Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aussie YA Challenge 2011

After hearing about this challenge from Steph on My Girl Friday, I've decided to participate in the Aussie YA Challenge hosted by Irresistible Reads (where you can sign up!). I'm enthusiastic because not only do I have a good chance to finish the challenge, but I'm a proud supporter of Aussie YA and it'll be no difficulty in actually finding the books to read.

I really do hope that through this challenge, people are exposed to the awesomeness of Australian authors and their works. Reading Aussie YA and recognising even the smallest of details I can relate to whether it be the education system, locations, tv shows and anything else few and far in between, is one of the reasons why I love it.

The Rules
Australian participants - Read at least 12 young adult books by Australian authors from 1st January, 2011 to 31st December, 2011.
International participants - Read at least 6 young adult books by Australian authors from 1st January, 2011 to 31st December, 2011.
They can be old or new titles, however no re-reads.

Pretty easy huh? I'll try to review all the titles I read but cannot promise due to school work (the last year of school and all that...)

Some titles I have in mind are*:
Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood (won this from My Girl Friday, woohoo!)
Fill out this application and wait over there by Ruthe Starke
Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams
Little Paradise by Gabrielle Wang
*cannot say I'll read them for sure, or review them but I have them sitting on my bookshelf and TBR! :)

If anyone reading this needs a bit of help in selecting some Aussie YA titles, just comment or email me and I'll happily provide some recommendations.


  1. I'm doing this one too.
    I know for sure I'm reading The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta, the others are still in the air.

    Good luck!

  2. Thanks for signing up! I agree for me it is being able to relate to the character's world a little more. I love Beatle Meets Destiny and Six Impossible Things. Happy reading :)

  3. Say, what would you think of an American author who lives in Australia? Would Justine Larbalestier count? (or for that matter, her husband, Scott Westerfeld)?


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