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Friday, January 6, 2017

2016 Australian Women Writers Challenge- it's a wrap!


2016 was a good year for reading books by Australian Women authors jumping to 25 reads from 14 reads in 2015.

This makes 20% of books read were written by Australian Women.

Being a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and associated groups, I tend to read more by women authors more than men anyway. Writing friends and acquaintances release books all the time - almost all of who are women - and I like to support when I can.

Because of have such a backlog of books of these books, I have been concentrating on them.  I do want to expand this at some stage but this may not be the year for it.


All the books I read for the challenge in 2016 were exceptional. These are talented authors and I look forward to reading more from all of them.

  1. Bloodlust Denied by Christina Phillips - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
  2. The Patterson Girls by Rachael Johns - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
  3. Hellcursed (Shadowfae #0.5) by Erica Hayes (short story) - 5 stars! 
  4. How to Get Over Your Ex (Valentine's Day Survival Guide Duet #1) by Nikki Logan - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
  5. To Catch A Bride (Devil Riders #3) by Anne Gracie - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
  6. The Seven Month Itch (Living Blond #2) by Allison Rushby - 5 stars! - note on Goodreads
  7. Chaos Born (Chronicles of Applecross #1) by Rebekah Turner - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
  8. Little Gems Short Story Anthology: Diamond (2012) by Romance Writers of Australia (various authors)
  9. His Princess in the Making (Suddenly Royal #2) by Melissa James
  10. This is Your Afterlife byVanessa Barneveld (YA) - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
  11. The Accidental Wedding (Devil Riders #4) by Anne Gracie! - 5 stars - review on Goodreads
  12. Blind Attraction (Reckless Beat #1) by Eden Summers - 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
  13. The Lone Warrior (Four Sided Pentacle #3) by Denise Rossetti 5 stars! - review on Goodreads
  14. Evermore: a post-apocalyptic fairy tale by Isobelle Carmody & Daniel Reed (graphic novel)
  15. A Pretty Mess (Astonvale #1) by Carla Caruso - 4 stars - review on Goodreads
  16. Bound by the Unborn Baby by Bella Bucannon - 4.5 stars - review on Goodreads
  17. Bride by Mistake (Devil Riders #5) by Anne Gracie - 5 stars - review on Goodreads
  18. The Spider Goddess (Pandora English #2) by Tara Moss (YA) (audio) - 4 stars - review on Goodreads
  19. Darkness Rising (Dark Angels #2) by Keri Arthur - 5 stars - review on Goodreads
  20. Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell - 5 stars - review on Goodreads
  21. The Final Wish (Hot Down Under) by Tracey O'Hara - 4 stars
  22. Dark Child (the Awakening) Episode 1 by Adina West - 4.5 stars - review on Goodreads
  23. Angel Thief (Out of the Bottle #2) by Jenny Scwartz - 4.5 stars - review on Goodreads
  24. Christmas at the Castle by Marion Lennox - 4 stars
  25. South of Salem (Allegra Fairweather #2) by Janni Nell - 5 stars - review on Goodreads

Most were with romance or romantic elements (no surprise there!) with the majority being paranormal romance/urban fantasy/fantasy.

15 books were part of a series/continuation with most having the next instalment waiting oh-so-patiently on my TBR pile for 2017.



Happy AWW Reading!
~Eleni



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