I discovered the Aussie Author Challenge 2012 hosted by Booklover Book Reviews on Tony’s Reading List. I’m not sure how many Australian authors I’ve read in my life so far, but I’m pretty sure not all that many. While browsing my piles I discovered five novels. One of them also qualifies for the War Through the Generations Challenge. Lisa from ANZ Litlovers has kindly given input and my choices seem worthy. Should you want to join the challenge, her blog offers lists where you will find a lot of reading suggestions. I have signed up for the “beginner” level or, as the challenge terms it, “tourist”.
These are the books I’d like to read
David Malouf’s Fly Away Peter
Tim Winton’s Dirt Music
Murray Bail’s Eucalyptus
Charlotte Wood’s Submerged Cathedral (OOP?)
Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip
January is a busy month but some of the events were too good. I had to join.
I signed up for the Bolaño The Savage Detectives group read hosted by Richard and Rise last year and now is the time to start reading as the novel is on the chunky side. If you’d like to read along you better get a copy soon or you will not make it through the 770 pages in time. I have a feeling I won’t but if I mange to read 2/3 I’m already pleased with myself.
The week of January 23 sees another event coming that I absolutely had to join. Stu from Winstonsdad’s Blog is hosting a Henry Green week. Henry Green was once thought to be one of the greatest stylists of British literature but is now almost forgotten. I have never read Henry Green and think Stu’s idea is really wonderful. Penguin has issued a tome containing three of his famous novels Loving, Living and Party Going. I’m going to read Loving.
Do you have any Aussie author suggestions?
Will you join the Bolaño group read or Henry Green Week?