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Joined February 2016

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Defend the Dawn | Brigid Kemmerer
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#currentlyreading #preview #digital #septrso2022 I am skipping ahead (because I am naughty). (Because I can). And also #squee Kemmerer is an auto buy author for me. Her books, both fantasy and contemporary, are all real and complex.

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Man Down | James Goodhand
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Well, that hurt. Lots to think about including the cyclic ending… all the feels and thoughts about what it means to be a man brought up into the open. #preview #julyrso2022 #printproof #ukya

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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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#currentlyreading #preview #printedproofcopy #julyrso2022 Amazing concept, let‘s see how it‘s executed. Also, I am not reading these July arcs quick enough. Too many books, yada yada…

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Queen of the Tiles | Hanna Alkaf
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#currentlyreading #preview #julyrso2022 #digital A book set in Malaysia about a girl who will need to find her best friend‘s killer to help process her grief set in the world of competitive scrabble. So good.

EvieBee This sounds great! Will have to check my library. 2w
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#currentlyreading #preview #digital #julyrso2022 Back to school so reading takes a step back. This Australian book starts with a teenager finding out she‘s pregnant and been accepted into a secret magic school. Wow. I am enjoying the snarky voice of confused Lucy. Let‘s see where it goes…

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Zyla & Kai | Kristina Forest
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#currentlyreading #preview #junerso2022, #digital, diversity, and sweet romance (so far). Probably my last June read.

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In Deeper Waters | F.T. Lukens
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#currentlyreading #preview #junerso2022 #digital #gaypirates One third of the way through and Tal our hero prince is trying to be the good guy. His love interest Athlen is oh so charming but frustratingly enigmatic.

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List of Ten | Halli Gomez
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#currentlyreading #preview #junerso2022 #digital Whipping through lots of books in my first week of holiday. Funny how the topics are similar… I just read a middle school one about OCD. I suspect this teen version will be a little darker, but also wishing it will be just as hopeful. Argh, here we go…

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Where We Used to Roam | Jenn Bishop
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#currentlyreading #preview #junerso2022 #digital #middlefiction gah. Hard to read, but also appropriately written for its audience.

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When I See Blue | Lily Bailey
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#currentlyreading #preview #digital #junerso2022 #middlefiction. Benny has OCD. I am exhausted watching him trying to appease the bully in his brain. Hopefully April will help.

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A Lesson in Vengeance | Victoria Lee
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#currentlyreading #preview #digital #junerso2022 I am already creeped out. But there‘s a strong literary theme, and a 17 year prize winning author. But also rich girls at boarding school being murdered. So eep.

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Ghosted | Emily Barr
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#currentlyreading #preview #junerso2022 #digital #coverlove Feel this one is gunna be sad 😢

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Been whipping through more books for May in 🇦🇺. Two international YA and two Australian middle school. One sci fi, and three contemporary. Lots of diversity, inclusivity and ways for young people to work through issues.

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Forging Silver Into Stars | Brigid Kemmerer
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Seven Days | Fleur Ferris
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#currentlyreading #preview #mayrso2022 #digital #thriller #suspense #loveozya what‘s with the hippo on the cover? 😮

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Taken a while for May books to show up. #currentlyreading #preview #mayrso2022, #middlefiction I am expecting much action and thrills.

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I have been rushing though books trying to get lots read for #rsoapril2022 these are four of them. All very different. There are a lot of books out there. #somanybookssolittletime

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Hedgewitch | Skye McKenna
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#currentlyreading #preview #middlefiction #aprilrso2022 #printproof Plus my plant with spiky flowers 💐

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Unplugged | Gordon Korman
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I finished before I could post as a #currentread Might already be out in the US but coming to 🇦🇺 in April. This is one of the ‘youngest‘ 14 yr old MCs I have read. The burden of her mother‘s long term heart condition has made her older than her years, but also younger. No interest in fashion, music or social media. Maybe the book just had an old fashion feel about it. Anyway it is completely lovely. Much sadness but also much healing.

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Fish Out of Water | Kate Hendrick
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#currentlyreading #preview #februaryrelease #loveozya 🇦🇺 Reading for bookclub no tags because spoilers. Best to go into this book not knowing much.

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This was forced on me ahem, I mean recommended to me by a 2021 Year 12 student who generously gave every book I suggested over the past 4 years a go. So it‘s my turn. Originally posted to a Chinese online site, it has finally been translated and published as a physical text. I have waited ages for it to arrive (#bookdepo). I know very little about it. #goinginblind #currentlyreading #volumeone #translated. I actually have no idea what tags to add…

KristiAhlers I have this one on my stack of books to read! I‘m looking forward to it. Something different. A book seller recommended it to me 😂 4mo
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Aurora's End | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Most of my current #tbrpile is comprised of books that are bricks (big and long). Like this one. #currentlyreading #finalbook #aurorarisingseries #loveozya #scifi #snarky #intense plus our #heliconia

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The Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Purpleness Coincidentally, I‘m halfway through this one right now! Hope you‘re liking it, too. 4mo
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The jigsaw puzzle: piecing together a history | Will Shortz, Anne Douglas Williams
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Done & dusted. Holiday puzzling. That ALL blue section? It was soooo hard #whinytone

Bookzombie It looks great. Well done! 4mo
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Little Thieves | Margaret Owen
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sprainedbrain Gorgeous photo! 5mo
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Kate in Waiting | Becky Albertalli
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I read 133 books in 2021, mostly middle and young adult fiction. These are my #top21in21. Rules included had to be published in 2021 (so no Invisible life of Addie La Rue 😢), and no rereads (sorry Lumatere Chronicles). Well, they are the 21 I picked at the time. Maybe a few would have been different on another day. #readingchallenge #readingstats2021 #mylifeinbooks

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Here's to Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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League of Liars | Astrid Scholte
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I am #currentlyreading two books at the same time. One is digital (Ana) so I read that one at night, and read the print copy (League) during the day. They couldn‘t be more different as evidenced by tags. Ana is also US and League is #LoveOzYA. #marchrso2022 #preview

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The Revelry | Katherine Webber
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#currentlyreading #preview #actualprintcopy #marchrso2022 have loved this author‘s previous books, but this supernatural/creepy genre is not my favourite. So ergh. But also giving it a go.

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Found season 2 of Alex Rider on Prime, so am inspired to give this one a go. #currentlyreading #preview #actualprintcopy #marchrso2022

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If This Gets Out: A Novel | Cale Dietrich, Sophie Gonzales
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Taking a break from RSO and moving onto this book for Reading Time Online (review site I look after). All the rain has made our mini rainforest so very green. #currentlyreading #reviewing #lgbt+ #boyband Dual author and dual narrators.

Update Dec 31. I just wrote a review and it‘s posted here: https://readingtime.com.au/if-this-gets-out/ I did love it.

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A Far Wilder Magic | Allison Saft
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#currentlyreading #preview #digital #marchrso2022 This is a fresh mash up of our world (old worldly?) and magic and myth. There seems to be cars and phones, but also alchemy and mythical creatures. She is, on the surface, feisty, cranky and practical. He seems to be charming, superficial and self-motivated. But they are actually both struggling, desperate and lonely. I am interested to see where it goes.

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Sugar | Carly Nugent
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#currentlyreading #preview #digital #marchrso2022 Tags above are what I know so far.

Missusb Update. Was just told by my reading partner this will be released in April. Oops. My bad. 5mo
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Oh! Christmas Tree! | Holly Berry-Byrd
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Not more words needed. Festive season, happy holidays, joy to the world. Whatever you do in December, hope it‘s happy and peaceful.

DivineDiana Beautiful 🎄! 6mo
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#currentlyreading #preview #marchrso2022 #middlefiction, #nonbinaryrep #smalltown That‘s all I know so far. Looking forward to it.

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#currentlyreading #marchrso2022 #preview #digital #lgbt+ I think there‘s #romance too. Haven‘t read enough yet to feel secure about adding more tags.

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So begins my #rso2022 journey. This is the first book I am reading for #marchrso2022 How long do you reckon I can keep up with the template? See how we go. #canva can‘t help but change and develop, yet sometimes, wouldn‘t it be nice if our favourite apps stayed familiar? urgh, new ways to learn #lifelonglearner #currentlyreading #preview #digitalcopy #loveOzYA #debut

Missusb It‘s a standing orders for schools in Australia. We offer schools 4 books a month that are curated by us. We are a small independent bookshop, Riverbend Books in Brisbane. People can pick from 4 different packs. Picture books, primary aged books, middle fiction and secondary books. I help by reading the middle and teen books. I share lots of my #currentreads here. Hope this makes sense. 6mo
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I set a collection of novels aside for Christmas borrowing for Year 11 students, and came back to find them colour coded (by Imogen). Too bad the photos taking doesn‘t show the titles (my bad). One week of school left before we close down for the summer holiday. Lots still to do. #shelfie #rainbowbooks #controversial #olderraders

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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This is continuously borrowed from my library. Thought I should find out what all the fuss is. Spoiler: it is deserving of all the fuss. Loving it.
#currentlyreading #twistyturny #mystery #youngadult #firstbook #jenniferlynnbarnes #poinsettia

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It‘s the last day of my #holidayreadingblitz It‘s a public holiday here in Qld so yay for that. I am starting a book I have had on my shelf for almost a year and it‘s just a book for me. Also my #orchard continues to bloom. It‘s heading for 32 degrees (centigrade) today. Hot hot hot. #currentlyreading #veschwab #timeslip #romance

ckittle019 I just finished this one, definitely one of my top 10 of the year. Enjoy!! 8mo
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Rule of Wolves | Leigh Bardugo
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Good grief. What a tome. Been at it for three days and only at the halfway point… not that‘s it‘s not pulling me in, it‘s just so much to absorb. Poor Nikolai and his desperate posse… things do turn worse. #fantasy #duology #grishaverse Plus my beautiful red plant. #springisspringing #sunshine

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The Queen's Gambit | Walter Tevis
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#holidayreadingblitz book 5. Lent to me by one student, and buddy reading with another. Plan to send her an email saying, ‘TV series sticks pretty close to text‘. Enjoying it so far.

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Loner | Georgina Young
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Book four in my #holidayreadingblitz. Loving this irreverent, insightful and very funny new adult book. #contemporary #arty #identity

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My orchid is flowering. So perfect photo op! They are reflecting the orange cover on my iPad, but that means they kinda match the book. Looking forward to this one. #holidayreading #romance #diversity #contemporary

CarolynM So pretty😍 8mo
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Portrait of a Scotsman | Evie Dunmore
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This is the first day of my spring holidays. Yay. Here is my ridiculous #tbrpile could I manage a book a day? No. But I will do my best to get through as many as I can. Stayed tuned. Starting with tagged book. Also, #squeee #holidaysssss

CarolynM Looks like a great pile! Enjoy your time off🙂 - even if you can't go anywhere☹️ (edited) 8mo
Missusb Aah see I am in Qld. The luckiest state of all. How we've managed to avoid Delta is a surprise to me. But I guess we can't visit other states. That's true enough. 8mo
EvieBee How exciting! Enjoy. 8mo
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Oh my. Not out till November. But here in my hand. #squee #preview #series Plus a new blooming #orchardflower

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Any Way the Wind Blows | Rainbow Rowell
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This makes me a little bit happy. #squee Wish I had time to reread #carryon and #waywardson before I get into the third one. #maybeoneday #rainbowrowell

Karisa Just finished it last week. So. Freaking. Good! 💗 10mo
Missusb @Karisa I am so happy about how thick it is…. (edited) 10mo
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