2014 Aussie Author Challenge

Aussie Author Challenge 2014 final badgeThe Aussie Author Challenge is back for its fifth year!

Whether you are a patriotic Australian, an aspiring or armchair tourist or simply an international reader wanting to discover some talented new authors and interact with like-minded readers, the Aussie Author Challenge could be for you!

The objective of this challenge is to showcase the wonderful diversity of the work being produced by Australian authors.

Due to popular demand there will be a broader range of participation levels for the Aussie Author Challenge in 2014:

JOEY, WALLABY, WALLAROO and KANGAROO

The keen eyed will notice these animals are listed in order from smallest to largest — as the size of the animal increases, so too does the challenge!

This dedicated page here at Booklover Book Reviews will be your one-stop shop for the challenge. Read on to decide which level suits you and how you can get involved!

Challenge Period: 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014

JOEY
– Read and review 1 book written by an Australian author that is new to you;
– Fiction or non-fiction, any genre, any publication date.

WALLABY
– Read and review 3 titles 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, any publication date.

WALLAROO
– Read and review 6 titles 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 genres, and at least 1 title first published in 2013 or 2014.

KANGAROO
– Read and review 12 titles 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;
– At least 6 fiction and at least 2 non-fiction, and at least 3 titles first published in 2013 or 2014.

Each month during the challenge I will be:
– spotlighting book reviews by challenge participants; and
– offering a guest posting spot on Booklover Book Reviews to a challenge participant.

How to Join
1. Write a challenge sign-up post on your blog. In that post provide a link to this page and add the Aussie Author Challenge 2014  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 2014 AUSSIE AUTHOR CHALLENGE Sign-Up post in the ‘Challenge Sign-Up Link List’ below, so I along with other challenge participants can stop by to say g’day and follow you!
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. When tweeting about reviews of titles by Aussie Authors or this challenge in general, use the hashtag #aussieauthor
4. When you have completed this challenge, add a link to your completion post to the ‘Completion Post Link List’ below.

 

Useful Resources

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Challenge Sign Up Link List

Challenge Book Review Link List

Completion Post Link List

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22 Comments

  1. Hi Joanne,
    I was just wondering if audio books count towards the Aussie Author Challenge? I just finished listening to a great audio book “the family frying pan” by Bryce Courtenay, but not sure whether to add it to my Challenge list or if the Challenge is really just for actual books read, not listened to?
    Thanks.
    Sarah

  2. Hi there, I’m trying to add some book review links but I think I’m doing something incorrectly as I can’t find where to add the actual title of the review!

    Deb