#AWW2020 My Completion Post

This year I have read (and written reviews) for 109 books by Australian women.  Eleven fewer than last year. Of these, 31 are non-fiction (bold) and I had noted that 8 were written by Indigenous women (italic)

  1. Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan

2.    When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

 3.    CRY: The Tears of a Girl from Birkenhead by Trish Ollman

 4.    A Girl from Birkenhead by Trish Ollman

 5.    White Throat (Clementine Jones #2) by Sarah Thornton

 6.    The Survivors by Jane Harper

 7.    Mother Tongue by Joyce Kornblatt

 8.    Songwoman by Ilka Tampke (Skin#2)

 9.    Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell

 10. The Wreck by Meg Keneally

 11. Dancing in My Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio by Kerry Highley

12. A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

 13. A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy

 14. My Tidda, My Sister by Marlee Silva

 15. The Edwards Street Baby Farm by Stella Budrikis

 16. The Cartographer’s Secret by Téa Cooper

 17. The Dressmaker’s Secret by Rosalie Ham

 18. The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

 19. The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell

 20. Here Until August by Josephine Rowe

 21. Dolores by Lauren Aimee Curtis

 22. An Unusual Boy by Fiona Higgins

 23. The Warrior, the Voyager and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire by Kate Fullagar

 24. The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

 25. A Clue for Clara by Lian Tanner

 26. The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

 27. Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson

 28. Diving into Glass by Caro Llewellyn

 29. The Family Inheritance by Tricia Stringer

 30. The First Time He Hit Her by Heidi Lemon

 31. The Killing Streets by Tanya Bretherton

 32. Something in the Wine by Tricia Stringer

 33. The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall

 34. In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the world by Danielle Clode

 35. Fresh Cuttings (selected by Sue Abbey and Sandra Phillips)

 36. The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson

 37. Top End Girl by Miranda Tapsell

 38. Women and Leadership by Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

 39. The Wasp and the Orchid by Danielle Clode

 40. Billings Better Bookstore and Brasserie by Fin J Ross

 41. Hunting the Wild Pineapple by Thea Astley

 42. Painting in the Shadows by Katherine Kovacic

 43. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

 44. Death on the Derwent: Sue Neill-Fraser’s story by Robin Bowles

 45. The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy

 46. Into the Night by Sarah Bailey (Gemma Woodstock #2)

 47. Where The Dead Go by Sarah Bailey

 48. A Treacherous Country by K.M. Kruimink

 49. Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

 50. Darkness for Light (Caleb Zelic #3) by Emma Viskic

 51. The Goldminer’s Sister by Alison Stuart

 52. The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

 53. The Safe Place by Anna Downes

 54. Deadman’s Track by Sarah Barrie

 55. Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin

 56. I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley

 57. Dragon’s Gate by Vivian Bi

 58. Pride against Prejudice by Ida West

 59. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

 60. The Service of Clouds by Delia Falconer

 61. The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay

 62. When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard

 63. One Life: My Mother’s Story by Kate Grenville

 64. Finding Ullagundahi Island by Fabienne Bayet-Charlton

 65. Royal Canberra Hospital by Janet Newman and Jennie Warren

 66. See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Violence by Jess Hill

 67. Present Tense by Natalie Conyer

 68. Prey by L.A. Larkin

 69. The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke

 70. The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassab

71. The Women’s Pages by Victoria Purman

 72. Poison and Light by Gillian Polack

73. Community of Thieves by Cassandra Pybus

74. Sustenance by Simone Lazaroo

75.Truganini by Cassandra Pybus

76. After She Wrote Him by Sulari Gentill

77. The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

78. Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

79. The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer

80. Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans

81. Sheerwater by Leah Swann

82. Where Fortune Lies by Mary-Anne O’Connor

83. Where the Truth Lies by Karina Kilmore

84. Long Way Home by Nicola Marsh

85. Back on the Wool Track by Michelle Grattan

86. Troppo by Madelaine Dickie

87. Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine

88. Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer

89. The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld

90. Dead Man Walking by Kate McClymont with Vanda Carson

91. Red Can Origami by Madelaine Dickie

92. The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell

93. Perhaps a Little Madness by C. J. Martin

94. The River Home by Hannah Richell

95. The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

96. Just an Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe

97. The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks 

98. Nothing New by Robyn Annear

99. Asbestos in Australia (edited by Lenore Layman and Gail Phillips)

100.   Island Story by Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood

 101.  The Changing Room by Christine Sykes

102.   The Shining Wall by Melissa Ferguson

 103.   The Cherry Picker’s Daughter by Kerry Reed-Gilbert

 104.   Shepherd by Catherine Jinks

 105.   Storytime – Growing up with books by Jane Sullivan

 106.   Field of Poppies by Carmel Bird

 107.   Watershed by Jane Abbott

 108.    The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

109.   Saltwater by Cathy McLennan


And in 2021?  I hope to include more non-fiction and more books by Indigenous women.

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