When I saw that Booklover Book Reviews is hosting an Aussie Author Challenge, well, it seemed like a sign, and so I am signing up for the Fair Dinkum level
Here are the rules from Bookword Lover's challenge post:
TOURIST - Read and review 3 books by 3 different Australian authors
FAIR DINKUM - Read and review 8 books by Australian authors (a minimum of 5 different Australian authors)
1. Write a challenge sign-up post on your blog. In that post provide a link to this original post acknowledging Booklover Book Reviews and put this Challenge Button on your sidebar, linking the button to my challenge post.
2. Add your name and the direct link to your AUSSIE AUTHOR CHALLENGE sign-up post in the Mister Linky list below.
3. Decide which Aussie authors you will read in 2010, although you can change your book titles or challenge level at anytime!
4. Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, share this with other challenge participants by adding a direct link to your book review to the list at this post AUSSIE AUTHOR CHALLENGE Book Reviews.
Need help deciding which Aussie Authors are going to be on your list?
To get you started, Abebooks provides a great list of Australian Authors and book titles at this LINK. Authors include Peter Carey, David Malouf, Tim Winton, Markus Zusak, Peter Temple, Shane Maloney, Kerry Greenwood, Gregory David Roberts, Frank Moorhouse and Kate Grenville just to name but a few...
Each week or two for the next few months I'll do an AUSSIE AUTHOR IN FOCUS post, providing information about these and other popular Australian authors, the books and series they've written and links to their homepages and book summaries.
My plan at this stage is to read books by Erica Hays, Jackie French, Dominic Knight and probably Kerry Greenwood for starters.