Aussie Author Challenge 2018

Our Aussie Author Challenge 2019 homepage is now live and taking sign-ups!

2018 Aussie Author Reading Challenge
The Aussie Author Challenge 2018, now in it’s 9th 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 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 from participating in this reading challenge?

  • A link to every 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 (currently ~1000 subscribers). See past newsletters and subscribe via this link.
  • Being welcomed into a passionate group of book lovers and exposure to the diverse range of books being published by Australian authors!

Read on to decide which Aussie Author Challenge level suits you and how you can get involved.

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.
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 genre.
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; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 genre.

How to Join:

1. Tell the world you are committing to this challenge and at what level – you can do that either on your own website, facebook, google+, twitter or basically any form of social media. In that commitment provide a link to this page and where possible display the Aussie Author Challenge 2018 badge to show your support for the initiative.

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Then register for the challenge by adding a link to your challenge commitment to the Registration Link List below.

2. Each time you read and review a book please also link to this challenge homepage (and #AussieAuthor on twitter). Since not all book lovers are book bloggers, challenge participation will include thoughts about books that you’ve shared on Goodreads or other social media channels. Add a link to wherever you shared your thoughts about a book read for this challenge in the ‘Book Reviews List’ below.

3. When you have completed this challenge tell the world about that achievement, and link to that completion announcement via the Challenge Completion Linky below.

If you ever have any difficulties using the forms below don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]

Resources you may find useful:

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Challenge Completion

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  1. Well the Aussie Author Challenge 2018 is off to a good start for me…with a 10/10 book: Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman. I’ve just posted my review. Really recommend it, especially for people who like historical fiction.

  2. Hi, I have just found this site and challenge! I read a lot of books, many of them by Aussie authors. I am currently busy reading new ones by authors coming to the Perth Festival Writers Week in February, so should easily make the Kangaroo status!

    1. Welcome Sue, to Booklover Book Reviews and the Aussie Author Challenge! Ooh, love pre festival reading – enjoy. Look forward to seeing which new authors/title feature in your review list.

  3. Looking forward to participating in 2018. May the year be great for reading. (Great start so far with this wretched hot weather).
    Kangaroo Level here we come :)

  4. Oh this is perfect for me! I probably read in excess of fourty or more lol#LoveOzYA and #LoveOZMG novels per year actually. I try to review as many as possible but there’s not always enough hours in the day. I’d love to take part! If anyone is looking for Australian young adult recommendations, you can find me chattering away on Twitter @divabooknerd so please get in touch! Thank you so much for hosting. Will spread the word tomorrow <3

  5. Hi all and Happy New Year. I will attempt the Kangaroo. Here’s hoping that 2018 will be a great year for reading and life in general.