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Reading Round Up July 2021

July saw me head back to my job as a quiz writer, which I do from home. This means more reading, and like my reviewing, can see me reading books ahead of release as I work to get resources ready for the upcoming school term. This means more books will be read each month, but not always reviewed. So my lists may be much longer by the end of the year.

In July, I read 23 books, and reviewed most of them. I had a few that I had hoped to finish, and have the reviews ready for August, but there are at least two that I wasn’t able to do this for, and hope to complete in the next week, and get on top of everything. Most books this month were Australian or by women authors, with a handful from overseas authors or male authors. The return to quiz writing accounts for some of these changes, and the broader range of books I’ll be reading.

  1. Unicorn and Yeti: Cheer Up by Heather Ayris Burnell
  2. Alice-Miranda in Egypt by Jacqueline Harvey
  3. Get back in Your Books by Rory H. Maher
  4. Dragon Masters: Wave of the Sea Dragon by Tracey West
  5. Fish Kid and the Mega Manta Ray by Kylie Howarth
  6. The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad
  7. Unicorn and Yeti: Fair and Square by Heather Ayris Burnell
  8. Skin Deep by Hayley Lawrence
  9. Meet Ella: Spotty Puppy by Rebecca McRitchie
  10. Meet Ella: New Teacher by Rebecca McRitchie
  11. Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Paterson
  12. The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven and Reeve Mystery by A.L. Tait
  13. Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn
  14. Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells
  15. Mysterious Eye of the Dragon by Geronimo Stilton
  16. Kodiak by Ellen Miles
  17. Ham Helsing: Vampire Hunter by Rich Moyer
  18. Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries) by Katherine Kovacic
  19. Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson
  20. Hello World by Lisa Shanahan
  21. Ella and Olivia: Family Fun Forever by Yvette Poshoglian
  22. Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake
  23. A Murder Most Unladylike Collection: Once Upon a Crime by Robin Stevens

My breakdown of my total reads is below:

Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14

Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (63)

AWW2021 – 99/50

Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26

QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26

Overall goal – 165/170

Total Australian authors read: 127

International:  38

I’m getting close to ticking off those final books for a couple of challenges and will hopefully fill them all by the end of the year.

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