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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Finally, with Spring almost upon us, we can feel a little warmth creeping into the air!! Time to pull out those spring-related books for our next seasonal challenge!

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Don't forget, when you have chosen your list of books for this challenge, link them in this thread so it will help others to choose...make sure you use the cover pics where you need to show the Spring colours;)

1. Spring clean time! Choose a book from your TBR which you've been wanting to read for a LONG time:)

2. Brisbane Writers' Festival - 3rd-7th September - http://bwf.org.au/ - Read a book written by an Aussie author which will be released in the months of Spring 2014

AR New Releases
Booktopia Spring Releases (this one has some earlier releases too, so scroll down until September->)

3. Read a Rainbow - the gorgeous colours of Spring! Choose a book which shows a predominant colour of:

3a. Red
3b. Orange
3c. Yellow
3d. Green
3e. Blue
3f. Purple/Violet


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4. Choose a Young Adult novel for this one, written by an Aussie author

Best Australian YA Books
2014 Aussie YA Releases
2013 Aussie YA Releases
2012 Aussie YA Releases
2011 Aussie YA Releases

5. The Wattle (Acacia) is Australia's National Flower with it being National Wattle Day on the 1st September. http://goaustralia.about.com/od/austr... We always know when Spring is around the corner when you start to see the beautiful wattle in flower. Choose a book with "Wattle" in the title or on the cover..

Books to fit "Wattles"


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6. Labor Day, the first Monday in October in ACT, NSW and SA, (though earlier in the year in the other states) means you can choose a book where the main character's profession is a policeman/woman, lawyer, teacher - anything along those lines..

7. Remembrance Day, November 11th, where commemorations occur each year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month at war shrines throughout the country. It is to celebrate the end of WW1 on 11/11/1918... your choice for this category can be fiction or non-fiction but must be about war, our soldiers and their sacrifices.

Six Must Read WW1 Novels
Non Fiction War Books
Best War Novels
The Great War

8. Choose a Goodreads friend, then select a book on their READ list for yourself - something different for you..

9. Choose a book from your favourite genre! Make sure you tell us all what that genre is;)

10. Finally, another from your TBR in that big SPRING clean...can you see it going down yet?

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With a total of fifteen books for this challenge, you had better SPRING into SPRING for a colourful season of reading!


message 2: by Steve (new)

Steve | 805 comments I am so in!


message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Haha! Steve are you keen or what;) lol

I'm so glad you are though - are you going to double up again?


message 4: by Steve (new)

Steve | 805 comments Brenda wrote: "Haha! Steve are you keen or what;) lol

I'm so glad you are though - are you going to double up again?"


Of course! My wife keeps telling me that I'm not trying hard enough and I should triple up. :-)


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

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Haha!! Well it's a 15 book read this season, so that would be 45 books!!


message 6: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 3598 comments Another great challenge. I love the pictures :)


message 7: by Steve (last edited Nov 26, 2014 05:42PM) (new)

Steve | 805 comments Without further ado, and I think I'm first, here is my double list for the challenge:

1. Spring: Stoneheart (Stoneheart Trilogy, #1) by Charlie Fletcher ★★☆☆☆ ; Wander Dust (The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy, #1) by Michelle Warren ★★☆☆☆
2. Brisbane Writer's Festival: Jazz Baby by Téa Cooper (22nd of October) ★★★☆☆ ; Wife on the Run by Fiona Higgins (1st of November) ★★★☆☆
3a. Read a Rainbow (Red): The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan ★★★★☆ ; The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan ★★★★☆
3b. Read a Rainbow (Orange): Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer ★★★★★ ; Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1) by Tamora Pierce ★★★☆☆
3c. Read a Rainbow (Yellow): Fool's Assassin (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb ★★★★★ ; The Broken Eye (Lightbringer, #3) by Brent Weeks ★★★★★
3d. Read a Rainbow (Green): Treason Keep (Hythrun Chronicles Demon Child Trilogy, #2) by Jennifer Fallon ★★★★★ ; Harshini (Hythrun Chronicles Demon Child Trilogy, #3) by Jennifer Fallon ★★★★★
3e. Read a Rainbow (Blue): Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) by Joseph Heller ★★★☆☆ ; The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) by Brandon Sanderson ★★★☆☆
3f. Read a Rainbow (Purple): Spellwright (Spellwright, #1) by Blake Charlton ★★★★☆ ; Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1) by Jim Butcher ★☆☆☆☆
4. Young Adult: The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) by Rick Riordan ★★★★★ ; The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan ★★★★★
5. National Wattle Day: Wattle Creek by Fiona McCallum ★★★☆☆ ; Silver Wattle by Belinda Alexandra ★★★★☆
6. Labor Day: Seduction in Death (In Death, #13) by J.D. Robb ★★★★★ ; Reunion in Death (In Death, #14) by J.D. Robb ★★★★★ (both policewoman)
7. Remembrance Day: The Wolves at the Door The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy by Judith L. Pearson ★★★★☆ ; The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally ★★★★☆
8. Goodreads friend: Deal Breaker (Myron Bolitar, #1) by Harlan Coben (Brenda) ★★★☆☆ ; Mistborn The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson (Sally) ★★★★★
9. Favourite Genre: Harbinger (Star Trek Vanguard, #1) by David Mack ★★★★☆ ; The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) by Cinda Williams Chima ★★☆☆☆
10. TBR: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher ★★★★☆ ; The High Lord (The Black Magician Trilogy, #3) by Trudi Canavan ★★★★★


message 8: by Sally906, enjoying retirement (last edited Nov 06, 2014 04:45PM) (new)

Sally906 | 6432 comments Mod
Here is my list - as usual subject to change :)

1. The Dirty Chef: From Big City Food Critic to Foodie Farmer by Matthew Evans

2. Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns

3.
Red - Natalia revision 1 by Jenni Boyd by Jenni Boyd
Orange - The Brewer's Tale by Karen Brooks The Brewer's Tale by Karen Brooks
Yellow - The Essence of the Thing Text Classics by Madeleine St. John by Madeleine St. John
Green - Forbidden Fruit (Nell Forrest Mystery #3) by Ilsa Evans Forbidden Fruit by Ilsa Evans.
Blue - The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Purple/violet - Of Merlot and Murder by Joni Folger by Joni Folger

4. Frontier Resistance by Leonie Rogers
5. Wattle Creek by Fiona McCallum
6. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith - Precious is a private detective
7. Wolfsangel by Liza Perrat
8. GR friend read list - (Marg, Bree and Shelleyrae) - Man Drought by Rachael Johns
9. YA - Pandora Jones: Deception by Barry Jonsberg
10. TBA


message 9: by Sally906, enjoying retirement (new)

Sally906 | 6432 comments Mod
Steve wrote: "Without further ado, and I think I'm first, here is my double list for the challenge:

1. Spring: Stoneheart (Stoneheart Trilogy, #1) by Charlie Fletcher ; Wander Dust (The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy, #1) by Michelle Warren
2. Brisbane Writer's Festival: TBD..."


Super fast Steve - no flies on you are there? LOL!!!


message 10: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Brilliant list Steve! It didn't take you long, that's for sure!!!


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

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Sally906 wrote: "I am in again as well - the only book I know for sure is that for wattle I will read Wattle Creek by Fiona McCallumas it just so happens i borrowed it from the libr..."

Perfect Sally! My sad thing, I've already read this one:(


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

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Sharon wrote: "Another great challenge. I love the pictures :)"

Thanks Sharon:)


message 13: by ZaraS (last edited Aug 15, 2014 07:08AM) (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer 1. Spring:
Our Dying Planet An Ecologist's View of the Crisis We Face by Peter Sale

2. Brisbane Writers' Festival:
The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2) by Graeme Simsion

3. Read a Rainbow:

Red:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Jilid I by Susanna Clarke

Orange:
TBA

Yellow:
The House of God by Samuel Shem or Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems by Rhoda Janzen

Green:
Green by Frances Sherwood

Blue:
Ghost Gum Valley by Johanna Nicholls

Purple/Violet:
TBA

4. Young Adult:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

5. National Wattle Day:
Silver Wattle by Belinda Alexandra and Ten Blue Wrens And What a Lot of Wattle! by Elizabeth Honey

6. Labour Day:
Left for Dead by Samantha and Laurence Barlow

7. Remembrance Day:
Atonement by Ian McEwan

8. Goodreads Friend:
The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass

9. Favourite Genre:
genre - YA
book - If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman

10. Spring:
A Guiding Star by Joyce Stranger


message 14: by Steve (new)

Steve | 805 comments Brenda wrote: "Brilliant list Steve! It didn't take you long, that's for sure!!!"

Thanks! It was actually kind of fun looking over my TBR, and going "Oh, there's a blue book, and a red one, and a purple one ..." :-)


message 15: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Hahaha! That's the fun part, that's for sure:)


message 16: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Nov 07, 2014 03:18PM) (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
1. TBR - Remember Me (Collective, #2) by Stacey Nash Remember Me by Stacey Nash 4.5
Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O'Neill Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O'Neill 5

2. New A.A. Releases (Sept,Oct,Nov) - The Sunnyvale Girls by Fiona Palmer The Sunnyvale Girls by Fiona Palmer (24/9) 5s
Frontier Resistance by Leonie Rogers Frontier Resistance by Leonie Rogers 5s (3/10)

3. Read a Rainbow:
a) RED
- Embryo 4 Catch Me (EMBRYO A Raney & Levine Thriller) by J.A. SchneiderEmbryo 4: Catch Me by J.A. Schneider 5s
The Survivors Club by Lisa Gardner The Survivors Club by Lisa Gardner 4.5s

b) ORANGE - Amalfi Echo by John Zanetti Amalfi Echo by John Zanetti 3s
The Burning Room (Harry Bosch, #19) by Michael Connelly The Burning Room by Michael Connelly 5s
c) YELLOW - Sweet Water by Christina Baker KlineSweet Water by Christina Baker Kline 4s
The Twelfth Child (Serendipity #1) by Bette Lee Crosby The Twelfth Child by Bette Lee Crosby 5s

d) GREEN - A Is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) by Sue Grafton A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton 4s
Exposure (Virals, #4) by Kathy Reichs Exposure by Kathy Reichs 5s

e) BLUE - Gypsy Hunted by Andrea Drew Gypsy Hunted by Andrea Drew 4s
Night Drop (Blake Sanders #3) by Michael W. Sherer Night Drop by Michael W. Sherer 5s

e) PURPLE/VIOLET - The Knight of Castle Kildare by Erin Moira O'Hara The Knight of Castle Kildare by Erin Moira O'Hara 4.5s
Curve My Song (The Curvies, #1 ) by Sarah Gai Curve My Song by Sarah Gai 4s

4. Young Adult A.A. - Sweet Damage by Rebecca James Sweet Damage by Rebecca James 5
Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca JamesCooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James 5s

5. National Wattle Day - Black Wattle Creek (Charlie Berlin, #2) by Geoffrey McGeachin Black Wattle Creek by Geoffrey McGeachin 4
The Wattle Tree by John Bell The Wattle Tree by John Bell 4

6. Labor Day - Deadly Obsession by Karen M. Davis Deadly Obsession by Karen M. Davis (Detective) 4
Angels Flight (Harry Bosch, #6) by Michael Connelly Angels Flight by Michael Connelly 5

7. Remembrance Day - A Fatal Tide by Steve Sailah A Fatal Tide by Steve Sailah 5
Gather the Bones by Alison Stuart Gather the Bones by Alison Stuart 5s

8. Goodreads friend (their READ list) - Getting Even With Fran by Christine Stinson Getting Even With Fran by Christine Stinson Jenn J 5
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Phrynne 4

9. Favourite Genre - Festive in Death by J.D. Robb Festive in Death by J.D. Robb 5s
Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan 17) by Kathy Reichs Bones Never Lie: by Kathy Reichs 5s

10. TBR - Death on Dangar Island by GP Field Death on Dangar Island by GP Field 4
The Golden Age by Joan London The Golden Age by Joan London 4

All subject to change:) All are on my TBR, most I own...a couple from the library:)


message 17: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 5739 comments Lots of great books there Brenda!

I'm going to see if I can do this challenge as much as possible from my unread book stash - paperbacks and ebooks. With the possible exception of the YA and wattle books!


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

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "Lots of great books there Brenda!

I'm going to see if I can do this challenge as much as possible from my unread book stash - paperbacks and ebooks. With the possible exception of the YA and wattl..."


Thanks! That's exactly what I have done...except for the wattle books and one remembrance day:)


message 19: by Steve (new)

Steve | 805 comments Brenda wrote: "1. TBR - Let The Dead Lie (Detective Emmanuel Cooper, #2) by Malla NunnLet The Dead Lie by Malla Nunn
The Kill Room (Lincoln Rhyme, #10) by Jeffery DeaverThe Kill Room ..."


Great list, Brenda!


message 20: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Thanks Steve!


message 21: by Renee V (new)

Renee V | 167 comments Here is my list so far...
1) Spring Clean TBR: Watership Down

2) Aussie spring new release: TBA

3) Read a Rainbow:

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (A Flavia de Luce Mystery, #1) by Alan Bradley Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin Inverting the Pyramid The History of Football Tactics by Jonathan Wilson To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris Possession Vintage 21 by A.S. Byatt

4) Aussie Young Adult: Red and/or Looking for Alibrandi

5) Wattle book: Blood on the Wattle

6) Labor Day Book: TBA

7) Remembrance Day: The Daughters of Mars

8) Goodreads Friend read (several have this): The Book Thief

9) Favourite Genre: TBA

10) TBR Spring Clean: Goal an extra 10.


message 22: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Renée wrote: "Here is my list so far...
1) Spring Clean TBR: Watership Down

2) Aussie spring new release: TBA

3) Read a Rainbow:

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (A Flavia de Luce Mystery, #1) by Alan Bradley[book..."


Ooh you're going to double your challenge too Renee? That's great!!! I like what you've got so far:)


message 23: by Renee V (new)

Renee V | 167 comments Brenda wrote: "Renée wrote: "Here is my list so far...
1) Spring Clean TBR: Watership Down

2) Aussie spring new release: TBA

3) Read a Rainbow:

[bookcover:The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie..."


Hopefully I'll double up I have to finish my winter and August challenge first plus all the books I currently have out from the library! I love picking the books for challenges, it gets me all excited to start before I have even finished my current ones :D


message 24: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Renée wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Renée wrote: "Here is my list so far...
1) Spring Clean TBR: Watership Down

2) Aussie spring new release: TBA

3) Read a Rainbow:

[bookcover:The Sweetness at the Bo..."


Good luck with it then:) I sometimes think picking the books and knowing that your TBR will be lowered is the best part!


message 25: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3179 comments I wasn't going to do this challenge because I normally have to add in some extra books not on my TBR, and I do want to focus on getting the books read this year that I've said I would (and adding still more books kind of defeats the purpose!). However, I've managed to get 11 books from my list of books still to be read this year so I will just do the ones that already fit in (apart from the new release - I wasn't going to do that either, but then remembered that The Rosie Effect is due for release next month and I do want to read that...!).

So this is my list so far:

1) Spring Clean TBR: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

2) Aussie spring new release: The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

3) Read a Rainbow:
a) The Women In Black by Madeleine St. John
b) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
c) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
d) Mr Chen's Emporium by Deborah O'Brien
e) Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
f) N/A

The Women In Black by Madeleine St. John Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday Mr Chen's Emporium by Deborah O'Brien Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1) by Kristin Hannah

4) Aussie Young Adult: N/A

5) Wattle book: N/A

6) Labor Day Book: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth - midwife

7) Remembrance Day: Station X: The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park by Michael Smith

8) Goodreads friend read (from Elaine): Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill

9) Favourite Genre: Mystery - The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell

10) TBR Spring Clean: Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison

All subject to change, of course ;-) And if I come across a purple-covered book, an Aussie YA fiction or a book with wattle on the front cover or in the title in my reading, I will add them as I go!!


message 26: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Kathryn wrote: "I wasn't going to do this challenge because I normally have to add in some extra books not on my TBR, and I do want to focus on getting the books read this year that I've said I would (and adding s..."

Well done Kathryn! It's scarily easy to find challenge books that we already have in our TBRs and own as well, isn't it!! lol


message 27: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3179 comments Brenda wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I wasn't going to do this challenge because I normally have to add in some extra books not on my TBR, and I do want to focus on getting the books read this year that I've said I wou..."

I don't actually own any of those - they will all be library loans, but they do all come from the list of books made up from the various challenges I'm doing, so if I can get all those read by the end of November, plus the ones I'm intending to read in the rest of this month, I'll have only...*goes to bookshelf to count up*...18 books to go!! That's STILL an awful lot!! I certainly wouldn't be able to read 18 books in December! Will be adding to that no. 10 TBR category in the next 3 months, methinks, so that I can knock a few more off the list!


message 28: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Kathryn wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I wasn't going to do this challenge because I normally have to add in some extra books not on my TBR, and I do want to focus on getting the books read this year that ..."

Well you will definitely be lowering your TBR!! The **very** hard part is not ADDING to it at the same time;) But well done!


message 29: by Phrynne, I love to read:) (new)

Phrynne | 7579 comments Mod
The release date for The Rosie Effect is still showing as December 2014. Is it before then because if so I want it on my list too!


message 30: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3179 comments Phrynne wrote: "The release date for The Rosie Effect is still showing as December 2014. Is it before then because if so I want it on my list too!"

I thought it was September...!


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

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
I'll check it out...


message 32: by Phrynne, I love to read:) (new)

Phrynne | 7579 comments Mod
The hardcover is September. I just looked more carefully:)


message 33: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3179 comments Phrynne wrote: "The release date for The Rosie Effect is still showing as December 2014. Is it before then because if so I want it on my list too!"

I just went back and checked our Aussie author NR thread and Marianne's written this: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Can the release date change??


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

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
This one is the 24th September girls:)

The Rosie Effect


message 35: by Phrynne, I love to read:) (new)

Phrynne | 7579 comments Mod
Don't worry Kathryn. I was looking at an edition which is coming out in December. It is actually being released in September. Just off to preorder it now:)


message 36: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3179 comments Ah. Hope my library gets the hardcover version then!!


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

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
There's one which is released on 30th December

The Rosie Effect A Novel by Graeme Simsion

the others are September:)


message 38: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3179 comments Brenda wrote: "There's one which is released on 30th December

The Rosie Effect A Novel by Graeme Simsion

the others are September:)"


There are already 4 different versions of the cover!! That seems a bit excessive!


message 39: by Phrynne, I love to read:) (last edited Nov 21, 2014 03:38AM) (new)

Phrynne | 7579 comments Mod
Here's my list.

1. Spring clean. Split by Tara Moss3 stars

2. Aussie Spring release. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion 4 stars

3. Read a rainbow.
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid1star
Mr Wigg by Inga Simpson 3 stars
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson3 stars
Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews4 stars
The Glass God by Kate Griffin5stars
The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett4 stars

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid Mr Wigg by Inga Simpson The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews The Glass God by Kate Griffin The Long Mars (The Long Earth, #3) by Terry Pratchett

4. Aussie YA Disruption by Jessica Shirvington 2 stars

5. Wattle on the cover Silver Wattle by Belinda Alexandra 2 stars

6. Labour Day. Police. Festive in Death by J.D. Robb5 stars

7. Remembrance Day The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally 2stars

8. Goodreads friend Isla's Inheritance by Cassandra Page. (Brenda's TBR list) 3 stars

9. Fav genre fantasy The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch3 stars

10. TBR Kraken by China Miéville3 stars


message 40: by Tien (last edited Oct 22, 2014 04:33AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 416 comments Reading my last book for Winter :)

I think if I rush I may complete this cycle just before bub *fingers crossed*

1. Messenger by Lois Lowry -Read 10/09

2. Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns -Read 10/21

3a. Red: Talon by Julie Kagawa -Read 03/10
3b. Orange: The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner
3c. Yellow: The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
3d. Green: Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier -Read 15/09
3e. Blue: Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier -Read 17/09
3f. Purple/Violet: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters -Read 4/10

Talon (Talon, #1) by Julie Kagawa The Third Victim (Quincy & Rainie, #2) by Lisa Gardner The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey Shadowfell (Shadowfell, #1) by Juliet Marillier Raven Flight (Shadowfell, #2) by Juliet Marillier The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

4. The Caller by Juliet Marillier -Read 18/09

5. Wattle Creek by Fiona McCallum

6. Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter

7. Well Done, Those Men: Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran by Barry Heard

8. The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (samstillreading)
9. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry –YA Fantasy -Read 03/09

10. The Divinity of Dogs by Jeniffer Skiff -Read 02/09

Messenger (The Giver, #3) by Lois Lowry Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns The Caller (Shadowfell, #3) by Juliet Marillier Wattle Creek by Fiona McCallum Hunted (The Profiler, #1) by Elizabeth Heiter Well Done, Those Men Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran by Barry Heard The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2) by Lois Lowry The Divinity of Dogs True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man's Best Friend by Jennifer Skiff

9/15 books as at 21-Oct


message 41: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Kathryn wrote: "Brenda wrote: "There's one which is released on 30th December

The Rosie Effect A Novel by Graeme Simsion

the others are September:)"

There are already 4 different versions of the cover!! T..."


I agree! lol


message 42: by Steve (new)

Steve | 805 comments Does Bryce Courtenay count as an Australian author? He held citizenship, so it's a little gray ...


message 43: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Steve wrote: "Does Bryce Courtenay count as an Australian author? He held citizenship, so it's a little gray ..."

Yes he's definitely an Aussie author Steve:)


message 44: by Steve (new)

Steve | 805 comments Brenda wrote: "Steve wrote: "Does Bryce Courtenay count as an Australian author? He held citizenship, so it's a little gray ..."

Yes he's definitely an Aussie author Steve:)"


Excellent, then I have a full list. :-)


message 45: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 60610 comments Mod
Steve wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Steve wrote: "Does Bryce Courtenay count as an Australian author? He held citizenship, so it's a little gray ..."

Yes he's definitely an Aussie author Steve:)"

Excellen..."


Steve, Jodi Picoult isn't an Aussie author....#2..


message 46: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 1994 comments Kathryn wrote: "I wasn't going to do this challenge because I normally have to add in some extra books not on my TBR, and I do want to focus on getting the books read this year that I've said I would (and adding s..."

Was I supposed to remind you of something Kathryn? I see you've managed to fit your books on your TBR into the challenge. Well done!! I'm still thinking about this one. And of course Brenda is right. Paperback copy of The Rosie Effect due out 24th September.


message 47: by Carolyn (last edited Aug 15, 2014 03:41AM) (new)

Carolyn | 5739 comments Elaine wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I wasn't going to do this challenge because I normally have to add in some extra books not on my TBR, and I do want to focus on getting the books read this year that I've said I wou..."

Also Kindle version (I've pre-ordered) for those wanting the ebook :)


message 48: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3179 comments Patricia wrote: "Here's my list, the 'Wattle' one may prove tricky as I am trying to only add books I already own...might have to find a creative substitute.
My only exception so far is no.8 that one on Kathryn's l..."


I've heard the audiobook of The Thirteenth Tale is very well done, Patricia - hope you enjoy! Will look forward to seeing what you come up with for your "alternative" Wattle read - it might be an idea I can steal!!


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Kathryn | 3179 comments Elaine wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I wasn't going to do this challenge because I normally have to add in some extra books not on my TBR, and I do want to focus on getting the books read this year that I've said I wou..."

No, no, Elaine, it's all good because I've made all my selections from my list of books to read this year. (Apart from The Rosie Effect!)


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Bec (gecko-girl) | 200 comments just a question - for 3 do you need to read one book for each colour? and for 8 is it a book they have on their list but you don't or as long as they have it on their list it doesn't matter?


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