THE AUSSIE AUTHOR CHALLENGE 2014

All of you know that Australia is awesome, right? Of course you do.

You know what’s even more awesome? Aussie writing. And, of course, Aussie writers. This year I’ve read some amazing Aussie authors: Melissa Keil, Ellie Marney, Emily Gale, Karen Foxlee, Steph Bowe, Will Kostakis, Tim Sinclair, Barry Jonsberg, Kate De Goldi and Karen Wood and probably even more.

Without further ado, here’s the challenge (and note, international bloggers can join in as well!):

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.

You can head over here to check out the contest for yourself. OR, you could press the button on my sidebar. I’ve included a handy little code that you can use to put on your own blog (if you need more details, just ask in the comments).

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I hope you’re all having a fantastic year so far – here’s to 2014 and Aussie authors!

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5 thoughts on “THE AUSSIE AUTHOR CHALLENGE 2014

  1. I was tossing about whether to sign up…eek! It looks fun! I want to read more Aussie stuff. I’m horribly lax at it, actually. Though this year, I’ve already read some Karen Foxlee (best. ever) and I want to read more Melina Marchetta and…oh gosh, I wish Steph Bowe and Melissa Keil wrote more books. They rock. 😉

    • I’ve read more and more this year. The good thing about my school library is they ALWAYS feature Aussie writers 🙂 I definitely recommend Ellie Marney, Emily Gale and Will Kostakis (Every Breath, Steal My Sunshine and The First Third are their books, respectively).

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