Sunday, December 18, 2016

2017 Australian Women Writers Challenge



Just to say that yes I have signed up for the AWW 2017 challenge.  You can too, if you are interested in reading more books by Austraian women writers.  Just click here.

I think the addition of reviewing classic as well as contemporary books is great.

I have set an overall goal of 15 books - reasonably achievable given that I read 14 this year.

Of those 15, I have set a goal of reading 3-5 classic books and would like to combine that with my love of Virago Modern Classics.  These are the ones that have taken my fancy so far:

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

The Roaring Nineties

Painted Clay


Bobbin Up

I wonder how I'll go.

What guides my choices?  Prizes sometimes such as the Premier's or Prime Minister's Awards and the Book Industry Awards. Sometimes I'll see a review in the Good Reading magazine that takes my fancy.


I like to make myself read outside my normal range and explore crime, children's and young adult to name a few.

I wonder what treats 2017 will bring.



2 comments:

kaggsysbookishramblings said...

Those are beautiful Virago covers! And you're entitled to look smug if you're visiting a glacier! :))))

kaggsysbookishramblings

Alex Daw said...

Thank you. I know you're not meant to judge a book by its cover but that was half the attraction of Viragos for me.