When I started this challenge, I thought it would take me a little longer than three months, given I primarily read books by Australian women, and thought I’d be searching more for books by Australian men. However, I got lucky, and with so many releases, I managed to complete this challenge by March, well ahead… Continue reading Challenge Completed: Aussie Authors Challenge
I've always meant to read all the Jane Austen books, because she does satire and social commentary so well whilst still giving her characters nice, happy or at the very least, satisfying endings. I am also interested in her life, and reinterpretations of her works, so this year I have taken on the challenge… Continue reading Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen Reading Challenge Update
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
Only two books for today's book bingo post - both of which fit into one of the categories I am filling today, and two more rows have a bingo - Row One Across: Row #1 - - BINGO A book set more than 100 years ago: Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Hounds and Hauntings by Janine… Continue reading Book Bingo Six: A Book With a One-word title, a book published more than ten years ago.
Title: Munmun Author: Jesse Andrews Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 28th March, 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A pointed, amusing and highly-original story set in an alternate reality wherein every person's physical size is directly proportional to their wealth, by the best-selling author of Me and Earl and… Continue reading Munmun by Jesse Andrews
Title: Five Go Down Under (Enid Blyton's Famous Five for Grown-Ups) Author: Sophie Hamley Genre: Humour, Parody Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 31st October 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 106 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The Famous Five have gone on their greatest adventure yet - a trip Down Under to Oz for some gap year fun. Enid Blyton's… Continue reading Five Go Down Under (Enid Blyton’s Famous Five for Grown-Ups with text by Sophie Hamley
Title: Royce Rolls Author: Margaret Stohl Genre: YA Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 1st May 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce is the wild-child of a super-glam reality TV dynasty. She has it all – designer clothes, a fancy school and an actual Bentley to drive around in. Her ambitious… Continue reading Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl