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April 2020 Round Up

In April, we found ourselves amidst a pandemic – and I found myself with an influx of review books, some quite long, and some not so long. As I usually do, I aim to read ahead in my review stack, to get things cleared, and posted or scheduled to save time. I’m still a bit… Continue reading April 2020 Round Up

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Blog Tour Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

Title: The Deceptions Author: Suzanne Leal Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Long-buried family secrets surface in a compelling new novel from the author of The Teacher's Secret. Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected… Continue reading Blog Tour Review: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

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March 2020 Round Up

March was a strange month – it started out as normal as could be, though we knew about the coronavirus, and then a few weeks into March, everything changed, and by the end of it, they had changed again with strict social distancing rules. Despite this, I got a lot of reading done. My stats… Continue reading March 2020 Round Up

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January 2020 wrap up

In January of this year, I read 13 books, and got a start on each of my challenges – some have more categories filled in than others, and some will have multiple books for each category, apart from the book bingo challenges, which will only have one each. Below is a table outlining where each… Continue reading January 2020 wrap up

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November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019

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Pippa’s Island: Cub Reporters by Belinda Murrell

Title: Pippa’s Island: Cub Reporters Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 3rd July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Four best friends are about to discover that writing news isn't as easy as it looks - especially when puppies, pop stars and photo shoots are involved! Pippa is settling… Continue reading Pippa’s Island: Cub Reporters by Belinda Murrell

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The Sisters of Auschwitz by Roxane van Iperen

Title: The Sisters of Auschwitz Author: Roxane van Iperen Genre: History, Biography Publisher: Hachette/Seven Dials Published: 12th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 305 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The life-affirming story of female bravery, Jewish Nazi resistance and surviving the horrors of Auschwitz WINNER of the Opzij Literature Prize 2019! During the Second World War two Jewish… Continue reading The Sisters of Auschwitz by Roxane van Iperen

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Author: Heather Morris Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Echo/Bonnier Published: 1st February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 278 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.  Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from… Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris