Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012

Hosted by Australian Women Writers

The challenge runs from January 1, 2012 and ends December 31, 2012.

Franklin-fantastic (read 10 and review at least 4 books)*

1. Empire Day by Diane Armstrong REVIEW

2.  Stella Makes Good by Lisa Heidke REVIEW

**Feature: Lisa Heidke

3. Wings of Fear by Helene Young REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

4, Under the Influence by Jacqueline Lunn REVIEW

5. The Girl in the Steel-Capped Boots by Loretta Hill REVIEW

** Feature: Christina Brooke

6. Me of the Never Never by Fiona O’Loughlin REVIEW

**Feature: June Loves

7. Free-Falling by Nicola Moriarty REVIEW

**Feature: Nicola Moriarty

8. Silent Fear by Katherine Howell REVIEW

9. Sharp Turn by Marianne Delacourt REVIEW

10. Five Bells by Gail Jones REVIEW

11. The Fine Colour of Rust by PA O’Reilly REVIEW

**Feature: Paddy O’Reilly

12. The Mistake by Wendy James REVIEW

**Feature: Wendy James

13. The Memory Tree by Tess Evans REVIEW

**Feature: Tess Evans

14. Bella’s Run by Margareta Overton REVIEW

**Feature: Margareta Overton

15. A Dissection of Murder by Felicity Young REVIEW

16. Scared Yet? by Jaye Ford REVIEW

**Feature: Jaye Ford

17. Claudia’s Big Break by Lisa Heidke

18. High Potential by Ber Carroll REVIEW

19. Shattered Sky by Helene Young REVIEW

20. The Chicken Thief by Fiona Leonard REVIEW

21. ones a poner time by Ilsa Evans REVIEW

**Feature: Ilsa Evans

22. Putting Alice Back Together by Carol Marinelli REVIEW

**Feature: Carol Marinelli

23. The Road Home by Fiona Palmer REVIEW

24. Purple Roads by Fleur McDonald REVIEW

25. The Mothers’ Group by Fiona Higgins REVIEW

26. Women of The Land by Liz Harfull REVIEW

27. The Lavender Keeper by Fiona McIntosh REVIEW

28. North Star by Karly Lane REVIEW

29. The Industry by Rose Foster REVIEW

**Feature: Rose Foster

30. Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute by Maggie Groff  REVIEW

31. Dead Heat by Bronwyn Parry REVIEW

32. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman REVIEW

33. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth REVIEW

34. The Fortunes of Ruby White by Lia Weston REVIEW

35. Poets Cottage by Josephine Pennicott REVIEW

36. Wattle Creek by Fiona McCallum REVIEW

**Feature : Fiona McCallum

37. Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar REVIEW

38. The Reunion by Joanne Fedler REVIEW

39. Morgan’s Law by Karly Lane REVIEW

*** Feature: Karly Lane

40. The Brotherhood by YA Erskine REVIEW

41. Heart of the Valley by Cathryn Hein REVIEW

42. Let the Dead Lie by Malla Nunn REVIEW

43. Love and Hunger by Charlotte Wood REVIEW

**Feature: Charlotte Wood

44. Mary Bennet by Jennifer Paynter REVIEW

**Feature: Jennifer Paynter**

45. Lucinda’s Whirlwind by Louise Limerick REVIEW

46. Silent Valley by Mall Nunn REVIEW

**Feature: Malla Nunn**

**Feature: Shona Husk**

47. Jacaranda by Mandy Magro REVIEW

48. The Betrayal by YA Erskine REVIEW

**Feature: YA Erskine**

49. Honeycomb Kids by Anna Campbell REVIEW

**Feature: Anna Campbell*

50. The Boy Under The Table by Nicole Trope REVIEW

**Feature: Nicole Trope**

51. A Stranger In My Street by Deborah Burrows REVIEW

**Feature: Wendy Orr**

52. My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson REVIEW PART 1; Part 2; Part 3

53. Jilted by Rachael Johns REVIEW

**Feature: Rachael Johns**

54.  Dancing Backwards in High Heels by Christine Darcas REVIEW

**Feature: Christine Darcas**

55. The Rest is Weight by Jennifer Mills REVIEW

**Feature: Jennifer Mills**

56. Burning Lies by Helene Young REVIEW

**AWW Feature: Helene Young**

57. Brumby’s Run by Jennifer Scoullar REVIEW

**Feature: Jennifer Scoullar**

58. The Secret Ingredient by Dianne Blacklock REVIEW

**Feature: Dianne Blacklock**

59. Waratah House by Ann Whitehead REVIEW

60. Zoe’s Muster by Barbara Hannay REVIEW

61. Cold Grave by Kathryn Fox REVIEW

**Feature: Kathryn Fox**

62. The Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe REVIEW

63. Sin’s Dark Caress by Tracey O’Hara REVIEW

64. A Taste of Life and Love in Australia by Margaret Lynette Sharp REVIEW

**Feature: Margaret Lynette Sharp**

65. The Boundary by Nicole Watson REVIEW

66. Entitlement by Jessica White REVIEW

**Feature: Lisa Walker**

67. Liar Bird by Lisa Walker REVIEW

68. Death By Beauty by Gabrielle Lord REVIEW

69. After the Darkness by Honey Brown REVIEW

**Feature: Marianne Delacourt**

70. Stage Fright by Marianne Delacourt REVIEW

71. Mr Chen’s Emporium by Deborah O’Brien REVIEW

**Feature: Deborah O’Brien**

72. A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty REVIEW

73. In the Company of Strangers by Liz Byrski REVIEW

74. URL Love by Harper Collins Australia REVIEW

75. Destined to Play by Indigo Bloome REVIEW

76. The House of Memories by Monica McInerney REVIEW

77. The Convent by Maureen McCarthy REVIEW

78. Slave Girl by Alexa Moses REVIEW

**Feature: Alexa Moses**

79. The Burial by Courtney Collins REVIEW

80. Darkness on the Edge of Town by Jessie Cole REVIEW

**Feature: Jessie Cole**

81. Sincerely: Women of Letters by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire REVIEW

82. Drink Smoke Pass Out by Judith Lucy REVIEW

83: Sisters of Mercy by Caroline Overington REVIEW

**AWW Feature: Caroline Overington

84. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton REVIEW

85. Run To Me by Erin Golding REVIEW

**AWW Feature: Erin Golding**

86. Everything Changes But You by Maggie Alderson REVIEW

87. In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl REVIEW

88. Feral Bells by Peta-Jo REVIEW

**AWW Feature: Peta Jo**

89. Cage Life by Karin Cox REVIEW

90. Shine Light by Marianne de Pierres REVIEW

91. Hannah And Emil by Belinda Castles REVIEW

92. Chaos Born by Rebekah Turner REVIEW

**AWW Feature: Rebekah Turner**

93. Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears REVIEW

94. Bridie’s Choice by Karly Lane REVIEW

95. Being Anti-Social by Leigh K Cunningham REVIEW

96. Bedpan Blues by Sandy Thorne REVIEW

97. Absolution Creek by Nicole Alexander REVIEW

98. Where Have You Been? by Wendy James REVIEW

99. Sister Pact by Ros Baxter and Ali Ahearn REVIEW

**AWW Feature: Ros Baxter**

100. The Man Plan by Elise K Ackers REVIEW

**AWW Feature: Elise K Ackers**

101. Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland REVIEW

102. The Scrivener’s Tale by Fiona McIntosh REVIEW

103. Sex, Lies and Bonsai by Lisa Walker REVIEW

**AWW Feature: Lisa Walker**

104. Saltwater Vampires by Kirsty Eager REVIEW

105. Shallow Breath by Sara Foster REVIEW

**AWW Feature: Sara Foster Q&A**

106. The Harp in the South by Ruth Park REVIEW

106. Inheritance by Kate REVIEW

107. Behind the Sun by Deborah Challinor REVIEW

108. Man Drought by Rachael Johns REVIEW

Titles I hope to read:  Addition by Toni Jordan; I Came To Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington (Crime); Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster (Crime); Sharp Turn by Marianne Delacourt (Crime); Sticks and Stones by Ilsa Evans; Angel Arias by Marianne de Pierres (YA); Embrace by Jessica Shirvington (YA); Me of the Never Never by Fiona O’Loughlin (Memoir); Wings of Fear by Helene Young (Romantic Suspense)

Australian Women Writers Facebook page

Australian Women Writers Challenge Goodreads Group

In conjunction with this challenge would like to highlight several author’s and their new release each month. If you are an Australian woman author with a new release  due to be published  in 2012 please contact me.

You can view the schedule HERE

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

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  6. booksaremyfavouriteandbest
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 13:54:37

    Make sure you include some Carrie Tiffany on your list! Her stories are stunning.

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  7. Elizabeth Lhuede
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 15:04:25

    What can I say? You are amazing, Shelleyrae.

    In case others who visit this page don’t realise, Shelleyrae helped me set up the challenge right from the start, created badges and banners, offered constant support, tweeted up a storm, joined the new AWW team and worked behind the scenes on the AWW blog and review listings website and spreadsheets, coordinated the AWW GoodReads page, interviewed and promoted authors online and locally…

    Somewhere, amid all that, she managed to read and review 100 books by Australian women in 2012.

    Outstanding isn’t a big enough word for your contribution to the AWW challenge this year, Shelleyrae. Thank you.

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    • shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
      Dec 15, 2012 @ 15:18:51

      Thanks Elizabeth – I am so pleased to support AWW and thank you for starting the revolution 🙂

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  8. perkinsy
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 15:13:06

    I’m gobsmacked!!! Well done Shelleyrae!

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  9. Denise Imwold
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 17:14:03

    You are amazing, Shelleyrae! I’ve really enjoyed your reviews.

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  10. seantheblogonaut
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 18:58:25

    Clone her now. Seriously congrats, I managed between 35-37 which was about my limit considering other committments

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  11. Tsana
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 05:35:36

    I’m so impressed! Marvelous achievement, Shelleyrae!

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