I have joined this challange and am going for Franklin-fantastic (read 10 and review at least 4 books)*. for more detals of this challange go to http://www.australianwomenwriters.com/p/australian-women-writers-book-challenge_25.html
Keen on romance, fantasy, crime, YA, literary, mainstream women’s fiction? Contemporary or historical? Memoir, other nonfiction or poetry?
Whatever your preference, whether you’re a fan of one genre or a "devoted eclectic", the 2012 Australian Women Writers Book Reading & Reviewing Challenge invites you to a year of the best of Australian women’s writing for the National Year of Reading.
Objective: This challenge hopes to help counteract the gender bias in reviewing and social media newsfeeds that has continued throughout 2011 by actively promoting the reading and reviewing of a wide range of contemporary Australian women’s writing. (See here for recent discussions on gender bias and here for the rationale behind the challenge and here for information on The Stella Prize.)
Readers should approach this challenge with a spirit of willingness. There are no failures, just personal goals. Reviews can be long or short, favourable or “this book is not for me”. Hopefully, along the way, we’ll all discover some future classics and perhaps a few surprises among genres we’re not familiar with. The main aim is to have fun.
Challenge period: 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2012
Goal: Read and review books written by Australian women writers throughout 2012, the National Year of Reading – hard copies, ebooks and audiobooks, new, borrowed or stumbled upon bybook-crossing.
Stella (read 3 and review at least 2 books)
Miles (read 6 and review at least 3)*
Franklin-fantastic (read 10 and review at least 4 books)*
* The higher levels should include at least one substantial length review