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May 2020 Round Up

In May, we seemed to settle into a lockdown routine, so I got a bit more reading done. This month, I read 20 books – the vast majority of those – seventeen – were by Australian women writers – some for review, some my own reads and one or two that I read alongside Isolation… Continue reading May 2020 Round Up

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The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune McAdam

Title: The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz Author: Heather Dune McAdam Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 28th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 438 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: The untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked into boarding a train in Poprad,… Continue reading The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune McAdam

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Best Books of….2019

As the year comes to a close, many in the book blogging and reviewing community, and the book community in general – radio shows, podcasts, authors – have been posting and recording about this. And let me tell you, it is hard, and often, so many good ones are left off, and to me, ranking… Continue reading Best Books of….2019

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Book Bingo Twenty-Five – A Novel over 500 pages, and BINGO – Card completed.’

December already, and I have completed my bingo card for the year - BINGO! Over the past twelve months, with Theresa and Amanda, and several others, I have taken part in several challenges, including Book Bingo. This post will focus on my final square - a novel (or book) of over 500 pages, and in… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty-Five – A Novel over 500 pages, and BINGO – Card completed.’

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Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess by Bettany Hughes

Title: Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess Author: Bettany Hughes Genre: Biography, History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 12th November 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 242 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A vivid history of the ancient goddess Venus by the bestselling historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes Through ancient art, evocative myth, exciting archaeological revelations and philosophical… Continue reading Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess by Bettany Hughes

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A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Won the War by Simon Parkin

Title: A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Won the War Author: Simon Parkin Genre: Non-fiction, Biography Publisher: Hachette Australia/Sceptre Published: 12th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 310 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Find out what is happening in the Atlantic, find ways of getting the convoys through, and sink the U-boats!' Prime Minster, Winston… Continue reading A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Won the War by Simon Parkin

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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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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia by Susanna de Vries

Title: Rebel Women Who Changed Australia Author: Susanna de Vries Genre: Biography Publisher: Harper Collins Australia Published: 15th April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 592 Price: 34.99 Synopsis: Celebrate the women who changed our nation. From Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, to Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist, Enid Lyons, our first female cabinet minister, Stella Miles… Continue reading Rebel Women Who Changed Australia by Susanna de Vries

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Mary Poppins She Wrote: The Extraordinary Life of Australian writer P.L. Travers by Valerie Wilson

Title: Mary Poppins She Wrote: The Extraordinary Life of Australian writer P.L. Travers Author: Valerie Wilson Genre: Biography Publisher: Hachette Published: 1st June 2010 Format: Paperback Pages: 392 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Discover the true story behind the creation of the world's most beloved nanny, now appearing in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. Mary Poppins flew into the… Continue reading Mary Poppins She Wrote: The Extraordinary Life of Australian writer P.L. Travers by Valerie Wilson

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Challenge Check-in: January 2019 

In an effort to keep on top of my check in posts this year, I'm hoping to do monthly wrap ups, and break downs every fifteen books where possible. These Challenge check-ins will allow me to track my progress and determine how many books I read each month to make my end of year posts… Continue reading Challenge Check-in: January 2019