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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47) AWW2021 – 75/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 122/170 In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a… Continue reading May 2021 Round Up

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Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story by Joanna Grochowicz

Title: Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story Author: Joanna Grochowicz Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Ernest Shackleton's remarkable story is a terrifying adventure with the happiest of endings - another brilliant narrative non-fiction Antarctic adventure featuring an explorer who was a true… Continue reading Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story by Joanna Grochowicz

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Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer

Title: Can’t Say it Went to Plan Author: Gabrielle Tozer Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Publisher: HarperCollins/Angus and Robertson Published: 5th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning author of The Intern, Faking It and Remind Me How This Ends. School's out. Forget study, exams and mapping out the future. For the next seven days,… Continue reading Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer

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House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

Title: House of Hollow Author: Krystal Sutherland Genre: Young Adult, fantasy, mystery, urban fantasy/fairy tale Publisher: Penguin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: 'This dark, deliciously twisted novel has everything you could hope for as a reader – a brilliant concept, glamorous characters with secrets to hide, immersive world-building, and… Continue reading House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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Princess at Heart by Connie Glynn

Title: Princess at Heart Author: Connie Glynn Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Published: 16th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Return to the magical world of The Rosewood Chronicles in the fourth book of this gorgeous series, for fans of The Princess Diaries and Harry Potter. Ellie is a rebellious princess hiding her real identity. Lottie is her… Continue reading Princess at Heart by Connie Glynn

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Loner by Georgina Young

Title: Loner Author: Georgina Young Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 4th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Lona has dropped out of art school and no one is quite sure why, least of all Lona. It’s just that nothing in her life seems to make sense anymore, including art. She… Continue reading Loner by Georgina Young

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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

Title: The Lost Soul Atlas Author: Zana Fraillon Genre: Fiction Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Published: 14th July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A powerful story of hope and friendship, from the author of The Bone Sparrow. Loyalty is tested, and a cruel twist of fate leads to an act of ultimate betrayal in this epic… Continue reading The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

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You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume

Title: You Were Made for Me Author: Jenna Guillaume Genre: Fiction Publisher: Pan Macmillan Published: 11th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The day I created a boy started out like any other.Katie didn't mean to create a boy. A boy like a long-lost Hemsworth brother: six-foot tall with floppy hair and… Continue reading You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume

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Bianca de Lumiere by Lisette Prende

Title: Bianca de Lumiere Author: Lisette Prende Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Self-published Published: 8th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: NZ$25.00 Synopsis: “Why can’t I just be a normal teenager?” “Oh Bee, there’s no such thing as a normal teenager.” “There’s gotta be something more normal than all of this!” Sixteen-year-old Bianca Taylor just wants to be… Continue reading Bianca de Lumiere by Lisette Prende