I spotted a post for Australia Reading Month a few weeks ago on Brona’s Books blog and I did debate joining at the time. I had told myself, and lots of friends and family, that I intended to visit Australia next year or at least before I was 30 and I bought myself a Lonely Planet guide book and everything to spur me into booking my trip. When I first saw this challenge, I did a little research into potential books to read and then it kind of fell by the wayside as work began to take up more of my time and energy. I confess I almost forgot about it, apart from the fact I saved the image above in my photo album on the iPad.
In the past few weeks a lot has changed; I turned 27; I found out my flatmate was moving for a job and I basically needed to find somewhere else to live (I have *fingers crossed* found the perfect flat) and I BOOKED MY FLIGHTS TO AUSTRALIA! So I am going to take part in this challenge to make me even more excited than I already am.
I have three books on my list and I will be happy if I manage to read at least one of them. The main aim is to read books that are either by Australian writers or predominately set in Australia. To help me with my planning for my trip, my friend bought me two books set in Australia and I am including these and one other on my list:
Down Under by Bill Bryson
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
Now I have decided to commit to this challenge I am very excited to start it and I know it will make me even more excited for my Australian adventure and help me with my planning.