Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021, Booklover Book Reviews

Welcome fellow book lovers, to the Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2021, now in our 12th year! Our longevity and the passionate Australian book reviewers that continue to support this reading initiative are things I am both proud and immensely appreciative of.

These days quality Australian literature can be found in all good bookstores around the world, so readers from all over the globe are invited to participate. What better way to satisfy that pent-up wanderlust from the comfort (and safety) of your reading chair!

Reading challenge supporting Aussie authors & book reviewers

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!

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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 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!




Read on to decide which 2021 Aussie Author Challenge level suits you and how you can get involved…

WALLABY
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.

WALLAROO
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.

KANGAROO
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.

EMU
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.

Reading Challenge supporting Australian writers and book reviewers

STEP 1

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.

Auto-Download Challenge Badge

Then register for the challenge by submitting the link to your challenge commitment using the ‘Challenge Registration Button’ below.

STEP 2

Each time you read and review a book for this challenge, please also link to this challenge homepage (and use #AussieAuthor21 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.

STEP 3

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 [email protected] 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:




Challenge Registration

Challenge Registration

Clicking on this ‘Challenge Registration 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 — set to auto-sync/update daily.

Aussie Author Book Reviews

Reviewer NameBook TitleBook AuthorLink To Review
Cloggie DownunderTHE SILENT LISTENERLyn Yeowarthttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3676656247
Kathryn @ Kathryn's InboxTHE NIGHT LETTERSDenise Leithhttp://kathrynwhiteauthor.blogspot.com/2021/01/review-night-letters-by-denise-leith.html
Cloggie DownunderGENTLEMEN FORMERLY DRESSEDSulari Gentillhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3742411978
Kathryn @ Kathryn's InboxLETTERS FROM BERLINTania Blanchardhttps://kathrynwhiteauthor.blogspot.com/2021/01/review-letters-from-berlin-by-tania.html
Ashleigh - The Book MuseMONTY'S ISLAND: ELVIS EAGER AND THE GOLDEN EGGEmily Roddahttps://ashleighmeikle.com.au/2021/01/05/montys-island-elvis-eager-and-the-golden-egg-by-emily-rodda-lucinda-gifford/
Shelleyrae @ Book’d OutTHIS HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY LOVELYJessica Dettmannhttps://bookdout.wordpress.com/2021/01/05/review-this-has-been-absolutely-lovely-by-jessica-dettmann/
Ashleigh - The Book MuseFRIDAY BARNES: THE PLOT THICKENSR.A. Spratthttps://ashleighmeikle.com.au/2021/01/08/friday-barnes-the-plot-thickens-by-r-a-spratt/
Kathryn @ Kathryn's InboxLANA'S WARAnita Abrielhttp://kathrynwhiteauthor.blogspot.com/2021/01/review-lanas-war-by-anita-abriel.html
Veronica @ The Burgeoning BookshelfTHE LAST TRUEHARTDarry Fraserhttps://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogspot.com/2021/01/book-review-last-truehart-by-darry.html
Jo @ Booklover Book ReviewsMY BEST FRIEND'S MURDERPolly Phillipshttps://www.bookloverbookreviews.com/2021/01/my-best-friends-murder-by-polly-phillips-review.html
Cloggie DownunderPAVING THE NEW ROADSulari Gentillhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3723715926
Cloggie DownunderGENTLEMEN FORMERLY DRESSEDSulari Gentillhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3742411978
Cloggie DownunderTHE WHOLE BRIGHT YEARDebra Oswaldhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3753932229
Cloggie DownunderA MURDER UNMENTIONEDSulari Gentillhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3757814904
Ashleigh - The Book MuseELIZABETH AND ELIZABETHSue Williamshttps://ashleighmeikle.com.au/2021/01/11/elizabeth-and-elizabeth-by-sue-williams/
Denise NewtonHONEY BLOODKirsty Everetthttps://denisenewtonwrites.com/?p=2445
[email protected] BibliophileKILLING SYDNEYElizabeth Farrellyhttps://tasmanianbibliophileatlarge.wordpress.com/2021/01/11/killing-sydney-by-elizabeth-farrelly/
Cloggie DownunderTHE GIFT OF LIFEJosephine Moonhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3760887745
Cloggie DownunderTHE WOMEN AND THE GIRLSLaura Bloomhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3726660247
Kathryn @ Kathryn's InboxTHE CARBON-NEUTRAL ADVENTURES OF THE INDEFATIGABLE ENVIROTEENSFirst Dog on the Moonhttps://kathrynwhiteauthor.blogspot.com/2021/01/review-carbon-neutral-adventures-of.html
Jo @ Booklover Book ReviewsELIZABETH & ELIZABETHSue Williamshttps://www.bookloverbookreviews.com/2021/01/elizabeth-elizabeth-by-sue-williams-review.html
Shonna FroebelHER AUSSIE HOLIDAYStefanie Londonhttps://cdnbookworm.blogspot.com/2021/01/her-aussie-holiday.html
Denise NewtonPEOPLE OF THE RIVERGrace Karskenshttps://denisenewtonwrites.com/?p=2487
Cloggie DownunderTHE REACHB. Michael Radburnhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3645550607
Jo @ Booklover Book ReviewsDOGS WITH JOBSLaura Greaveshttps://www.bookloverbookreviews.com/2021/01/dogs-with-jobs-review-laura-greaves-heartwarming-tales.html
[email protected] BibliophileSHIVERAllie Reynoldshttps://tasmanianbibliophileatlarge.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/shiver-by-allie-reynolds/
[email protected] Bibliophile2020: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED USMolly Glassey (Editor)https://tasmanianbibliophileatlarge.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/2020-the-year-that-changed-us-by-molly-glassey-editor/
Ashleigh - The Book MuseCRY OF THE FIREBIRDT.M. Clarkhttps://ashleighmeikle.com.au/2021/01/20/cry-of-the-firebird-by-t-m-clark/
[email protected] BibliophileTHE SECOND SONLoraine Peckhttps://tasmanianbibliophileatlarge.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/the-second-son-by-loraine-peck/
Cloggie DownunderTHE SCHOOLGIRL STRANGLERKatherine Kovacichttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3681538037
Shelleyrae @ Book’d OutTHE SCHOOLGIRL STRANGLERKatherine Kovacichttps://bookdout.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/review-the-schoolgirl-strangler-by-katherine-kovacic/
[email protected] BibliophileHOLLOWPOXJessica Townsendhttps://tasmanianbibliophileatlarge.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/hollowpox-the-hunt-for-morrigan-crow-nevermoor-3-by-jessica-townsend/
Cloggie DownunderTHE PARIS AFFAIRPip Drysdalehttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3693732624
[email protected] BibliophileI, THE ABORIGINALDouglas Lockwoodhttps://tasmanianbibliophileatlarge.wordpress.com/2021/01/22/i-the-aboriginal-by-douglas-lockwood/
Cloggie DownunderDEVIL'S FOODKerry Greenwoodhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3789595548
NicoleThe Drop OffFiona Harris & Mike McLeishhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3703677346
[email protected] BibliophileOSteven Carrollhttps://tasmanianbibliophileatlarge.wordpress.com/2021/01/24/o-by-steven-carroll/
Book Review Submission

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Challenge Completion

NameLink To Blog or Social Media Post
Challenge Completion

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