Crime Fiction Round Up: January-February 2020

Crime Fiction Round Up: January-February 2020

We have had a great start to the year in the Crime genre with 75 reviews of 54 books by 47 authors. I notice, as I look through the list, that some of those entries are for older reviews that were not logged last year but it does mean that I made it into the database...
January 2020  Round Up: Children’s and YA

January 2020 Round Up: Children’s and YA

Welcome to the first monthly round up for 2020 of the children’s and young adult books read for the Australian Writers Challenge. In the Young Adult category, across all genres, we had eight reviews, and six reviews for children and younger readers. That’s fifteen in...
Classics and Literary Round-up:  January 2020

Classics and Literary Round-up: January 2020

Another year, and what a start we’ve had to it here in Australia. I do hope all our readers here are safe. Our review numbers are down on last year’s by nearly 15%, which may be explained by many of us being focused on other things. Another year also means...
Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: Jan 2020

Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: Jan 2020

Welcome back to a brand New Year of General Non-Fiction reading and reviews! After our horrendous summer bushfires this year, I wondered if we would be searching out climate change/nature books in an attempt to understand what happened. Or would we turn to our comfort...
General Fiction Round Up : January 2020

General Fiction Round Up : January 2020

It’s been a fabulous start to the reading year with 48 reviews submitted and a number of popular and highly regarded titles amongst them.  The book world has been abuzz with the new Booktopia Favourite Australian Book (FAB) Award with 60% of the top 50 authors in the...
Speculative Fiction Roundup – January 2020

Speculative Fiction Roundup – January 2020

One month down already, I can see this year is going to fly. We had a great month for speculative fiction for the beginning of the year with 14 books reviewed. Some new ones and a couple of older ones, I really can’t wait to see what gets read this year. First...
Historical Fiction Round Up: January 2020

Historical Fiction Round Up: January 2020

A new year, a new decade, and a new round up of our (*my*) favourite genre! The year has started off strong for historical fiction, with 33 reviews on 28 books written by 27 authors. People are reading widely so there was not a lot of doubling up this month with...
Diversity Round Up: January 2020

Diversity Round Up: January 2020

2020 is off to a cracking start for reviews of books by diverse Australian women writers. We’ve had 12 reviews linked of 11 books, with a great variety in genre. I’ve noticed a few in here that are still on my ‘to be read’ pile (an ever-growing...