It's been awhile since I gave an update to the Aussie Author Challenge...and that's because it's been awhile since I read a book from that challenge list. I've got four books left to read and six months to do it, so I'm on track for my Kangaroo status ~ Woo hoo!
A few days ago, I finished The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. Like many others in bloggerland, I adored The Rosie Project (this book's predecessor). I looked forward to reading the follow-up. I put my name on the reserve list for the public library and patiently waited my turn. I almost feel like I should have skipped the sequel. I loved the first book so much, and I was so underwhelmed by this one, it almost knocked off a little bit of the shine to the first book. Don's voice is the predominant voice, as it was in the first book, and he is still irritatingly lovable. But, Rosie's voice is almost non-existent and flat in this one. I missed the presence of spirited Rosie. There are still moments that made me smile, other moments I was entertained, yet I regularly found myself slightly bored with it. I didn't fill full of emotion the way I did with The Rosie Project. 1.5/5
– Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you;
– At least 6 fiction and at least 2 non-fiction, and at least 2 titles first published in 2014 or 2015.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (published 2014)
Girl, Defective by Simonne Howell
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McGinty
Authors new to me: