Children’s Round-up: July 2019

Children’s Round-up: July 2019

Hello, and a warm welcome to the Children’s Round-Up, featuring book reviews linked to the AWW database during July 2019. August is my favourite time of year for children’s books. The Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together for the CBCA...
Classics and Literary Round-up: July 2019

Classics and Literary Round-up: July 2019

July was an exciting month because we had both the shortlist and the winner of the Miles Franklin Award announced – such riches for us lin Liteary Fiction land. I will share the news in the last section of this post. Meanwhile, I hope you all enjoyed the middle...
Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: July 2019

Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: July 2019

July was a fabulous non-fiction month with a mix of art, true crime, politics, feminism, Indigenous culture, science, food and Buddhism. Bernard Whimpress starts his review of From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage by Judith Brett with a big call,  Australian...
Sunday Spotlight with T C Shelley

Sunday Spotlight with T C Shelley

Today I warmly welcome T C Shelley to Sunday Spotlight, here to chat about her debut children’s release, The Monster Who Wasn’t. When did you start writing and what was the catalyst? I have written all my life. My first love was poetry (I wrote some great pieces on...
General Fiction Round Up: July 2019

General Fiction Round Up: July 2019

July in General Fiction brought a decent haul of 57 reviews of 42 books. Thanks to our reviewers for steady winter reading and reviewing. The most-reviewed book was new release feel-good fiction by Sophie Green, The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle, with five reviews...
Historical Fiction Round Up: July 2019

Historical Fiction Round Up: July 2019

We had a steady amount of books linked into the database for historical fiction throughout June with 39 reviews returned on 25 books written by 21 authors. Quite a lot of repeat performers, which is nice to see, books that have been released in recent months still...