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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats:

Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14

Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47)

AWW2021 – 75/50

Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26

QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26

Overall goal – 122/170

In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a few categories left to tick off and this will be fairly easy. Many books were for younger readers, but many were also very compelling books that were ones that I simply had to find out what happened next. Some books are not yet out, but in getting them read and reviewed now, I have made it easier to get through the books that are yet to come, and that will inevitably arrive soon.

I had lots that came from favourites as well and I found it really hard to choose a favourite, but one that definitely kept me going was Digging up Dirt by Pamela Hart, and another was The Right Way to Rock by Nat Amoore – both celebrations of things like history and the arts that I absolutely love. I seem to have read across broad genres this month, with only a few authors coming from overseas. Onto next month and more reading!

  1. I Really Want a Pet by Jackie Hosking
  2. Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant by Phillip Gwynne
  3. Winner, Winner, Bin Chicken Dinner by Kate and Jol Temple
  4. Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise
  5. Night Ride into Danger by Jackie French
  6. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
  7. Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer
  8. Pet Sitters: Gus makes a Fuss by Ella Shine
  9. Talking to Alaska by Anna Woltz
  10. Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story by Joanna Grochowiz
  11. The Underdogs by Tracey West and Kyla May
  12. The Colour of Music by Lisa Tiffen and Matt Ottley
  13. Stealing Time by Rebecca Bowyer
  14. Rachel’s War: The Story of an Australian WW1 Nurse by Mark Wilson
  15. Eliza Vanda’s Button Box by Emily Rodda
  16. Cardboard Cowboys by Brian Conaghan
  17. Pawcasso by Remy Lai
  18. The Lightning Catcher by Clare Weze
  19. Pet Sitters: Purple Panic by Ella Shine
  20. The Right Way to Rock by Nat Amoore
  21. Digging up Dirt by Pamela Hart
  22. Pet Sitters: Tony Takes Off by Ella Shine
  23. Pet Sitters: Glitter Jitters by Ella Shine
  24. How To Make a Pet Monster: Flummox by Lili Wilkinson
  25. Macca the Backpacker by Matt Cosgrove
  26. Paris takes over the World by Kyla May with Zanni Louise
  27. Nerd Herd #2: Raging Wool by Nathan Luff and Chris Kennett
  28. Little Gem and the Mysterious Letters by Anna Zobel
  29. Maria’s Island by Victoria Hislop
  30. Twitch by M.G. Leonard
  31. Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney
  32. The Great Barrier Reef by Helen Scales and Lisk Feng
  33. Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright
  34. We Were Wolves by Jason Cockcroft
  35. The Painting by Alison Booth
  36. The Only One in the World by Narelle M Harris (editor)

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