I stumbled across this on Twitter and thought it was a nice idea: The 2013 Australian Women Writers Challenge.
The challenge is to commit to read and review a set amount of books by Australian women writers during 2013 – easy! I mean, I would have read some anyway, but this makes it more official. Of course, I’m going to seek out as many speculative and sci-fi chicky authors as possible, but maybe I’ll step out of my comfort zone too, and dip into some (shock) other kinds of fiction! Stranger things have happened, I assure you.
So, I’m thinking some old favourites: Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park, something by Isobelle Carmody (maybe a re-read of the Darkfall series?), plus I’ll be on the hunt for new, awesome Sci-Fi and Speculative fiction from the awesome ladies of my fair shores. A few folk have recommended The Infernal by Kim Wilkins (a nice horror fantasy novel from a Brisbane lass) so that is definitely going on the list.
If you are interested in participating, follow the links above and sign up! There is also a page on Goodreads as well, so you can join the discussion with others taking the challenge.
Fellow Aussies! Recommend me a great read from an awesome Aussie Sheila!