2011 Aussie Author Challenge

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Hosted by Booklover Book Reviews, the 2011 Aussie Author Challenge rules are as follows:

Challenge period:  1 January 2011 -  31 December 2011
Objective: Read and review books written by Australian Authors – physical books, ebooks and audiobooks, fiction and non-fiction!
Challenge Levels: TOURIST or TRUE BLUE!
TOURIST – Read and review 3 books by 3 different Aussie Authors
TRUE BLUE – Read and review 12 books by Australian authors (at least 9 different authors)
True Blue is Australian slang meaning ‘the real thing’. Listen/watch this music video of the iconic Australian song "True Blue" written and sung by John Williamson.
How to Join
1. Write a challenge sign-up post on your blog. In that post provide a link to this page and add challenge button to your sidebar, linking the button to this page so others can easily join in the fun.
2. Add your name and the direct link to your AUSSIE AUTHOR CHALLENGE Sign-Up post in the Challenge Sign-Up Link List below, so myself and other challenge participants can check in and say hi!
3. Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, share this with other challenge participants by adding a direct link to the Challenge Book Review Link List below.
4. When you have completed the challenge, add a link to your completion to the Completion Post List Link List below.
Need help deciding which Aussie Authors are going to be on your list? Here are just some places to start:

My reasons to join this challenge:

  1. I do have Australian ancestors
  2. I already have scheduled to read Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore
  3. I’m interested on Michael Robotham’s psychological thrillers, maybe The Suspect
  4. I very much enjoyed Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland and I’m keen to try Diamond Dove
  5. That makes three
  6. The three books needed for the TOURIST level

Want to join us? Try also Australian Crime Fiction Database

How to choose what to read next: 2011 International Dagger Speculation (3)

In my series ‘How to choose what to read next’ I bring up today the list provided by Karen at Euro Crime HERE.

So far I’ve read Ernesto Mallo – Needle in a Haystack, Petros Markaris – Basic Shareholder, Henning Mankell – The Troubled Man, Teresa Solana – A Short Cut to Paradise, Domingo Villar – Death on a Galician Shore.

I have scheduled already: Roslund-Hellstrom – Three Seconds, for the 2011 Global Reading Challenge.

I expect to find time to read at least: Andrea Camilleri – The Wings of the Sphinx, Karin Fossum – Bad Intentions, Marek Krajewski – The Phantoms of Breslau, Hakan Nesser – The Inspector and Silence, Jo Nesbo – The Leopard, Fred Vargas – An Uncertain Place, Johan Theorin – The Quarry.

Other authors/books I’m interested in: Andrea Maria Schenkel – Bunker, Massimo Carlotto – Bandit Love, Bernhard Schlink – The Gordian Knot, Simone van der Vlugt – Shadow Sister, Lars Kepler – The Hypnotist, Yrsa Sigurdardottir – Ashes to Dust, Camilla Ceder – Frozen Moment, Jan Costin Wagner – Silence, Pablo de Santis – Voltaire’s Calligrapher, Liza Marklund – Red Wolf, amongst others.

There’s work ahead to do and no time to lose.