Aussie Author Challenges Completion and Sign Up, 2012 and 2013

This year I signed up to my Aussie Author Challenge 2012 at the Dinky-Di level:

Read and review 12 books by at least 6 different Australian authors

I also signed up to the complementary 2012 Australian Women Writers Challenge at the Devoted Eclectic Miles Level:

6 books, many genres

   Aussie Author Challenge 2012   2012 Australian Women Writers Challenge

Here is an inventory of reviews written by me during 2012 of titles by Australian authors:

Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor  In The Winter Dark by Tim Winton  Sink or Swim by Ross Collier  Love in the Years of Lunacy by Mandy Sayer

Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor

In the Winter Dark by Tim Winton

Sink or Swim by Ross Collier

Love in the Years of Lunacy by Mandy Sayer

   Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital  Zen Queen by Kirsty McManus  Five Bells by Gail Jones  Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital

Zen Queen by Kirsty McManus

Five Bells by Gail Jones

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

 Graven Images by Ray Norris  Paws1  Flavours of Melbourne by Jonette George  No Remorse by Ian Walkley

Graven Images by Ray Norris

Paws by Kathy Finikakos

Flavours of Melbourne by Jonette George and Daniele Wilton

No Remorse by Ian Walkley

   The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen  The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman  Assassin by Tara Moss  Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse

The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen

The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman

Assassin by Tara Moss

Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse

    Tug of War by Ross Collier   Velocity by Steve Worland   Las Vegas for Vegans by A S Patric

Tug of War by Ross Collier

Velocity by Steve Worland

Las Vegas for Vegans by AS Patric

In summary, in 2012 I personally read and reviewed 19 books by Australian authors:

- 10 were authored by women

- 1 was non-fiction and another a collection of short stories, the rest novels

- 18 different authors are represented

- 4 were audiobooks

- fiction genres represented include: Literature, Chick Lit, Romance, Drama, Action-Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Historical, Fantasy

Meaning I more than completed the Aussie Author and Australian Women Writers challenges set.

The following titles also authored by Australians were reviewed by my guest reviewers:

        Australian Wine Vintages 2013     Produce to Platter - Yarra Valley and The Dandenongs - George and Wilson    Adventures of a Compulsive Traveller by Dominic Dunne

Australian Wine Vintages Guide 2013 by Robert Geddes

Produce to Platter: Yarra Valley and The Dandenongs by Jonette George and Daniele Wilton

Adventures of a Compulsive Traveller by Dominic Dunne

So, am I signing up for these challenges again? Of course.

Aussie Author Challenge 2013   Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013

Quite predictably, I am committing to the Fair Dinkum Level of my own Aussie Author Challenge 2013:

- Read and review 12 books by Australian Authors
- Ensure at least 4 of the authors are male, at least 4 of the authors are female and at least 4 of the authors are new to you
- Ensure at least 2 of the books are non-fiction and at least 4 fiction genres are represented amongst your 12 titles.

Balanced and diverse reading is the objective

And, I am committing to the Miles level of the 2013 Australian Women Writers Challenge:

Read 6 – review at least 4. But, since I review every book I read here on Booklover Book Reviews, I am altering that to ‘reviewing all 6′.

How many Australian authors did you read in 2012?

Are you signing up to these challenges in 2013?

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