So, I’ve signed up for the Australian Women Writers 2012 National Year of Reading Challenge, because it seems like a worthy way to help celebrate 2012 as the National Year of Reading.
I’m going to be an official dabbler, reading across more than one genre, and I’m setting the bar at the Franklin level of challenge — 10 books. And here’s the likely suspects:
1. The Shattered City, Tansy Rayner Roberts
2. The Courier’s New Bicycle, Kim Westwood
3. Burn Bright, Marianne de Pierres
4. The Road, Catherine Jinks
5. Frantic, Katherine Howell
6-9. I figure the Twelfth Planet Press Twelve Planets titles will fill these spots, but if not, I’ll slot Kimberley Freeman’s Duet in there (I can see her shaking her head at me now).
10. Carpentaria, Alexis Wright.
What a great kick in the pants to catch up on some reading I’ve been meaning to do for ages!
If spec fic’s your thing, or you’d like to sample it, then Tansy Rayner Roberts has assembled a list of award-winning Aussie women’s titles to plunder, and the AWW site also has multi-genre suggestions, too.