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message 1: by Brenda, Lightning fingers! (new)

Brenda | 25874 comments Mod
Seeing as we will probably all be reading more Aussie authors than the Aussie Author 2012 challenge will allow (I know I will be anyway!), I thought it would be great to have somewhere to list each Aussie author as we read it....this will include the challenge ones as well.

So, as you finish an Aussie author read, list it in here, with a review if you want, and that will help many of us find new authors we haven't read before!


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My first Aussie author book for the year, Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett. Loved it...review here http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Finished The Indigo Sky by Alison Booth..review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Is no-one else reading an Aussie authors yet?;D


Annette (Nettie06) | 2 comments Reading The China Garden The China Garden by Kristina Olsson by Kristina Olsson.


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Sounds good Annette:)


Mish | 2620 comments I've just finished my first Aussie book

Little People by Jane Sullivan

Here's my review

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Great review Mish...looks interesting!


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Bronwyn Rykiert | 306 comments My first novel by an Aussie author is Addition by Toni Jordan and my second, that I am listening to now is Gilgamesh by Joan London.


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They both sound good Bronwyn...I have added Addition to my TBR list! Thanks:)


Kim Marie | 230 comments Finished my January read: [[book:A Killing Frost|71863] by John Marsden and I'm still enjoying this series. Looking forward to the next book.

I've been able to knock down the TBR pile by one with my choice for February: Blood Ties by Pamela Freeman.


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I loved the Tomorrow series too Kim Marie...definitely a worth while series to read:)


★ Jess  | 2875 comments I finished reading the play 'Cosi' by Louis Nowra for year 11 SACE drama.


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Cosi...wasn't sure if it would show up here Jess...it did lol..was it good? I've heard of it.


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Zuzu Burford (baldyzuzu) | 22 comments Finished The High Commissioner by Jon Cleary, my January book. Onward and upward from here!!


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Did you enjoy The High Commissioner Zuzu?


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Hi Zuzu, I love Jon Cleary's books. His characters are so real and down to earth. I was really sad when he died.


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Mish | 2620 comments I have just finished and reviewed Last Summer by Kylie Ladd for my AWW12 & Aussie Summer challenge - I think is was a pleasant read but I didn't love it. I will be looking forward to reading her other book After the Fallas I've heard it is even better

Here's my review for Last Summer
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Brenda | 25874 comments Mod
Great review Mish:)


Mish | 2620 comments Thanks Brenda :)


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Mish | 2620 comments Sounds so good Brenda, I can't wait to read it.

Excellent review :)


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Thanks Mish...it was great...hard to put down!


Mish | 2620 comments I've just finished this hilarious book called The Family Lawwhich was recommended to me by a friend. Love it…it’s one of my favourites I’ve read this year.

Here’s my review….short and brief otherwise I will spoil the surprises for people who are interested in reading it
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Mish | 2620 comments That’s disappointing Brenda….good and honest review though

I’ve heard this book mentioned a lot in the AWW group. I was curious to know what you thought.


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Thanks Mish...yes I was very disappointed, and it was a difficult review to write...it was either no review, or an honest one!


Suzanne (avidreaderfromSydneyAus) | 12 comments For anyone looking for more Aussie authors I have just finished "The Exotic Rissole" by Tanveer Ahmed. If you like Ahn Do's "The Luckiest Refugee" you may enjoy this book. Also another Aussie author I read a year or so ago was Caroline Overington's "Only In New York: How I Took Manhattan (with the kids). This is a memoir as well.
Good luck to all the readers.
Suzanne


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The Exotic Rissole: A Memoir
Only In New York: How I Took Manhattan

Thanks Suzanne...I didn't know about that one from Caroline Overington:)


Suzanne (avidreaderfromSydneyAus) | 12 comments It's an enjoyable read. Do you like memoirs? It's quite a lighthearted read.

I really enjoyed it. I was reading bits of it to my husband and he even was saying tell me more and he's not into books much. I love anything on New York that's a memoir.

It's been around a few years I think.


Suzanne (avidreaderfromSydneyAus) | 12 comments I thought of these ones that I have read that are Aussie authors too if anyone needs some suggestions. Sorry about the capitals I had to paste it from from another document.

john birmingham he died with felafel in his hand
SARAH DARMODY TICKET TO RIDE
DIANA ENCEL JEWISH COUNTRY GIRLS
KATE HOLDEN IN MY SKIN (A MEMOIR)
JILL KOOLMEES MY DESERT KINGDOM
JUDITH LUCY THE LUCY FAMILY ALPHABET
ALAN SAFFRON GENTLE SATAN (MY FATHER, ABE SAFFRON)
PENELOPE SELL A SECRET BURIAL
SARAH TURNBULL ALMOST FRENCH EUGENIA JENNY WILLIAMS EUGENIA JENNY WILLIAMS COFFEE HOUSE – AFTER YENNI (GOODREADS AUTHOR I THINK)


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He Died with a Felafel in His Hand
Ticket To Ride: Lost And Found In America
In My Skin
My Desert Kingdom
The Lucy Family Alphabet
Gentle Satan: My Father, Abe Saffron
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris
Jenny's Coffee House: After Yenni

Couldn't locate the other two...thanks Suzanne, that will be great for people looking for Aussie authors. If you could link them in the future, it's great to just click on the link to read the blurb!

I do enjoy memoirs, have to be in the right mood...but yes, I've read quite a few:)


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Mish | 2620 comments Suzanne I read Kate Holdenbook In My Skin: A Memoirmany years ago - that was a fanstasic book. She has another one out calledThe Romantic: Italian Nights and Days it's a follow on from 'In My Skin' - I've got this book at home but haven't read it yet.

Thanks for the others - I'll look into them :)


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Thanks for that other one too Mish:)


Mish | 2620 comments It's such a good book Brenda - worth reading :)


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Thanks, I'll check it out:)


Suzanne (avidreaderfromSydneyAus) | 12 comments Brenda wrote: "He Died with a Felafel in His Hand
Ticket To Ride: Lost And Found In America
In My Skin
My Desert Kingdom
[book:The Lucy Family Alphabet|331..."


I'll take a look at that book Mish. I'm off to the library this morning in my 2012 plan to read books on the "books to read" list I have! The weather is dismal in Sydney so it's a good day to have a good book.


Mish | 2620 comments That sounds like a good plan Suzanne….keep dry :)

The weather was very dismal in Melb too


Suzanne (avidreaderfromSydneyAus) | 12 comments Brenda wrote: "He Died with a Felafel in His Hand
Ticket To Ride: Lost And Found In America
In My Skin
My Desert Kingdom
[book:The Lucy Family Alphabet|331..."


I found another Australian author who wrote a memoir Kate Howarth "Ten Hail Marys".
Suzanne


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Brenda | 25874 comments Mod
Ten Hail Marys by Kate Howarth:) Thanks Suzanne!


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I have just finished My Sister's Funeral by Stephen Bush... a very enjoyable read...review here http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Mish | 2620 comments I finished The Street Sweeperearlier in the year but just written a review now. Heartbreaking and compelling read about racism. Fans of Historical fiction will love this :)

Here it is
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Mish wrote: "I finished The Street Sweeperearlier in the year but just written a review now. Heartbreaking and compelling read about racism. Fans of Historical fiction will love this :)

Here ..."


Great review Mish:)


Mish | 2620 comments Thanks Brenda :)


Mish | 2620 comments I've finished and reviewed a book calledDog Boy by Eva Hornung This was very hard to read at the start (little gory) - thought it would be similar to Room but it was nothing like it. I did enjoying towards the end though

Here's my review
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Brenda | 25874 comments Mod
Good review Mish...I don't think I will venture there though!


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