The last 2012 reading challenge that I'm signing up for is the Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading and Reviewing Challenge.
Earlier this year I read about the controversy surrounding the lack of women writers considered for major literary awards in Australia and it peaked my interest in exploring Australian women writers.
It also made me realize that I haven't read much from Down Under. Claire McNab is the only Australian writer I can think of that I've read. Unfortunately, the two mysteries that I read by her were set in the US. I have cousins in Australia and thought it would be a great way to learn a bit about their country.
I'm signing up at the Dabbler (read more than one genre) and Stella levels (read 3 and review at least 2 books) and plan to read books in the crime/mystery and literary categories.
For details about the challenge, click here.