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Lizzy's comments from the Australian Women Writers Challenge group.

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Feb 14, 2017 06:57PM

59176 Thanks for posting this, Brenda!
Feb 14, 2017 06:56PM

59176 My 10th book for #aww2017, The Permanent Resident by Roanna Gonsalves. In this collection of well-written and witty stories, Gonsalves casts a forensic eye over human pretensions and aspirations. The stories feature a range of characters, both Indian- and Australian-born, and few come out unscathed.

The Permanent Resident by Roanna Gonsalves
Feb 08, 2017 09:30PM

59176 Ninth book for #aww2017, The Convict's Daughter: The Scandal that Shocked a Colony by Kiera Lindsey.

A rollicking good yarn that I took for historical fiction when I borrowed it from the library, but which turns about to be the biography of a "currency lass", Mary Ann Gill, whose suitor is charged with her abduction in 1848 when she leaves runs away from home at aged fifteen in order to marry him.

The Convict's Daughter The Scandal that Shocked a Colony by Kiera Lindsey
Feb 08, 2017 09:25PM

59176 Eighth book for #AWW2017 The Milwood Mystery by Jeannie Lockett, published in The Australian Town and Country Journal 1876-77.
Feb 03, 2017 08:48PM

59176 Seventh book for #aww2017 Promise by Sarah Armstrong - a gripping story. Raises lots of ethical issues about child protection. Not a comfortable read for me.

My review here.

Promise by Sarah Armstrong
59176 I don't know how many I'll get to do, but I'm kicking off with Jeannie Lockett's The Millwood Mystery, serialised in Australian Town and Country Journal in 1886-87.
Jan 28, 2017 10:07PM

59176 Sixth book for #AWW2017, An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire. A pretty tough read!

My review here.

An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire
Jan 19, 2017 12:31PM

59176 Fifth book for #AWW2017: The Woman Next Door by Liz Byrski - a story of friendship and neighbours, and a portrait of different kinds of love. Highly recommended.

My review here.

The Woman Next Door by Liz Byrski
Jan 15, 2017 07:10PM

59176 Fourth book for #AWW2017. (Yes, I'm definitely procrastinating about my writing, but this one had been on hold at the library, so I just had to get it!)

Where The Light Falls by Gretchen Shirm.

A well-written study of grief and loss, and portrait of an artist-photographer.

My review here.

Where The Light Falls by Gretchen Shirm
Jan 14, 2017 06:48PM

59176 Third book for #AWW2017, Dangerous to Know by Anne Buist. Every bit as compelling as the first in the series, Medea's Curse.

My review.

Dangerous to Know (Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist, #2) by Anne Buist
Jan 11, 2017 12:41AM

59176 Glad you've found the challenge, Marie (and Helena). Hope it's fun!
Jan 11, 2017 12:39AM

59176 My second book for the 2017 AWW challenge, Medea's Curse by Anne Buist. A compelling read for lovers of psychological suspense. My short review here.

Medea's Curse (Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist, #1) by Anne Buist
Jan 07, 2017 09:49PM

59176 My first AWW challenge read for the year: A Few Days in the Country: And Other Stories by Elizabeth Harrower.

Highly recommended. My review.

A Few Days in the Country And Other Stories by Elizabeth Harrower
Jan 07, 2017 02:35PM

59176 Alexandra wrote: "You've done a powerload of work Lizzy. I am very impressed :)"
Thanks, Alexandra! Hopefully, things will quieten down now once everyone is busy reading. :)
Jan 07, 2017 12:52PM

59176 Alexandra wrote: "What an amazing list to be sure. Has anyone else read The Australian newspaper today? Some non-fiction titles to watch out for are Nikki Gemmell's memoir After published by Harper Collins due in Ma..."

Added, thank you, Alexandra!
Jan 06, 2017 09:18PM

59176 Excellent, thanks, Brenda. I'll certainly add these to the list. (The list started out as adult fiction but I should add the other categories.)
Jan 06, 2017 05:32PM

59176 Thanks for posting the link, Brenda!
Jan 04, 2017 07:37PM

59176 Brenda wrote: "Happy reading Lizzy!"
Thanks, Brenda!
Jan 04, 2017 12:44PM

59176 I'm going for Franklin level this year, read 10 and review 6. This is a minimum sign up goal because I'm hoping to get back into some serious writing this year. If I manage more, it'll be a bonus (or because I'm procrastinating with my writing!).
59176 Anna wrote: "I thought I might sneak in one more book for 2016 but I think it will have to be my first one for 2017 instead!

I aimed to read at least 50 books and review at least 25 (this was the first year I..."


Congratulations, Anna! What a fantastic effort. I'm glad you're joining the challenge again next year.
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