Aussies Rule Prompt (Monster) Mash Up! (Part One)

Hi friends,

I know I have been a bit slack posting about the Aussies Rule prompts and somehow it’s November this week! So I’m going to tackle the remaining prompts in a couple ofinstallmentswith a few suggestions to send you on your way!

(On another note, please let me know if you would be interested in another Aussies Rule Challenge in 2019!)

3. An Aussie True Crime or Tragedy

  • This House of Grief by Helen Garner
  • The Snowtown Murders by Jeremy Pudney
  • Unsolved Australia by Justine Ford
  • Trace by Rachel Brown (based on the ABC podcast)
  • Remembering The Myall Creek Massacre by Jane Lydon (ed)

5. A nonfiction book by an Aboriginal author:

(Noting that I’m not including memoirs in this category)

  • Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  • Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia ed Anita Heiss
  • Yorro Yorro: Aboriginal Creation and the Renewal of Nature by David Mowaijarlai, Jutta Malnic
  • Dhuuluu-Yala by Anita Heiss
  • Convincing Ground by Bruce Pascoe
  • Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton
  • It’s Our Country ed Megan Davis, Marcia Langton

6. A book that features a character with a chronic illness or disability.

  • Museum of Words by Georgie Blain
  • Queens of Geek by Jenn Wilde
  • The Spare Room by Helen Garner
  • Gemina/Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Quentin: Not All Superheroes Wear Capes by Quentin Kenihan
  • Best Foot Forward by Adam Hills

10. A recent book about colonisation/white ‘exploration’.

I think it’s safe to say that all books by Aboriginal authors are about colonisation.

  • Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann
  • The Secret River by Kate Grenville
  • Terra Nullius by Claire G Coleman (I will be listing this book multiple times because it’s so good and you should definitely read it.)
  • Burke and Wills by Peter Fitzsimons (this guy has a huge list of books about white Australian history)
  • True Girt by David Hunt

13 A book by an Aussie of colour who is not Aboriginal and was born in Australia.

I’m not going to list books for these folks as they all have multiple offerings:

  • Maxine Beneba Clarke
  • Benjamin Law
  • Alice Pung
  • Christos Tsiolkas
  • Randall Abdel-Fattah

15. A YA book with LGBT+ representation.

    Queens of Geek and Brightsiders by Jenn Wilde
    Begin, End, Begin ed Danielle Binks
    The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis
    The Flywheel by Erin Gough
    The Ongoing Reformation of Micah Johnson by Sean Kennedy
  • 16. Published by a university press

    I’m not going to lay this one out for you. A bunch of books I’ve listed for the challenge are published by a university press. Instead here are a couple of links:

    University of Qld Press

    Melbourne University Press

    ANU Press


    17. A book by an LGBT author (bonus points if also a person of colour)

    • Gaysia by Benjamin Law
    • Down the Hume by Peter Polites
    • Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neerven
    • These Wild Houses by Orman Sakr
    • Outer Shell by Paige Krystal Wilcox
    • Milk Teeth by Rae White

    Be on the look out for Part 2 – it will be up soon.


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