Huge thank you to the two lovely Aussie book bloggers who nominated this Yank (isn’t that what you call us Americans?) for this tag: Kirstie @Upside-Down Books (you can read her post here → Upside-Down Books: The Aussie Book Tag) & Casey @adoptabookaus (you can read her post here → adoptabookaus: The Aussie Book Tag)
I had a lot of fun with this tag because there was a lot of research on my part in order for me to complete this tag…
Koala: A Character You Want to Cuddle ALL DAY LONG
» Ove, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
I choose Ove. Why? Because it would be a challenge 🙂
Vegemite: A Book You Love that Everyone Else Hates
I must admit, I’ve never tried Vegemite… I’ve heard of it, but I wasn’t exactly sure what it actually was. You all spread it on toast right? For all those who don’t know, Vegemite is a food paste made from yeast extract, vegetables, and spices… Here is a funny video of Americans trying vegemite and various other Australian foods → Americans Taste Test Australian Food
» Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne
I know there are some very mixed reviews on this one, but I for one adored it.
You can read my review here → Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne (J.K. Rowling & John Tiffany)
Socceroos: Favorite Fictional Squad
The Socceroos are Australia’s National Soccer team.
» The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
The Raven Boys crew for the win! The characters in this series are everything.
Southern Cross: Most Recent 5 Star Read
The Southern Cross is a constellation in the shape of a cross that appears on the Australian flag.
» Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
I literally laughed my ass off for this entire book. Need a pick-me-up? Go read this book. You’re welcome.
You can read my review here → Book Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Patriotism: Favorite Book by an Author from
Your Country Australia
» The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Echidna: A Book You Like to Look at, but it Physically Hurts to Read
An echidna is an egg laying mammal. I think they look like a pygmy version of a porcupine…
» Starflight by Melissa Landers
Beautiful on the outside, not so much on the inside…
You can read my review here → Book Review: Starflight (Starflight #1) by Melissa Landers
Ned Kelly: A Book that is Really Grim, but an Iconic Must-Read
Who the hell is Ned Kelly?
I guess Ned Kelly is the Australian version of Billy the Kid.
» Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I think Wuthering Heights is very misunderstood. If this book isn’t grim, I don’t know what is.
Great Barrier Reef: A Book That Had You Gaping in Awe
» The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
My favorite book of 2016 (thus far).
You can read my review here → Book Review: The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
Pavlova: A Light and Fluffy Book that You Can’t Help but Love
A pavlova is a merengue dessert topped with fruit.
» The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert
I rarely read light and fluffy books… like ever. Ironically, I am reading one right now, but the jury is still out. I have never read a book that centers around food before… it makes me hungry 🙂
Milo: A Genre/Author You Reach for to Get You Out of a Reading Slump
I had never heard of Milo before, however when I watched the video Americans Taste Test Australian Food, I noticed it was the first taste test. Apparently, Milo is a “a delicious chocolate malt energy drink fortified with vitamins and minerals. Packed with Nutrition, NESTLÉ MILO gives the confidence, energy and spirit to succeed in an active life.”
Historical fiction for the win! If I am in a reading funk, this is my go-to genre.