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:
The challenge is as follows:
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.
It is open to everyone. You don’t have to be a blogger but you MUST POST A REVIEW. Reviews can be posted anywhere - Blogs, Goodreads, Shelfari or non-bloggers can even do a guest post on a blog like mine.
You can join anytime. The challenge runs from 1st January 2011 to 31st December, 2011.
There will be prizes throughout the year and guest posts and interviews from some awesome Aussie authors.
If you sign up by the 25th January, 2011 you could be the lucky winner of one of the following titles, thanks to Nomes at Inkcrush. These are some of Nomes' favourite titles that are available internationally. Open to everyone as long as The Book Depository ships to you.
Sign up with the link at the bottom of the this post, linking to your challenge post.
Non-Bloggers just put your Goodreads, Shelfari or this post link in.
You can check out the following links for some reading ideas: