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July Reading Round-Up

Seven months into the year, and in total, I have read 118 books. Of those 118, 58 have been by Australian Women, and the remaining 60 by authors across the board - male, female and international. I am still trying to make progress on my Jane Austen challenge and have one square left to tick… Continue reading July Reading Round-Up

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Book Bingo Eighteen – A Book with Themes of Culture

First day of Spring, and another book bingo - number eighteen of the year, and the seventh square of twenty-five marked off on my second card - only eighteen to go! I may have to mark off a couple of squares in one post sometime to fill the card by the end of the year.… Continue reading Book Bingo Eighteen – A Book with Themes of Culture

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Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Check-in One – books one to fifteen

All year I have been meaning to write progress posts for every month, or every ten books. Until now, I have woefully neglected this activity, and having read 61 books already, am breaking it up into posts of fifteen - and will continue to do this until the end of the year/early 2019, making the… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Check-in One – books one to fifteen

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The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon #1) by Rebecca Lim

Title: The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon #1) Author: Rebecca Lim Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 25th July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $14.99 Synopsis:When Harley Spark accidentally releases Qing, one of five dragon sisters, from the ancient vase she's been trapped in for centuries, he is soon… Continue reading The Relic of the Blue Dragon (Children of the Dragon #1) by Rebecca Lim

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Grandpa, Me and Poetry by Sally Morgan, Illustrated by Craig Smith

Title: Grandpa, Me and Poetry Author: Sally Morgan, illustrated by Craig Smith Genre: Children's Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Published: 1st May, 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 52 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: Melly likes poems that rhyme with words like frog, bog, doggedy-dog. And when the school holds a poetry competition, Melly has her eye on the prize, with… Continue reading Grandpa, Me and Poetry by Sally Morgan, Illustrated by Craig Smith

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Australia Day by Melanie Cheng

Title: Australia Day Author: Melanie Cheng Genre: Short stories, Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 3rd July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Australia Day is a collection of stories by debut author Melanie Cheng. The people she writes about are young, old, rich, poor, married, widowed, Chinese, Lebanese, Christian, Muslim. What they have in… Continue reading Australia Day by Melanie Cheng

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Title: The Belles Author: Dhonielle Clayton Genre: Fantasy/Magical Realism, Young Adult Publisher: Gollancz/Hachette Australia Published: 13th February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 434 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: 'Looking for the next big ground-breaking event in YA? This is it.' Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series Welcome to the dark decadence of Dhonielle… Continue reading The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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The Strange Disppearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan (Baby Ganesha Agency #3)

Title: The Strange Disppearance of a Bollywood Star Author: Vaseem Khan Genre: Crime and Mystery Publisher: Mulholland Books/Hachette Australia Published: 16th May 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: In the third delightful Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra investigates the darkly glittering underbelly of Bollywood when a film star vanishes into thin air...… Continue reading The Strange Disppearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan (Baby Ganesha Agency #3)

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2017 Pultizer Prize Winner: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Title: The Underground Railroad Author: Colson Whitehead Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 26th April, 2017 (latest edition), Trade paperback 9th August 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 306 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR FICTION 2016 2017 Pultizer Prize Winner… Continue reading 2017 Pultizer Prize Winner: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead