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Australian Author Reading Challenge – Emu Level and Beyond 2021

This year, one of the challenges I had a go at was the Aussie Author Reading Challenge. I started with Kangaroo level, and completed that by mid-March, so read onwards, even overtaking Emu. Not all the Australian books I read were used for this challenge, I used about 111 of my total. 84 were women,… Continue reading Australian Author Reading Challenge – Emu Level and Beyond 2021

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December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

In December, I read twenty-five books, some of those were books for quiz writing and others were 2022 releases that I decided to read, review and schedule the post for so I don’t fall behind. As a result, these reviews are not included but the books themselves are. I have also completed all my challenges,… Continue reading December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

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Dymocks Reading Challenge 2022

My second challenge for 2022 is the Dymocks Reading Challenge. It’s another one that has categories that are fairly open, and easy to find books for. The reason I like these sorts of challenges is because I can adjust what I read to fit the categories, rather than having to find a specific book for… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge 2022

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Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman

Title: Elsewhere Girls Author: Emily Gale and Nova Weetman Genre: Time slip, historical fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: It’s midnight and I’m alone in the kitchen eating a cold potato scallop. Coach O'Call would say something like, ‘That’s not what I expect from a scholarship… Continue reading Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman

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Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger by Louisa Bennet

Title: Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger Author: Louisa Bennet Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 22nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $32.95 Synopsis: Book 2 in the Monty Dog Detective series, The Bone Ranger finds the indomitable team of Monty and Rose on the trail of a new mystery. Monty, the food-obsessed, naughty, and totally… Continue reading Monty, Dog Detective: The Bone Ranger by Louisa Bennet

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No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

Title: No Hearts of Gold Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st December 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: SOME GIRLS ARE BORN TO BE LOVED, SOME ARE BORN TO BE USEFUL, AND SOME ARE BORN TO BE BAD ... Indulged and wealthy Kat Fitzhubert is sold in an… Continue reading No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

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Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: The London Thief Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Ella and Grace are off to London to represent Eden College in an international art competition. They’ll be staying in a proper English boarding school, and their art will… Continue reading Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

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Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Escape Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Grace and her mother have moved from Broome to a real-life Victorian castle, steeped in literary history. Intrepid Grace has discovered that she can slip back in time, but what… Continue reading Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

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Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Secrets Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 136 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: When twelve-year-old Grace trades her tropical home in Western Australia for a faraway castle, Victorian costumes and a village trapped in time she thinks it’s the fresh start she desperately needs. But… Continue reading Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park