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Joined February 2016

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Lover Birds | Leanne Egan
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Very much enjoying this queer romance set in Liverpool. It‘s also a story of friendship and ADHD (dealt with separately). Out in 🇦🇮 in July. #preview #julyrso2024 #lgbtqia #readingandreviewing

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I am not a big non-fiction reader, so this is taking ages. But also it‘s pretty tough going, watching these Australian nurses suffer as prisoners of war. But also inspirational and educational. #readingandreviewing #biography #worldwarII

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I have read all of these recently. Loved them all. Two mysteries and one fantasy (not sure that is the best description of ‘Liar‘s Test‘). All Australian, all targeting teens. #readingandreviewing #schoolholidays #grchallenge

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Divine Rivals | Rebecca Ross
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I have been reading. But I have not been posting. Here are most of them from Jan and Feb. All different, all mostly good. Some coming in April, and some in May. And of course, some like the tagged book are already released. #readingandreviewing #youngadult

maich I love Divine Rivals❤️ 2mo
Missusb @maich I am about to start Ruthless Vows. 2mo
maich @Missusb I have plan to read it too but first need to finish other book 2mo
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Destroy the Day | Brigid Kemmerer
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About to start this tagged book. Finally! Love a good intricate map. #fantasy #finalbookinaseries #sohereforit

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This was a fun trip. A great friendship story, a queer story, and a fanfic story. Not much of a romance, although there are romantic moments. Coming to Australia in April. #aprilrso2024 #digitalproof #contemporary #magicalrealism #fanfic #bookly

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Dark Heir | C. S. Pacat
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Finally getting to this one. Expecting many twists esp by the end. #readingnotreviewing #summerholiday #noschool

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I read about 100 young adult novels in 2023. Here are my 23 favs. #bestoflists #fav23in23 #readingandreviewing

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Lani and the Universe | Victoria Carless
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My last book of 2023. Comes out next week. Middle fiction story about a girl whose mother drags her out to live in a rainforest community. Lots of environmental themes as well as coming-of-age and identity. Looking forward to seeing Lani navigate her new world. #readingnotreviewing #summerholiday #nowchool #newyearseve

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Seven Days | Rebeka Shaid
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We are going through a two day heat wave. Temps up to 37 degrees C (sorry, don't know what that is in f... about 98?) Not much else to do than sit in air conditioning, watching cricket and reading. Finished this one. Cute little diverse #ukya contemporary romance. #readingandreviewing #schoolholidays #summer and thus I reach my #grchallenge 120 books 📚 for 2023.

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King of Dead Things | Nevin Holness
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My next four #marchrso2024 books. Already read 3. Tagged book is my #currentread Mostly these are #mystery but ‘Make me a liar‘ has a twist - she can take over other people‘s bodies (with their consent). The Anne Liang is a contemporary enemies-to-lovers story. ‘Catch your death‘ is twisty twisty. Just happy to be reading. #summerholidays #noschool

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Compass and Blade | Rachel Greenlaw
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Already reading for Riverbend Books standing orders. This one is a #marchrso2024. #currentlyreading #fantasy #sirens #romance #quests #nautical Have managed to avoid many of the siren books, but I suspect this one is similar. Plus a #treefern #summerholidays #readingandreviewing #noschool

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On to this one now. Late to the party. Hopefully it‘ll be good. #fantasy #readingreadingreading #grchallenge plus a potted fig tree

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Stars and Smoke | Marie Lu
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Six books behind my GR challenge. Have to get on. Lucky it‘s school summer break and I have time. Starting with this one I missed through the year. Love Marie Lu. Look forward to it. #reading #holidayread #christmasread #notaxmasbook

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The Night in Question (The Agathas, #2) | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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I was posting so well for a while. Then all the busyness happened. And now with one week of school left, I get sick! Argh. So this is my #currentread. Been looking forward to it since it was released. Still got a bunch of stuff to do. But also, time to read. #mystery #bookinaseries #friendships #secrets

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Scattered Showers | Rainbow Rowell
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#currentlyreading #shortstories #romance #swoony #humour Loving this collection so freaking much. Hanging out for the Simon Snow story, hoping I haven‘t already read it #itspossible Also look at that #orchid going crazy!

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Just Like Everyone Else | Sarah Hagger-Holt
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Been hanging out to read this one. Poor Aidan. Doesn‘t know how to deal with his suspicion that he‘s gay. I feel for him. Hopefully he‘ll talk to someone. #middlefiction #lgbtqia #readinginthepool

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Loved this a lot. Several big important questions explored through MC Sam as he helps Tess find her father. Witty, clever and thoughtful. #middlefiction #summerholiday

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Just finished this one. Two young teenagers dealing with all BIG secrets and much sadness. Lots of BIG ideas about Art too. Immersive and authentic. Lovely stuff from the author of Tashi. Plus #orchids

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What the River Knows | Isabel Ibaez
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Last day of holidays. Can only fit one more book in. This is it. #proofcopy #novemberrelease #historical #magicalrealism #ancientegypt and some #redflowers

GondorGirl I have this one preordered... I can't wait to hear your review. 8mo
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Betting on You | Lynn Painter
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It‘s my school holidays, so I have been reading, but also doing many other things so n0 time to post about my reading. Blah. One week already done. Love this one. Charlie is a great love interest. Bailey is a flawed but engaging MC. We get both pov‘s. It‘s great, swoony but age appropriate which is my #soapboxrant currently. Infographic by #bookly

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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It‘s been a long time since a fantasy book has gripped me like this one - snarky, smexy, suspenseful. Plus dragons. Glad to have found out that #2 is out in October…. #justforme

Bklover Can‘t wait to get this one!!! 9mo
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Some Shall Break | Ellie Marney
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Loved this as much as the first one(even more maybe). Great plotting. Great suspense. Great heroes. #readingjustforme #holidayreading #loveozya

MrsMalaprop My son read & liked the first. I‘ll have to get this one for him 👍🙏. 11mo
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#previewbook #septrso2023 #digitalarc #historical #migrantexperience Two children trying to reach their father in Australia when the ‘Great Leap Forward‘ in China means their mother dies of starvation and malnutrition. It‘s incredibly moving, and without some luck and the kindness of strangers, things could have gone quite differently. Loved it although it made me cry several times.

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Goddess Crown | Shade Lapite
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Two very different #septrso2023 reads - one African-inspired fantasy and one Australian contemporary. One fast paced action plot driven, and one coming-of-age, friendship grief focused on character. But both good. Holidays now. Time to decompress, time to catch up, time to read.

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Let's Play Murder | Kesia Lupo
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I am trying #bookly again. It‘s hard to remember to start recording when I start a reading session. Not sure these are completely accurate stats. Twisty book.

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Let's Play Murder | Kesia Lupo
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The Fire Star | A.L. Tait
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New upcoming book by tagged author is quite different from her usual fantasy/medieval/adventure genre. Contemporary, coming of age summery Australian middle fiction instead. So far, so good. #preview #augustrso2023 #digitalarc

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Finding Phoebe | Gavin Extence
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I remember loving ‘The Universe versus Alex Woods‘, so keen to read this one. #augustrso2023 #livingwithautism #preview #digitalarc

LeeRHarry I really enjoyed The Universe…book so stacked! 😊 12mo
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Stateless | Elizabeth Wein
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Three latest reads for #julyrso2023. Two #loveOzYA 🇦🇺books, and Elizabeth Wein!! All good, two historical, one contemporary.

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Jarvis 24 | David Metzenthen
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This is David Metzenthen‘s new book coming in July. It‘s not listed here yet. But I did love Jarvis 24. Just started this one for #julyrso2023 #digitalarc #loveozya This author has written many many books over the past 30 years I reckon (maybe 40). They offer thoughtful, kind male protagonists who are open to learning, loving and life. High hopes for this fellow.

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My school Easter holiday is almost over. Baaw! These are four books I read, although I am still working through the tagged book. Differing opinions on all of them. I read other trashy romance ones, as well as books for a panel I am moderating at my local writers festival in May. But also busy with marking, Minecraft and (can‘t think of another appropriate M word)… volunteer work. #readingandreviewing #previewbooks #holidaysareover

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Xanthe and the Ruby Crown | Jasbinder Bilan
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Another #junerso2023 #middlegrade #ukmg read. Lovely cover. Great story involving Ugandan history, loss of memories, a magical cat and strong friendships. #currentlyreading #digitalarc #preview

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Fight Back | A. M. Dassu
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I have been skimming and flipping through a number of teen #junerso2023 A couple of good ones but I am not finished them. Need to try to find some #middlefiction now. Trying this one. #diversity #inspiring #racism #ukmg #ownvoice

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Chaos Theory | Nic Stone
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Been madly getting through more #mayrso2023 two contemporary romances for older teens, and two historical adventures for middle readers. Moving onto June now soon, I reckon.

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Bitterthorn | Kat Dunn
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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Imogen, Obviously | Becky Albertalli
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Sunshine: A Graphic Novel | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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#mayrso2023 #digitalarc #graphic #memoir A story about kids with cancer at camp? Of course I cried. #middlefiction #griefandloss #bravery #family

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Warrior Girl Unearthed | Angeline Boulley
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My other #currentread is now not arriving until June so it‘s on hold while other #mayrso2023 take priority. I didn‘t know this one was coming, so am v excited about it. Already 2/3 through (#cantputitdown) and am a little fearful about what MC Perry is about to do. Aargh don‘t you hate it when your fictional heroes make bad decisions? Hoping for a happy ending, just know I will have to get through some suspenseful and scary parts first.

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Where the Light Goes | Sara Barnard
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Lose You to Find Me | Erik J. Brown
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#currentlyreading Moving on to #mayrso2023 #preview #digitalarc #lgbtqia+ I read this author‘s first novel and enjoyed his queer take on the post apocalyptic landscape. And his new sweet contemporary love story looks good too. Diving in!

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Silver in the Bone | Alexandra Bracken
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Ooh exciting. #currentlyreading #preview #printarc #aprilrso2023 so far it‘s a strong sibling story, a magical story, a desperate race to break a curse, and enemies needing to work together. Let‘s see how it progresses. Plus a #bromeliad that has taken years to grow that flower 🌸

Soubhiville What a strange and beautiful flower! 1y
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage I‘m curious about this one. I hope it‘s good! 1y
Missusb Well.. it‘s just a bit long honestly. I wanted it move faster. I found I wasn‘t connecting to the characters enough. But it might be me. @BookHoarder32 (edited) 1y
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#netgalley approved me the digital copy and my reading partner supplied a print copy, so clearly I am meant to read it. #marchrso2023 #preview #lgbtqia+ #twins #romance #humour Plus a #bromeliad

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Jamie | L.D. Lapinski
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Last few days before school starts. Trying to get through as many as I can. #aprilrso2023 #digitalarc #preview #lgbtqia+ #nonbinary #friemdship #protesting #activism #inspiring Loved this story about Jamie standing up for their own rights when realising no one else will.

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#aprilrso2023 #nzya #digitalarc #preview This has an interesting concept. It‘s tells the angry-young-girl story in a different way. Lots of@literary references and diverse characters.

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