Today I get to introduce to you the lovely lovely Nic from Irresistible Reads. She's a Brissie girl who has a new-ish blog that's already making an impression - she's fun and generous and gorgeous - another grown-up lover of YA books (yay for adults in the YA scene!). She also is the founder of the brand new Aussie YA Book Challenge - yay! (more about that on here later - you can check it out through the link for now though :)
1. The Aussie YA scene is so strong at the moment - with so many BRILLIANT titles that came out this year. What tops your list of favourite Aussie YA reads this year?
So hard but Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar is at the top of my list. To me this story feels so uniquely Australian. It feels like home to me.
2. What books from previous years are on your all-time favourite Aussie YA list?
On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta because of its incredible plot. Saving Francesa also by Marchetta because of the unforgettable bunch of characters that I feel in love with.
3. Any lesser known Aussie YA books/authors you adore?
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell and Raincheck on Timbuktu. Both realistic and funny coming of age stories.
4. What upcoming titles are you hanging out for?
Nic: I know Kirsty Eagar is working on a new book a gothic supernatural theme and I can't wait. Also Fiona Wood is working on another contemporary fiction.
Quick 5: Choose the book you'd recommend to someone in the mood for:
A tear jerker - The Piper's Son
Awesome male POV - The Piper's Son
Quirky and hilarious - Six Impossible Things
A story that lingers - On the Jellicoe Road
A book that you can't put down - Beatle Meets Destiny
And I would like to add an honourable mention to Good Oil and Graffiti Moon both have a lot of heart and humour.
Thanks Nic! (who pretty much went ahead and listed half of my favourite Aussie reads this year...my fave Aussie reads this year is coming up soon...)
And thank you guys for all your brilliant and generous comments in this series. I am thrilled that you're all digging the Aussie YA stuff (sorry to be drowning you in it lately... :)