The 2011 Aussie Authors Challenge

Having successfully completed this year’s Aussie Authors Challenge I am keen to participate in next year’s challenge. It is once again being ably hosted by Joanne at Booklover Book Reviews. Next year there is a new True Blue level of the challenge which carries a requirement to read 12 books by Australian authors. Given that I have just finished my 19th book by an Aussie for this year I hope to maintain a similar pace. As part of my overall aim to reduce my TBR piles I have at least 15 books on my shelves (or devices) that would qualify

  • Alex Palmer – The Tattooed Man
  • Angela Savage – Behind the Night Bazaar
  • Emma Tom – Deadset
  • Felicity Young – Harum Scarum
  • Fergus Hume – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
  • Garry Disher – Snapshot
  • Kathryn Fox – Death Mask
  • Kel Robertson – Dead Set: An Inspector Chen Novel
  • Lindy Cameron – Bleeding Hearts & Blood Guilt (Kit O’Malley Mystery Series)
  • Maria Simms – The Dead House
  • Meredith Whitford – Shakespeare’s Will (this one’s not even crime fiction and I’m still going to read it)
  • Michael Robotham – Bombproof
  • P D Martin – Kiss of Death & Coming Home (Sophie Anderson books #5 and #6)

Plus there’s a new title out by Katherine Howell that I haven’t yet gotten hold of and Sulari Gentil will be publishing her second Rowly Sinclair book next year and hopefully there’ll be new titles from Leah Giarratano and P M Newton. I will also be very curious to see what 2011 brings from Lindy Cameron’s new publishing house, Clan Destine Press, which she says will be publishing ‘a couple of gritty crime novels’ .

Of all my ‘challenges’ this one should be the easiest to complete but also the most fun as I do enjoy highlighting great local talent.

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4 Responses to The 2011 Aussie Authors Challenge

  1. Kerrie says:

    Good list Bernadette
    I’ve discovered 20 on my TBRs
    VIOLENT EXPOSURE Katherine Howell
    WINDS OF EVIL Arthur Upfield
    DEATH OF A SWAGMAN Arthur Upfield
    WATCH THE WORLD BURN Leah Giarratano
    DARK COUNTRY Bronwyn Parry
    COLD JUSTICE Katherine Howell Aussie6
    DINING WITH DEVILS Gordon Aalborg
    DEATH MASK Kathryn Fox
    COMING HOME P. D. Martin
    THE SERPENT AND THE SCORPION Clare Langley Hawthorn
    PRIME CUT Alan Carter
    DEAD POINT Peter Temple
    ARMS FOR ADONIS Charlotte Jay
    SNAPSHOT Garry Disher
    SHOOTING STAR Peter Temple
    A HANK OF HAIR Charlotte Jay
    THE BOOK THIEF Marcus Zusak
    SHALLOW WATER Stuart Black


  2. If only we had the time to read all those books as well Kerrie


  3. kathy durkin says:

    So many good and tempting books, so little time.

    I aim to read more Australian authors in 2011, but women, in particular, as I have not cracked the spines of their books. New Zealand, yes, Vanda Symon’s “Containment.”

    So I’ll be reading the great blog here and at MIP to see what the good reviews and recommendations are, then try to find them over here, or try the Book Depository (only as a backup plan, as these wonderful reviews are ruining my budget.)


  4. angelasavage says:

    Hi Bernadette, I admire both your taste and your prolific reading ability. I hope to make a serious dint in my reading pile over summer. Speaking of which, I hope you enjoy my first novelBehind the Night Bazaar. The sequel The Half-Child was released this year and is also available as an eBook.
    Happy reading,


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