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Best books of 2010 to 2019

In compiling this list, I had to go back to all my reading log lists – which I began in about 2006, and to date have over 1300 on my combined list. But in doing this, I discovered it was quite difficult to narrow things down to just a handful of ten or fifteen like… Continue reading Best books of 2010 to 2019

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Best Books of….2019

As the year comes to a close, many in the book blogging and reviewing community, and the book community in general – radio shows, podcasts, authors – have been posting and recording about this. And let me tell you, it is hard, and often, so many good ones are left off, and to me, ranking… Continue reading Best Books of….2019

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November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019

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Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #9)

Title: Clancy of the Overflow (Matilda Saga #9) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 21st October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: From Australia's best-loved storyteller comes the final book in the bestselling Matilda Saga This is a love song to our nation, told in a single sweeping story… Continue reading Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #9)

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The Last Dingo Summer (Matilda Saga #8) by Jackie French

Title: The Last Dingo Summer (Matilda Saga #8) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 16th November 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A body has been found in the burned-out wreckage of the church at Gibber's Creek - with older skeletons lying beneath it. The corpse is identified as that… Continue reading The Last Dingo Summer (Matilda Saga #8) by Jackie French

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Wrap Up #3: Favourite Reads of 2017

Wrap Up #3: Favourite Reads of 2017   In my third wrap up post for 2017, I am looking at my favourite reads of the year. Over the past twelve months of reading so many books, narrowing down my favourites has been quite hard. There are definitely a few that stick out, though. Deciding how… Continue reading Wrap Up #3: Favourite Reads of 2017

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Facing the Flame by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #7)

Title: Facing the Flame (Matilda Saga #7) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 20th November 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 292 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: There have been fires before, but not like this. Heartbreaking and powerful, FACING THE FLAME is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for… Continue reading Facing the Flame by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #7)

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Wrap up post: The Matilda Saga by Jackie French

Since 2010, the world of Matilda O’Halloran, spanning six books, and almost eighty years of characters, conflicts and politics, has charmed many readers, and will hopefully continue to do so. Beginning in 1894 in the dark alleys of the city, and Grinder’s Alley, the main character of The Matilda Saga and A Waltz for Matilda,… Continue reading Wrap up post: The Matilda Saga by Jackie French

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If Blood Should Stain the Wattle by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #6)

Title: If Blood Should Stain the Wattle Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 1st December 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 544 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'. In 1972, and the catchcry is 'It's time'. As political ideals drift from disaster to… Continue reading If Blood Should Stain the Wattle by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #6)

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The Ghost by the Billabong by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #5)

Title: The Ghost by the Billabong Author: Jackie French Genre: Children’s Literature/Young Adult Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st December 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 544 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Hippies wear beads, demonstrators march against the Vietnam War, and the world waits to see the first human steps on the moon's surface. But at Gibbers Creek, Jed… Continue reading The Ghost by the Billabong by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #5)