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QBD Reading Challenge 2022

This year I participated in the QBD Reading Challenge again and managed to complete it all within six months. Some categories were easier to fill than others, but what I like about this challenge is that the categories are always open and not overly prescriptive, which means it is easier to find books. Challenges like… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge 2022

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Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary by Mark Wilson

Title: Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary. Author: Mark Wilson Genre: History Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 29th June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: From award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson, a stirring story of the women who first won the right to vote in Australia - inspired by… Continue reading Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary by Mark Wilson

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Fearless Frederic by Felice Arena

Title: Fearless Frederic Author: Felice Arena Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A story of friendship and heart-racing adventure – a perfect follow up to the acclaimed The Boy and the Spy. When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water,… Continue reading Fearless Frederic by Felice Arena

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My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island by Yvette Poshoglian

Title: My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island Author: Yvette Poshoglian Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Published: 2nd January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 185 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: It is 1879 and life in the Biloela Industrial School is tough for eleven-year-old orphan, Olivia Markham. Her windswept days are filled with sewing, washing, aimless roaming, avoiding… Continue reading My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island by Yvette Poshoglian

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May 2022 Reading Round-Up

In May, I managed to read 26 books. All were review books, and most were Australian, and twenty-three were  by women. I have almost completed all my chosen challenges – with one category in the Dymocks Reading Challenge and one in the QBD Reading Challenge left. Some reviews are scheduled for June and July as… Continue reading May 2022 Reading Round-Up

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Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson

Title: Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here Author: Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 64 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Full of crims, crooks and rascally runaways, this fun and light-hearted non-fiction title is a colourful celebration of our… Continue reading Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson

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Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon by Gabrielle Wang

Title: Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon Author: Gabrielle Wang Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Meet Zadie Ma, a girl who writes magical stories that sometimes come true. Can Zadie bring to life her most important story of all… Continue reading Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon by Gabrielle Wang

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The Coast by Eleanor Limprecht

Title: The Coast Author: Eleanor Limprecht Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A stunning novel of love and courage by the bestselling author of The Passengers. Alice is only nine years old in 1910 when she is sent to the feared Coast Hospital lazaret… Continue reading The Coast by Eleanor Limprecht

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Esther’s Children by Caroline Beecham

Title: Esther’s Children Author: Caroline Beecham Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 376 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: From the picturesque streets of pre-war Vienna to Britain's atmospheric cities in the grip of war, Esther's Children is the perfect read for fans of Kate Quinn's The Alice Network, and Kelly Rimmer's The Warsaw… Continue reading Esther’s Children by Caroline Beecham

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Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Bravely Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Merida goes on an all-new, life-changing adventure in this original YA novel set several years after the close of Brave! What if you had one year to save everything you loved? One Princess.… Continue reading Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater