Aussie Author Challenge – my progress in 2011

aussie+author+challenge+2011Can you believe it – it is June already!

High time to reflect upon my own progress in the 2011 Aussie Author Challenge.

As challenge host, I of course signed up to the TRUE BLUE challenge level rather than TOURIST.

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)

Books I’ve read in 2011 so far written by Australian authors:

QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS – Kerry Greenwood (my review)

DREAMS OF SPEAKING – Gail Jones (my review)

RHUBARB – Craig Silvey (my review)

THE BROKEN SHORE – Peter Temple (my review)

FALL GIRL – Toni Jordan (my review)

THE BIG ASK – Shane Maloney (my review)

And at the moment I’m listening to Kate Morton’s wonderful The Forgotten Garden.

So that’s 7 books by 7 different authors, so far…

Other books by Aussie Authors I’ll be reading in the coming months include:

OSCAR AND LUCINDA – Peter Carey 

AVENUE OF ETERNAL PEACE – Nicholas Jose

THREE DOLLARS – Elliot Perlman

AFTER  THE FIRE, A STILL SMALL VOICE – Evie Wyld

THE FIVE GREATEST WARRIORS Matthew Reilly

MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT – Kerry Greenwood

See what other Aussie Author  Challenge participants have been reading on the 2011 Aussie Author Challenge Page!

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  1. Tony – Yes, Silvey is a must read. I’ve resisted watching the ‘Three Dollars’ movie because I wanted to read the book. I was blown away by his ‘Seven Types of Ambiguity’ when I read it years ago, so have high hopes for this one too. Will keep an eye out for that new one – thanks!

  2. I definitely want to read something of Silvey’s before the end of the challenge. My trouble, as was the case last year, is that I’ll end up needing to read more than twelve to get to nine authors – so far it’s ten books by only six different writers ;)

    ‘Three Dollars’ is one to look forward to – I love Elliot Perlman, and I did hear that he possibly has a new book coming out this year (although I’m not holding my breath!).