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Aussie Author Challenge 2011 – Wrap Up

aussie+author+challenge+20111What a crazy year 2011 has been! Thankfully in respect to reading it’s been a great one…

As host of the Aussie Author Challenge 2011, I thought it high time I posted my own challenge completion list.

During 2011 I read or listened to the following titles by Australian authors:

QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS – Kerry Greenwood

DREAMS OF SPEAKING – Gail Jones

RHUBARB – Craig Silvey

THE BROKEN SHORE – Peter Temple

FALL GIRL – Toni Jordan

THE BIG ASK – Shane Maloney

THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN – Kate Morton

THE FIVE GREATEST WARRIORS  – Matthew Reilly

THE CHICKEN THIEF – Fiona Leonard

OSCAR AND LUCINDA – Peter Carey

PEOPLE OF THE BOOK – Geraldine Brooks

HOUSE OF STICKS – Peggy Frew

AVENUE OF ETERNAL PEACE – Nicholas Jose

THE BOOK THIEF – Markus Zusak

MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, A Phryne Fisher Mystery – Kerry Greenwood

DE LUXE, A Jack Susko Mystery – Lenny Bartulin

UPSIDE DOWN INSIDE OUT – Monica McInerney (review coming soon)

SCARECROW AND THE ARMY OF THIEVES – Matthew Reilly (review coming soon)

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So that’s 18 books by 16 different Australian authors, 8 male and 8 female.

On that basis I have well and truly met the requirements for the TRUE BLUE level of participation in the challenge.

TRUE BLUE – Read and review 12 books by Australian authors (at least 9 different authors)

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Aussie Author Challenge 2012I do hope you all enjoyed the 2011 Aussie Author Challenge. Challenge participants provided links to almost 200 reviews of books by Australia authors. This list is a great reference point when choosing your next book.

The Aussie Author Challenge is back in 2012 for its third year, and is a great way to help fulfil that New Year’s resolution to read more books by Australian authors.

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