This challenge, as you’ll see at the webpage , is to reverse the gender bias in the reviewing of Australian women’s writing; the challenge is from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012.
My goal is to read 6 and review at least 3 books by Australian women writers.
My list (yet to be completed) includes:
Foal’s Bread, by Gillian Mears;
Tete a Tete: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, by Hazel Rowley;
All that I am, by Anna Funder;
The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney, by Henry Handel Richardson;
Lilian’s Story, by Kate Grenville;
The Man who Loved Children, by Christina Stead.
Some of these will be re-reads for me, some first dates.
My review of Foal’s Bread, by Gillian Mears, has already been posted.
I’m being a bit lazy, in including one book I’ve already reviewed for a newspaper (Foal’s Bread), one I’m half-way through (Tete a Tete), and three that are among my loved library of new and old books (guess which!). But then, I have a busy year of editing and my own writing ahead of me, so I’m economising, but also looking forward to revising some books that have been meaningful for me.