Australian Women Writers Challenge – 2012 – 2021

This post is pulling together some of the reviews that I have published on books read over the past 10 years that I have been participating in this challenge. I am truly in awe of some readers who manage very large totals each year. But this isn’t something that I have managed to do myself.

Please note that I didn’t write reviews for all of the books read.

So let’s look back over the past ten years:


String Bridge – Jessica Bell

Avoiding Mr Right – Anita Heiss


Stella Makes Good – Lisa Heidke

When My Husband Does the Dishes – Kerri Sackville

The Little Book of Anxiety – Kerri Sackville

Sarah Thornhill – Kate Grenville

Dancing to the Flute – Manisha Jolie Amin

The Hum of Sin Against Skin – Jessica Bell

The Book – Jessica Bell

A Rose for the Anzac Boys – Jackie French

The Secret Keeper – Kate Morton

Bitter like Orange Peel – Jessica Bell

Sunset Ridge – Nicole Alexander

The Kensington Reptilarium – N.J. Gemmell


Diamonds are a Teen’s best friend – Allison Rushby

Naples: A Way of Love – Carla Coulson & Lisa Clifford

Tongue in Chic – Kirstie Clements

The Shadow Year – Hannah Richell

Down Outback Roads – Alissa Callen

Bet on it – Cheryl Adnams

Tiddas – Anita Heiss

The Wild Girl – Kate Forsyth

Tuscan Rose – Belinda Alexandra


It Started with a Kiss – Lisa Heidke

The Dangerous Bride – Lee Kofman

A life in frocks – Kelly Doust

The Soldier’s Wife – Pamela Hart


Snowy River Man – Lizzy Chandler

The War Bride – Pamela Hart

Practical Perfection – Kelly Exeter

The Paper House – Anna Spargo-Ryan


Relativity – Antonia Hayes

The Fifth Letter – Nicola Moriarty

Swimming Home – Mary Rose Maccoll

The Things we Keep – Sally Hepworth

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty


A Beautiful Dare – Natasha Lester

With Love from Miss Lily – A Christmas Story – Jackie French

Those Other Women – Nicola Moriarty

A Letter from Italy – Pamela Hart

The Mapmaker Chronicles 1 – A L Tait

The Memories of Us – Vanessa Carnevale

Bittersweet – Colleen McCullough

The Book Ninja – Ali Berg

first we make the beast beautiful – Sarah Wilson

Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty

A Recipe for Disaster – Belinda Missen


The Blood Countess – Tara Moss

The Enchanted April – Elizabeth Von Arnim

What I Like About Me – Jenna Guillaume

How to Write Your Blockbuster – Fiona McIntosh

One Summer in Santorini – Sandy Barker

The Lost Man – Jane Harper

Journey from Venice – a memoir – Ruth Cracknell

Fled – Meg Keneally

The Water Diviner – Meghan Wilson Anastasios

The Desert Nurse – Pamela Hart

The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker – Joanna Nell

The Ex Girlfriend – Nicola Moriarty

Unspoken – Kelly Rimmer


Gravity is the Thing – Jaclyn Moriarty

So You Want to be a Writer – Allison Tait/ Valerie Khoo

The Friendship Cure – Kate Leaver

A Sunset in Sydney – Sandy Barker

Loner – Georgina Young

That Night in Paris – Sandy Barker

The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home

Am I Black Enough for You – Anita Heiss

The Survivors – Jane Harper

Song and Dance – Pamela Hart


Go: A Memoir about Binge Drinking, self hatred and finding happiness – Jessica Bell

The Dry – Jane Harper

Force of Nature – Jane Harper

High Sobriety – Jill Stark

You Need to Know – Nicola Moriarty

The Yield – Tara June Winch

The True Story of Maddie Bright – Mary-Rose MacColl

Apples Never Fall – Liane Moriarty

Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay

The Christmas Swap – Sandy Barker