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My January 2022 Reading Update

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 16/24

Dymocks Reading Challenge: 18/26

QBD Reading Challenge: 15/24

Goal: 25/150

Australian Women: 13

Australian Men: 3

Australian: 16

Non-Australian: 9

I made a good start on my reading in January – I got through all the review books sent to me that have been slated for release between January and March. Some reviews have not gone up yet and will be linked as soon as the links are live. Some I read at the end of last year but am including the reviews in the list as they are only being released this year, so they’re part of my 2022 reviews. About 11 of the books were for review purposes, with the rest my own choices. I covered fantasy, time slip, classics, historical fiction, non-fiction, and many other genres in what I read, and have made a good start to my reading challenges, as many of the books slotted nicely into the categories, so I was able to tick as many as possible off this month. In doing so, I’ve made it easier for the other categories to be filled as I find things. Some might be harder but for others, I have already chosen the books to read. I’ll post my challenge wrap-ups when I complete them. The only two that have categories this year are the ones from QBD and Dymocks.

  1. The Tower at the End of Time by Amy Sparkes (Read 2021, released 2022)
  2. The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael (Read 2021, released 2022)
  3. Our Country: Ancient Wonders by Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac (Read 2021, Reviewed 2022)
  4. Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune by Sophie Cleverly (Read 2021, Reviewed 2022)
  5. The World Between Blinks: Rebellion of the Lost by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin (Read 2021, Reviewed 2022)
  6. Orphan Rock by Dominique Wilson
  7. The Bird Singers by Eve Wersocki Morris
  8. What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume
  9. A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennet (Read 2021, reviewed 2022)
  10. Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny
  11. Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath
  12. Social Queue by Kay Kerr
  13. Ouch: Tales of Gravity by Kate Simpson and Andy Hardiman
  14. Mertales: The Great Treasure Hunt by Rebecca Timmis
  15. The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning
  16. Little Wombat’s Easter Surprise by Charles Fuge
  17. Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family by Alina and Jacques Peretti
  18.  A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
  19. Storm Boy and Other Stories by Colin Thiele
  20. Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories by Anna James
  21. You’re Doing it Wrong: A History of Bad and Bonkers Advice to Women by Kaz Cooke
  22. Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park
  23. 45 + 47 Stella Street and Everything that Happened by Elizabeth Honey
  24. A-Z of Australian Animals by Jennifer Cossins
  25. Hexenhaus by Nikki McWatters

I’ll be looking to do more reading, for reviewing, my own reading and work, so there’ll be lots of variety in what I read over the coming months.

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