction Round Up : September 2020

General Fiction Round Up : September 2020

Welcome to the September Round up of General Fiction.  69 reviews this month with an impressive variety of titles as well as the new Jane Harper novel The Survivors which was covered by a number of reviewers.  It was eagerly anticipated and has hit Number 1 after only...
Diversity Round Up: August/September 2020

Diversity Round Up: August/September 2020

Welcome to the Australian Women Writers Challenge diversity round up for August and September 2020. In the past two months we’ve had 47 reviews of 37 books by diverse Australian women writers, or books featuring themes of diversity, added to our database by...
Classics and Literary Round-up: August 2020

Classics and Literary Round-up: August 2020

How are you all trucking – wherever you are, in Australia or elsewhere in the world? Are you seeking cheerier books? Let me see what I can do this month. As always, please check the end of this round-up for the latest awards news. Awesome-ish August Our August...
Romance Round Up: August 2020

Romance Round Up: August 2020

It was another steady month for romance and I was really pleased to see such a great variety of books that are being selected by our enthusiastic romance readers. Whether you are a fan of historical romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense...