Welcome to the Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2022, now in our 13th year! Let’s make it an auspicious one for books by Australian writers. These days quality Australian literature can be found in all good bookstores around the world, so book lovers from all over the globe are invited to participate in this reading challenge. What better way to satisfy all that pent-up wanderlust from the comfort (and safety) of your reading chair!
2022 will be this challenge’s final year
My unreserved thanks to the many avid readers and loyal supporters that have made this reading challenge such a great success over the last 13 years.
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Whether you are a patriotic Australian, an aspiring or armchair tourist or simply an international reader wanting to discover some talented new writers and interact with passionate readers, the Aussie Author Challenge could be for you!
Aussie Author Reading Challenge Objective
The objective of this reading challenge is to showcase the quality and diversity of the books being produced by Australian authors.
This dedicated page here at Booklover Book Reviews will be your one-stop-shop for the challenge.
What is there to gain by participating in this Aussie book challenge?
- A link to every Australian book review you publish and link up below will be featured in the ‘Aussie Author Challenge Update’ section of our fortnightly Booklover Book Reviews Newsletter. Subscribe via this link.
- Being welcomed into a passionate group of book lovers, exposure to the diverse range of books being published by Australian writers, and we are sure, your next great read.
- Potentially be crowned this reading challenge’s inaugural annual ‘Aussie Booklover Legend’ and receive your choice of books from Book Depository up to $50AUD total value if you link up the greatest number of book reviews completed for the 2022 challenge.
Read on to decide which 2022 Aussie Author Challenge level suits you and how you can get involved…
Read and review 3 books written by Australian authors, of which at least 1 of those authors are female, at least 1 of those authors are male, and at least 1 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, any genre.
Read and review 6 books written by Australian authors, of which at least 2 of those authors are female, at least 2 of those authors are male, and at least 2 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 2 different genre.
Read and review 12 books written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 different genre.
Read and review 24 books written by Australian Authors of which at least 10 of those authors are female, at least 10 of those authors are male, and at least 10 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 4 different genre.
Tell the world you are committing to this reading challenge and at what level. You can do that either on your own website, Facebook, Twitter, or basically any form of social media. In that commitment provide a link to this page and where possible display our Aussie Author Challenge 2021 badge to show your support for this initiative.
Then register for the challenge by submitting the link to your challenge commitment using the ‘Challenge Registration Button’ below.
Each time you read and review a book for this challenge, please also link to this challenge homepage (and use #AussieAuthor22 on social media). Since not all bookworms are book bloggers, challenge participation will include thoughts about books that you have shared on Goodreads, LibraryThing, Instagram, Facebook or other social media channels. Add a link to wherever you shared your thoughts using the ‘Book Reviews Submission Button’ below so that other participants can read them also.
When you have completed this reading challenge, tell the world about that achievement (on your website/social media post). Then use the ‘Challenge Completion Button’ below to submit a link to that.
If you ever have any difficulties using the submission buttons/forms, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is very easy for me to fix duplicate entries etc in the back end – don’t worry, everyone makes them :)
Booklists you may find useful in planning your challenge reading:
- Browse all the titles by Aussie Authors featured on Booklover Book Reviews over the years, plus the many books by Aussie Writers in our ever-growing Book Wishlist
- Links to thousands of reviews of titles by Australian Authors written by participants of the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Aussie Author Challenge.
- Australian literary award-winning writers: Miles Franklin Award, The Age Book of the Year, Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Patrick White Award, Ned Kelly Awards, The Stella Prize, Aurealis Awards, The Davitt Awards
Aussie Author Book Reviews
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Clicking on this ‘Challenge Completion Button’ will open a form to enter your name and URL link. Please note it may take a little while before new information displays in the table above.