Tuesday, 1 January 2019

2018 Aussie Author Challenge and Australian Women Writers Challenge Completed





I was so pleased with my results of my first year joining in on the Aussie Author challenge hosted by BookLover Book Reviews 
The challenge had three levels to strive for:
 WALLABY
Read and review 3 titles written by Australian authors, of which at least 1 of those authors are female, at least 1 of those authors are male, and at least 1 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, any genre.
WALLAROO
Read and review 6 titles written by Australian authors, of which at least 2 of those authors are female, at least 2 of those authors are male, and at least 2 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 2 genre.
KANGAROO
Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 genre.
I obtained kangaroo level and read a total of 40 books
30 Female authors
8 Male authors
2 both Male & Female authors
10 different genres
23 authors new to me

1. Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra
2. Assassins Hunted by Rachel Amphlett
3. Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32 by BCR Fegan
4. The Country Girl by Cathryn Hein
5. You Wish by Lia Weston
6. Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
7. A Place to Remember by Jenn J McLeod
8. Little Gods by Jenny Ackland
9. The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland
10. Birthright by Fiona Lowe
12. If Kisses Cured Cancer by TS Hawken
13. The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning
14. A Kiss a Dance and a Diamond by Helen Lacey
15. The Book NInja by Ali Berg
16. Lonely Girl by Lynne Vincent MCcarthy
17. The Everlasting Sunday by Robert Lukins
18. Hive by AJ Betts
19. Who Killed the Movie Star by Lily Malone
20. Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair
21. Return to Roseglen by Helene Young
22. The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios
23. The Artisan Heart by Dean Mayes
24. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
25. The Gaslight Stalker by David Field
26. The Night Caller by David Field
27. My Polar Dream by Jade Hameister
28. The Lost Valley by Jennifer Scoullar
29. Treasure Hunt at Pirate's Paradise by Mahima Kalla
30. Dressing the Dearloves by Kelly Doust
31. No Place Like Home by Bronwyn Jameson
32. Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat by Various
33. The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham
34. The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell
35. Scrublands by Chris Hammer
36. Kat: The Legend of Gnawbonia by Nick White
37. Laugh Your Head Off Forever by Various 
38. On the Same Page by Penelope Janu
39. Table for Eight by Tricia Stringer
40. Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Links to reviews can be found on my A-Z Title page


This challenge had four levels and I chose to nominate my own goal
  • Stella: read 4 – if reviewing, review at least 3
  • Miles: read 6 – if reviewing, review at least 4
  • Franklin: read 10 – if reviewing, review at least 6
  • Create your own challenge: nominate your own goal

For the Australian Women Writers Challenge I pledged to read and review 20 books. I am happy to say I surpassed this pledged amount by reading a total of 34 books for the challenge.

1. Little Secrets by Anna Snoekstra
2. Six Ways to Sunday by Karly Lane
3. The Last Days of Us by Beck Nicholas 
4. Assassins Hunted by Rachel Amphlett
5. The Country Girl by Cathryn Hein
6. Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster
7. Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
8. Jenna's Truth by Nadia L King 
9. A Place to Remember by Jenn J McLeod
10. You Wish by Lia Weston
11. Little Gods by Jenny Ackland
12. Birthright by Fiona Lowe
13. The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland
14. A Kiss, a Dance and a Diamond by Helen Lacey
15. The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning
16. The Book Ninja by Ali Berg
17. Lonely Girl by Lynne Vincent McCarthy
18. Hive by A J Betts
19. Who Killed the Movie Star? by Lily Malone
20. Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair
21. Return to Roseglen by Helene Young
22. The Honourable Theif by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios
23. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
24. P I Penguin series (5 Books) by Bec J Smith
25. My Polar Dream by Jade Hameister
26. The Lost valley by Jennifer Scoullar 
27. Treasure Hunt at Pirate's Paradise by Mahima Kalla
28. No Place Like Home by Bronwyn Jameson
29. Dressing the Dearloves by Kelly Doust
30. The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham
31. The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell 
32. On the Same Page by Penelope Janu
33. Table for Eight by Tricia Stringer
34. Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Links to the reviews can be found on my A - Z title page.

I will be signing up to both these challenges again in 2019 and a couple more. My 2019 challenge post will be up today.



 
 

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