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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Dec 15, 2018 09:20PM) (new)

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Our 2019 Annual Aussie Author challenge will be the Aussie Genres Challenge:)
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19




Here's how the latest annual challenge will work:

LEVELS:
Laid Back
- TWELVE (12) books
Busy - TWENTY FOUR (24)
Out of Control - THIRTY SIX (36) books.

Now there's a catch (of course!) you will need to read your books from 12 different genres - well it IS an Aussie GENRE challenge - so this will mean you will need to read THREE (3) books from each of your chosen genres if you are going to be Out of Control, TWO (2) if you're Busy and ONE (1) to be Laid Back.

DON'T FORGET
#1. Our guidelines Here
#2. Please include LINKS and COVER PICS of your chosen books.
#3. ALL to be Aussie authors!
#4. All chosen books MUST have the genre tagged on the book's profile page!

FIRST , you need to decide on your choice of the twelve (12) genres

SECOND , choose which level you'd like to read

THIRD , choose your books and make sure they are all written by an Australian Author

Choose your genres from this list:

Contemporary
Historical Fiction
Non Fiction
Childrens (minimum 125 pages limit)
Crime
Mystery
Romance
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Horror
Young Adult
Chick-Lit
Classic
Award Winner/Nominee List of Awards
Historical Mystery
Thriller/Suspense
Paranormal
Dystopian
Humour
Cosy Mystery
Memoir/Biography
Romantic Suspense

When you have decided which level you'd like to achieve, make your list and post here in this thread.




Relax and enjoy a year of great Aussie reading!


message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Apr 21, 2019 10:34PM) (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19

Level: Out of Control
36/36

Genres

1. Contemporary - COMPLETED

#1. Small Blessings by Emily Brewin 5s 16/1/19
#2. A Brahminy Sunrise by Maggie Christensen 5s 3/1/19
#3. Summers With Juliette by Emily Madden 4s 10/1/19

Small Blessings by Emily Brewin A Brahminy Sunrise by Maggie Christensen Summers With Juliette by Emily Madden

2. Historical Fiction- COMPLETED
#1. Sunshine by Kim Kelly 5s 16/2/19
#2. Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston 5s 13/2/19
#3. The Cloud Leopard's Daughter by Deborah Challinor 4s 31/1/19

Sunshine by Kim Kelly Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston The Cloud Leopard's Daughter (The Smuggler's Wife #4) by Deborah Challinor

3. Cosy Mystery - COMPLETED
#1. Raisins and Almonds by Kerry Greenwood 4s 31.1.19
#2. Miles Off Course by Sulari Gentill 5s 20/2/19
#3. Death at the Dog Show by Grace York 5s 15/4/19

Raisins and Almonds (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries #9) by Kerry Greenwood Miles Off Course (Rowland Sinclair #3) by Sulari Gentill Death at the Dog Show (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery series #4) by Grace York

4. Crime - COMPLETED
#1. Bridge to Burn by Rachel Amphlett 5s 2/1/19
#2. The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence 5s 25/1/19
#3. The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 5s 8/2/19

Bridge to Burn (Detective Kay Hunter #7) by Rachel Amphlett The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan

5. Mystery - COMPLETED
#1. The Promised Land by Barry Maitland 5s 1/1/19
#2. The Corpse at the Carnival by Grace York 5s 9/1/19
#3. Dark Paradise by Catherine Lee 5s 5/1/19

The Promised Land (Brock & Kolla #13) by Barry Maitland The Corpse at the Carnival (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #3) by Grace York Dark Paradise (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery #4.5) by Catherine Lee

6. Romance - COMPLETED
#1. The Trouble With Choices by Trish Morey 4s 3/3/19
#2. Under The Spanish Stars by Alli Sinclair 5s 26/2/19
#3. The Round Yard by Alissa Callen 4.5s 18/1/19

The Trouble With Choices by Trish Morey Under The Spanish Stars by Alli Sinclair The Round Yard by Alissa Callen

7. Classics - COMPLETED
#1. Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce 5s 30/1/19
#2. Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce 5s 28/2/19
#3. Norah of Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce 5s 22/4/19

Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce Norah of Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce

8. Historical Mystery - COMPLETED
#1. Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood 5s 29/1/19
#2. A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill 5s 17/1/19
#3. The Soldier's Curse by Meg Keneally 4s 11/1/19

Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood A Decline in Prophets (Rowland Sinclair #2) by Sulari Gentill The Soldier's Curse (Monsarrat #1) by Meg Keneally

9. Thriller/Suspense - COMPLETED
#1. The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth 5s 15/1/19
#2. The Shell by Jenni Boyd 3s 23/1/19
#3. A Perfect Square by Isobel Blackthorn 3s 10/1/19

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth The Shell by Jenni Boyd A Perfect Square by Isobel Blackthorn

10. Young Adult - COMPLETED
#1. The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly 5s 20/3/19
#2. Sympath by Carolyn Denman 5s 20/4/19
#3. The Gulf by Anna Spargo-Ryan 4s 8/1/19

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly Sympath (The Sentinels of Eden Book 3) by Carolyn Denman The Gulf by Anna Spargo-Ryan

11. Romantic Suspense - COMPLETED
#1. Flame Tree Hill by Mandy Magro 4s 10/2/19
#2. Shadows Over Wongan Creek by Juanita Kees 5s 2/3/19
#3. Lawson's Bend by Nicole Hurley-Moore 5s 27/1/19

Flame Tree Hill by Mandy Magro Shadows Over Wongan Creek (Wongan Creek, #3) by Juanita Kees Lawson's Bend by Nicole Hurley-Moore

12. Non Fiction - COMPLETED
#1. Kidnapped by Mark Tedeschi 4s 14/2/19
#2. Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga by Todd Alexander 3s 1/3/19
#3. The Jacaranda Trail: A Journey of Discovery Down Under by Alannah Foley 4s 10/4/19

Kidnapped by Mark Tedeschi Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga by Todd Alexander The Jacaranda Trail A Journey of Discovery Down Under by Alannah Foley


message 4: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Jun 12, 2019 06:04PM) (new)

Phrynne | 11662 comments Mod
Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19

Level: Laid back
12/12


1. Humour. The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion 5 stars 4/1/2019

2. Mystery. The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles 3 stars 27/1/19

3. Historical mystery Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill 5 stars 9/1/91

4. Romance. A Stranger in My Street by Deborah Burrows 4 stars 28/1/19

5. Thriller. The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 5 stars 9/2/19

6. Contemporary Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 4 stars 15/5/19

7. Fantasy. Changeling Exile by Marina Finlayson 4 stars 12/4/19

8. Chick Lit The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell 4 stars 12/1/19

9. Cosy. The Body in the Beach House by Grace York 4 stars 14/1/19

10. YA Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend 5 stars 3/4/19

11. H/F The Postmistress by Alison Stuart 4 stars 12/6/19

12. Sci Fi Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff 4 stars 27/5/19

The Rosie Result (Don Tillman, #3) by Graeme Simsion The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles Paving the New Road (Rowland Sinclair #4) by Sulari Gentill A Stranger in My Street by Deborah Burrows The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Changeling Exile (Thirteen Realms, #1) by Marina Finlayson The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell The Body in the Beach House (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #2) by Grace York Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend The Postmistress by Alison Stuart Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman


message 5: by MaryG2E (last edited Dec 09, 2019 10:29PM) (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 863 comments Ah, I was already onto this idea, and am pleased to report "here's one I prepared earlier", last week in fact :-)

2019 AR Australian Authors Challenge
Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 01/01/19 - 31/12/19
Level: LAID BACK, i.e. 12 books, each from a different genre.
Progress: 11/12


1. Contemporary
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 4★s
2. Crime
Scrublands by Chris Hammer 4.5★s
3. Award winner/nominee
Wimmera by Mark Brandi 4.5★s
4. Humour
How to Be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann 3.5★s
5. Biography
Catherine's Gift by John Little 4★s
6. Mystery
The Lost Man by Jane Harper 4.5 ★s
7. Thriller/Suspense
The List by Michael Brissenden 4★s
8. Chick Lit
The Book Ninja by Ali Berg 3★s
9. Historical Fiction:
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 3★s
10. Classic:
Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson 5★s
11. Memoir:
Saga Land by Richard Fidler 3.5★s

12. Non-fiction: Please Explain by Karl Kruszelnicki

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Scrublands by Chris Hammer Wimmera by Mark Brandi How to Be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann Catherine's Gift by John Little The Lost Man by Jane Harper The List by Michael Brissenden The Book Ninja by Ali Berg The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson Saga Land by Richard Fidler Please Explain by Karl Kruszelnicki


message 6: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Good job Mary! Did you have to adjust genres or anything? Pretty amazing that they "clicked" for you!


message 7: by Kerri_M (new)

Kerri_M | 407 comments Question for the mods - I will be going for Laid Back - 12 books. Is this a book a month thing, or it doesn't really matter?


message 8: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Kerri_M wrote: "Question for the mods - I will be going for Laid Back - 12 books. Is this a book a month thing, or it doesn't really matter?"

No this one is read whenever you want Kerri :)


message 9: by Kerri_M (new)

Kerri_M | 407 comments Brenda wrote: "Kerri_M wrote: "Question for the mods - I will be going for Laid Back - 12 books. Is this a book a month thing, or it doesn't really matter?"

No this one is read whenever you want Kerri :)"


Thanks Brenda :)


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

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
No problem Kerri :)


message 11: by Andrea (last edited Sep 26, 2019 10:34PM) (new)

Andrea | 1678 comments Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19

Level: Laid back
12/12


1. Contemporary Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor-Johnson 4★
2. Historical Fiction The Soldier's Curse by Meg Keneally 4★
3. Non-fiction Hippy Days, Arabian Nights by Katherine Boland 2★
4. Crime The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 4★
5. Mystery Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey 3★
6. Romance A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester 4★
7. Fantasy Blue Dragon by Kylie Chan 3★
8. Young Adult The Gulf by Anna Spargo-Ryan 3★
9. Award Winner/Nominee Flames by Robbie Arnott (The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist) 4.5★
10. Historical Mystery Preservation by Jock Serong 4★
11. Thriller/Suspense Hangman by Jack Heath 4★
12. Memoir/Biography Madness: a Memoir by Kate Richards 4★

Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor-Johnson The Soldier's Curse (Monsarrat #1) by Meg Keneally Hippy Days, Arabian Nights by Katherine Boland The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan Paris Time Capsule by Ella Carey A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester Blue Dragon (Dark Heavens #3) by Kylie Chan The Gulf by Anna Spargo-Ryan Flames by Robbie Arnott Preservation by Jock Serong Hangman (Timothy Blake #1) by Jack Heath Madness a Memoir by Kate Richards


message 12: by MaryG2E (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 863 comments Brenda wrote: "Good job Mary! Did you have to adjust genres or anything? Pretty amazing that they "clicked" for you!"
I only needed to shuffle two books Brenda. I had included an Indigenous Author title, which is The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, but it has won several awards, so it was easy to transfer. And I didn't have a sci fi in my own list, but was happy to include The Second Cure - a new AA to me, who talked at my local library a few months ago.


message 13: by Kylie (last edited Jun 14, 2019 09:57PM) (new)

Kylie D | 740 comments Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19

Level: Laid Back
12/12

Contemporary:
Into the Fire by Sonia Orchard 3 stars 26/1/19
Historical Fiction: The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner 5 stars 16/1/19
Crime: The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 4 stars 17/2/19
Mystery: The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan 4 stars 9/2/19
Romance: Luna Tango by Alli Sinclair 4.5 stars 30/1/09
Young Adult: The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly 5 stars 4/4/19
Chick-Lit: The Cottage at Rosella Cove by Sandie Docker 4 stars 1/2/19
Thriller/Suspense: The Escape Room by Megan Goldin 5 stars 1/1/19
Dystopian: Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden 5 stars 14/6/19
Cosy Mystery: Arson at the Art Gallery by Grace York 4 stars 22/5/19
Science Fiction The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence 4 stars 23/2/19
Romantic Suspense Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie 4 stars 9/6/19

Into the Fire by Sonia Orchard The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan Luna Tango (Wandering Skies #1) by Alli Sinclair The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly The Cottage at Rosella Cove by Sandie Docker The Escape Room by Megan Goldin Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow #1) by John Marsden Arson at the Art Gallery (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #1) by Grace York The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie


message 14: by Clare (last edited Dec 25, 2019 07:57PM) (new)

Clare Snow (claresnow) | 264 comments Aiming for Out of Control, but I'll see how it goes.

36/36 books

1. Contemporary
#1 The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland Read 22/2. 3★
#2 Another Night in Mullet Town by Steven Herrick Read 17/12. 3★
#3 Girl Next Door by Alyssa Brugman Read 25/12. 4★

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland Another Night in Mullet Town by Steven Herrick Girl Next Door by Alyssa Brugman

2. Historical Fiction
#1 The Getting Of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson Read 2/9. 3★
#2 Devil's Ballast by Meg Caddy Read 14/9. 4★
#3 Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears Read 12/11. 4★

The Getting Of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson Devil's Ballast by Meg Caddy Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears

3. Non Fiction
#1 Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Read 8/4. 4★
#2 Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia by Steve Cannane Read 22/11. 4★
#3 My Mother, a Serial Killer by Hazel Baron Read 1/10. 3★
The First Wave edited by Gillian Dooley

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Fair Game The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia by Steve Cannane My Mother, a Serial Killer by Hazel Baron The First Wave by Gillian Dooley

4. Crime
#1 Sparrow by Scot Gardner Read 23/2. 5★
#2 The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean Read 30/6. 5★
#3 The Centre of My Everything by Allayne L. Webster Read 16/9. 5★

Sparrow by Scot Gardner The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean The Centre of My Everything by Allayne L. Webster

5. Childrens
#1 Catch a falling star by Meg McKinlay Read 27/9. 4★
#2 Run Pip, Run by J.C. Jones Read 3/10. 4★
#3 The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett Read 4/12. 5★

Catch a falling star by Meg McKinlay Run Pip, Run by J.C. Jones The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett

6. Mystery
#1 Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby Read 20/7. 2★
#2 Winter by John Marsden Read 14/11. 2★
#3 From Here On, Monsters by Elizabeth Bryer Read 19/11. 5★

Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby Winter by John Marsden From Here On, Monsters by Elizabeth Bryer

7. Fantasy
#1 Crow Country by Kate Constable Read 22/1. 4★
#2 The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina Read 23/3. 5★
#3 The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty Read 21/12. 3★

Crow Country by Kate Constable The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (The Tribe #1) by Ambelin Kwaymullina The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone (Kingdoms & Empires, #1) by Jaclyn Moriarty

8. Young Adult
#1 Laurinda by Alice Pung Read 7/3. 4★
#2 What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume Read 4/8. 3★
#3 Underdog: #LoveOZYA Short Stories edited by Tobias Madden Read 31/10. 3★

Laurinda by Alice Pung What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume Underdog #LoveOZYA Short Stories by Tobias Madden

9. Award Winner/Nominee
#1 Little Gods by Jenny Ackland Stella Prize Shortlist. Read 21/1. 4★
#2 Shine Mountain by Julie Hunt CBCA Longlist 2019. Read 19/10. 3★
#3 On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta W.A. Young Readers Book Award (WAYRA) for Older Readers (2008) Read 31/10. 3★

Little Gods by Jenny Ackland Shine Mountain by Julie Hunt On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

10. Thriller/Suspense
#1 All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld Read 23/10. 4★
#2 The Darkness by Anthony Eaton Read 4/11. 3★
#3 Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein Read 9/11. 4★

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld The Darkness by Anthony Eaton Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein

11. Dystopian
#1 Split Infinity by Thalia Kalkipsakis Read 8/2. 4★
#2 Rogue by A.J. Betts Read 5/7. 4★
#3 The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble Read 24/12. 3★

Split Infinity (Lifespan of Starlight #2) by Thalia Kalkipsakis Rogue (Hive #2) by A.J. Betts The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

12. Memoir/Biography
#1 Shot: A Personal Response to Guns and Trauma by Gail Bell Read 30/1. 3★
#2 The Poison Principle: A Memoir about Family Secrets and Literary Poisonings by Gail Bell Read 10/3. 5★
#3 Trim, The Cartographer's Cat: The ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia by Matthew Flinders, Philippa Sandall and Gillian Dooley Read 16/11. 5★

Eggshell Skull: A memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back by Bri Lee DNF The subject matter is too disturbing atm. I hope I'll get back to this.
Gorgeous Girl by Mary K. Pershall DNF 45% 1★
Every Lie I've Ever Told by Rosie Waterland DNF 10%

Shot A Personal Response to Guns and Trauma by Gail Bell The Poison Principle A Memoir about Family Secrets and Literary Poisonings by Gail Bell Trim, The Cartographer's Cat The ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia by Matthew Flinders


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

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
MaryG2E wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Good job Mary! Did you have to adjust genres or anything? Pretty amazing that they "clicked" for you!"
I only needed to shuffle two books Brenda. I had included an Indigenous Author ..."


That's great! Well done :)


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

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Everyone is linked to here :)


message 17: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Nov 26, 2019 11:46PM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 1818 comments I'm feeling pretty laid-back at the moment, so I think I'll try these (subject to change): 12/12

1. Contemporary Honour and Other People's Children by Helen Garner READ 3.5★
2. Historical Fiction The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman READ 4.5★
3. Non Fiction Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia by Steve Cannane READ 4.5★
4. Crime Scrublands by Chris Hammer READ 5★
5. Mystery The Lost Man by Jane Harper READ 4.5★
6. Young Adult Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah READ 3.5★
7. Chick-Lit Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty READ 4★
8. Award Winner (2003 Children's Book Council, Aus) The Messenger by Markus Zusak READ 4.5★
9. Historical Mystery A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill READ 3.5★
10. Thriller/Suspense All That is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster READ 3★
11. Cosy Mystery Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood READ 4.5★
12. Memoir/Biography Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover READ 4★

Honour & Other People’s Children Text Classics by Helen Garner The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman Fair Game The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia by Steve Cannane Scrublands by Chris Hammer The Lost Man by Jane Harper Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty The Messenger by Markus Zusak A Few Right Thinking Men (Rowland Sinclair, #1) by Sulari Gentill All That is Lost Between Us by Sara Foster Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover


message 18: by Kerri_M (last edited Aug 28, 2019 06:24AM) (new)

Kerri_M | 407 comments I am Laid Back - 12/12 AA 12/12

✅ 1. Contemporary - The Lost Man by Jane Harper 16/3/19 ★★★★★
✅ 2. Historical Fiction - The Ink Stain by Meg Keneally 15/8/19 ★★★★
✅ 3. Non Fiction - Any Ordinary Day: What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life? by Leigh Sales A.A 2/1/19 ★★★☆
✅ 4. Crime - Snapshot by Garry Disher 10/3/19 ★★★☆
✅ 5. Mystery - Scrublands by Chris Hammer 7/6/19 ★★★★
✅ 6. Fantasy - The Magicians' Guild by Trudi Canavan A.A 14/7/19 ★★★★
✅ 7. Young Adult - Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend A.A 8/2/19 ★★★★★
✅ 8. Chick-Lit - The Kookaburra Creek Cafe by Sandie Docker ★★★
✅ 9. Award Winner/Nominee - The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda A.A 16/2/19 ★★★★
✅ 10. Historical Mystery - A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill 10/7/19 ★★★★☆
✅ 11. Thriller/Suspense - The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 13/24/19 ★★★★
✅ 12. Cosy Mystery - The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood 19/4/19 ★★★☆

1. The Lost Man by Jane Harper 2. The Ink Stain (Monsarrat #4) by Meg Keneally ] 3. Any Ordinary Day What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life? by Leigh Sales 4. Snapshot (Inspector Challis, #3) by Garry Disher 5. Scrublands by Chris Hammer 6. The Magicians' Guild (Black Magician Trilogy, #1) by Trudi Canavan 7. Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend 8. The Kookaburra Creek Cafe by Sandie Docker 9. The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily Rodda 10. A Few Right Thinking Men (Rowland Sinclair, #1) by Sulari Gentill 11. The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan 12. The Spotted Dog (Corinna Chapman #7) by Kerry Greenwood

(I am very pleased with my books!)


message 19: by Jane (last edited Nov 02, 2019 04:44PM) (new)

Jane | 494 comments Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19

Level: Out Of Control
36/36 Finished 03/11/2019


1. Paranormal :
Missing by Melanie Casey 4*
When Shadows Fall by Kaye Dobbie 3*
Valentine by Jodi McAlister 3.5*

2. Romance : COMPLETED
Holiday Affair by Annie Seaton 4*
Italian Affair by Annie Seaton 5*
Outback Affair by Annie Seaton 4*

3. Thriller - COMPLETED:
The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly 5*
Assassins Hunted by Rachel Amphlett 4*
Assassins Vengeance by Rachel Amphlett 3*

4. Historical Fiction : COMPLETED
The Sundowners by Jon Cleary 4*
The Golden Sabre by Jon Cleary 3*
The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham 4*

5. Contemporary/Chick Lit : COMPLETED
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 4*
The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale 4*
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty 4*

6. Crime : COMPLETED
Dark Secrets by Catherine Lee 4*
Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher 4*
Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett 4*

7. Humour - COMPLETED:
The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion 4*
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion 4*
The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell 4*

8. Historical Mystery : COMPLETED
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton 3*
Let The Dead Lie by Malla Nunn 3*
The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell 5*

9. Young Adult - COMPLETED :
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak 4*
48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls 4*
The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly 5*

10. Mystery - COMPLETED:
Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic 4*
Watching You by Michael Robotham 5*
One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett 4*

11. Cosy Mystery - COMPLETED
Earthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood 3*
Heavenly Pleasures by Kerry Greenwood 4*
Devil's Food by Kerry Greenwood 4*

12. Award Winner - COMPLETED
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton 3*
Bad Debts by Peter Temple 4*
Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre 1*



Missing (Cass Lehman and Detective Ed Dyson #3) by Melanie Casey When Shadows Fall by Kaye Dobbie Valentine (Valentine, #1) by Jodi McAlister Holiday Affair (Affair, #1) by Annie Seaton Italian Affair (Affair, #2) by Annie Seaton Outback Affair (Affair, #3) by Annie Seaton The Three Secret Cities (Jack West Jr #5) by Matthew Reilly Assassins Hunted by Rachel Amphlett Assassins Vengeance by Rachel Amphlett The Sundowners by Jon Cleary The Golden Sabre by Jon Cleary The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty Dark Secrets (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery, #3) by Catherine Lee Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, #2) by Graeme Simsion The Rosie Result (Don Tillman, #3) by Graeme Simsion The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton Let The Dead Lie (Detective Emmanuel Cooper, #2) by Malla Nunn The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak 48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly Resurrection Bay (Caleb Zelic, #1) by Emma Viskic Watching You (Joseph O'Loughlin, #7) by Michael Robotham One to Watch (Detective Kay Hunter #3) by Rachel Amphlett Scared to Death (Detective Kay Hunter #1) by Rachel Amphlett Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, #1) by Kerry Greenwood Heavenly Pleasures (Corinna Chapman, #2) by Kerry Greenwood Devil's Food (Corinna Chapman, #3) by Kerry Greenwood Cloudstreet by Tim Winton Bad Debts (Jack Irish, #1) by Peter Temple Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre


message 20: by Kathryn (last edited Dec 09, 2019 06:09PM) (new)

Kathryn | 3503 comments I'm in! I'm going for busy, at this stage. Yet to decide on some choices for books.

Edit: Updating my challenge to Out of Control!

COMPLETED 36/36

Contemporary
The Orchardist's Daughter by Karen Viggers - 5★
Secrets Between Friends by Fiona Palmer - 4★
The Good Teacher by P.J. Kelly - 4.5★

The Orchardist's Daughter by Karen Viggers Secrets Between Friends The Australian bestseller by Fiona Palmer The Good Teacher by P.J. Kelly

Historical Fiction
In the Valley of Blue Gums by J.H. Fletcher - 4.5★
Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman - 4.5★
The True Story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl - 4★

In the Valley of Blue Gums by J.H. Fletcher Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman The True Story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl

Crime
Flight Risk by Michael McGuire - 4★
Tell the Truth by Katherine Howell - 4★
Bleed For Me by Michael Robotham - 4★

Flight Risk by Michael McGuire Tell the Truth (Detective Ella Marconi, #8) by Katherine Howell Bleed For Me (Joe O'Loughlin #4) by Michael Robotham

Mystery
Beyond the Orchard by Anna Romer - 4★
The Lost Man by Jane Harper - 4.5★
A Mother's Confession by Kelly Rimmer - 4.5★

Beyond the Orchard by Anna Romer The Lost Man by Jane Harper A Mother's Confession by Kelly Rimmer

Romance
Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes
The Shack by the Bay by Lea Davey - 2.5★
The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash - 3.5★
Home to Turtle Bay by Marion Lennox - 2.75★

The Shack by the Bay by Lea Davey The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash Home to Turtle Bay by Marion Lennox

Young Adult
The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton - 2.5★
The Road to Winter by Mark Smith - 4★
The Beautiful Miscellaneous by Dominic Smith - 2.5★
The Happiness Quest by Richard Yaxley

The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton The Road to Winter (Winter, #1) by Mark Smith The Beautiful Miscellaneous by Dominic Smith

Chick-Lit
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - 4.5★
The Book Ninja by Ali Berg - 2★
The Kookaburra Creek Cafe by Sandie Docker - 4★

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Book Ninja by Ali Berg The Kookaburra Creek Cafe by Sandie Docker

Historical Mystery
Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young - 4★
Kimberley Sun by Di Morrissey - 5★
The Scent of Murder by Felicity Young - 3.5★

Antidote to Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #2) by Felicity Young Kimberley Sun by Di Morrissey The Scent of Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #3) by Felicity Young

Thriller/Suspense
Shatter by Michael Robotham - 4.5★
Crimson Lake by Candice Fox - 3★
The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham - 4.5★

Shatter (Joe O'Loughlin #3) by Michael Robotham Crimson Lake (Crimson Lake, #1) by Candice Fox The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

Dystopian
Corruption by Jessica Shirvington - 3★
On the Beach by Nevil Shute - 3★
Clade by James Bradley - 4★

On the Beach by Nevil Shute Corruption (Disruption, #2) by Jessica Shirvington Clade by James Bradley

Memoir/Biography
Will to Live by Matthew Ames - 4★
Nancy Wake by Peter FitzSimons - 3.5★
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein - 3★

Will to Live by Matthew Ames Nancy Wake by Peter FitzSimons The Trauma Cleaner One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein

Romantic Suspense
Kakadu Sunset: The Porter Sisters 1 by Annie Seaton - 4★
Half Moon Bay by Helene Young - 4★
Bloodtree River by Sarah Barrie - 4★

Kakadu Sunset The Porter Sisters 1 by Annie Seaton Half Moon Bay by Helene Young Bloodtree River by Sarah Barrie


message 21: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Some great choices guys!!!

All linked to here :)


message 22: by Carolyn (last edited Nov 07, 2019 05:16PM) (new)

Carolyn | 8131 comments I'm going to start with laid back but will upgrade to Busy before the end of this year, when I have time to find and fill in more books.

36/ 36 books

✔ 1. Contemporary: Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods 4.5★
✔ 2. Contemporary: Something in the Wine by Tricia Stringer 4★
✔3. Contemporary: Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty 3.5★

✔ 4. Historical fiction: Fled by Meg Keneally
✔ 5. Historical Fiction: The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith 4.5★
✔ 6. Historical fiction: The Postmistress by Alison Stuart 3.5★

✔ 7. Non Fiction: Honeysuckle Creek : The Story of Tom Reid, a Little Dish and Neil Armstrong's First Step by Andrew Tink
✔ 8. Non Fiction: Gun Alley by Kevin Morgan 4★
✔ 9. Non Fiction: Any Ordinary Day: What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life? by Leigh Sales 5★

✔ 10. Crime: The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 5★
✔ 11. Crime: Dark Past by Catherine Lee 3.5★
✔12. Crime: Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer 5★

✔ 13. Mystery: The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood
✔ 14. Mystery: River of Salt by Dave Warner 4.5★
✔ 15: Mystery: Eight Lives by Susan Hurley 4★

✔ 16. Fantasy: The Rook by Daniel O'Malley 4★
✔ 17. Fantasy: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman 4★
✔ 18: Fantasy: Songlines by Carolyn Denman 3.5★

✔ 19. Science Fiction: Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall 4★
✔ 20. Science fiction: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner 4★
✔ 21. Science Fiction: Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman 4★

✔ 22. Award Winner: Little Gods by Jenny Ackland (2019 Stella nominee) 4★
✔ 23. Award winner/Nominee: The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie (2019 Stella) 4★
✔ 24. Award winner: Taking Tom Murray Home by Tim Slee (2018 Banjo Prize) 4★

✔ 25. Historical Mystery: The Soldier's Curse by Meg Keneally 5★
✔ 26. Historical Mystery: The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton 4★
✔ 27. Historical Mystery: A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill 4★

✔ 28. Thriller/Suspense: Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson 4★
✔ 29. Thriller/Suspense: Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox 5★
✔ 30. Thriller/Suspense: 55 by James Delargy 4.5★

✔ 31. YA: Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend 4★
✔32. YA: Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff 4★
✔ 33 YA: Land of Fences by Mark Smith 5★

✔ 34. Humour: The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion 5★
✔ 35. Humour: The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell 5★
✔ 36. Humour: 2028 by Ken Saunders 5★

Love And Other Battles by Tess Woods Something in the Wine by Tricia Stringer Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley Fled by Meg Keneally The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith The Postmistress by Alison Stuart Honeysuckle Creek The Story of Tom Reid, a Little Dish and Neil Armstrong's First Step by Andrew Tink Gun Alley by Kevin Morgan Any Ordinary Day Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life by Leigh Sales The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan Dark Past (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery, #2) by Catherine Lee Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer The Spotted Dog (Corinna Chapman #7) by Kerry Greenwood River of Salt by Dave Warner Eight Lives by Susan Hurley The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2) by Alison Goodman Songlines (The Sentinels of Eden, #1) by Carolyn Denman Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall Little Gods by Jenny Ackland The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie Taking Tom Murray Home by Tim Slee The Soldier's Curse (Monsarrat #1) by Meg Keneally A Decline in Prophets (Rowland Sinclair #2) by Sulari Gentill The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson Gone by Midnight (Crimson Lake, #3) by Candice Fox Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1) by Jay Kristoff Land of Fences (Winter #3) by Mark Smith The Rosie Result (Don Tillman, #3) by Graeme Simsion The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell 2028 by Ken Saunders


message 23: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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You're linked Carolyn :)


message 24: by Odette (last edited Nov 13, 2019 01:59AM) (new)

Odette (odman) | 943 comments 36/36

1. Contemporary
The Woman Next Door by Liz Byrski - 4★
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - 4★
The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns - 4.5★

2. Historical Fiction
The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan - 3★
The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell - 5★
The True Story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl - 4★

3. Crime
The Promised Land by Barry Maitland - 5★
Into the Night by Sarah Bailey - 5★
The Falls by B. Michael Radburn - 3.5★

4. Mystery
The French Prize by Cathryn Hein - 3.5★
The Lost Swimmer by Ann Turner - 3★
The Lost Man by Jane Harper - 5★

5. Romance
The Family Secret by Fiona Palmer - 4★
Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns - 4★
Home to Turtle Bay by Marion Lennox - 4.5★

6. Fantasy
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley - 4★
The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly - 3★
Isla's Inheritance by Cassandra Page - 4★

7. Award Winner/Nominee List of Awards
The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville - 5★
(Orange Prize for Fiction 2001)
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton - 4★
(Longlist Miles Franklin 2019)
The Last Man in Europe by Dennis Glover - 4.5★
(Walter Scott Prize Nominee for Longlist 2018)

8. Historical Mystery
The Scent of Murder by Felicity Young - 4★
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton - 5★
The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper - 4★

9. Thriller/Suspense
The Good Daughter by Honey Brown - 3.5★
Ice Hunters by Neil Roberts - 4★
The Naked Room by Diana Hockley - 3.5★

10. Dystopian
Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists by Jane Rawson - 3★
The Rain Never Came by Lachlan Walter - 4★
Clade by James Bradley - 4★

11. Cosy Mystery
The Fourth String by Jill Paterson - 4★
Arson at the Art Gallery by Grace York - 4★
A Devious Mind by Brigid George - 3.5★

12. Romantic Suspense
Where the River Runs by Fleur McDonald - 5★
Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton - 5★
MacKenzie Crossing by Kaye Dobbie - 5★

The Woman Next Door by Liz Byrski Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan The True Story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl The Promised Land (Brock & Kolla #13) by Barry Maitland Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock, #2) by Sarah Bailey The French Prize by Cathryn Hein The Lost Swimmer by Ann Turner The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Family Secret by Fiona Palmer Outback Ghost (Bunyip Bay, #3) by Rachael Johns Home to Turtle Bay by Marion Lennox The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly Isla's Inheritance (Isla's Inheritance, #1) by Cassandra Page The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton The Last Man in Europe by Dennis Glover The Scent of Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #3) by Felicity Young The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper The Good Daughter by Honey Brown Ice Hunters by Neil Roberts The Naked Room (Susan Prescott #1) by Diana Hockley Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists by Jane Rawson The Rain Never Came by Lachlan Walter Clade by James Bradley The Fourth String (Alistair Fitzjohn, #7) by Jill Paterson Arson at the Art Gallery (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #1) by Grace York A Devious Mind (Dusty Kent Mysteries #2) by Brigid George Where the River Runs by Fleur McDonald Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton MacKenzie Crossing by Kaye Dobbie


message 25: by Bernadette (last edited Oct 20, 2019 05:11PM) (new)

Bernadette (bern_loves) | 15 comments Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19

Level: Busy
16/24

Genres

1. Contemporary

#1 The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta 5★ 18/8/19
#2 What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume 5★ 28/8/19

The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

2. Non Fiction
#1 Victoria the Queen: An intimate biography of the woman who changed the world by Julia Baird 5★ 8/6/19
#2 From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting by Judith Brett 4★ 21/5/19

Victoria the Queen An intimate biography of the woman who changed the world by Julia Baird From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage How Australia Got Compulsory Voting by Judith Brett

3. Mystery
#1 The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
#2 Every Breath by Ellie Marney 4★ 30/4/19

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty Every Breath (Every, #1) by Ellie Marney

4. Romance
#1 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
#2 The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 5★ 31/1/19

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

5. Fantasy
#1 Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff 5★ 4/8/19
#2 Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff 5★ 26/8/19

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2) by Jay Kristoff Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3) by Jay Kristoff

6. Science Fiction
#1 LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
#2 Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 4.5★ 29/8/19

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman

7. Young Adult
#1 Every Word by Ellie Marney 4★ 4/7/19
#2 Every Move by Ellie Marney

Every Word (Every, #2) by Ellie Marney Every Move (Every, #3) by Ellie Marney

8. Chick Lit
#1 Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
#2 Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

9. Paranormal
#1 Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor
#2 Graveyard Shift in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor

Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor Graveyard Shift in Ghost Town (Gap Year in Ghost Town) by Michael Pryor

10. Award Winner/Nominee
#1 Frankie by Shivaun Plozza 4★ 1/1/19
#2 Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina 5★ 18/1/19

Frankie by Shivaun Plozza Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina

11. Thriller/Suspense
#1 Temple by Matthew Reilly 4★ 24/4/19
#2 Ice Station by Matthew Reilly 5★ 8/1/19

Temple by Matthew Reilly Ice Station by Matthew Reilly

12. Memoir/Biography
#1 Best Foot Forward by Adam Hills 4.5★ 4/3/19
#2 The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir by Anh Do 5★ 20/10/19

Best Foot Forward by Adam Hills The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do

I have a lot going on in 2019 but I’m keen to give this a shot! This is my list for now but it may change as the year goes on.


message 26: by Jazzy (last edited Apr 14, 2019 06:35AM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 655 comments Yes I would like to participate, please! Currently have 5 books from last year's challenge to finish, so will have to find the books later. :)

Out of Control - THIRTY SIX (36) books.
9/36

Contemporary
Emily Madden - Summers With Juliette ⭐⭐⭐

Historical Fiction
Deborah Burrows - Ambulance Girls ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jackie French - Soldier on the Hill ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Non Fiction

Crime

Mystery
Kerry Greenwood - Murder in the Dark

Romance
Colleen McCullough -Bittersweet

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Horror

Young Adult

Chick-Lit

Classic
Ethel Turner - The Story of a Baby ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Award Winner/Nominee
Peter Carey - The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith ⭐⭐⭐

Peter Carey - Illywhacker


Historical Mystery

Thriller/Suspense

Dystopian
Sarah Gray - Arcadium

Humour

Cosy Mystery
Kerry Greenwood - The Castlemaine Murders ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kerry Greenwood - Queen of the Flowers ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kerry Greenwood - Death by Water ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Memoir/Biography
Jill Lovett - The Peppercorn Tree ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Romantic Suspense

Summers With Juliette by Emily Madden Ambulance Girls (Ambulance Girls #1) by Deborah Burrows Soldier on the Hill by Jackie French The Road to Gundagai (Matilda Saga, #3) by Jackie French The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough The Story of a Baby (Classic Reprint) by Ethel Turner Arcadium (Arcadium, #1) by Sarah Gray The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter Carey Illywhacker by Peter Carey The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, #13) by Kerry Greenwood Queen of the Flowers (Phryne Fisher, #14) by Kerry Greenwood Death by Water (Phryne Fisher, #15) by Kerry Greenwood The Peppercorn Tree by Jill Lovett



message 27: by Sally906 (last edited Oct 29, 2019 03:13AM) (new)

Sally906 Here is my list - it is, as always, subject to change.

I am going for laid back as I will be busy next year - and I am never out of control, well hardly ever, okay I am mostly out of control!


1. Contemporary - Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty – AA - 3★s

2. Historical Fiction - The Widow of Ballarat by Darry Fraser The Widow of Ballarat by Darry Fraser – AA - 4★s

3. Mystery - The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty – AA - 4★s

4. Romance - Belle's Secret (Outback Brides Book 2) by Victoria Purman Belle's Secret by Victoria Purman – AA - 5★s

5. Fantasy – Stolen Magic (Shadows of the Immortals, #1) by Marina Finlayson Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson – AA - 4★s

6. Science Fiction - Reckless Rescue (Barren Planet, #1) by Rinelle Grey Reckless Rescue by Rinelle Grey – AA - 3★s

7. Young Adult - The Biocide Conspiracy by Ann Massey The Biocide Conspiracy by Ann Massey – AA - 2★s

8. Chick-Lit – She's Having Her Baby by Lauren Sams She's Having Her Baby by Lauren Sams – AA - 2★s

9. Award winner - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - winner of the 2013 Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Book Award – AA - 4★s

10. Dystopian – Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1) by Isobelle Carmody Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody – AA - 2★s

11. Cosy Mystery - Death Comes to Town (Darcy Sweet #1) by K.J. Emrick Death Comes to Town by K.J. Emrick – AA - 3★s

12. Romantic Suspense - Diamond Sky (The Porter Sisters #3) by Annie Seaton Diamond Sky by Annie Seaton – AA - 5★s



message 29: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
All linked to here :)


message 30: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Jenny wrote: "Out of Control

0/36

01. Contemporary

Under the Hood by Juanita Kees
Brumby's Run by Jennifer Scoullar
[book:Maid for the Billio..."


I haven't linked yours Jenny as a number of yours are not Aussie authors. Let me know once you've changed your choices and I'll link you in :)


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

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Jazzy wrote: "Yes I would like to participate, please! Currently have 5 books from last year's challenge to finish, so will have to find the books later. :)

Out of Control - THIRTY SIX (36) books.

0/36

Conte..."


Jazzy, your Dystopian author appears to be British. I might be wrong, but reading her profile and blog I can't see where she's moved to Aus :)


message 32: by Zoey (last edited Sep 22, 2019 09:50PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1044 comments Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19

Level: Laid back
12/12

1. Romance - Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns 5★
2. Hist. Mystery - The Scent of Murder by Felicity Young 4★
3. Thriller - The Bay of Shadows by Samantha Wood 3★
4. Romantic Suspense - Secrets Of Whitewater Creek by Sarah Barrie 4.5★
5. Contemporary - The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns 5★
6. Fanatsy - The Blood Countess by Tara Moss 4★
7. Hist. Fiction - The Distant Hours by Kate Morton 3★
8. Young Adult - Captivate by Vanessa Garden 3★
9. Humour - Thirsty by Joel Creasey 5★
10. Mystery - Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox 5★
11. Crime - Death in Room 7 by K.J. Emrick 2★
12. Classics - My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin 3★

Outback Ghost (Bunyip Bay, #3) by Rachael Johns The Scent of Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #3) by Felicity Young The Bay of Shadows by Samantha Wood Secrets Of Whitewater Creek by Sarah Barrie The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns The Blood Countess (Pandora English, #1) by Tara Moss The Distant Hours by Kate Morton Captivate (Submerged Sun, #1) by Vanessa Garden Thirsty by Joel Creasey Gone by Midnight (Crimson Lake, #3) by Candice Fox Death in Room 7 (Pine Lake Inn #1) by K.J. Emrick My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin


message 33: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Linked Zoey :)


message 34: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) | 726 comments Brenda wrote: "Jenny wrote: "Out of Control

0/36

01. Contemporary

Under the Hood by Juanita Kees
Brumby's Run by Jennifer Scoullar
[book:Maid ..."


Sorry!


message 35: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
No worries - some we have all Aussie authors; some we don't :)


message 36: by Janine (last edited Feb 28, 2019 05:03PM) (new)

Janine (janineor) | 1509 comments I am going for Laid Back (to start with)

12/12
Contemporary
Birthright by Fiona Lowe READ 16/1/19 4*

Historical Fiction
The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh READ 9/1/19 5*

Crime
Flare Up by Felicity Young READ 18/1/19 3*

Mystery
The Lost Man by Jane Harper READ 1/1/19 5*

Romance
Someone Like You by Karly Lane READ 5/1/19 4*

Young Adult
A Waltz for Matilda by Jackie French READ 25/1/19 4*

Chick-Lit
Be My Baby by Laura Greaves READ 17/1/19 3*

Historical Mystery
A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill READ 12/2/19 3*

Thriller/Suspense
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin READ 6/1/19 4*

Cosy Mystery
Death in Room 7 by K.J. Emrick READ 29/1/19 2*

Memoir/Biography
Lion by Saroo Brierley READ 14/1/19 4*

Romantic Suspense
Bloodtree River by Sarah Barrie READ 12/1/19 3*

Birthright by Fiona Lowe The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh Flare Up (Cam Fraser, #2) by Felicity Young The Lost Man by Jane Harper Someone Like You by Karly Lane A Waltz for Matilda (Matilda Saga, #1) by Jackie French Be My Baby by Laura Greaves A Few Right Thinking Men (Rowland Sinclair, #1) by Sulari Gentill The Escape Room by Megan Goldin Death in Room 7 (Pine Lake Inn #1) by K.J. Emrick Lion by Saroo Brierley Bloodtree River by Sarah Barrie


message 37: by Jane (new)

Jane | 494 comments Hi Brenda - I notice there are quite a few genres creeping in that are not in your original list - Paranormal for instance in both my list and yours. Is it OK for us to just choice 12 separate genres of any type?


message 38: by Jazzy (last edited Dec 15, 2018 04:35PM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 655 comments Brenda, so sorry, but I've linked the wrong Sarah Gray, it should have been this one,
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
PS have updated it with the correct number on the link!


message 39: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Jane wrote: "Hi Brenda - I notice there are quite a few genres creeping in that are not in your original list - Paranormal for instance in both my list and yours. Is it OK for us to just choice 12 separate genr..."

Thanks for pointing that out Jane - I just checked our original list and we'd substituted Paranormal for Dystopian. As some have already used Dystopian, I won't delete it, but will add Paranormal :)


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

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Are there others? I have only been paying attention to the authors to make sure they're Aussie ;)


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

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
You're linked Janine :)


message 42: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Jazzy wrote: "Brenda, so sorry, but I've linked the wrong Sarah Gray, it should have been this one,
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
PS have updated it with the correct number on the link!"


Thanks Jazzy :) Easy to do!


message 43: by Jess (last edited Nov 25, 2019 09:56PM) (new)

Jess (holdenv84) | 38 comments Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19

Level: Out of Control
7/36

Young Adult
#1# Thirteen by James Phelan 21/01 4☆
#2# Paper Planes by Allayne L. Webster 08/01 4☆
#3# Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend 19/11 4☆

Thirteen (The Last Thirteen, #1) by James Phelan Paper Planes by Allayne L. Webster Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend

Contemporary
#4# Breath by Tim Winton
#5# The Opal Desert by Di Morrissey
#6# Belly Dancing for Beginners by Liz Byrski

Breath by Tim Winton The Opal Desert by Di Morrissey Belly Dancing for Beginners by Liz Byrski

Mystery
#7# Body Count by P.D. Martin 17/02 4☆
#8# Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
#9# Goodwood by Holly Throsby

Body Count (Sophie Anderson, #1) by P.D. Martin Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Goodwood by Holly Throsby

Non - Fiction
#10# Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington
#11# Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss
#12# Love Your Sister by Connie and Samuel Johnson

Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss Love Your Sister by Connie Johnson

Historical Fiction
#13# The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton
#14# On the Blue Train by Kristel Thornell
#15# The Bombing of Darwin: The Diary of Tom Taylor, Darwin, 1942 by Alan Tucker 23/01 3☆

The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton On the Blue Train by Kristel Thornell The Bombing of Darwin The Diary of Tom Taylor, Darwin, 1942 (My Story) by Alan Tucker

Memoir/Biography
#16# Roberta Williams My Life by Roberta Williams
#17# Mark Skaife: Diary of a Champion by Mark Skaife 18/01 3☆
#18# After Bali by Jason McCartney

Roberta Williams My Life by Roberta Williams Mark Skaife Diary of a Champion by Mark Skaife After Bali by Jason McCartney

Romance
#19# The Stationmaster's Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark
#20# The Last Mile Home by Di Morrissey
#21# Hot Pursuit by Rebecca Freeborn

The Stationmaster's Cottage (Christie Ryan #1) by Phillipa Nefri Clark The Last Mile Home by Di Morrissey Hot Pursuit by Rebecca Freeborn

Crime
#22# Vodka Doesn't Freeze by Leah Giarratano 27/06 5☆
#23# The Janine Balding Story by Beverley Balding
#24# Lives of Crime, The Melbourne Gangland Murders and Other Tales of True Crime by Gary Tippett

Vodka Doesn't Freeze (Detective Jill Jackson, #1) by Leah Giarratano The Janine Balding Story by Beverley Balding Lives of Crime, The Melbourne Gangland Murders and Other Tales of True Crime by Gary Tippett

Chick-Lit
#25# The Wrong Girl by Zoë Foster Blake
#26# Everything Changes But You by Maggie Alderson
#27# The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright 14/07 5☆

The Wrong Girl by Zoë Foster Blake Everything Changes But You by Maggie Alderson The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright

Romantic Suspense
#28# Northern Heat by Helene Young
#29# Dead Heat by Bronwyn Parry
#30# A Country Mile by Mandy Magro

Northern Heat by Helene Young Dead Heat (Goodabri #1) by Bronwyn Parry A Country Mile by Mandy Magro

Thriller/Suspense
#31# Crimson Lake by Candice Fox or Out of the Ice by Ann Turner
#32# The Fighting Season by Bram Connolly
#33# After the Darkness by Honey Brown

Crimson Lake (Crimson Lake, #1) by Candice Fox Out of the Ice by Ann Turner The Fighting Season by Bram Connolly After the Darkness by Honey Brown

Classic
#34# The Secret River by Kate Grenville
#35# Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
#36# The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally

The Secret River by Kate Grenville Cloudstreet by Tim Winton The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally


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

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
You're linked Jess :)


message 45: by Jane (new)

Jane | 494 comments Brenda wrote: "Are there others? I have only been paying attention to the authors to make sure they're Aussie ;)"

Actually perhaps not! My list is finished for now if you wanted to check it. (I might move on to 'Busy' later in the year).


message 46: by Heidi (last edited Nov 04, 2019 05:02PM) (new)

Heidi (butbooksarebetter) | 4 comments I'd love to take part! Will go for laid back due to other commitments. I have picked some titles, others will be chosen later on in the year:

Aussie Genres Challenge
Duration: 1/1/19 - 31/12/19

Level: Laid Back
11/12

Genres


Contemporary: Home Fires by Fiona Lowe
Historical Mystery: The Fragments by Toni Jordan
Crime: The Accusation by Wendy James
Mystery: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean
Classic: Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay *****
Award Winner/Nominee: Nine Days by Toni Jordan (Indie Book of the Year 2013)
Thriller/Suspense: The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan ****1/2
Humour: Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga by Todd Alexander
Horror: The Dead Path by Stephen M. Irwin
Medical: Eight Lives by Susan Hurley
Non Fiction:Beyond the Rock by Janelle McCulloch
Historical Fiction: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong
Romantic Suspense Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie

Romance
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Chick-Lit
Paranormal
Dystopian
Cosy Mystery
Memoir / biography


Read:
The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay Home Fires by Fiona Lowe The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean Eight Lives by Susan Hurley Beyond the Rock by Janelle McCulloch The Accusation by Wendy James The Fragments by Toni Jordan Nine Days by Toni Jordan The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie


message 47: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (butbooksarebetter) | 4 comments Can we add "Children's" to the genres? There are some great Aussie children's books out there


message 48: by Trish L (last edited Feb 10, 2019 09:11PM) (new)

Trish L | 120 comments Hi, please include me as a participant. I will opt for 12 books, no idea of the titles as yet.

I have made a start on this.

Historical Fiction: Fortunes Son Fortune's Son Fortune's Son (The Tasmanian Tales, #1) by Jennifer Scoullar

Chick lit: Month of Sundays A Month of Sundays A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski


message 49: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Jane wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Are there others? I have only been paying attention to the authors to make sure they're Aussie ;)"

Actually perhaps not! My list is finished for now if you wanted to check it. (I mi..."


Thanks Jane :)


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

Brenda | 70461 comments Mod
Heidi and Trish, you're both linked :)


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