What a month! Somehow, I have managed to write 14 blog posts, read 25 books AND stay on top of all my uni work! It’s finally coming together! And I have managed to score an AWESOME internship, where reading is part of the job description – more on that later!
With the LoveOzYA grassroots movement gaining momentum this month, I was drawn to many more Australian young adult titles. Two great articles about this movement come from the Sydney Morning Herald and Kill Your Darlings. It is a really great way to get young Australians enthusiastic about the works coming from their own country!
I didn’t read anything from the Dymocks101 this month (unless you count 50 pages of Les Miserables, which is less than 3% of that enormous tome!) – hopefully I’ll still be able to finish before the end of the year! December might get a little busy….
I also made it to two MARVELLOUS bookish events this month. The launch of Kate Forsyth‘s beautiful The Beast’s Garden at Mosman Library and the launch of Mitchell Hogan‘s unique fantasy Crucible of Souls at Galaxy Bookshop. It was so much fun to mingle with other book lovers!
Definite highlights have been Queen of Shadows (please read this series if you haven’t already!!!) and The Martian. I made an effort to read some Australian prize winners as well – I loved The Strays, winner of the 2015 Stella Prize, but wasn’t such a fan of The Eye of the Sheep, winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin award.
This month, I’d like to make more of an effort throughout the month to take pretty photographs both for my Instagram account and for my blog! Plus, get a move on with my Dymocks101 Challenge! There’ll be a new list before I know it! I also want to start doing four posts a week – WHAT DAY WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANOTHER BLOG POST ON??
Queen of Shadows – Sarah J. Maas
Risk – Fleur Ferris (Australian author.)
Crucible of Souls – Mitchell Hogan (Australian author.)
The Martian – Andy Weir
The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness
The Strays – Emily Bitto (Australian author.)
In the Skin of a Monster – Kathryn Barker (Australian author.)
Ten Thousand Skies Above You – Claudia Gray
I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson
Demon Road – Derek Landy
The Intern – Gabrielle Tozer (Australian author.)
The Beast’s Garden – Kate Forsyth (Australian author.)
This is Shyness – Leanne Hall (Australian author.)
The Eye of the Sheep – Sofie Laguna (Australian author.)
Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Paige
Beyond Redemption – Michael R. Fletcher
The Improbably Theory of Ana and Zak – Brian Katcher
Ophelia – Jackie French (Australian author.)
Relativity – Antonia Hayes (Australian author.)
The Reader on the 6:27 – Jean-Paul Didier Laurent
The Astrologer’s Daughter – Rebecca Lim (Australian author.)
The Accident Season – Moira Fowley-Doyle
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
Magonia – Maria Dahvana Headley
Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner