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April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 75/24 End of Year Post: Dymocks Reading Challenge: 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 22/24 Goal: 102/150 Australian Women: 64 Australian Men: 13 Australian: 75 Non-Australian: 27 Men: 23 Women: 82 In April, I read 27 books – some quiz books, but mostly review books, and some reviews are still yet to go… Continue reading April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

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The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan

Title: The Murder Rule Author: Dervla McTiernan Genre: Crime Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: Format: Pages: Price: Synopsis: No one is innocent in this story ... The unmissable new standalone from the no.1 bestseller of The Good Turn First Rule: Make them like you. Second Rule: Make them need you. Third Rule: Make them pay. They… Continue reading The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan

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The Callers by Kiah Thomas

Title: The Callers Author: Kiah Thomas Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: CALLERS CAN CONJURE ANYTHING OUT OF THIN AIR.BUT WHAT IF THE THINGS DON'T COME FROM NOTHING?WHAT IF THEY'RE TAKEN FROM . . . SOMEONE ELSE? In the world of Elipsom, the ability… Continue reading The Callers by Kiah Thomas

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The Bravest Word by Kate Foster

Title: The Bravest Word Author: Kate Foster Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A rescue story of love and trust between a boy and a dog from the talented author of Paws. Do you hear that? You’re Cliff now, and your life is going to get… Continue reading The Bravest Word by Kate Foster

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The Secret of Splint Hall by Katie Cotton

Title: The Secret of Splint Hall Author: Katie Cotton Genre: Historical Fiction/Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books/Andersen Press Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: Two girls must unearth an ancient myth hidden deep beneath the mysterious Splint Hall... 1945. War has ended, but for sisters Flora and Isobel the struggles still… Continue reading The Secret of Splint Hall by Katie Cotton

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We Run Tomorrow by Nat Amoore and Mike Barry

Title: We Run Tomorrow Author: Nat Amoore and Mike Barry Genre: Adventure Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: You can run from your past, but the future is tomorrow . . . Tonight, we’re gonna kidnap our best friend. And tomorrow? We run. Sticks, Maki, Jed and Tommy live… Continue reading We Run Tomorrow by Nat Amoore and Mike Barry

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The Way of Dog by Zana Fraillon

Title: The Way of Dog Author: Zana Fraillon Genre: Verse novel Publisher: University of Queensland Press Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A fiercely original verse novel from the ABIA and CBCA award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow. Be strong. Be fierce. Life is more than a concrete floor. Scruffity is… Continue reading The Way of Dog by Zana Fraillon

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Spotlight Please, It’s Stevie Louise by Tanya Hennessy

Title: Spotlight Please, It’s Stevie Louise Author: Tanya Hennessy Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A hilarious new adventure from bestselling children's author Tanya Hennessy. Wherever Stevie goes, high drama is sure to follow... Stevie Louise is an entrepreneur (that's like a business person),… Continue reading Spotlight Please, It’s Stevie Louise by Tanya Hennessy

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Mars Awakens by H.M. Waugh

Title: Mars Awakens Author: H.M. Waugh Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Kids from rival Martian colonies must come together to fight for survival in this thrilling middle-grade space adventure from an exciting Australian talent. Raised in rival colonies on Mars, each long… Continue reading Mars Awakens by H.M. Waugh

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Take a Breath by Sujean Rim

Title: Take a Breath Author: Sujean Rim Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published:  3rd of May 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 40 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: An anxious baby bird who fears he'll never learn to fly gets a lesson in mindfulness in this funny and sweetly encouraging picture book about believing in yourself. Every morning,… Continue reading Take a Breath by Sujean Rim