Ahh, the satisfaction of a challenge conquered.
January – Beseiged, Exile and Sanctuary, the Outcast Chronicles by Rowena Cory Daniells
February – Obernewtyn, The Farseekers and Ashling, the first three books of the Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody
March – The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
April – The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby (keen to read more, the sixth book should be out soon)
May – Lifesphere Inc Aquisition by Talitha Kalago and the Dieselpunk Epulp Showcase featuring Grant Gardiner
June – Burn Bright, Angel Arias and Shine Light, the Night creatures Trilogy by Marrianne dePierres
July – Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson (seriously have to read the sequels soon!)
August – I celebrated Aurealis, the amazing Aussie spec-fic magazine (of which I’ve read almost every single issue this year)
September – Midnight and Moonshine by Angelta Slatter and Lisa L Hannett
October – 2013 Redlitzer Anthology by various authors (including me)
November – Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
December – The Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan
I probably could have done more if I hadn’t decided to tackle the challenge of A Song Of Ice And Fire as well, reading all five books as well as Dreamsongs (George RR Martin’s extensive short story collection).
The only thing I’m sad about is the best book by an Australian author that I’ve read this year is not actually out yet so I can’t convince you all how very badly you need to buy it, but I will say, keep an eye out for news about ‘The Hungry People’ by Talitha Kalago.
Next up, I’m going to level the challenge at you again.