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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Sep 02, 2013 06:36PM) (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
The annual GET READING is on again for the month of September ...

http://www.getreading.com.au/whats-on/


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So for this month, select one or more books from the "Top 50 books you can't put down" guide!



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The annual "Get Reading! List for the Top 50 Books You Can’t Put Down" for 2013 will be announced on September 1st. The link will then be added here....

List of books pre announcement: http://www.getreading.com.au/page/1/?...

2013's list: http://www.getreading.com.au/book_lis...

2012's list: http://www.getreading.com.au/50-books...

2011's list: http://www.getreading.com.au/50-books...

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2013 List of 50 Books You Can't Put Down

Queen Of The Road by Tricia Stringer Dick Johnson Autobiography by Dick Johnson A Bitter Taste by Annie Hauxwell The Night Guest A Novel by Fiona McFarlane The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell Dark Paradise by Robert Macklin Left for Dead by Samantha and Laurence Barlow Don't Look Now by Paul Jennings The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book by Justine Clarke Mallee Sky by Kerry McGinnis Stillways A Memoir by Steve Bisley Mateship With Birds by Carrie Tiffany Three Hours Late by Nicole Trope The Young Lion by Blanche D'alpuget Truly Tan Jinxed! by Jen Storer Lexicon by Max Barry The Vale Girl by Nelika McDonald Cairo by Chris Womersley On the Trail of Genghis Khan An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads by Tim Cope The 39-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths Sunset Ridge by Nicole Alexander Off the Rails by Michael Gerard Bauer Blood Secret by Jaye Ford Man Drought by Rachael Johns Planet Elephant by Tammie Matson Alice-Miranda Shines Bright by Jacqueline Harvey The First Third by Will Kostakis Watching You (Joseph O'Loughlin, #7) by Michael Robotham Good News, Bad News by Maggie Groff The Watch Tower by Elizabeth Harrower Tsunami and the Single Girl by Krissy Nicholson Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion The Lavender Keeper by Fiona McIntosh Dreaming of Zhou Gong (The Timekeepers #1) by Traci Harding Burial Rites by Hannah Kent In Great Spirits by Archie Barwick Everything to Live For The Inspirational Story of Turia Pitt by Turia Pitt Too Bold to Die The Making of Australian War Heroes by Ian McPhedran Dark Heart by Tony Park BOOM by Malcolm Knox The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas Bill the Bastard The Story Of Australia's Greatest War Horse by Roland Perry Thornwood House by Anna Romer I'm a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian Leigh Matthews My Life Accept the Challenge by Leigh Matthews The Long Road To Overnight Success by Shane Jacobson The Last Thirteen Book 1 13 by James Phelan The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (The Tribe #1) by Ambelin Kwaymullina Boy vs Beast Water Beast by Mac Park

RELAX AND ENJOY!!


message 2: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
I'll publish this years link on the 1st September, when they release it:)


message 3: by Trina (new)

Trina (trina88) | 263 comments I didn't see any on the old lists that I have but haven't read, so I'll check when the new list is published and see if I have any or want to buy any then.


message 4: by Mish (new)

Mish | 3495 comments I'll be reading Rotten Gods and something for the kids Once Upon a Slime


message 5: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
I haven't made up my mind yet...I will wait until this years list, but I might also end up reading Rotten Gods Mish:)


message 6: by Mish (new)

Mish | 3495 comments Brenda wrote: "I haven't made up my mind yet...I will wait until this years list, but I might also end up reading Rotten Gods Mish:)"

It was a hard choice. I had so many on the list that are on my TBR


message 7: by Sarah-Jane (new)

Sarah-Jane (sairjane) | 9 comments Oh boy oh boy oh boy another challenge *gulp*


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm just going to put a pool of possibilities and add to in when the 2013 list comes out :)

So my options :
After the Darkness by Honey Brown (2012) How It Feels by Brendan Cowell (2011) The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1) by Peter V. Brett (2011) The Passage (The Passage, #1) by Justin Cronin (2011)


Liam || Books 'n Beards (madbird) I'ma read City of Bones. Lets see how overrated it is :P


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Liam wrote: "I'ma read City of Bones. Lets see how overrated it is :P"

rather


message 11: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Melanie wrote: "I'm just going to put a pool of possibilities and add to in when the 2013 list comes out :)

So my options :
After the Darkness by Honey Brown(2012)How It Feels by Brendan Cowell(2011)[book..."


[book:After the Darkness|13154548] was excellent Melanie!


message 12: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
Sarah-Jane wrote: "Oh boy oh boy oh boy another challenge *gulp*"

It's only one book (only more if you want) this month:)


message 13: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer Is it possible, and/or allowable, to use the book/s from this challenge with the Spring one which also starts in September? This would help in killing two birds with the one stone.


message 14: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
Zara wrote: "Is it possible, and/or allowable, to use the book/s from this challenge with the Spring one which also starts in September? This would help in killing two birds with the one stone."

Yes Zara, that is fine:)


message 15: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 2001 comments I'm in but didn't really see anything on the old lists I feel like reading so like some others will wait and see what's on this year's list. Thanks again Brenda...I think!!! No it's always fun seeing the challenges you come up with. They never disappoint and these monthly ones are a bit more manageable.


message 16: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
Elaine wrote: "I'm in but didn't really see anything on the old lists I feel like reading so like some others will wait and see what's on this year's list. Thanks again Brenda...I think!!! No it's always fun seei..."

You're welcome Elaine:)

I just discovered Michael Robothams new release Watching You will be on the Get Reading list, AND he's coming to a library near me on the 23rd Sept:D AND Jaye Ford will be at my library on the 24th, promoting her new release Blood Secret Oh happy days;)


message 17: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 2001 comments I could see how that would get you excited Brenda. He's very popular at Dymocks, at the moment. His book keeps selling out. I've never read anything of his. Maybe I should start with this one. One of our customers read it and thoroughly enjoyed it and she had never read him before either.


message 18: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Elaine wrote: "I could see how that would get you excited Brenda. He's very popular at Dymocks, at the moment. His book keeps selling out. I've never read anything of his. Maybe I should start with this one. One ..."

I said this to another member this morning when she asked about him:

He's really good Sharon:) I read Suspect first as it's the beginning of the O'Loughlin series, but then I read Say You're Sorry which is #6. Both 5 stars....I think they can be read as stand-alone, the only thing I found was the history of the main character is missing a little...but not enough to bother me:)

So it's up to you as to whether you start with his new one or at the beginning of the series:)


message 19: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 2001 comments I would probably be inclined to start at the beginning Brenda, only because I'm a bit pedantic that way but I'm sure they can be read as you say as "stand-alones". Plus I would feel I'd be missing out on something. That's part of my OCD when it comes to books and reading!!!


Liam || Books 'n Beards (madbird) Melanie wrote: "Liam wrote: "I'ma read City of Bones. Lets see how overrated it is :P"

rather"


Aw you ruined the unsurprise.


message 21: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 22, 2013 11:31PM) (new)

Liam wrote: "Melanie wrote: "Liam wrote: "I'ma read City of Bones. Lets see how overrated it is :P"

rather"

Aw you ruined the unsurprise."


hahahaha I await your review with baited breath


message 22: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (shelld79) | 144 comments I've had Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead (2011) sitting on my bookshelf forever so might try and get through that one if I get time.


message 23: by Kathy (last edited Aug 23, 2013 02:54AM) (new)

Kathy I loved the girl in the steel capped boots from the 2012 list.The Girl in Steel Capped Boots
And I want to read Secrets of the Tides from 2012 list too.


message 24: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11323 comments Mod
Liam wrote: "I'ma read City of Bones. Lets see how overrated it is :P"

Since it was written for teenage girls I doubt you will like it. Why not choose something you will enjoy?


message 25: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Kathy wrote: "I loved the girl in the steel capped boots from the 2012 list.The Girl in Steel Capped Boots"

I haven't read that one yet, but read The Girl in the Hard Hat and really enjoyed that..


message 26: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Thanks Brenda, I wasn't aware of the girl in the hard hat.


message 27: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
Kathy wrote: "Thanks Brenda, I wasn't aware of the girl in the hard hat."

It was very good:)


message 28: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11323 comments Mod
I will wait and see what is in the 2013 list.


message 29: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 1608 comments I've been wanting to read Five Bells Five Bells by Gail Jones for a while, so maybe that - but I want to wait for the new list. Every year I discover something I love on the list.


message 30: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11323 comments Mod
Changed my mind. I see Burial Rites is on the pre announcement list and i have been wanting to read that for a while.


message 31: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
Phrynne wrote: "I will wait and see what is in the 2013 list."

Same:)


message 32: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 I'll see what's on the 2013 list but will read The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman for starters - then pick one from 2013.


message 33: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Higgins | 105 comments I'm going to read Velocity


message 34: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
I can't wait to see the 2013 list!


message 35: by B the BookAddict (new)

B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) | 3432 comments Whaddya doin' to us, Brenda:) I'm such a sucker for these challenges.

My choice is Freedom by the amazingly good Jonathan Franzen.


message 36: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 2001 comments Bette wrote: "Whaddya doin' to us, Brenda:) I'm such a sucker for these challenges.

My choice is Freedom by the amazingly good Jonathan Franzen."


That's a great choice Bette. I really enjoyed that book when I read it. He is pretty good isn't he?


message 37: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
Bette wrote: "Whaddya doin' to us, Brenda:) I'm such a sucker for these challenges.

My choice is Freedom by the amazingly good Jonathan Franzen."


Haha!! That's good Bette! I'm glad we can get you in each time;) Good book choice too..


message 38: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
Books #81 - #100 released today...more tomorrow!

http://www.getreading.com.au/book_lis...



message 39: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11323 comments Mod
Hmmm. Nothing there I want to read that I haven't read already. Hopefully it will get better as we get higher up.


message 40: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
Agreed Phrynne. There's 100 they're counting down, then on the 1st it will be the final 50..


Liam || Books 'n Beards (madbird) Phrynne wrote: "Liam wrote: "I'ma read City of Bones. Lets see how overrated it is :P"

Since it was written for teenage girls I doubt you will like it. Why not choose something you will enjoy?"


I've liked stranger things. :P Although..

Phrynne wrote: "Changed my mind. I see Burial Rites is on the pre announcement list and i have been wanting to read that for a while."

Might give this a crack. It was written by someone from my hometown :3


message 42: by B the BookAddict (new)

B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) | 3432 comments Elaine wrote: "Bette wrote: "Whaddya doin' to us, Brenda:) I'm such a sucker for these challenges.

My choice is Freedom by the amazingly good Jonathan Franzen."

That's a great choice Bette. I really enjoyed ..."


I loved The Corrections.


message 43: by Kathy (new)

Kathy i'm confused, is this years list going to be a 'best of' or a 2013 list or both?


message 44: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
Kathy wrote: "i'm confused, is this years list going to be a 'best of' or a 2013 list or both?"

On the 1st September, the top 50 list will be released Kathy. Yes it's confusing as they won't release until then, which is a pain for us releasing the challenge earlier than then. But on the 1st I will put the link up for the 50 books:)


message 45: by Laura (new)

Laura | 16 comments So far I think Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears is winning...


message 46: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
I haven't read that one Laura, and it's been on my TBR for awhile...I hope there are lots of choices when the list is released:)


message 47: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11323 comments Mod
Laura wrote: "So far I think Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears is winning..."

I can't bring myself to read that because I hate the title so much. And I cannot explain why.


message 48: by Laura (new)

Laura | 16 comments Phrynne wrote: I can't bring myself to read that because I hate the title so much. And I cannot explain why."

That's so funny - I'm really put off by the name as well and I have no idea why. Probably why it's been on my TBR pile for so long.


message 49: by Laura (new)

Laura | 16 comments Brenda wrote: "I haven't read that one Laura, and it's been on my TBR for awhile...I hope there are lots of choices when the list is released:)"
Yep, it's been on my TBR for a while also - just realised, I should use it for the Melbourne Cup choice in the Spring Challenge.


message 50: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69321 comments Mod
#61 - #80 -- more tomorrow:)

http://www.getreading.com.au/book_lis...



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