HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!
Labels: Amie Kaufman, Australia, Ellie Marney, Jessica Shirvington, Melina Marchetta, New Adult, Rachel Brookes, Young Adult · Posted by Amy Logg at 11:13
So today is January 26th, Australia Day and I thought I would celebrate with a special post about my favourite Aussie authors, and some Aussie slang just for fun!!
AUSSIE SLANG/PHRASES YOU NEED TO KNOW
Fairy Floss - cotton candy
Maccas - McDonald's (as in the fast food shop)
Bogan - basically someone who is trashy. The closest translation would be 'white trash'
Mozzie - mosquitoe
Cozzie - swimming costume
Sunnies - sun glasses
Brekky - breakfast
Ute - utility vehicle aka pick up truck
Tosser - an idiot
Devo - devastated
Budgie Smugglers - speedos, mens bathers
Pash - short for passionate kiss aka snogging, making out ;)
AUSSIE AUTHORS I lOVE
Not only one of my favourite Aussie authors, but Jessica Shirvington's books sit proudly on my top shelf, right next to Harry Potter...need I say more?!
I absolutely loved her debut novel co-written with Meagan Spooner and can't wait to read more from Amie! And it's also just been announced that it has just been picked up as a possible TV series!
Her debut book Every Breathe came out last year and I can't wait to continue to series. And in exciting news Every Breathe is set to be published in the US later this year!
I read my first book by Melina back in high school and have loved her books ever since. They always have really beautiful messages woven into them.
I absolutely love how Rachel waves her Aussie flag with an Australian MC in her New Adult series. And with plenty of Aussie slang and cultural reference too!
David's books where the reason I first fell in love with YA stories, after reading See How They Run when I was about 11 or 12. I still love rereading his books!
Vanessa's debut novel Captivate has just been released and can't wait to start reading it in the next couple of weeks!
While there are of course many many other talented Aussie authors, these are just some that I have personally read and loved.
Have you read any of these books?
Are there any other Aussie authors that you love?