Tuesday, January 13, 2015

List #16 - Aussie Author Challenge 2015

Hi, my name as Erin, and I *may* be addicted to book challenges.  Currently, I'm participating in 3 others: Semi-Charmed Winter 2014 Book Challenge, the challenge I host, Book Challenge by Erin, and The Official 2015 TBR Pile Challenge.  Why not add one more?  I didn't want to or plan to add one more, but I found one that I couldn't pass up!  Since moving to Australia, I've discovered bands and music that I love as well as books and authors that I knew nothing about before moving here.  Why not join a challenge that promotes those discoveries?  (Because I'm already in three other challenges, and I host one of them)  I can do it!

I'm diving in to this challenge with the hopes of reaching "Kangaroo" status.  I'm really liking my list, so I'm happy to find yet another the challenge.
– 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 2 titles first published in 2014 or 2015.

Female authors:
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta - COMPLETED 11 April 2015
Frantic by Katherine Howell- COMPLETED 6 April 2015
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (published 2014) - COMPLETED 11 August 2015
Girl, Defective by Simonne Howell - COMPLETED 7 September 2015

Male authors:
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (published 2014) - COMPLETED 26 June 2015
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan - CUT
The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McGinty
A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley (non-fiction) - COMPLETED 10 February 2015

Authors new to me:
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley - COMPLETED 3 April 2015
Strange Places by Will Elliott (non-fiction) - COMPLETED 2 April 2015
All That I Am by Anna Funder - COMPLETED 28 March 2015
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher - COMPLETED 11 March 2015


  1. Wonderful to have you join us Erin! I like your style jumping straight in with the Kangaroo target, some fantastic authors on your reading list.

  2. Yay! Good list. John Marsden is one of my favs, if you stumble upon any of his books you should give them a try.

  3. I am the messenger is on my list as well - I loved the book thief so I have high expectations. I agree with Samantha, I loved John Marsden when I was younger - haven't read his books in years but i remember loving them.

  4. Good for you!! I haven't read any of those books. It's hard to fit in pleasure reading during the school year, but fortunately I get to read a lot of great literature through my studies. And there's always summer holidays! Good luck! Looks like a great list.

  5. I'm excited to see what you think of Stolen. I read that last year.

  6. The Rosie Effect and Big Little Lies are both great reads!!

  7. Some of my favourite books on you list here: Saving francessca, rosie effect, big little lies & long way home. I'll be interested to see what you think of Anna Funder. Happy reading


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