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The Girls Who Changed the World: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

Title: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction/Time Slip Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An empowering and exhilarating look at the girls who went before us, and the way they shaped the world. Twelve-year-old Ming Qong is convinced that girls must have… Continue reading The Girls Who Changed the World: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

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Saga by Nikki McWatters

Title: Saga Author: Nikki McWatters Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: UQP Published: 5th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 376 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: In the last years of the Viking Era, priestess Astrid takes on the task of recording the True Things. A skáldmær learning to write royal sagas and a member of one of the last… Continue reading Saga by Nikki McWatters

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Liberty by Nikki McWatters

Title: Liberty Author: Nikki McWatters Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: University of Queensland Press Published: 29th October 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 376 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: A powerful novel about three young women caught in the battles of their own times.After the success of Hexenhaus, Nikki McWatters is back with a high-energy companion novel that draws on… Continue reading Liberty by Nikki McWatters

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My January 2022 Reading Update

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 16/24 Dymocks Reading Challenge: 18/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 15/24 Goal: 25/150 Australian Women: 13 Australian Men: 3 Australian: 16 Non-Australian: 9 I made a good start on my reading in January – I got through all the review books sent to me that have been slated for release between January and… Continue reading My January 2022 Reading Update

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Hexenhaus by Nikki McWatters

Title: Hexenhaus Author: Nikki McWatters Genre: Historical Fictiob Publisher: UQP Published: 31st October 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 344 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A powerful novel about three young women caught in the hysteria of their own times. In 1628, Veronica and her brother flee for their lives into the German woods after their father is burned… Continue reading Hexenhaus by Nikki McWatters

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45 and 47 Stella Street by Elizabeth Honey

Title: 45 and 47 Stella Street Author: Elizabeth Honey Genre: Humour Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1995 Format: Paperback Pages: 180 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Elizabeth Honey's first, best-selling junior adventure story, about a gang of kids who expose a money-laundering scam. Here's 11-year-old Henni's original version of what her gang did when The Phonies moved… Continue reading 45 and 47 Stella Street by Elizabeth Honey

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Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park

Title: Playing Beatie Bow Author: Ruth Park Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 31st January 1982 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  A thrilling adventure story for children and young adults by Ruth Park, Playing Beatie Bow follows Abigail as she is swept back to the Sydney of a hundred years ago by a scary game.… Continue reading Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park

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Social Queue by Kay Kerr

Title: Social Queue Author: Kay Kerr Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: I thought I was nobody’s teen crush, but turns out I was just missing the signs. Zoe Kelly is starting a new phase of her life. High school was a mess of bullying… Continue reading Social Queue by Kay Kerr

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What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

Title: What I Like About Me Author: Jenna Guillaume Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Published: 26th February 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: You know those movies where teenagers have the summer of their lives?This summer is probably not going to be that.Here lies Maisie Martin, dead from embarrassment, aged sixteen.The last… Continue reading What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021