The Forgotten Garden Synopsis Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra’s […]
So that’s 7 books by 7 different authors, so far…
Other books by Aussie Authors I’ll be reading in the coming months include
The Big Ask as with other titles in Shane Maloney’s Murray Whelan Series is a wonderful mix of thrilling action and caustic wit.
Murray Whelan is an underdog who seems to just get up everytime life knocks you down. He makes mistakes – big ones – but he inevitably figures out a way to deliver a bit of his own Robin Hood justice to those who mistake him for a patsy.
I really enjoyed Australian author Toni Jordan’s debut novel Addition because of its quirkiness and refreshing approach to chick lit (read my review), and so I eagerly awaited the publication of her second novel.
In Fall Girl Toni Jordan has created an interesting premise and quirky characters for the reader to be engaged and surprised by.
In The Broken Shore Peter Temple has created characters that display the darker side of humanity that is all too present in society, whether we choose to admit it or not.
There is a relentless and very personal message contained in The Broken Shore, a continual surging towards the delivery of justice in an imperfect world by imperfect people – symbolic of waves crashing into a shore. This is no pollyanna story – some readers may find the subject matter confronting (over and above the use of language I’ve already mentioned).
April is Aussie Author Month – a great initiative by some wonderful fellow Aussie book bloggers covering a wide range of genres.
Marg at Adventures of An Intrepid Reader talks about all the exciting things going on such as author interviews and giveaways and how you too can get involved at this Aussie Author Month kick-off post! Kudos to the designer of the button too.
Well, it’s New Year’s Eve so I thought it high time I write my own sign-up post for my 2011 Aussie Author Challenge!
So, of course I am doing the TRUE BLUE level.
TRUE BLUE – Read and review 12 books by Australian authors (at least 9 different authors)
Here’s what I plan on reading (lots are already on my TBR pile!):
Whether you are a patriotic Aussie, an aspiring or armchair tourist or simply an international reader wanting to discover some talented new authors with like-minded readers, the 2011 Aussie Author Challenge could be for you!
BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK DETAILS: Addition (Audible), Addition (The Book Depository),Addition (Amazon) BOOK REVIEW: Quirky. In her debut novel Addition, author Toni Jordan presents enjoyable women’s fiction melded with an exploration of obsession and compulsion. Narrator and protagonist Grace Lisa Vandenburg is a single woman in her thirties who […]