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December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

In December, I read twenty-five books, some of those were books for quiz writing and others were 2022 releases that I decided to read, review and schedule the post for so I don’t fall behind. As a result, these reviews are not included but the books themselves are. I have also completed all my challenges,… Continue reading December 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman

Title: Elsewhere Girls Author: Emily Gale and Nova Weetman Genre: Time slip, historical fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: It’s midnight and I’m alone in the kitchen eating a cold potato scallop. Coach O'Call would say something like, ‘That’s not what I expect from a scholarship… Continue reading Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman

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Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Escape Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Grace and her mother have moved from Broome to a real-life Victorian castle, steeped in literary history. Intrepid Grace has discovered that she can slip back in time, but what… Continue reading Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

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Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Secrets Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 136 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: When twelve-year-old Grace trades her tropical home in Western Australia for a faraway castle, Victorian costumes and a village trapped in time she thinks it’s the fresh start she desperately needs. But… Continue reading Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park

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Fancy Meeting You Here by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

Title: Fancy Meeting You Here Author: Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 328 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Sometimes the man of your dreams is standing right in front of you... only ten years in the past. A charming and unconventional love story about trying… Continue reading Fancy Meeting You Here by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

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The Ice Whisperers by Helenka Stachera

Title: The Ice Whisperers Author: Helenka Stachera Genre: Fantasy/Time slip Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A haunting magical adventure about two sisters born 40,000 years apart, perfect for fans of Frostheart and The Wild Way Home.When Bela's mother dies, she is summoned to deepest Siberia to stay with an uncle… Continue reading The Ice Whisperers by Helenka Stachera

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Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

Another challenge completed! I completed this one a few weeks ago, and my original post about it is here. This was the build your own challenge from lists of prompts from previous iterations of this challenge and I have to say, it was a really good one as there was a lot less pressure to… Continue reading Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

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It’s Not You, It’s Me by Gabrielle Williams

Title: It’s Not You, It’s Me Author: Gabrielle Williams Genre: Time slip, historical fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A literally life-changing novel about time travel, soulmates and serial killers that asks a very big question: Can you ever change your fate? This is award-winning… Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Me by Gabrielle Williams

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The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

Title: The Kingdoms Author: Natasha Pulley Genre: Magical Realism/Time slip Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Come home, if you remember.The postcard has been held at the sorting office for ninety-one years, waiting to be delivered to Joe Tournier. On the front is a lighthouse – Eilean… Continue reading The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley

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June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

   In June 2021, I read 20 books, and have reviewed them all. My totals for my challenges have reached the following numbers: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (57) AWW2021 – 90/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 147/170 Total Australian authors read:… Continue reading June 2021 Reading Wrap Up