Aussie Author Challenge Complete!!


Earlier this year I started up my own Aussie Author Challenge. The goal was to read more Australian books and there were 3 levels:
  • Ankle biter: 4 books
  • Grouse: 8 books
  • Bloody Oath!: 12 books
The rules were that the books must be by an Australian author and must be fiction - and that was it! It's not to late to join in - just click on the link above.

Joanne from Booklover Books is also running an Aussie Author Challenge, with similar rules, and the upper level was 8 books.

I am very happy to announce that I have finished the challenge! These are the books that I have read so far the challenge, with links to the reviews if you are interested in having a look at some of them:

An Iron Rose by Peter Temple (crime)
Boat, The by Nam Le (short story collection)
Book Thief, The by Markus Zusak (contemporary)
Capricornia by Xavier Herbert (classic)
Legacy, The by Kristin Tranter (contemporary)
Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville (contemporary)
Moral Hazard by Kate Jennings (contemporary)
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay (classic)
Secret River, The by Kate Grenville (contemporary)
Spare Room, The by Helen Garner (contemporary)
Timeless Land, The by Eleanor Dark (classic)
Transit of Venus, The by Shirley Hazzard (literary)

I will still have many more Australian books read by the end of the year (in fact I have another review of an Australian book coming up tomorrow if you check back in the afternoon), but I am pleased to have completed my second challenge of the year!

Its never too late to join this challenge!


  1. Congratulations and thanks for introducing us to all these Australian authors.

  2. Congrats on completing your challenge!

  3. Congrats on finishing! I hadn't realized that a lot of these authors were Australian.

  4. Congratulations! I haven't even started this challenge yet, but I love being introduced to new (to me) Australian authors. I look forward to your next reviews of Australian books.

  5. Congrats; it was great getting ideas for authors from your country; thanks

  6. I just picked up the Book Thief this weekend. Off to read your review.

  7. Didn't realize this was a different Aussie Challenge, just thought you had a different button. I love Aussie lit so I could probably do both too. I've only done 3 of 8 so far; 1.Of a Boy***** by Sonya Hartnett (What the Birds See in US),
    2.The Arrival***** by Shaun Tan,
    3.Dog Boy***** by Eva Hornung, all top reads in my books. Am working on inexpensive ways to get several I'm interested in and can't see to find: The Weight of Silence by Catherine Therese, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay,
    Careful, He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliott. My challenge post with a longish list of recommended books is here if it interests you:

    I will be following your reviews with keen interest.


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