Whether you are a patriotic Aussie, an aspiring or armchair tourist or simply an international reader wanting to discover some talented new authors with like-minded readers, this 2011 Aussie Author Challenge could be for you!
The 2010 Aussie Author Challenge was a great success with over 50 participants providing links to more than 130 reviews of books by Australian Authors.
Even as a born and bred Aussie, I simply have not read enough Aussie Authors, and in hosting this reading challenge I seek to right that wrong! :)
This year this special page here at Booklover Book Reviews will be your one-stop shop for the challenge, including a dedicated chatbox for this challenge, see below!
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
Challenge Sign-Up Link List
Challenge Book Review Link List
In the Name box please enter “BOOK TITLE by Author”.
Completion Post List Link List