2021 Aussie Author Challenge

I set out to complete the EMU Level of this challenge:

Read and review 24 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 10 of those authors are female, at least 10 of those authors are male, and at least 10 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 4 different genres.

And here is my list of (currently, as at 24 February 2021) 26:

Books by 10 male authors:

  1. I, The Aboriginal by Douglas Lockwood (Non-Fiction: Biography)
  2. by Steven Carroll (Fiction: Literary)
  3. Launceston Municipal Transport 1911-1955 by Ian G Cooper (Non-Fiction: Transport)
  4. Cold Light (Edith Trilogy #3) by Frank Moorhouse (Fiction: Literary)
  5. The Widows of Broome (Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte #13) by Arthur W. Upfield (Fiction: Murder mystery)
  6. Trust (Martin Scarsden #3) by Chris Hammer (Fiction: Suspense)
  7. Factory 19 by Dennis Glover (Fiction: Satire)
  8. Honeybee by Craig Silvey (Fiction: Diversity, Coming of Age)
  9. Lost Property by James Moloney (Fiction: Coming of Age)
  10. The Ruby Princess by Duncan McNab (Non-Fiction: Medical, COVID-19)

Books by 16 female authors

  1. Shiver by Allie Reynolds (Fiction: Thrilller)
  2. Killing Sydney by Elizabeth Farrelly (Non-Fiction: Social History)
  3. On the Town by Dianne J.E Cassidy (Non-Fiction: Social History)
  4. 2020: The Year That Changed Us by Molly Glassey (Editor) (Non-Fiction: Current Issues)
  5. Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) by Jessica Townsend (Fiction: Fantasy)
  6. The Second Son by Loraine Peck (Fiction: Crime thriller)
  7. Wild Orchard by Isabel Dick (Fiction: Historical)
  8. This Has Been Absolutely Lovely by Jessica Dettmann (Fiction: Contemporary)
  9. A Question of Colour; my journey to belonging by Pattie Lees (Non-Fiction: Autobiography, Indigenous Issues)
  10. Vida: A Woman for Our Time by Jacqueline Kent (Non-Fiction: Biography)
  11. Party Animals: The Secret History of a Labor Fiasco by Samantha Maiden (Non-Fiction: Politics)
  12. Gilgamesh by Joan London (Fiction: Literary)
  13. Historic Tasmania Sketchbook by Patsy Adam Smith and Joan Woodberry (text) Max Angus, Frank Mather and Arthur Phillips (drawings) (Non-Fiction: Tasmania)
  14. Life After Truth by Ceridwen Dovey (Fiction: Literary)
  15. A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu (Fiction: Contemporary)
  16. The Performance by Claire Thomas (Fiction: Literary)

The (more than) ten authors new to me

  1. Douglas Lockwood
  2. Ian G Cooper
  3. Arthur W Upfield
  4. Dennis Glover
  5. James Moloney
  6. Duncan McNab
  7. Allie Reynolds
  8. Elizabeth Farrelly
  9. Dianne J E Cassidy
  10. Molly Glassey
  11. Loraine Peck
  12. Isabel Dick
  13. Jessica Dettmann
  14. Pattie Lees
  15. Jessie Tu
  16. Claire Thomas

Fiction/Non-fiction at least 4 different genres

Of the 26 books listed above, 10 were non-fiction (I have categorised them as biography, transport, history, current issues, social history, medical)

Of the 16 fiction, I have categorised them as : historical fiction (1), contemporary (2), crime fiction/mystery/thriller (4), coming of age (2), literary(5), fantasy (1), satire (1).

Reviews of each of these books have been linked to the Aussie Author Challenge are on this blog and on Goodreads.

I will keep reading and linking my reviews to the Aussie Author Challenge.

Who knows how many I will finish by the end of 2021?


8 thoughts on “2021 Aussie Author Challenge

  1. Wow Jennifer…. think you’ve just set a record for quickest completion of this challenge! Thank you for being such a fantastic contributor to our review list of works by Aussie Authors. Definitely keep on linking them up so we can all follow you on your reading journey. I look forward to seeing what your final total end up at 🙂

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      1. I think I’m going to have many more than 24, and I could probably add some I already have – I want to read what I definitely need to first, and then I can add to it. I’m doing well with all my challenges.

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