Friday, December 24, 2010

The Best of Aussie YA - Wrap Up

in case you missed it:

I so loved hearing from everyone what Aussie YA books they love, hey. Hope you guys did too. Here's a visual of all the books featured in this series ~ all the recommendations on one funky inspirational post :)

Thank you SO much to all my guest posters ~ and all my enthusiastic commenters. I love how you guys get just as pumped about Aussie YA as me :)

And, hey, the rest of this post is just one long scroll of awesomeness ;)
From Ty:

My Girl Friday:


From Nic:

From Vee:

From Me :) 

Also, a couple of people were asking where to buy Aussie YA internationally. Honestly, it's tough. I do know The Book Depository only stocks some titles ~ in case you were interested I made a list of what titles they stock that were mentioned in this series.

A couple more asked where to start with Jaclyn Moriarty. I always recommend either: Finding Cassie Crazy (also published as The Year of Secret Assignments) OR Feeling Sorry for Celia

Will announce two winners of the Aussie YA give-away tomorrow. You can still enter here. All titles in the give-away are from books featured in this series

The following titles mentioned in this mini series are available through The Book Depository with free international postage:
  • Beatle Meets Destiny
  • I am the Messenger
  • The Book Thief
  • Jellicoe Road
  • The Piper's Son (pre-order for March 2011)
  • Looking For Alibrandi
  • Saving Francesca
  • Finnikin of the Rock
  • Pink (Aussie edition available/US hard cover on pre-order)
  • My Big Birkett (also published as The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly Completely Lost it)
  • Everything Beautiful
  • Feeling Sorry For Celia (plus all of Jaclyn Morairty's books)
  • Guitar Highway Rose
  • So Much To Tell You
  • Tomorrow When the War Began (plus complete series)
  • Beautiful Malice
  • John Belushi is Dead
  • Stolen
  • One Whole and Perfect Day - Judith Clarke
  • In Ecstasy Kate McCafferty
  • Grace - Morris Gleitzman (pre-order for March 2011)
  • Once - Morris Gleitzman
  • Thursdays Child - Sonya Hartnett
  • Butterfly - Sonya Hartnett
  • The Simple Gift
  • By the River
  • Cold Skin
  • most of Kirsty Murray's books
ALSO the ever-so-lovely Chachic just brought Better World Books to my attention. Another book shop with FREE international postage. They also stock second hand titles ~ which is BRILLIANT as you can get older and out of print titles, sometimes at a bargain price. I haven't spent much time dawdling around on there, but it could have some Aussie gems and might be worth checking out :) (I already found an out of print New Zealand YA book I have been desperate to get my hands on...)

Peace out,

Nomes xo


  1. Thanks to you and all the other Aussie blogges , I am more aware of the great Aussie books out there!

  2. Thank you for doing this! I've added so many Aussie YA books in my wishlist because of your feature. I'm looking forward to reading them.

    Isn't Better World Books awesome? I'm so excited that they now have free worldwide shipping!

  3. such a great list of books.
    i got some great news though my Allen and Unwin YA/kids newsletter. one of our favourite authors has a new book coming out next year. i'm not sure if you've heard because i missed a heap of posts while i was away, but check out my post on CBS.
    Merry Christmas.

  4. Woah, so many cool covers! what is good oil like? merry christmas!

  5. Wouldn't it be nice if all those books where on your bookshelf. We are lucky to have so many amazing aussie titles.

    Thanks for the link about the bookstore for new and used. I have already found I few I wouldn't mine :)

  6. Certainly a lot there to be going on with. I'll have to check some of them out once Christmas and the usual poverty-stricken January are out of the way. Happy Christmas and have a great new year, from a subzero south of England!

  7. Loved reading about all the Aussie authors and I am going over to check out Better World Books to see what they have.

  8. Fantastic Picks. Quite a few in there I want to get my hands on, and a fair few I've read.

    Great Post

  9. Hi! I am a new follower. I have started reading Aussie YA this year. And I love them! So far I have only read Stolen, Saving Francesca, Stealing Heaven. And I am reading Feeling Sorry For Celia. After reading this, I'll pick the books you introduced. They seems interesting!


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