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And that was 2014

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Well, here we are, end of the year. Already. I did review six books for the Australian Women Writers review challenge, as I said I would, in a year where I moved twice and made a huge life change …. at times it felt like a bit of a burden to do the reviews in the middle of all the everything, but it did get me looking at books I may otherwise have missed.

The six books reviewed were:

The Sinkings by Amanda Curtin

Inherited by Amanda Curtin

Questions of Travel by Michelle de Krester

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsythe

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor.

I enjoyed every one of these books and absolutely loved four of them.  I’m not sure I love reviewing, but it’s good practice and makes me think.

to make the ten I committed to, (plus one) I also read:

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Morairty

The Engagement by Chloe Hooper

Cusp by Josephine Wilson

A New Map of the Universe by Annabel Wilson

The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy

On reflection, if I can do the reviews in a year as big as 2014 has been , well …  I could do it again in 2015. Stay posted!

Happy New Year!

Karen M.

Author: Karen M

I am a lifelong reader and a more recent writer. I took up the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014, to join all those helping to raise the profile, hopefully worldwide, of our very own fine women writers. I'm doing it again this year because it's still a great cause and there are still a lot of great Australian women's work to read! I'm doing the Franklin again, 10 to be read, six to be reviewed. I found last year, that my reading needs to be free to roam across genres, authors, and all the rest. So, ten books and six reviews might should be manageable and I might even do more :). Reviews of other books that aren't written by Australian women are over at Goodreads ... tho' I'm not nearly so committed to writing them :)

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