Aussie Author Challenge 2012

I participated in the Aussie Author Challenge 2012 hosted over at Booklover Book Reviews blog in 2012.  The challenge ran from 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2012, and the two levels of participation were:

Tourist - read and review 3 books by at least 2 different Aussie authors
Dinky Di - read and review 12 books by at least 6 different Aussie authors

I achieved the first level easily, but unfortunately they didn't have a middle level so pushed through to achieve the Dinky Di level of participation, and made it on the last day of the year, phew!

Here is a list of the books I read for the challenge:
 1. The Blood Countess | Tara Moss
 2. Nowhere Man | John M. Green
 3. The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
 4. Born To Run | John M. Green
 5. Killing Richard Dawson | Robin Baker
 6. My Hundred Lovers | Susan Johnson
 7. Rocks in the Belly | Jon Bauer
 8. The Crossing | B. Michael Radburn
 9. Bitter Greens | Kate Forsyth
10.Blackwater Moon | B. Michael Radburn
11.Back From The Dead - Peter Hughes' Story of Survival and Hope After Bali | Patrick Lindsay
12. Crimeson | Justin Gardner

Would you like to comment?

  1. Very warm welcome to the challenge Tracey - looking forward to reading your reviews.

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  2. Thanks Jo, it's a fabulous challenge. I have another person participating with me by the name of Taryn. She doesn't have a blog, but she's read 1 so far.

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  3. Wow, even more books to read!

    Have you read 'The Book Thief' by Mark Zusak? It's a big book, but beautiful, and he's an Aussie :)

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  4. Yes, I have read 'The Book Thief' Selwyn, and I absolutely loved it! Haven't read his next one though, have you?

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  5. I didn't know he had another one out. I know he's in the process of writing one - what new have you?

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  6. I was thinking of 'I Am The Messenger' but I just checked and turns out he wrote it before 'The Book Thief'.

    Will be looking forward to his next one for sure.

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