#AussieAuthor2021, Australian literature, Awards, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Crime/Mystery, literary fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series

The Nancys by R.W.R McDonald

Title: The Nancys Author: R.W.R McDonald Genre: Crime Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  A schoolgirl and her uncle and his boyfriend have two weeks to solve a murder in a small town style forgot... WINNER of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First NovelTippy Chan… Continue reading The Nancys by R.W.R McDonald

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, #loveozya, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, biography, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, humour, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, memoir, middle grade, non-fiction, Phryne Fisher, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series

March 2021 Round Up

https://ashleighmeikle.com.au/2021/03/11/firewatcher-3-vigil-by-kelly-gardiner/ In March 2021, I managed to read 21 books, despite being away for the first ten days of the month for a wedding. Most were by Australian authors – 17 out of 21, and 14 were by Australian Women. I also completed my Aussie Author Challenge this month, and decided to extend to the… Continue reading March 2021 Round Up

#LoveOZMG, #loveozya, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Children's Literature, literary fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Young Adult

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

Title: The History of Mischief Author: Rebecca Higgie Genre: Fiction Publisher: Fremantle Press Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 376 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: ‘There is madness in it.’ ‘Yes. But magic too.’ Following the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother’s abandoned house. One night they discover The… Continue reading The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

#loveozya, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Young Adult

Between Us by Clare Atkins

Title: Between Us Author: Clare Atkins Genre: Fiction Publisher: Black Inc Books Published: 29th January 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning author of Nona & Me comes a stunning new novel about two teenagers separated by cultural differences, their parents’ expectations and twenty kilometres of barbed-wire fence. Is it possible for two… Continue reading Between Us by Clare Atkins

#LoveOZMG, #loveozya, animals, Around the World Supper Club, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Belinda Murrell, biography, Blog Tour, Book bingo, Book Industry, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, classics, Covers, Emily Rodda, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, Harry Potter, historical fiction, history, humour, Jane Austen, Junior Fiction, Kate Forsyth, Meg Keneally, memoir, middle grade, Monsarrat Series, non-fiction, Picture Books, Pippa's Island, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series, short stories, Speculative fiction

Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

    12th December 2020 – Another reading challenge completed! I have ticked off five out of seven reading challenges with the completion of my Books and Bites Bingo challenge. I remember with the one category, a book that got bad reviews, someone got very upset that I’d chosen the book I did – but… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

#LoveOZMG, #loveozya, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Belinda Murrell, biography, Blog Tour, Book bingo, Book Industry, Books, CBCA, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, classics, Cormac Reilly, Crime/Mystery, Dervla McTiernan, Dystopia, Ella at Eden, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, Friday Barnes, Futuristic Fiction, Garth Nix, historical fiction, history, Jane Austen, Junior Fiction, Kate Forsyth, literary fiction, Meg Keneally, memoir, middle grade, Monsarrat Series, Natasha Lester, non-fiction, Picture Books, Pippa's Island, Publishers, quiz books, R.A. Spratt, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series, short stories, Speculative fiction, Young Adult

Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

The idea with this challenge was to read one book every two weeks – I managed to knock most of the categories out within a few months, and when going over the lists for each one Dymocks had on their website, I found out I could finish them with stuff I had already read. So… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

#LoveOZMG, #loveozya, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Belinda Murrell, biography, Book bingo, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, classics, Covers, Crime/Mystery, Emily Rodda, Events, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, Friday Barnes, Harry Potter, historical fiction, history, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, memoir, middle grade, non-fiction, Pippa's Island, Publishers, R.A. Spratt, Reading, Reviews, series, Speculative fiction, The Modern Mrs Darcy

Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

I participated in seven reading challenges this year and completed most of them successfully so far, at the time of writing in November. One that I completed successfully was the Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge.  For this challenge, I was lucky to be able to use many review books, or books I was reading at the… Continue reading Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, Fantasy, humour, Junior Fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series, short stories

Tashi and the Stolen Forest by Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble (illustrator)

Title: Tashi and the Stolen Forest Author: Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble (illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: In this Australia Reads exclusive story, can Tashi use Much-to-Learn's spell to outsmart the Wicked Baron and stop the old forest from disappearing?… Continue reading Tashi and the Stolen Forest by Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble (illustrator)

#LoveOZMG, #loveozya, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Book Industry, Books, CBCA, check in post, Children's Literature, Crime/Mystery, Events, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, humour, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, middle grade, non-fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series, short stories, Speculative fiction

2020 CBCA Awards

Congrats to the winners! Such an achievement and great news for the local book industry.  Some great ideas for Christmas for the young readers in your lives! Announcement: The CBCA Awards for 2020 were announced today, and are as follows: CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced 16 October 2020 The winners of the… Continue reading 2020 CBCA Awards

#LoveOZMG, #loveozya, A.L. Tait, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, Blog Tour, Book bingo, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, Cora Bell, Crime/Mystery, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, humour, Isolation Publicity, Jacqueline Harvey, Jinxed, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, Marshmallow Pie, Maven and Reeve, middle grade, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series

August 2020 Wrap Up

In August, I read twenty-one books. Thirteen were written by Australian Women Writers, and all contributed to my challenges across the board. Several were part of series, and many were review books. Some I had been looking forward to, and one from Scholastic Australia, by comedian Rove McManus was a surprise arrival, and one that… Continue reading August 2020 Wrap Up