Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 - My Sign Up Post

Hosted by: Australian Women Writers.
Challenge period: 1st January to 31st December, 2017.
Sign Up: Throughout the year until 30th November, 2017.

Aim: To help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women.

All the information about the challenge and how to join can be found here.

This year the challenge has changed slightly by encouraging participants to also read and review one or two classic novels as well as contemporary ones.

Again there are four levels:

Stella: read 4 – if reviewing, review at least 3
Miles: read 6 – if reviewing, review at least 4
Franklin: read 10 – if reviewing, review at least 6
Create your own challenge: nominate your own goal

Last year I opted for Miles and easily read six books, but didn't manage as many reviews as I would've liked. This year I'm being a little more daring choosing Franklin. 

Here are the books I hope to read and review (in no particular order) for this challenge. I've selected a mixture of old and new releases and some yet to be released in 2017.

01. My Father's Moon by Elizabeth Jolley
02. And Then Mine Enemy by Alison Stuart
03. The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper (read but not reviewed)
04. Daughter of Mine by Fiona Lowe
05. My Love Must Wait by Ernestine Hill
06. Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
07. Mayfield by Joy Chambers
08. Ambulance Girls by Deborah Burrows (read but not reviewed)
09. Whispers in the Wind by Janet Woods (read but not reviewed))
10. Tiger Men by Judy Nunn
11. Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar 
12. Perseverance by L.F. McDermott


  1. Great that you're joining us again, Yvonne - and glad to see you're including some classic reads.