Crime Fiction Round-Up: September-October 2020

Crime Fiction Round-Up: September-October 2020

The year is running away from us fast and more than ever I’m finding that there are never enough hours for all the good books I want to read. This round-up sees me checking out a book that I have read and need to review, a book on my desk that I need to get to...
Classics and Literary Round-up: September 2020

Classics and Literary Round-up: September 2020

Spring has sprung down-under with a wonderful – and much appreciated display of wildflowers and colourful crops (not to mention some colourful weeds too!) We have continued reading, though perhaps not quite as much as we did over winter. As always, please check...
Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: October 2020

Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: October 2020

Since our round up includes both non-fiction and poetry it is perhaps inevitable that one of the persistent undercurrents will be the closeness of the personal and the political. Many of the reviews this month fall under this category in some way. They are books that are genre-resistant, boundary-pushing pieces of collective art or culturally responsive writing that imbue the tensely political climate of the times with raw emotion and beautiful expressions of social critique.

Romance Round Up: September 2020

Romance Round Up: September 2020

September proved to be a huge reading month for our romance readers. I was delighted to see a solid increase in our linked reviews since our last round up. A big thank you to those who have approached the romance genre and the challenge as a whole with such optimism,...
General Fiction Round Up : September 2020

General Fiction Round Up : September 2020

Welcome to the September Round up of General Fiction.  69 reviews this month with an impressive variety of titles as well as the new Jane Harper novel The Survivors which was covered by a number of reviewers.  It was eagerly anticipated and has hit Number 1 after only...
Diversity Round Up: August/September 2020

Diversity Round Up: August/September 2020

Welcome to the Australian Women Writers Challenge diversity round up for August and September 2020. In the past two months we’ve had 47 reviews of 37 books by diverse Australian women writers, or books featuring themes of diversity, added to our database by...