After a slower week last week, I absolutely raced through this week, reading 7 books – all of them childrens or young adult books. I slipped through a couple of different genres, from contemporary to fantasy and through a bit of historical fiction, and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I’m now in the middle of a crime novel and getting terribly excited about an upcoming crime release – which is a bit of a shock to me on its own!
My favourite discovery this week would be the Our Australian Girls books which I’d dismissed before this year (probably because there was a horse charm on the cover of the first book. I am not a horse book person!) I have thoughts about these books and why they are so important, but they just got bigger and bigger until I realised that they deserved a post all of their very own.
The Squirm reading challenge chugged along too, but I’m still thinking about how to properly include it in the AWW challenge. I don’t want to include those books with my own, as I review them quite differently, but I’m not sure if I should add in Squirm as a different participant . . . any ideas of how to make sure picture books are represented?
Subversive Reader Books Read and Reviewed
- 14. Whisper by Chrissie Keighery
- 15. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
- 16. Meet Grace by Sofie Laguna
- 17. Meet Poppy by Gabrielle Wang
- 18. Meet Letty by Alison Lloyd
- 19. Meet Rose by Sherryl Clark
- 20. Chess Nuts by Julia Lawrinson
Squirm’s Books Read (Week Two and Three)
- 12. Come Down, Cat! by Sonya Hartnett (Reviewed this week)
- 14. Maximilian Jones by Elise Hurst
- 15. Outback Countout by Norah Kersh
- 16. Button Boy by Rebecca Young
- 17. Dancing with Grandma by Rosemary Mastnak