Aussie authors read in 2017 - 2015

I am participating in two reading challenges to ensure I maintain a good level of Australian crime fiction, or crime fiction written by Australian authors.

Last updated 5 June 2017

The Aussie Author Challenge 2017 is being hosted at Booklover Book Reviews

I'm aiming initially at Kangaroo (12 titles) but the reality is that I will read many more than that.

Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female F, at least 4 of those authors are male M, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you N; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 genre
 I can see I may have a problem with the 3 genre aspect.

Currently: 11
  1. 4.6, A MADRAS MIASMA, Brian Stoddart  M
  2. 4.4, WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW, Peter Corris M 
  3. 4.5, SIGNAL LOSS, Garry Disher M 
  4. 4.4, THE UNFORTUNATE VICTIM, Greg Pyers M
  5. 4.3, THE PALLAMPUR PREDICAMENT, Brian Stoddart - M 
  6. 4.2, SILVER WATTLE, Belinda Alexandra F N 
  7. 4.8, THE DIGGERS' REST HOTEL, Geoffrey McGeachin M  
  8. 4.3, THE MIDNIGHT PROMISE, Zane Lovitt M 
  9. 4.6, THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, Liane Moriarty F N 
  10. 4.5, TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL, Melina Marchetta  F N
  11. 4.4, DAINTREE, Annie Seaton F N 

2017 Australian Women Writers Challenge

I will be aiming to read about 20 titles, all crime fiction. They will also count for the Aussie Author Challenge (above)

Currently: 4
  1. 4.2, SILVER WATTLE, Belinda Alexandra
  2. 4.6, THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, Liane Moriarty
  3. 4.5, TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL, Melina Marchetta 
  4. 4.4, DAINTREE, Annie Seaton


The Aussie Author Challenge 2016 is being hosted at Booklover Book Reviews

I'm aiming initially at Kangaroo (12 titles) but the reality is that I will read many more than that.
Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 genre. 
 I can see I may have a problem with the 3 genre aspect.

Currently: 29 - Completed
  1. 4.4, KING OF THE ROAD, Nigel Bartlett   M, N
  2. 4.3, GOOD MONEY, J. M. Green FN
  3. 4.3, GHOST GIRLS, Cath Ferla F, N
  4. 3.5, DUCK SEASON DEATH, June Wright F  
  5. 4.4, OLMEC OBITUARY, L.J.M. Owen F, N
  6. 4.5, MISSING, Melanie Casey, F, N
  7. 4.6, DARKEST PLACE, Jaye Ford F, 
  8. 4.9, ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING, Evie Wyld F N
  9. 4.4, HINDSIGHT, Melanie Casey 
  10. 3.8, OUT OF THE ICE, Ann Turner
  11. 4.5, PROHIBITED ZONE, Alastair Sarre M
  12. 4.4, THE BARRAKEE MYSTERY, Arthur Upfield M
  13. 4.2, COMFORT ZONE, Lindsay Tanner M
  14. 5.0, THE LAKE HOUSE, Kate Morton  F
  15. 4.0, A MAN OF TWO TRIBES, Arthur Upfield M
  16. 4.4, THE BATTLING PROPHET, Arthur Upfield M
  17. 3.9, FRONT PAGE NEWS, Katie Rowney F
  18. 4.8, AN ISOLATED INCIDENT, Emily Maguire F
  19. 4.7, THE DRY, Jane Harper
  20. 4.3, MR JELLY'S BUSINESS, Arthur Upfield 
  21. 4.5, ONLY DAUGHTER, Anna Snoekstra  
  22. 4.2, THE HEAT, Garry Disher 
  23. 4.3, RESURRECTION BAY, Emma Viskic 
  24. 5.0, THE WRONG HAND, Jane Jago 
  25. 4.8, THE SOLDIER'S CURSE, Tom & Meg Kenneally 
  26. 5.0, THE RULES OF BACKYARD CRICKET, Jock Serong 
  27. 4.5, SALT CREEK, Lucy Treloar 
  28. 3.5, THE CLIMATE CHANGE MURDERS, David Kilner 
  29. 4.8, THE BANK MANAGER, Roger Monk   



2016 Australian Women Writers Challenge

I will be aiming to read about 20 titles, all crime fiction. They will also count for the Aussie Author Challenge (above)

Currently: 18
  1. 4.3, GOOD MONEY, J. M. Green
  2. 4.3, GHOST GIRLS, Cath Ferla 
  3. 3.5, DUCK SEASON DEATH, June Wright 
  4. 4.4, OLMEC OBITUARY, L.J.M. Owen 
  5. 4.5, MISSING, Melanie Casey
  6. 4.6, DARKEST PLACE, Jaye Ford 
  7. 4.9, ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING, Evie Wyld 
  8. 4.4, HINDSIGHT, Melanie Casey 
  9. 3.8, OUT OF THE ICE, Ann Turner
  10. 5.0, THE LAKE HOUSE, Kate Morton
  11. 3.9, FRONT PAGE NEWS, Katie Rowney
  12. 4.8, AN ISOLATED INCIDENT, Emily Maguire 
  13. 4.7, THE DRY, Jane Harper
  14. 4.5, ONLY DAUGHTER, Anna Snoekstra
  15. 4.3, RESURRECTION BAY, Emma Viskic
  16. 5.0, THE WRONG HAND, Jane Jago 
  17. 4.8, THE SOLDIER'S CURSE, Tom & Meg Kenneally 
  18. 4.5, SALT CREEK, Lucy Treloar    


    Completed in 2015

    The Aussie Author Challenge 2015 is being hosted at Booklover Book Reviews

    I'm aiming initially at Kangaroo (12 titles) but the reality is that I will read many more than that.
    - Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you (N);
    - At least 6 fiction and at least 2 non-fiction, and at least 3 titles first published in 2014 or 2015

    Currently: 26.- completed
    1.  4.3, MASTERMIND, Helen Goltz - female, published 2014, N
    2. 4.7, WEB OF DECEIT, Katherine Howell  - female, published 2013
    3. 5.0, HADES, Candice Fox - publ 2014, female, N
    4. 4.7 MEDEA'S CURSE, Anne Buist - published 2015, female, N
    5. 4.5, DARK HORSE, Honey Brown - published 2013, N
    6. 4.3, TRACKING NORTH, Kerry McGinnis - female, published 2013, N
    7. 4.4, THE LOST SWIMMER, Ann Turner - female, published 2015
    8. 4.2, THE BLUE ROSES OF ORROROO, Margaret Visciglio published 2011, female, N
    9. 4.9, TELL THE TRUTH, Katherine Howell
    10. 4.4, THE PORT FAIRY MURDERS, Robert Gott, publ 2015, male 
    11. 4.8, THE BANK INSPECTOR, Roger Monk, publ. 2014, male
    12. 4.6, THE INSANITY OF MURDER, Felicity Young, publ 2015, female
    13. 4.0, A TRIFLE DEAD, Livia Day , publ 2013, female 
    14. 4.5, THE SECRET CHORD, Geraldine Brooks , publ. 2015, female, not crime fiction
    15. 4.3, THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF, Helen Garner, publ. 2014, female, not crime fiction 
    16. 4.8, CLOSE YOUR EYES, Michael Robotham, publ. 2015, male 
    17. 4.5, BLOOD REDEMPTION, Alex Palmer, published 2002, female
    18. 4.5,  A TIME TO RUN, J. M. Peace - published 2015, female
    19. 4.7, PAVING THE NEW ROAD, Sulari Gentil, publ 2012, female 
    20. 4.1, MURDER IN THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, June Wright
    21. 4.3, EDEN, Candice Fox 
    22. 4.3, MURDER ON THE ISLAND, Brian Kavanagh - male, 2015
    23. 4.7, CRUCIFIXION CREEK, Barry Maitland - male, 2015
    24. 3.9, THE POPEYE MURDER, Sandra Winter-Dewhirst - female 2015
    25. 4.3, ALL THAT IS LOST BETWEEN US, Sarah Foster - female, 2016 
    26. 4.4, RUNNING AGAINST THE TIDE, AMANDA Ortlepp - female, 2016 

        2015 Australian Women Writers Challenge

        I will be aiming to read about 20 titles, all crime fiction. They will also count for the Aussie Author Challenge (above)

        Currently: 21
        1.  4.3, MASTERMIND, Helen Goltz
        2. 4.7, WEB OF DECEIT, Katherine Howell 
        3. 5.0, HADES, Candice Fox  
        4. 4.7 MEDEA'S CURSE, Anne Buist
        5. 4.5, DARK HORSE, Honey Brown  
        6. 4.3, TRACKING NORTH, Kerry McGinnis
        7. 4.4, THE LOST SWIMMER, Ann Turner 
        8. 4.2, THE BLUE ROSES OF ORROROO, Margaret Visciglio  
        9. 4.9, TELL THE TRUTH, Katherine Howell
        10. 4.6, THE INSANITY OF MURDER, Felicity Young
        11. 4.0, A TRIFLE DEAD, Livia Day   
        12. 4.5, THE SECRET CHORD, Geraldine Brooks - not crime fiction
        13. 4.3, THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF, Helen Garner - not crime fiction 
        14. 4.5, BLOOD REDEMPTION, Alex Palmer 
        15. 4.5,  A TIME TO RUN, J. M. Peace 
        16. 4.7, PAVING THE NEW ROAD, Sulari Gentil 
        17. 4.1, MURDER IN THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, June Wright 
        18. 4.3, EDEN, Candice Fox 
        19. 3.9, THE POPEYE MURDER, Sandra Winter-Dewhirst 
        20. 4.3, ALL THAT IS LOST BETWEEN US, Sarah Foster 
        21. 4.4, RUNNING AGAINST THE TIDE, AMANDA Ortlepp 

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