Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aussie YA Book Challenge 2011

I am thrilled to read about Nic at Irresistible Reads and Nomes from inkcrush's Aussie YA Reading Challenge for 2011. Over the few years in particular, Australian writers have produced some amazing young adult fiction, and I'm looking forward to being able to share more of it with you in 2011.

Here are the Challenge Rules from Irresistible Reads:
Australian participants - Read at least 12 young adult books by Australian authors from 1st January, 2011 to 31st December, 2011.

International participants - Read at least 6 young adult books by Australian authors from 1st January, 2011 to 31st December, 2011.
They can be old or new titles, however no re-reads.

So far, I'm pledging to read:
Good Oil - Laura Buzo
Loathing Lola - William Kostakis (I've borrowed it twice from the library, but haven't read it yet!)
Jarvis 24 - David Metzenthen
Angel Creek - Sally Rippin
Noah's Law - Randa Abdel-Fattah

Sound like fun? Join us! Or share some of your favourite Australia YA novels with me? And have you checked out Nomes Best of Aussie Ya series yet? Get on it!


Chachic said...

I'm itching to read so many Aussie YA books! I haven't signed up for any challenges for next year but I'm planning to do so for this one. :)

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Thanks for signing up! Love your list and some are on mine like Jarvis 24 and Angel Creek. This year has had so many amazing Aussie YA books like The Piper's Son, Six Impossible Things and This Is Shyness (which I am reading now) and I can't wait to see what is coming out next year!

Nomes said...

yay - love your picks! i still haven't chosen mine... (although i do know noah's law is one of them)

jarvis 24 was really good. and i loved good oil so much.


brave chickens said...

Sounds like a pretty reasonable challenge. Might be my first one yet! :D

Angie said...

yay! I'm doing this too. all of your picks sound new to me, except for Jarvis 24. I'll have to check them out!

Aimee said...

I loved 'Good Oil' :) An oldie (first published in 1996) that I missed at the time and have only just read is Wendy Orr's 'Peeling the Onion' - most excellent!

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