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Jane Austen Reading Challenge

This year, I am adding another challenge to my list. This one will be more of a casual one, that I will disperse throughout the year. Inspired by a blog called Bunny's Girl, and her challenge to read six Jane Austen novels and six Jane Austen inspired novels between January and December of 2019, I… Continue reading Jane Austen Reading Challenge

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Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post  

  This year I pledged to read fifteen books - which I had completed by at least March, if not earlier. I read a total of seventy-nine books and reviewed seventy-eight - one review is due to go live in January and as a result, also counts towards my 2019 challenge. One book from this… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Completed Post  

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Book Bingo Twenty-two – a prize winning book, a book by someone over sixty, and a book with a yellow cover.

With 2018 rushing towards its busy, and warm conclusion, and in consultation with my fellow book bingo players, I have assigned some previously read books to the following categories, and have assigned my prize-winning category is taken up this time by 2007 Aurealis Best Children's Book winning series, The Chain of Charms by Kate Forsyth,… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty-two – a prize winning book, a book by someone over sixty, and a book with a yellow cover.

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Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Title: Lenny's Book of Everything Author: Karen Foxlee Genre: Literary Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 24th October 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: 19.99 Synopsis: Our mother had a dark heart feeling. Lenny's younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny's fiercely protective, it isn't always easy being the sister… Continue reading Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

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Sisters and Brothers by Fiona Palmer

Title: Sisters and Brothers Author: Fiona Palmer Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 28th August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 372 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and family secrets by beloved bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer. A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and family secrets Emma, a nurse and busy mother of… Continue reading Sisters and Brothers by Fiona Palmer

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Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

Title: Early Riser Author: Jasper Fforde Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Adventure/Fantasy Publisher: Hachette Australia/Hodder & Stoughton Published: 31st July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 410 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Jasper Fforde's first standalone novel - full of the imagination, wit and intelligence that has made Fforde a Number One bestseller. The new standalone novel from Number 1 bestselling author Jasper… Continue reading Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

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Ready to Fall by Marcella Pixley

Title: Ready to Fall Author: Marcella Pixley Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Pushkin Press/Allen and Unwin/Murdoch Books Published: March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A YA novel about a teen who finds hope and a fresh start after a terrible loss, and learns that being strong means letting go When Max Friedman's… Continue reading Ready to Fall by Marcella Pixley

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Lovesome by Sally Seltmann

Title: Lovesome Author: Sally Seltmann Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 24th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: An offbeat and beguiling story of finding your own happiness. My warm breath makes a beautiful fog in front of me. It's times like this when I feel most alive. I feel… Continue reading Lovesome by Sally Seltmann

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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 Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Author: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Genre: Literary Fiction/Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: Movie tie-in published 21st March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $22.99 Synopsis:A celebration of literature, love, and the power of the human spirit, this warm, funny, tender, and thoroughly entertaining… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows