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September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up

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Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

One of the reading challenges I undertook this year was the Dymocks Reading Challenge, which I like because the categories are fairly open, yet still challenging – sometimes it can be hard to find the book you want without doubling up, and for some, there are lots of books that work here. I started in… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

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Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

Title: Real Pigeons Fight Crime Author: Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood Genre: Mystery Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Published: 1st July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 204 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!Did you know your city is… Continue reading Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

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Kensy and Max: Take Down by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Take Down Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  How do you pretend everything is fine when those that you love are in danger? If people you once trusted are now deemed a threat? After winning the National STEM Championships,… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Take Down by Jacqueline Harvey

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The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

Title: The Housemate Author: Sarah Bailey Genre: Crime Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 464 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The new standalone thriller from the award-winning writer of the bestselling Gemma Woodstock trilogy: The Dark Lake, Into the Night and Where the Dead Go.Three housemates. One dead, one missing and one accused of murder.Dubbed the… Continue reading The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

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Who Sleuthed It? Edited by Lindy Cameron

Title:  Who Sleuthed It? Author: Edited by Lindy Cameron Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Who Sleuthed It? is the book you want when you want a book about animals helping their animal friends – or their human sidekicks – solve a host of diabolical crimes… Continue reading Who Sleuthed It? Edited by Lindy Cameron

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Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

Another challenge completed! I completed this one a few weeks ago, and my original post about it is here. This was the build your own challenge from lists of prompts from previous iterations of this challenge and I have to say, it was a really good one as there was a lot less pressure to… Continue reading Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

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Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer

Title: Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche Author: Nancy Springer Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Enola Holmes is back! Nancy Springer's internationally bestselling series and breakout Netflix sensation returns to beguile readers in Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche. Enola Holmes is… Continue reading Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer

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The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven and Reeve Mystery by A.L. Tait

Title: The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven and Reeve Mystery Author: A.L. Tait Genre: Fantasy, Mystery Publisher: Puffin Australia Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Bestselling author A. L. Tait is back with the next Maven and Reeve Mystery. A secret mission.A missing cook.A hostile landscape.A mystery to unravel. Maven and… Continue reading The Wolf’s Howl: A Maven and Reeve Mystery by A.L. Tait

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Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries by Katherine Kovacic

Title: Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries Author: Katherine Kovacic Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd of August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Introducing the fabulous Ms Peregrine Fisher, niece of the famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus and Acorn tv 'A splendid read, with an… Continue reading Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries by Katherine Kovacic