Young Adult Round Up: August 2019

Young Adult Round Up: August 2019

As we come towards the end of the year, it feels like these come around all too quickly, and I’m under the wire at the moment in getting everything done, so this one might be brief. In terms of number of books read, the average of fourteen reviews for eleven...
Children’s Round-up: August 2019

Children’s Round-up: August 2019

Hello, and a warm welcome to the Children’s Round-Up, featuring book reviews linked to the AWW database during August 2019. A bumper 19 books were reviewed last month, making it very difficult to select just a few to feature in this round-up. Jess @ The Never Ending...
Classics and Literary Round-up: August 2019

Classics and Literary Round-up: August 2019

In August we saw shortlists for some smaller, but nonetheless interesting awards announced. We also had the Canberra and Melbourne festivals (albeit Melbourne’s continued into September.) And, we clearly had a lot of reading, if the number of reviews are any...
Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: August 2019

Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: August 2019

It seems rather fitting that today, the 9th day of the 9th month, also finds us with 9 general non-fiction books to consider! I’m really enjoying the diversity that is appearing in our non-fiction reading this year. During August we canvassed observational...
General Fiction Round Up: August 2019

General Fiction Round Up: August 2019

August was a bumper month for General Fiction with 80 reviews of 60 books. Petronella McGovern’s crime title Six Minutes featured strongly in the general fiction reviews, as did Sarah Bailey’s Where the Dead Go and Diane Armstrong’s historical novel The Collaborator....
Speculative Fiction Round-up – August 2019

Speculative Fiction Round-up – August 2019

Oh my goodness, 4 months to go and the year will be over! But there have been some great books this year and there are a few new ones that have been reviewed this month, so I’ll focus on those. First up is Watershed by Jane Abbott and reviewed by Rebecca @story...
Diversity Roundup: May – August 2019

Diversity Roundup: May – August 2019

Over the last four months, 80 books featuring diversity were entered into our database. A big shout-out is in order to blogger Nalini Hayes of Dark Matter Zine, who penned more than a third of these! Given Melissa Lucashenko’s fantastic & well-deserved win of the...
Historical Fiction Round Up: August 2019

Historical Fiction Round Up: August 2019

Another great month for historical fiction with 33 reviews on 18 books written by 19 authors. Our most reviewed titles for August: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong with 4 reviews A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird with 4 reviews The Burnt Country by Joy...