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Joined March 2016

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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Forgot to post this yesterday. Had a little break from work sitting in Darling Square with my book and a doughnut 🍩

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Read these yesterday and onto the final one today. I‘ve enjoyed this series, though it took me a little to get into.

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Crow Country | Kate Constable
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I enjoyed this. It‘s a time slip novel that explores Australian history and reconciliation. Not quite as good as Inheritance at the reckoning but still a good read.

Gillyreads @LeeRHarry yes it‘s one of my favourites :) 1w
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Crow Country | Kate Constable
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Sunday afternoon reading

Tamra Love that cover. 2w
Gillyreads @Tamra isn‘t it great? :) 2w
MariettaSG Looking forward to hear what you think, been meaning to read this for ages. 2w
Gillyreads @MariettaSG I‘ll let you know, enjoying it so far 2w
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Beverly, Right Here | Kate DiCamillo
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The Man in the Water | David Burton
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I have a new post up on the blog as part of #ausyabloggers Man in the Water blog tour.
I recommend if you like mystery, ya, or are interesting in life in remote Australia.
http://www.gillyreads.com/review-the-man-in-the-water-by-david-burton

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Crow Country | Kate Constable
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Not sure I will get through my October tbr 🤷‍♀️

LeeRHarry Will be interested in your thoughts about the new Favel Parrett 😊 3w
Gillyreads @LeeRHarry I‘m probably going to read it first. I‘ve been meaning to for ages 3w
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Mullumbimby | Melissa Lucashenko
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Books I got in September

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Beverly, Right Here | Kate DiCamillo
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Books I read in September

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Louisiana's Way Home | Kate DiCamillo
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Can‘t find a matching edition of Raymie Nightingale and it‘s breaking my heart.

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Monuments | Will Kostakis
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Very enjoyable

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Current read.
I read the original about four years ago and am very glad there is a young version

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Beverly, Right Here | Kate DiCamillo
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Kate DiCamillo has such a way with words

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Beverly, Right Here | Kate DiCamillo
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Just received this gorgeous book from Walker Books Australia. 😍
I love Kate DiCamillo and particularly this series!

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Magic Beach | Alison Lester
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Side of my desk - my Alison Lester Magic Beach mugs arrived this morning and I can‘t stop looking and how lovely they are. ❤️

LapReader I want! 1mo
Gillyreads You can get them from her website or from Robert Gordon (the pottery company) :) 1mo
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Reading in the bath

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The Man in the Water | David Burton
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Getting in a bit of reading for #AustralianReadingHour this evening.

CarolynM 👍 1mo
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Risk | Fleur Ferris
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Early morning reading

MrsMalaprop 😮😍 Where is that? 1mo
Gillyreads @MrsMalaprop Royal National Park/Port Hacking 1mo
MrsMalaprop Beautiful 😊. 1mo
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Risk | Fleur Ferris
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Early morning reading

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The insistence western culture is rational when it came up with stuff like this is so wild

CarolynM OMG! That is offensive at all sorts of levels!😡 1mo
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Already excellent 👍

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The Whale Rider | Witi Ihimaera
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Beautiful story

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Along for the Ride | Sarah Dessen
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Extra August haul from the lifeline book fair yesterday

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August haul

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Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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Books I read this month. 📚

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A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
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This was such a unique way of telling a story. I found it a fascinating read.

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My Father's Shadow | Jannali Jones
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If you like ya thrillers I highly recommend My Father‘s Shadow.
Bonus if you live/know the Blue Mountains where it‘s set 😊

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Forgot to post the other day. I went to the launch of The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, where there were dumplings, and it was great. Really enjoying reading so far and it was very interesting to hear Wai Chim talk about the choices she made writing this book.
It deals with important topics like mental illness, racism and microagressions. #loveozya

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Doing some research

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A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
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Pre-work reading

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I read this in April and finally just now posted my enthusiastic gushing review (it‘s a great book just read it)

https://www.gillyreads.com/review-gravity-is-the-thing-jaclyn-moriarty/

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Louisiana's Way Home | Kate DiCamillo
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Gorgeous book. Kate DiCamillo is a genius.

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Comfort Food | Ellen van Neerven
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👌👌👌👌👌👌

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Bookshops of Sydney | Christine Flynn
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Today was Love Your Bookshop Day here in Aus and I went to several of my favourite bookshops to show them some love. ❤️

If you‘d like some good Australian bookstores to follow online I wrote a post about some of my favourites - it is a great way to get good recommendations for Australian books 📚

https://www.gillyreads.com/favourite-bookstores-instagram/

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The Search | Nora Roberts
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July haul

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Too Much Lip | Melissa Lucashenko
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I‘ve been meaning to read Too Much Lip since it came out, but listening to Melissa Lucashenko speak at the Miles Franklin award night really motivated me to finally pick it up. She‘s incredible.

LapReader I saw her at the Sydney Writer‘s Festival. 3mo
CarolynM It's a fabulous book. I'm so glad it won. Enjoy! 3mo
Gillyreads @LapReader she‘s amazing @CarolynM so great so far 3mo
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Journaling my values for this part of the book. Not sure how to put down my value of books. 🤔

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The Rest of the Story | Sarah Dessen
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Put a dent in my tbr this month

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War of Mist | Helen Scheuerer
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It‘s me 😱 (read the series. It is so good)

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War of Mist | Helen Scheuerer
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Photo from the launch. I‘m home now and ready to read! #australianauthors #loveozya

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Heart of Mist | Helen Scheuerer
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I‘m pretty sure this whole series is 99c each on kindle if kindle is your thing and you like badass feminist fantasy you should definitely take advantage.
(Full disclaimers: haven‘t read the final book but am so excited to this weekend, the author is an acquaintance and she‘s pretty great, I stole this image from Talem Press on Instagram) #loveozya

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And just before I got to bed hour 30 challenge: YA/Middle Grade. So middle grade is an American term, we don‘t really have an exact equivalent term, also ‘middle grade‘ is sort of starting to be adopted. But here in Australia we have a lot of awesome books that fit in that age range and I can‘t recommend them enough. #24in48

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Behold, Here's Poison | Georgette Heyer
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All done 🎉 so ready for bed now #24in48

Megabooks Woo hoo!! 🥳🎉🥳 3mo
Gillyreads @megabooks thanks 😊 3mo
Andrew65 Wow! 🍾🥂🥳 3mo
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Death in the Stocks | Georgette Heyer
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Eleven and twelve. #24in48

Megabooks Awesome!! 3mo
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Reign of Mist | Helen Scheuerer
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Book ten finished. I‘m annoyed about waiting a week for the third/final book in the series. I need to know what happens. #24in48

Sweettartlaura 10 books in 18 hours?!?!?😮😮😮. WOW 🙌🏻 3mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 3mo
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Heart of Mist | Helen Scheuerer
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Finished my reread of Heart of Mist for book nine. Book eight was Men Explain Things To Me on audio. #24in48

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Hour 18 challenge: romance. My first introduction to romance was my mum‘s Georgette Heyer collection. I‘ve read these all so many times I‘ve lost count. Regency is still my favourite but I have branched out as well. #24in48

YouBookMe I adore Georgette Heyer! Just did a reread of Devil‘s Cub. 3mo
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Woke up with back pain so I‘ve switched to audio for a bit #24in48

IvoryLunatic What do you think about this? I read it last year. 3mo
Gillyreads @IvoryLunatic I think maybe it would have been better in print. It was a little difficult to follow the structure of each essay? But that might have been because I was sleepy. 3mo
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