Friday, 19 July 2013

AWW2013: Halfway Recap!

In January, I signed up for 2 reading challenges this year (alongside my regular Goodreads challenge). The first of these was Ellie's 2013 Translation Challenge, which I recapped recently here. The second was the Australian Women Writers Challenge.

I set myself a target of reading 4 books by female Australian authors over the course of the year. Looking back at the halfway stage, I realise I have reached my target! These are the books I have read so far:

YA with an interesting Aussie Rules setting.

Coming of age YA with an intriguing subplot that delves into an interesting piece of Australian history. One of my top ten books of the year so far.

YA set at a Christian summer camp. I had high expectations but was a little bit underwhelmed by this.

Another of my top ten books of the year so far. Great YA with fab male characters.

More coming of age YA - good, but didn't blow me away.

Based on a true story, focusing on the German political resistance in the early 1930s.

I've really enjoyed this challenge so far - the Aussie YA has been strong, and I was excited to read Funder's latest novel. I'm hopeful that I will be able to add to this list by the end of the year, and I'd definitely recommend Gale and Keil's books in particular to any YA fans out there!

Challenge status: Complete.

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