Not Enough Bookshelves: Aussie YA Book Challenge

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Aussie YA Book Challenge

The lovely and awesome Nic of Irresistible Reads is hosting the


As I am currently obsessed with Aussie books, I had to sign up. All you have to do is read 6 Aussie YA books between  1st January, 2011 to 31st December, 2011.

Easy, when there are so many fabulous Aussie YA’s hitting the shelves this year.

My six are;

1) THE PIPER’S SON by Melina Marchetta ( I have read it but I want to re-read it and I want the US version too)

2) FURY by Shirley Marr

3) GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley

4) GOOD OIL by Laura Buzo


6) KINGDOM OF CELLO by Jaclyn Moriarty

The only problem will be getting my hands on them, but I’m hoping The Book Depository will come up trumps.

If you think this sounds like a great challenge, you can sign up HERE

I’m not signing up for any other challenges, as I have a horrible record with them, but I have made my own personal challenges which are

Every month read:

One Classic
One YA (at least it’ll probably be more)
One Adult
One Re-read
One Audio

I’m trying to mix things up a bit, 2010 having been the Year of YA. 

What about you guys any challenges/reading resolution to welcome in 2011?


  1. this is a great challenge. i'm really looking forward to it.


  2. Thanks for signing up! I really hope more of those books come in stock. At least The Piper's Son will be available in March.

    Love your personal challenges too. I set myself weekly ones like read one contemp, one paranormal and one Aussie. It is good to challenge yourself 🙂


  3. great picks! and i just love your personal challenge!

    i want to read more adult fiction this year. in only read about 20 adult books last year and i really missed it ~ got so caught up reading YA all the time…

    i also re-read A LOT. It's one of my fave things to do.



  4. Ooooh, is Jaclyn Moriarty's next book coming out this year? *is excited* Can't wait!!


  5. I'm making February Re-read February and I'm going to spend the whole month rereading favourites.


  6. Ooh, I do like a challenge I can accomplish! Being an Aussie, I read a lot of local YA anyways. I shall sign up!


  7. I'm going to have to do that Aussie Challenge. There are so many great books coming up here from down under. I'll have to come up with my own choices. Yours look really good though. I like Melina Marchetta. I may have to start with that one.


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