#aww2020 · wrap up

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2020 Complete Post

Welcome to my official wrap up post of the 2020 Australian Women Writers Challenge. I joined #aww2020 with a personal goal of 150 books to read and review for the challenge. I logged in my last official review for the challenge on the 30th December 2020. According to my records, my final stats reveal that I read and reviewed 140 books by Australian Women Writers. Although I’m pleased with this end result, unfortunately I fell short of 10 books to meet my overall goal.  I aim to be less ambitious in 2021 and I will only sign up for this challenge so fingers crossed I meet my goal for #aww2021.

For interested readers, I have included a list, along with review links for all the books I logged in for the 2020 Australian Women Writers Challenge, which I am pleased to announce is officially closed!

  1. The Women in Black by Madeleine St John
  2. The House of Wishes by Jenn J. McLeod
  3. The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon
  4. Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss
  5. Beyond the Horizon by Ella Carey
  6. Simmering Season by Jenn J. McLeod
  7. Maggie’s Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley
  8. Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch
  9. Up on Horsehsoe Hill by Penelope Janu
  10. The Great Divide by L.J.M. Owen
  11. The Lawson Sisters by Janet Gover
  12. The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel
  13. The Sunrise Girl by Lisa Wolstenholme
  14. The Life She Chooses by Maggie Christensen
  15. Riptides by Kirsten Alexander
  16. Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine
  17. Desire Lines by Felicity Volk
  18. The Boundary Fence by Alissa Callen
  19. Going Under by Sonia Henry
  20. Second Sight by Aoife Clifford
  21. The Daughter of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner
  22. I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley
  23. Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer
  24. The River Home by Hannah Richell
  25. The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper
  26. The Shelley Bay Ladies Swimming Circle by Sophie Green
  27. Amber and Alice by Janette Paul
  28. The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker
  29. The Weekend by Charlotte Wood
  30. The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke
  31. Last Bridge Before Home by Lily Malone
  32. Frankie Pants & Mr Fox by Helen Lear
  33. The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld
  34. Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans
  35. What a lot of Nonsense by Sheena Knowles
  36. The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal
  37. Where the Truth Lies by Karina Kilmore
  38. The Fence by Meredith Jaffe
  39. The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer
  40. The Shifting Landscape by Katherine Kovacic
  41. The Cedar Tree by Nicole Alexander
  42. Whitethorne by Nene Davies
  43. The Long Road Home by Fiona McCallum
  44. The Good Woman of Renmark by Darry Fraser
  45. Below Deck by Sophie Hardcastle
  46. The Fragments by Toni Jordan
  47. The Killing Streets by Tanya Bretherton
  48. Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates
  49. No Small Shame by Christine Bell
  50. Missing William Tyrrell by Caroline Overington
  51. Walking by Kim Kelly
  52. Maralinga by Judy Nunn
  53. Painting in the Shadows by Katherine Kovacic
  54. The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester
  55. Summer at Urchin’s Bluff by Eliza Bennetts
  56. The Drop-Off by Fiona Harris
  57. When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard
  58. Who We Were by B.M. Carroll
  59. The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland
  60. Fool Me Once by Karly Lane
  61. The One by Kaneana May
  62. Follow After Me by Allison Marlow Paterson
  63. Jane in Love by Rachel Givney
  64. Sheerwater by Leah Swann
  65. Prey by L.A. Larkin
  66. The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks
  67. Sixty Seconds by Jesse Blackadder
  68. A Treacherous Country by K.M. Kruimink
  69. The Upside of Over by J.D. Barrett
  70. The Spill by Imbi Neeme
  71. Just an Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe
  72. Midwife on the Orient Express by Fiona McArthur
  73. Alexandra Rose and her icy-cold toes by Monique Mulligan
  74. The Stockman’s Secret by Mandy Magro
  75. Where the Dead Go by Sarah Bailey
  76. Blame by Nicole Trope
  77. The Goldminer’s Sister by Alison Stuart
  78. Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell
  79. The Yield by Tara June Winch
  80. Fled by Meg Keneally
  81. The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning
  82. Death on the Derwent by Robin Bowles
  83. The Postmistress by Alison Stuart
  84. The Safe Place by Anna Downes
  85. The Life She Wants by Maggie Christensen
  86. After Goodbye by Teena Raffa
  87. Kick the Dust by Rhonda Forrest
  88. Croc Country by Kerry McGinnis
  89. The Beautiful Mother by Katherine Scholes
  90. Goodbye Newsroom by Michelle Prak
  91. The Life She Finds by Maggie Christensen
  92. Tiny White Lies by Fiona Palmer
  93. The Sister’s Gift by Barbara Hannay
  94. The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy
  95. The Women’s Pages by Victoria Purman
  96. The Bush Telegraph by Fiona McArthur
  97. Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
  98. Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham
  99. The Stockman’s Daughter by Jacquie Underdown
  100. The Things She Owned by Katherine Tamiko Arguile
  101. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
  102. Rival Sisters by Louise Guy 
  103. The Farm at Peppertree Crossing by Leonie Kelsall
  104. Punch and Judy by Kelly Van Nelson
  105. The McCalister Legacy by Nicole Hurley-Moore
  106. Her Last Words by Kim Kelly
  107. The Healer by Allison Butler
  108. I Give My Marriage a Year by Holly Wainwright
  109. The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon
  110. The Silk House by Kayte Nunn
  111. The Lost Girls by Ava Benny-Morrison
  112. The Godmothers by Monica McInerney
  113. Climbing Fear by Leisl Leighton
  114. The Wreck by Meg Keneally
  115. The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh
  116. An Unusual Boy by Fiona Higgins
  117. Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson
  118. The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart
  119. Second Chance Lane by Nicola Marsh
  120. Across the Water by Ingrid Alexandra
  121. The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
  122. The Shearer’s wife by Fleur McDonald
  123. The Cartographer’s Secret by Tea Cooper
  124. Home Sweet Home by Mandy Magro
  125. Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty
  126. The Road to Ironbark by Kaye Dobbie
  127. Misconception by Rebecca Freeborn
  128. The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra
  129. The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell
  130. Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell
  131. The Family Inheritance by Tricia Stringer
  132. Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott
  133. The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra
  134. The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie
  135. The Narrows by Nene Davies
  136. The Survivors by Jane Harper
  137. Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee
  138. The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill
  139. Writing the Dream by Serenity Press
  140. Christmas Among the Gum Trees by Jennie Jones, Susanne Bellamy, Lauren K. McKellar, Nicole Flockton and Ainslie Paton

That’s a wrap! What a reading journey it has been, with such a great selection books written by our talented group of Australian Women Writers. I can’t wait to see what 2021 holds reading wise. I am again pledging my support of the Australian Women Writers Challenge for 2021, so stay tuned for my official sign up post!


Mrs B

6 thoughts on “Australian Women Writers Challenge 2020 Complete Post

    1. Thank you so much Shelleyrae, I did feel disappointed that I was just ten books short of that goal, but I really loved the opportunity to read all those great books! Happy reading to you for 2021!


  1. Congratulations! 140 books for this challenge alone is phenomenal. That’s more than my total reading all year, I’m in awe. Thanks for joining us again next year and for all your work behind the scenes the last few years! Cheers to a new reading year!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words, it means a lot to me! It was quite pleasing when I put the list together, I’m still annoyed at myself for falling those ten books short of my set goal! I blame the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge which I am steering very clear from in the future!

      And my pleasure, it has been an amazing journey with AWW behind the scenes, a great opportunity!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Emma, yes it is quite a list when I sat down to type it out. I’m still a little disappointed I was 10 books short in the end of my goal, but proud of all the books I read! I hope you have wonderful and productive year of reading ahead!


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