I’ve fallen into the challenge pretty hard now, heading quickly past 30 books for both Squirm’s challenge and my own. I think my obsession with the Our Australian Girls series is pretty clear, but it’s been interesting to look at other books in the children’s and young adult’s categories – and I have quite a few more lined up for the future. I also discovered my copies of Fair Dinkum Histories among my teaching books, and was pleased to find out that they were as good as I remembered.
When it comes to Squirm’s books, I’ve discovered a couple of firm new favourite authors including Frances Watts. We also enjoyed the $2 books which came with the Courier and Sunday Mail, which included two Australian Women Writers among them (with a total of four books).
There are times, though, when I feel like I might be getting too wrapped up in the challenge, and reading so many books by Australian Women Writers is leaving me with no time to read any other books – or a guilty feeling when I do read other books. I’m not sure if that’s a personal quirk of mine – getting so wrapped up in the challenge – or something that other people also feel.
Subversive Reader Books
- 23. Meet Alice by Davina Bell
- 24. Salt Rain by Sarah Armstrong
- 25. Violent Exposure by Katherine Howell
- 26. Gold, Graves and Glory by Jackie French
- 27. Alice and the Apple Blossom Fair by Davina Bell
- 28. Meet Lina by Sally Rippin
- 29. Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester
- 30. Alice of Peppermint Grove by Davina Bell
- 20. Kisses for Daddy by Frances Watts (Reviewed)
- 21. Goodnight Mice by Frances Watts
- 22. Lets Go Visiting by Sue Williams
- 23. Bobbie Dazzler by Margaret Wild
- 24. Stickybeak by Hazel Edwards
- 25. There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake by Hazel Edwards
- 26. Hunwick’s Egg by Mem Fox
- 27. Koala Lou by Mem Fox
- 28. A Rat in a Stripy Sock by Frances Watts
- 29. Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books by Frances Watts
- 30. Ruby Roars by Margaret Wild