All year I have been meaning to write progress posts for every month, or every ten books. Until now, I have woefully neglected this activity, and having read 61 books already, am breaking it up into posts of fifteen – and will continue to do this until the end of the year/early 2019, making the collation of posts for my final wrap up of this challenge easier than last year’s attempt. Each list will be varied, with review books and ones I chose to purchase making up my count – they will be diverse in terms of story, genre, fiction or non-fiction, readership, age and as many other aspects of diversity as I have stumbled across on my reading journey – greatly depending on what I have been able to find, have been sent and what I have access to, but also, I choose books based on what I enjoy as well, and in doing so, I feel like I hit as much diversity in my reading as possible without too much trouble.
These lists – to date so far by today, are a little less than half of my total books logged for the year, which on the 11th of August, stands at 115, and counting. I have well surpassed my goal of fifteen for the challenge – a conservative estimate as I often have a list in mind of upcoming releases and books I own, yet also don’t always know what else will come my way. I find it best to underestimate – and then anything extra becomes bonus points.
So below is my first batch of fifteen out of sixty one, with links to each review.
- The Sister’s Song by Louise Allan
- The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett –
- Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Hounds and Hauntings by Janine Beacham
- Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-Time Husband by Barbara Toner
- The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge by Kali Napier
- The Endsister by Penni Russon
- Graevale by Lynette Noni
- Eventual Poppy Day by Libby Hathorn
- Olmec Obituary by LJM Owen
- The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht and Interview
- Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies by Jackie French
- Surf Rider’s Club #2: Bronte’s Big Sister Problem by Mary van Reyk
- Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
- Skin in the Game: The Pleasure and Pain of Telling True Stories by Sonya Voumard
- Mayan Mendacity by L.J.M. Owen
Coming up next, posts sixteen to thirty of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge and at some stage, a Book Bingo wrap up post for both of my rounds of the challenge with Mrs B’s Book Reviews and Theresa Smith Writes.