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:
- 2010 Aussie Author Challenge – Book Review List
- Aussie Author in Focus Series – Markus Zusak, John Marsden, Geraldine Brooks, David Malouf, Kate Grenville
- Wikipedia’s list of Australian Writers
- Miles Franklin literary award winners (and shortlisted titles from 1987, longlisted titles from 2005)
- AbeBooks Best Australian Authors List.
My reasons to join this challenge:
- I do have Australian ancestors
- I already have scheduled to read Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore
- I’m interested on Michael Robotham’s psychological thrillers, maybe The Suspect
- I very much enjoyed Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland and I’m keen to try Diamond Dove
- That makes three
- The three books needed for the TOURIST level
Want to join us? Try also Australian Crime Fiction Database