Well, technically there is still 4 days left of 2019 so there is still time for me to do a little more AWW2019 reading but I have to be really honest with myself. I very much doubt I will get another book completed and as it stands quite a chunk of my 2019 reading hasn’t been reviewed yet and so will probably not be counted until the AWW2020 Challenge.

Really, what I should be doing right now is writing reviews and trying to get caught up before the end of the year instead of writing this post but I also need to go and try to count how many books I even read.

2019 has been a year of great change for me so though I have been reading more, my reviewing has really suffered. I think perhaps I will make that a resolution for 2020….. to make a conscious effort to keep up with my reviews so that it doesn’t get to the point where I am 7 reviews behind.

I settled back into life as a working mum, now a mum of 4. I sent another off to school, left my long term position writing for Beauty and Lace and started my own blog. I’m still learning when it comes to my blog because in all my time reviewing I only ever had to worry about writing the reviews, all the behind the scenes stuff was done. Now that’s up to me as well.

I am still trying to find a new groove, and I’ll get there, but for now I’m just concentrating on spending more time reading and working on the balance.

In 2019 I opted for a set my own challenge and aimed to read and review 50 books by Australian Women Writer’s, even though I didn’t quite make that number in 2018.

Let’s go see what I actually managed to get through.

According to Goodreads, of the 35 books that I have logged as read in 2019 there are 25 by Australian Women Writers. It may only be half of my goal but in the scheme of what I’ve read that’s a pretty hefty percentage.

I’m not really sure that I want to go and check out the reviewed tally because I think it will be quite paltry, but at least it will boost next years numbers ;). I did get a little lenient on myself though and have only pledged to read 20 in 2020.

This count could be a little tricky, because I’ve been through a few name changes on the AWW reviewer list, let’s hope I can catch them all.

Hmmm…. I’m not convinced. I can only find 11 books reviewed by me logged on the Australian Women Writer’s database. I’m not sure what happened to the rest of them but I’m going to have to write them off and look to the future.

2020 will be my year of keeping up….. hopefully.

Books Read for AWW2019
The Mother-in-Law – Sally Hepworth
The Lost Girls – Jennifer Spence
Amelia Chamelia and the Birthday Party – Laura Sieveking
The Round Yard – Alissa Callen
The French Photographer – Natasha Lester
Without a Doubt – Fleur McDonald
The Land Girls – Victoria Purman
Mr Right Now – Karly Lane
Under the Midnight Sky – Anna Romer
Something in the Wine – Tricia Stringer
The Ex – Nicola Moriarty
Rogue – A.J. Betts
Matters of the Heart – Fiona Palmer
Heart of the Cross – Emily Madden
The Model Wife – Tricia Stringer
Long Way Home – Nicola Marsh
Just One Wish – Rachael Johns
Every Time He Dies – Tara East
Starting from Now – Fleur McDonald
The Silver Creek – Alissa Callen
House of Wishes – Jenn J McLoed
Christmas at Remarkable Bay – Victoria Purman
Up On Horseshoe Hill – Penelope Janu
Undara – Annie Seaton
Return to Stringybark Creek – Karly Lane

Reviews Logged for the AWW2019 Challenge
Nature of the Lion – T.M. Clark
The Mother-in-Law – Sally Hepworth
The Land Girls – Victoria Purman
Something in the Wine – Tricia Stringer
Every Time He Dies – Tara East
Heart of the Cross – Emily Madden
Matters of the Heart – Fiona Palmer
The Model Wife – Tricia Stringer
Just One Wish – Rachael Johns
Long Way Home – Nicola Marsh
The Memory Tree – Jennifer Scoullar

So, that even has books reviewed that weren’t in my Goodreads count… takes me up to 26.

One day I might go back and look for the rest of those reviews and get them logged but it won’t be today; and it probably won’t be for this challenge.

Hehe, it will help my numbers for the next one though.

Happy Reading and happy new year.

I would love to hear how your reading and challenges went in 2019.