Wednesday, January 2, 2013

AWW Challenge

It's no surprise that books by Aussie authors are my very favourite. Melina Marchetta, Kirsty Eagar, Leanne Hall, Vikki Wakefield and Jaclyn Moriarty (to name a few) have managed to change my life, simply by writing books that speak to my heart. So, when the ever lovely Amanda from Vegan Ya Nerds told me all about the Australian Women Writers Challenge, well, aside from thinking 'wow, I love this chick, she knows me well' I immediately thought 'WHERE CAN I SIGN UP'. 

I KNOW. I KNOW. me! doing a challenge and giving myself a goal! wonders will never cease. The best part is that everyone can get involved, even those who don't review. You can chose read only or you can chose read and review, and even then you don't have to review every book you read (that's my kind of challenge folks). And it doesn't have to be a 2013 release.  I'm doing the create your own challenge, which doesn't have a set number of books but means that I will try my very best to read and review as much Aussie fiction as I possibly can - 99% YA of course, i'm not THAT much of a grown up.

So I think you should all sign up with me too and we can do this together. 


  1. OOOH I may unofficially sign up for this challenge. Rec me all the good ones Carla! I have a few in mind but you know me so well! I just finished Holier Than Thou which took me a bit to get into (shitty timing with the holidays I think) but I ended up really enjoying it!

    1. Melina Marchetta - Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, Looking for Alibrandi, On the Jellicoe Road, Finnikin of the Rock, Froi of the Exiles, Qunintana of Charyn

      Cath Crowley - A Little Wanting Song, Graffiti Moon, The Howling Boy (2013 release)

      Leanne Hall - This is Shyness, Queen of the Night

      Shirley Marr - Fury, Preloved

      Kirsty Eagar - Raw Blue, Night Beach

      Fiona Wood - Six Impossible Things, Wildlife (2013)

      Jaclyn Moriarty - Feeling Sorry for Celia, The Year of Secret Assignments, The Murder of Bindie McKenzie, Ghosts of Ashbury High, A Corner of White

      Simmonne Howell - Notes from a Teenage Underground

      Vikki Wakefield - All I Ever Wanted, Friday Brown

      Gabrielle Williams - Beatle meets Destiny, The Reluctant Hallelujah

      Brigid Lowry - Guitar Highway Rose

      Lili Wilkinson - Pink

      Cathy Charles - John Belushi is Dead

      I'll think of some more too

  2. Do it do it! Aussie writers are my faves. PS: Why haven't I read Holier Than Thou yet!?! BUZO!!!!!!

    1. why haven't you? I agree with Jamie; it's a total slow burn but it's one of those perfect books about how life is never black and white and that weird period of time between becoming an adult and realising the responsibilities that come with it. definitely an anna book.

  3. Wow! This sounds like a great challenge. I haven't really read many Australian authors so I look forward to seeing what you find to read and review! Something tells me I will be adding some titles to my TBR list. :)

    1. i'm excited - i've never actually done a challenge before, so this is all bright shiny and new.

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