Did you know that April is Australian Author Month?
I just moved to Australia, so I'm definitely going to take advantage of this great excuse to read Australian! There are so many great Aussie authors out there. Some of them you may know and love, others you may want to try. There are some fun challenges going on this month (see links below) too. You don't have to be from OZ to join in. If you can, take some time this April to savor a book written by an Aussie Author!
My Favorite Aussie Authors
Garth Nix -- His Old Kingdom series is one of my all time favorites, and I don't even like zombie books!
Markus Zusak -- Ahhh! THE BOOK THIEF! I can't even begin to describe how good this book is.
Scott Westerfeld -- Ok, so he's only Australian half the year, but still. And Uglies? It totally blew me away. read my review here.
Aussie Authors on my April TBR list
Melina Marchetta -- Eek I know! I haven't read On The Jellicoe Road! This need to change.
John Mardsen -- Tomorrow, When the War Began has been on my TBR forever.
Justine Larbalestier -- Really want to check out her Magic or Madness Trilogy. She's married to Scott Westerfeld, and therefore is the one who gifted him with his quasi-Australian-ness.
More info on Aussie Author Month:
Aussie Author Month & Indigenous Literacy Foundation || Australian Women Writers - Reading Challenge || Aussie Author Challenge 2012 || Goodreads: Aussie Authors Challenge with a Twist ||
Want to Find an Australian Author?
Inkcrush's Fav Aussie YA Authors || Goodreads list: Fantasy Authors from Australia || Goodreads list: Best Australian YA Books || Abebooks 20 Must Read Australian Authors ||