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September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up

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Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

Title: Real Pigeons Fight Crime Author: Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood Genre: Mystery Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Published: 1st July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 204 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!Did you know your city is… Continue reading Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

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Kensy and Max: Take Down by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Take Down Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  How do you pretend everything is fine when those that you love are in danger? If people you once trusted are now deemed a threat? After winning the National STEM Championships,… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Take Down by Jacqueline Harvey

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Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

Title: Sisters of the Resistance Author: Christine Wells Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins Published: 7th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Two sisters join the Paris Resistance in this page-turning new novel inspired by the real-life bravery of Catherine Dior, sister of the fashion designer and a heroine of World War… Continue reading Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Title: The Rose Code Author: Kate Quinn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 3rd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 656 Price: $35.00 Synopsis: The brand-new historical novel from the bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress!1940, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire. Three very different women are recruited to the mysterious Bletchley Park, where the best minds… Continue reading The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

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Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

Title: Legends of the Lost Lilies Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction, Thriller, Espionage Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The final and thrilling conclusion to the popular and bestselling Miss Lily series A mysterious telegram that says, 'Lily needs you' arrives just before a plane from… Continue reading Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

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Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

Title: Nelson: Broccoli and Spies Author: Andrew Levins Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:  176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: The second book in the totally outrageous adventures of Nelson Hunter – the boy who hates vegetables. Featuring a serious spy mystery and an epic broccoli-fuelled battle! Nelson is a hilarious illustrated… Continue reading Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

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When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

Title: When the Apricots Bloom Author: Gina Wilkinson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 29th December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: What would you do if the secret police demanded you spy on a friend in order to protect your family? Three women confront the complexities of trust, friendship and motherhood under the… Continue reading When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

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Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Spy Games Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Adventure Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: Kensy and Max have a new mission – to win the Pharos Trainee Spy Games! But there can only be one champion . . . The annual Pharos Trainee Spy Games… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

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Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Full Speed Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Spy fiction, mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when your instincts and obligations pull you in opposite directions? When there are multiple leads, which one do you follow? After a school excursion goes… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey