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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my other reading. I will still be doing my best to promote any Australian authors that I read. This year I aimed for 50 books and read three times that for this challenge.

Australian Women Writer’s Challenge

Goal: 50

  1. Little Gem by Anna Zobel Read 2020, Reviewed 2021)
  2. Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford
  3. Elizabeth and Elizabeth by Sue Williams
  4. Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt
  5. Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead by R.A. Spratt
  6. Friday Barnes:  Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt
  7. Friday Barnes: Never Fear by R.A. Spratt
  8. Friday Barnes: No Escape by R.A. Spratt
  9. Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark
  10. Shiver by Allie Reynolds
  11. Loner by Georgina Young
  12. The Plastic Throne by Amani Uduman and Kera Bruton
  13. The Ghost Squad by Sophie Masson
  14. My Bird Bertie by Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan
  15. Vernon the Penguin by Natashia Curtin
  16. Lola Online: The Secret Upstairs Fan Club Party by Shannan and Tayla Steadman
  17. Penguin Bloom by Chris Kunz, adapted from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps
  18. Let’s Count: One to Ten and Back Again: Ten Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington
  19. Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson
  20. What Zola Did on Thursday by Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson
  21. Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston
  22. The Flying Angel by Vikki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit
  23. The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin
  24. Introducing D’Lila La Rue by Nette Hilton and A. Yi
  25. The Golden Tower by Belinda Murrell
  26. Fish Kid and the Turtle Torpedo by Kylie Howarth
  27. The Wind and the Mouse by Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre
  28. The Quicksand Pony by Alison Lester
  29. Cuckoo’s Flight by Wendy Orr
  30. Firewatcher: Vigil by Kelly Gardiner
  31. The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor
  32. The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie
  33. Huda and Me by H. Hayek
  34. Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar by Jane Smith
  35. Princess Benjamina has a Very Cheeky Bum by Claire Hooper
  36. House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
  37. The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions by Kerry Greenwood
  38. The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird
  39. The French Gift by Kirsty Manning
  40. One Italian Summer by Pip Williams
  41. The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn
  42. Paws by Kate Foster
  43. Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French
  44. The Vanishing at the Small Castle (The Butter O’Bryan Mysteries) by Jackie French
  45. Heroes of the Secret Underground by Susanne Gervay
  46. Move that Mountain by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton
  47. The Husband Poisoner: Suburban Women who Killed in Post-World War II Sydney by Tanya Bretherton
  48. Everything We Keep by Di Walker
  49. Traffic: A Sandi Kent Mystery by Robin Gregory
  50. Michaela Mason’s Big List of 23 Worries by Alexa Moses
  51. Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne
  52. The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer
  53. Drum Roll, Please…it’s Stevie Louise! By Tanya Hennessy
  54. A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr
  55. I Really Want a Pet by Jackie Hosking
  56. Winner, Winner, Bin Chicken Dinner by Kate and Jol Temple
  57. Night Ride into Danger by Jackie French
  58. Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer
  59. Pet Sitters: Gus makes a Fuss by Ella Shine
  60. The Colour of Music by Lisa Tiffen and Matt Ottley
  61. Stealing Time by Rebecca Bowyer
  62. Eliza Vanda’s Button Box by Emily Rodda
  63. Pawcasso by Remy Lai
  64. Pet Sitters: Purple Panic by Ella Shine
  65. The Right Way to Rock by Nat Amoore
  66. Digging up Dirt by Pamela Hart
  67. Pet Sitters: Tony Takes Off by Ella Shine
  68. Pet Sitters: Glitter Jitters by Ella Shine
  69. How To Make a Pet Monster: Flummox by Lili Wilkinson
  70. Little Gem and the Mysterious Letters by Anna Zobel
  71. Secrets my Father Kept by Rachel Givney
  72. Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright
  73. The Painting by Alison Booth
  74. The Only One in the World by Narelle M Harris (editor)
  75. The Boy Who Stepped Through Time by Anna Ciddor
  76. The Bark Book by Victoria McKinlay
  77. Lucy and Copper by Mandy Foot
  78. The Snow Pony by Alison Lester
  79. A Perfect Pig by Katrin Dreiling
  80. Mertales: The Best Friend Promise by Rebecca Timmis
  81. The Lion Who Came to Stay by Victoria McKinlay (based on a true story)
  82. The Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly
  83. A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati
  84. Rollo’s Wet Surprise by Penny Macoun
  85. Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt
  86. Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: The Lady with the Lamp by Jane Smith
  87. Alice-Miranda in Egypt by Jacqueline Harvey
  88. Fish Kid and the Mega Manta Ray by Kylie Howarth
  89. The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad
  90. Skin Deep by Hayley Lawrence
  91. Meet Ella: Spotty Puppy by Rebecca McRitchie
  92. Meet Ella: New Teacher by Rebecca McRitchie
  93. The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven and Reeve Mystery by A.L. Tait
  94. Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn
  95. Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells
  96. Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries) by Katherine Kovacic
  97. Hello World by Lisa Shanahan
  98. Ella and Olivia: Family Fun Forever by Yvette Poshoglian
  99. Ella at Eden: Camp Midnight by Laura Sieveking
  100. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
  101. The Magnificent Hercules Quick by Ursula Dubosarsky
  102. The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna
  103. It’s Not You, It’s Me by Gabrielle Williams
  104. Michaela Mason’s Big List of Camp Worries by Alexa Moses
  105. Home by Karen Hendriks
  106. When Days Tilt (Time Catchers #1) by Karen Ginnane
  107. The School of Talking Pets by Kelli Anne Hawkins
  108. Drover by Neridah McMullin and Sarah Anthony
  109. The Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea: It’s Owl Right by Renee Treml
  110. The What on Earth Institute of Wonder by Lisa Nicol
  111. Monkey’s Great Adventures: Afloat in Venice by Tina Wilson (words and pictures), Joan Wilson (knitting) and Matt Ottley (music)
  112. Coco and the Bee by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston
  113. Lola Out Loud: The Recipe for Disaster by Shannan and Tayla Stedman
  114. The Wattle Island Book Club by Sandie Docker
  115. What Zola did on Friday by Melina Marchetta
  116. What Zola did on Saturday by Melina Marchetta
  117. What Zola did on Sunday by Melina Marchetta
  118. Mertales: The Daring Reef Rescue by Rebecca Timmis
  119. The Housemate by Sarah Bailey
  120. Wandi by Favel Parrett
  121. Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee
  122. Kensy and Max: Take Down by Jacqueline Harvey
  123. Australia Remembers: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer
  124. Glint of Gold by Kate McGann and Patricia Ward
  125. Sass and Traz Save the Library by Michelle Worthington
  126. Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad
  127. The Monster of Her Age by Danielle Binks
  128. The Magic of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt
  129. The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn by Kate Gordon
  130. Christmas always Comes by Jackie French
  131. Deltora Quest: 21st Anniversary Edition by Emily Rodda
  132. The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty
  133. Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie
  134. Kensy and Max: High Voltage by Jacqueline Harvey
  135. Ella at Eden: The School Spy by Laura Sieveking
  136. The Spy’s Wife by Fiona McIntosh
  137. The Freedom of Birds by Stephanie Parkyn
  138. Fancy Meeting You Here by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus
  139. Well, Hello: Meanderings from the World of Chat 10, Looks 3 by Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales
  140. No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French
  141. Bad Habits by Sarah Evans
  142. Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park
  143. Grace’s Escape by Louise Park
  144. Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking
  145. Ollie and Bea: Owl Be Back by Renee Treml
  146. Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger by Louisa Bennet
  147. Ella and Olivia: The New Baby by Yvette Poshoglian
  148. Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman
  149. The World Between Blinks: Rebellion of the Lost by Amie Kaufman ad Ryan Graudin (Read 2021, Reviewed 2022)


4 thoughts on “Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021”

    1. Yes, me too. Some were quiz books so I didn’t get a chance to review them. And thank you. I’m hoping for a cracking start to the year as I’m trying to keep on top of my review books again. I say that every year.

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