Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australian Women's Writers Challenge reading list

Today it is Australia Day which means a day off work and the opportunity to spend time with friends. A bit later today I am heading off to a barbecue, and then coffee with some bookish pals but before that I thought it might be time to actually look at the books I have sitting around on my various bookshelves (both real and virtual) and see what books I have that would be eligible for the Australian Women's Writer Challenge that I am participating in this year.

I haven't actually gone through my whole shelf for the Books I Own, but rather concentrated on the books that I have acquired during the last year or so. I will therefore have other books that might qualify sitting around as well.

I fully expect this list to change before the challenge finishes but I wanted to at least start to get a list together.

Library Books

Black Juice by Margo Lanagan
The Briny Cafe by Susan Duncan
Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart
Ridiculous Expectations by Merridy Eastman
Flood Tide by Judy Nunn
Grace and Glory by Sofie Laguna
Duet by Kimberley Freeman

Books I Own

Liar Bird by Lisa Walker
Tree Speaker by Katie W Stewart
Bad Power by Deborah Biancotti
The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds
The Push by Julia Lawrinson
The Courier's New Bicycle by Kim Westwood
Golden Earrings by Belinda Alexandra
Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney
Shadow Kin by MJ Scott
Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe
Thief of Lives by Lucy Sussex
Viper's Kiss by Shannon Curtis
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Power and Majesty by Tansy Roberts Rayner
Soul by Tobsha Learner
Tremble by Tobsha Learner
Yearn by Tobsha Learner
The Wedding Shroud by Elisabeth Storrs
My Reckless Surrender by Anna Campbell
The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie
Wings of Fear by Helene Young
Beneath the Shadows by Sarah Foster
The Company Articles of Edward Teach by Thoraiya Dyer

I guess you could say that I have enough to go on with then!


  1. What a great list! I hope that you get the chance to read all of them, and that they are all clever and inspiring reads. A few of these are on my list as well for the upcoming year!

  2. Lanagan's Black Juice is wonderful. Perhaps I'll do a re-read this year. And The Three Loves of Persimmon is one of my favourite books of all time. I can't say enough good things about it!

  3. Great list Marg!
    I LOVED Wings of Fear, Beneath the Shadows and The Wedding Shroud and I'm sure you will too :-)

    I'd really like to read Boomerang Bride too actually.

  4. You have some great books to choose from Marg - I look forward to reading your review

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out