It seems like I’ve really jumped quickly out of the gate on this one – which is how I tend to approach things at the beginning of the year. It’s possible that things will slacken in a month or two. Alternately, because I’m keeping a public record, I might actually be able to keep this up all year.
This week, I completed and reviewed four AWW books for myself, and read three AWW books to Squirm. The books for Squirm were completely coincidental – they just happened to be books I’d borrowed from the library before Christmas, which were written by Australian women. There are a lot of excellent picture books by Australian women writers and illustrators – there’s the big names of Mem Fox and Jackie French, of course, but I’m also coming across other familiar names like Tania Cox (her With Nan is still a big time favourite of mine) who I enjoy reading very much.
For my own reading, I found that the challenge has already moved me out of my ‘traditional’ comfort zone, and I’ve read two speculative fiction books! I also read a contemporary adult book and a contemporary young adult book. Out of the fours books, one was disappointing, but I enjoyed the other three very much (and I’m really looking forward to a reread of one.)
Subversive Reader Books Read and Reviewed
- 1. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
- 2. Love and Romanpunk by Tansy Rayner Roberts
- 3. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier
- 4. Cathy in Washington by Penny Tangey
Squirm Books Read
- 1. Baby by Tania Cox
- 2. A Giraffe in the Bath by Mem Fox
- 3. Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox