AWW 2014 – signing up

I’ve finally bitten the bullet and have joined AWW 2014. This is the Australian Women Writers Challenge and is aimed at getting people to read female writers in Australia. While I don’t have any particular focus here my aim is to read four books by Australian Women Writers by the end of the year. I’ll be starting as soon as I can with Elianne by Judy Nunn.

I’ve pinched the following from the Australian Women Writers Challenge so you can see what they’re about.

The 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female,

Australian and non-Australian, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have to be a writer to sign up. You can choose to read and review, or read only. (Suggestions for what makes a good review can be found here.)

The challenge will run from Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2014. You can sign up at any time.

Please join me and sign up, I’ve only chosen a modest number as it’s so late in the year and my To Be Read Pile is almost as big as me so I don’t wish to add too much to that but if you have more time you can pick a much bigger challenge. In case you’re wondering what makes a good review they have some thoughts here. You don’t need a blog to join us, if you have a Good Reads account that’s good enough as you can put the reviews on Good Reads.

4 thoughts on “AWW 2014 – signing up

  1. Persephone

    Great idea. I have been meaning to sign up too, must get on to it. Setting an achievable target makes a lot of sense – can always read more if the opportunity arises!

    1. mattling

      My list of authors is all over the place so setting the time aside to actually read one particular type of author is going to be interesting. Wonder if I can speed things up by reading kids books or is that just being silly.

  2. Persephone

    Not silly at all. I love reading kids’ books with my boys. As a writer myself, I learn from them too – kids’ books are often so creative.

    1. mattling

      Er, yeah, er. My kids are adults and way too old to be read children’s books to any more. I might just visit the library to find some more books. I’ll be starting Elianne today or tomorrow and the next book for the Australian Womens Writers Challenge is on its way so I’ll be happy to be halfway through the challenge by the end of this month.

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