Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Best of Aussie YA 2010 & Give-Away

The Best of Aussie YA 2010 - Mini Series
some of the featured books coming up in the series

So you all know I have a tendency to talk about the awesomeness that is Aussie YA. As a countdown to the end of the year (yippee!) I am thrilled and honoured to be hosting six Aussie bloggers who are also insanely in love with the Aussie YA scene.

I asked each blogger about their favourite Aussie YA reads of 2010 as well as all time favourites. I am thrilled with the responses - shining, brimming and EXPLODING with brilliant books. There's lots of variety and some overlap - yay! ... I'm really looking forward to publishing the results.

Right at the end of each guest post are some special Aussie YA recommendations for YOU :)  

To kick start it off - I have an international* give-away of some of the books that are featured in the upcoming series. *(anywhere The Book Depository ships) 

Two Winners
Choose any book from below
Winners announced at the end of the series

To enter, just fill in the form - Question Three is your Aussie YA recommendation/favourite. I'd love to know  - include as many as you like :) If you haven't read any Aussie stuff - just answer with the Aussie title you'd love to read the most. 

At the end of the series I'll post all your answers up here (anonymously) to share our collective Aussie YA love. Can't wait to see what we come up with. 


  1. Waa.. i can't enter. BD doesn't ship to my country.. Anyway, good luck everyone!


  2. Thanks for the awesome Aussie giveaway!

  3. Awesome, an international giveaway for Aussie books! :)

  4. @ Jaz: ah, no. bugger :(

    I did post out three international give-aways earlier this year and the postage killed me - was over $20 to post one book. Sorry :( It must be so frustrating - I know heaps of give-aways around the blog world use the Book Depository...


  5. What fun! I cannot wait for this series!!

  6. I am so excited to see everyones answers. And great giveaway (I didn't enter I have a massive Aussie reading stack)! They have some great books to choose from :)

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  8. Awesome giveaway!I'm a longtime Melina Marchetta fan, and I feel like I should know more Aussie authors but I don't! So I'll definitely be checking out some of those titles.

  9. such good books! my 3 fave aussie YAs are on there and i've been meaning to read saving francesca and the book thief for months.
    thanks for the give away.

  10. i'm going to post the top 100 book list on cherry banana split. thanks for the list it's great.

  11. I cant enter either :( but this is a great list. Can't wait to see everyone's answers, though. I'm thinking there will be some Jaclyn Moriarty love there :))

  12. Good luck everyone entering!
    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    And darnit, I'm sorry I think I put two "mature" books in the recommendation box. My apologies. You can still check the other books I mentioned! lol

  13. Great giveaway, makes me wish even harder that I lived in Australia. But alas I can only drool over all the Aussie awesomeness.

  14. Brilliant! I can't wait for the posts. I have loved all the Aussie books I've read so far. I am entering a new phase of Aussie love, when I was 12 I wanted to move there because Neighbours & Home & Away!!!! Now I want to move there to buy all the great books.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. This series of posts is going to be *fantabulous*. Bring it on!

  16. Fantastic giveaway. Off to check out some of the posts :)


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