I’ve decided to take on the 2013 Australian Women Writers Challenge. This means I’m going to read and review a minimum of six books by Australian women writers. It totally fits in with my pledge to read more this year, and will hopefully help me prioritise which ones on my expanding pile get the nod!
I have a rough plan, at least to start with. In a pile beside my bed are two books by Kim Wilkins and two by Glenda Larke — I suspect I’ll read at least one of each.
I also intend to read my friend Deborah Kalin’s Shadow Queen and its sequel Shadow Bound. Then there’s The Devil’s Diadem by the late Sara Douglass.
And those are just the ones already sitting on either my bookshelf or kindle. I’ll have to rustle up a few more recent releases as well. Perhaps Kirstyn McDermott’s Perfections (even though I have already read the beta version)…
There is certainly no shortage of women fantasy/speculative fiction novelists in Australia. The more I think about it, the more excited I feel! I’m half tempted to increased my target number of six, but it’s always better to surpass expectation, isn’t it?
All right, fellow book-lovers — and this will test my international friends — has anyone got any amazing novel recommendations by Australian Women Writers? (They don’t have to be in the fantasy genre.) I’m wide open to suggestions!