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The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Title: The Kingdoms Author: Natasha Pulley Genre: Magical Realism/Time slip Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Come home, if you remember.The postcard has been held at the sorting office for ninety-one years, waiting to be delivered to Joe Tournier. On the front is a lighthouse – Eilean… Continue reading The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

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Once Upon a Crime (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection) by Robin Stevens

Title: Once Upon a Crime (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection) Author: Robin Stevens Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A thrilling short story collection in the number-one bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. Featuring six marvellous mini-mysteries, including four original, brand-new and never-seen-before stories! Discover The… Continue reading Once Upon a Crime (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection) by Robin Stevens

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Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries by Katherine Kovacic

Title: Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries Author: Katherine Kovacic Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd of August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Introducing the fabulous Ms Peregrine Fisher, niece of the famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus and Acorn tv 'A splendid read, with an… Continue reading Just Murdered (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries by Katherine Kovacic

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Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn

Title: Sugar Town Queens Author: Malla Nunn Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 312 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning author of the CBCA shortlisted When the Ground is Hard, comes a stunning portrait of a family divided and an uplifting story of how friendship saves and heals. Fifteen-year-old… Continue reading Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn

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Reading Round Up July 2021

July saw me head back to my job as a quiz writer, which I do from home. This means more reading, and like my reviewing, can see me reading books ahead of release as I work to get resources ready for the upcoming school term. This means more books will be read each month, but… Continue reading Reading Round Up July 2021

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The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad

Title: The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully Author: Katrina Nannestad Genre: Contemporary Publisher: ABC Books/HarperCollins Australia Published: 28th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The right book might just change your life ... Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse… Continue reading The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad

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Hello World by Lisa Shanahan

Title: Hello World Author: Lisa Shanahan Genre: Fiction Publisher: ABC Children’s Books Published: 28th July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: See the world through the eyes of a toddler, with this perfect new picture book from much-loved pair Lisa Shanahan and Leila Rudge. The sun is up and so is one gorgeous… Continue reading Hello World by Lisa Shanahan

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June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

   In June 2021, I read 20 books, and have reviewed them all. My totals for my challenges have reached the following numbers: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (57) AWW2021 – 90/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 147/170 Total Australian authors read:… Continue reading June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati

Title: A Weekend with Oscar Author: Robyn Bavati Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Walker Books Published: 7th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A moving #LoveOzYA novel about loss, first love and being there for your family, no matter what. Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mum and his younger brother Oscar, who has Down… Continue reading A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati

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Alice-Miranda in Egypt (Alice-Miranda #20) by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Alice-Miranda in Egypt (Alice-Miranda #20) Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Sun, sand and secrets in the ancient world! The Queen’s Colours leadership program is heading to Egypt and Alice-Miranda and her friends are thrilled. There are hidden tombs to explore, a… Continue reading Alice-Miranda in Egypt (Alice-Miranda #20) by Jacqueline Harvey