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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47) AWW2021 – 75/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 122/170 In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a… Continue reading May 2021 Round Up

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Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer

Title: Can’t Say it Went to Plan Author: Gabrielle Tozer Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Publisher: HarperCollins/Angus and Robertson Published: 5th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning author of The Intern, Faking It and Remind Me How This Ends. School's out. Forget study, exams and mapping out the future. For the next seven days,… Continue reading Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer

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April 2021 Round Up

In April, I read 17 books, mostly Australian, across various genres and issues and styles, aimed at different age groups. I read a lot for kids, from picture books to middle grade books, young adult and adult. I also chipped away at more of my challenges, and have extended my Aussie Author Challenge beyond the… Continue reading April 2021 Round Up

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Reading Australian Books – The Importance of Reading, Hearing and Seeing Australia Represented.

One of the great joys of reading is learning, and seeing ourselves represented on the page. In recent years, diverse voices are gaining traction, in particular in #LoveOzMG – Love Australian Middle Grade, which is the quieter sister of #LoveOzYA. These middle grade books have been showcasing the diversity of Australia, its people, and across… Continue reading Reading Australian Books – The Importance of Reading, Hearing and Seeing Australia Represented.

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Everything We Keep by Di Walker

Title: Everything We Keep Author: Di Walker Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: Age 9+ ·  Emotive middle grade fiction ·  Explores issues of foster families, anxiety, hoarding ·  Intelligently written, exploring difficult topics in a gentle and compassionate way ·  A talented author… Continue reading Everything We Keep by Di Walker

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The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu

Title: The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope Author: Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 80 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Age 9+ ·  Powerful, moving, graphic novel ·  Personal stories against a broad historical context ·  Incorporates original images and documents… Continue reading The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu

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Move that Mountain by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

Title: Move that Mountain Author: Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning creators of Room on Our Rock Read this clever book front-to-back, then back-to-front to see both sides of the storyA beautiful… Continue reading Move that Mountain by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

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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

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House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

Title: House of Hollow Author: Krystal Sutherland Genre: Young Adult, fantasy, mystery, urban fantasy/fairy tale Publisher: Penguin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: 'This dark, deliciously twisted novel has everything you could hope for as a reader – a brilliant concept, glamorous characters with secrets to hide, immersive world-building, and… Continue reading House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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Harmony by Richard Yaxley

Title: Harmony Author: Richard Yaxley Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: Scholastic Australia/Omnibus Books Published: 1st March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: New YA from PM’s Literary Award Winner, Richard Yaxley. ·  Moving, insightful, unputdownable.·  Compelling themes of love, family, secrets, war. In 1914, Tom Stott falls in love with Gracie O’Donnell,… Continue reading Harmony by Richard Yaxley