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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Aussie YA Book Challenge 2011

Nomes over at Inkcrush and Nic over at Irresistible Reads have come up with the best idea ever, these two fabulous book bloggers have decided to hold an Aussie YA Book Challenge, so cool!

Here’s a little of what Nic had to say about the challenge and why they came up with it:

“If you haven’t noticed I am big fan of Aussie young adult fiction. Many of my favourite books (On The Jellicoe Road, Six Impossible Things, Raw Blue, A Little Wanting Song - just to name a few) are by Aussie authors and I now try to read at least one Aussie book at week.

So, I have been signing up for some reading challenges for 2011 when I noticed there was none for Aussie YA books. I know a few bloggers who are passionate about Aussie YA so I thought why not host a challenge to encourage more people to read Australian young adult fiction. So with a lot of help from Nomes at Inkcrush, together we have created the Aussie YA Reading Challenge 2011

I love this challenge because it’s a great way to get both Australian and international readers to read more books by Australian authors which hopefully should increase their profile because we have some absolutely amazing authors in the land down under.

To top this awesome challenge off Nic and Nomes are also going to hold some giveaways throughout the year as well as having some guest posts and interviews from some awesome Aussie authors.

So if this sounds like something your interested in I definitely recommend checking out Nic’s post (click HERE) which describes what’s involved in the challenge. If your an Aussie reader you should read at least 12 YA books by Aussie authors from 1st January, 2011 to 31st December, 2011 (this is me). If you’re an international reader you are only required to read at least 6 YA books by Aussie authors (I gather this is so as Aussie books can be harder to source for international readers). Now below are some of the Aussie books I want to read next year ...

Lost in Stories Aussie YA Book Challenge
Books to Read

John Belushi Is Dead by Kathy Charles
Beatle meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams
Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James*

Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar*
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell*
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley*

Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Good Oil by Laura Buzo*
This is Shyness by Leanne Hall

Darkwater by Georgia Blain
Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres
Girl Next Door by Alyssa Brugman

Angel Creek by Sally Rippin
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

* = I own a copy

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