Here at Fair Dinkum HQ we’re keen to motivate you to read Australian crime fiction so, using the theory that It’s never to early to start thinking about what you’ll be reading next year, here are two reading challenges you could participate in next year to help you along. Neither of these challenges is specifically about crime fiction but either can be adapted to suit your genre reading preferences.
Joanne at Booklover Book Reviews is hosting the Aussie Authors Challenge for the third year in a row and you can sign up for one of two levels of the challenge. Tourist level requires reading 3 books by Aussies while to claim dinky-di status you’ll need to read 12 books by Aussies authors.
Being run for the first time in 2012 is the Australian Women Writers Challenge which you can sign up for at the challenge’s very own website. It will be hosted by Elizabeth Lhuede (writer, blogger and all-round champion of Australian women’s writing) and offers a variety of levels from 3-10 books. Helpful lady that she is Elizabeth even provided a list of Australian women’s crime novels published this year that you might like to consider for your reading.
We’ll publish a round-up of our great Aussie crime fiction reading next month to help you plan your reading for both challenges.