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September 2019 Round Up

  This month, I reached my overall reading goal of 150 books with Whisper by Lynette Noni. Overall, I have reached 71 books in my Australian Women Writer's challenge, and am nearing the end of my PopSugar Challenge, with only a few categories left. I also filled out my Book Bingo card for the year,… Continue reading September 2019 Round Up

Books, Children's Literature, Fantasy, Reading, Reviews, Young Adult

The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold

  Title: The Song from Somewhere Else Author: A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold Genre: Children’s Fiction/Fantasy/Magical Realism Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1/12/2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 240 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He's big, he's weird and he smells… Continue reading The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold

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The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

Title: The Fifth Avenue Artists Society Author: Joy Callaway Genre: Fiction/Popular Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 23rd November 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 358 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Devastated after being jilted by the boy next door, Ginny Loftin turns to writing in an attempt to rewrite their story with a better ending. But it is… Continue reading The Fifth Avenue Artists Society

Australian literature, Australian women writers, Books, Reading, Reviews

Music and Freedom by Zoe Morrison

Title: Music and Freedom Author: Zoe Morrison Genre: Fiction Publisher: Vintage Australia/Random House Australia Published: June 27, 2016 Format: paperback Pages: 345 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: I have no use for forgiveness, not yet. But other ideas like that,
kindness, for example, I think that is fundamental. Resurrection;
I like that too. And love, of course, love, love,… Continue reading Music and Freedom by Zoe Morrison

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Fearless by Fiona Higgins

  Title: Fearless Author: Fiona Higgins Genre: Popular Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: November 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 302 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: What happens when six pampered Westerners on a spiritual retreat in Bali end up fighting for their lives? A gripping novel from the bestselling author of The Mothers' Group. A breathtaking new… Continue reading Fearless by Fiona Higgins

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Goodwood by Holly Throsby

Title: Goodwood Author: Holly Throsby Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 28th September/October 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: It wasn't just one person who went missing, it was two people. Two very different people. They were there, and then they were gone, as if through a crack in the sky. After… Continue reading Goodwood by Holly Throsby

Books, Crime/Mystery, Reading, Reviews

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

Title: The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra (Book One of the Baby Ganesh Agency Series) Author: Vaseem Khan Genre: Crime Fiction Publisher: Mullholland Books/Hodder Published: 11th August, 2015 (first edition), 23rd February 2016 (B-Format) Format: paperback Pages: 320 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant combine in a charming, joyful mystery for fans… Continue reading The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

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Ruins by Rajith Savanadasa

*I received a copy of this from the publisher for review* Title: Ruins Author: Rajith Savanadasa Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Published: 28th June 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $27.99 Synopsis: A country picking up the pieces, a family among the ruins.   In the restless streets, crowded waiting rooms and glittering nightclubs of Colombo,… Continue reading Ruins by Rajith Savanadasa

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The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs

  Title: The Joyce Girl Author: Annabel Abbs Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 30th August, 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: James Joyce was her father. Samuel Beckett was her lover. The stunning fictionalisation of the life of Lucia Joyce. Paris, 1928. Avant-garde Paris is buzzing with the latest ideas in… Continue reading The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs

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The Lost Sapphire by Belinda Murrell

    Title: The Lost Sapphire Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Random House Australia Published: 16th May 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 310 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Marli is staying with her dad in Melbourne, and missing her friends. Then she discovers a mystery – a crumbling, abandoned mansion is to be returned to her… Continue reading The Lost Sapphire by Belinda Murrell