#AussieAuthor19 – Challenge Completed!

We’re at the half way mark through the year and I have completed the Book Lover Book Reviews #AussieAuthor19 reading challenge.

To recap:

The Aussie Author Challenge 2019


Chosen level:


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 different genre.

I’ve actually read 38 books for this challenge but it took me that many to be able to say I’d read four books written by authors who are male.

In the end, I’ve read:

Male authors: 4 books

Female authors: 34 books

Authors who are new to me: 18 books

At least 3 different genres: 9 different genres, including poetry, memoir, and short story – all not my usual type of reading.

Overall, this has been an excellent challenge for broadening my reading horizons. Thanks Book Lover Book Reviews! I’m officially hooked on this challenge.

17 thoughts on “#AussieAuthor19 – Challenge Completed!

    • Thanks Lisa. When looked at from this perspective, it’s a lot of reading. I will of course be still reading Aussie authors for the rest of the year, but it’s good to check mark goals as you go, I think.


  1. I’m still plugging away but I wanted to say congrats to you! Impressive that you have read so many by June. I would like to find other authors new to me for this challenge.

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  2. I am so glad you enjoyed, and excelled, at our little challenge to read more broadly Theresa. I bow down to your reading (and reviewing stats) – truly impressive!

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