It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

 

Linking to: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? at BookDate; Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer; and the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

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It’s the last Monday of the month, so time check in with my challenge progress

 

Nonfiction Reader Challenge 6/12

Australian Women Writers Challenge 63/50

Aussie Author Challenge 21/24

Historical Fiction Challenge  17/25

Books In Translation Challenge 2/4

What’s in a Name Challenge 5/6

Cloak and Dagger Challenge 42/25


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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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The Library by Bella Osborne

The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer by Ilsa Evans

The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa

The Moon, the stars and Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan

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New Posts…

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Review: The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

Review: The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa

Review: The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Review: The Library by Bella Osborne

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

A budding dark sorceress determined not to use her formidable powers uncovers yet more secrets about the workings of her world in the stunning sequel to A Deadly Education, the start of Naomi Novik’s groundbreaking crossover series.

At the Scholomance, El, Orion, and the other students are faced with their final year—and the looming specter of graduation, a deadly ritual that leaves few students alive in its wake. El is determined that her chosen group will survive, but it is a prospect that is looking harder by the day as the savagery of the school ramps up. Until El realizes that sometimes winning the game means throwing out all the rules . .

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The tale of a forgotten woman whose journey sparked lasting change for women’s rights and exposed injustices that still resonate today.

Elizabeth Packard was an ordinary Victorian housewife and mother of six. That was, until the first Woman’s Rights Convention was held in 1848, inspiring Elizabeth and many other women to dream of greater freedoms. She began voicing her opinions on politics and religion — opinions that her husband did not share. Incensed and deeply threatened by her growing independence, he had her declared ‘slightly insane’ and committed to an asylum.

Inside the Illinois State Hospital, Elizabeth found many other perfectly lucid women who, like her, had been betrayed by their husbands and incarcerated for daring to have a voice. But just because you are sane, doesn’t mean that you can escape a madhouse …

Fighting the stigma of her gender and her supposed madness, Elizabeth embarked on a ceaseless quest for justice. It not only challenged the medical science of the day and saved untold others from suffering her fate, it ultimately led to a giant leap forward in human rights the world over.

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A dying town, a missing man. One of Australia’s greatest mysteries – two whodunnits, twisted together.

Larrimah: hot, barren, a speck of dust in the centre of the nothingness of outback Australia. Where you might find a death adder in the bar and a spider or ten in the toaster. Maybe it’s stupid to write a love letter to a town that looks like this, especially when it’s someone else’s town. A town where there’s nothing to see, nothing to buy and the closest thing to an attraction is a weird Pink Panther in a gyrocopter whose head falls off intermittently. A town steeped in ancient superstition and pockmarked with sinkholes. It’s Kadaitja country. People go missing in the bush there, the traditional owners say.

It’s doubly stupid to write a love letter to a town where someone did go missing and one of the remaining residents might be a murderer. A town at the centre of one of the biggest mysteries outback Australia has ever seen – a weird, swirling whodunnit about camel pies and wild donkeys and drug deals and crocodiles, a case that’s had police scratching their heads for years, while journalists and filmmakers and Hollywood turn up, from time to time, to ask what the hell happened here.

And it makes no sense to fall for a place when the town is crumbling into the dust and it looks a lot like your love letter might end up being a eulogy. But whatever happened in Larrimah, it’s strange and precious and surprisingly funny. Journalists Kylie Stevenson and Caroline Graham have spent years trying to pin it down – what happened to Paddy Moriarty and his dog, how they disappeared, how they might take the whole town and something even bigger with them.

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Thanks for stopping by!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR @thebookdate #SundayPost @Kimbacaffeinate #SundaySalon @debnance I’m reading #The Last Graduate #TheWomanTheyCouldNotSilence #Larrimah

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ThoughtsBecomeWords
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 11:14:30

    The Cat Who Saved Books was a lovely read. Larrimah sounds good. I am currently reading The Cockroach by Ian McEwan and it is decidedly different!

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  2. sandysbookaday
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 14:41:57

    Larrimah sounds great, Shelleyrae! Off to see if I can find a copy. Happy reading, and just keep breathing. ❤📚

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  3. Kathryn
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 14:58:08

    I just peeked at The Library review and moving and uplifting is my kind of read so will be putting it on my TBR.

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  4. Marg
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 17:35:02

    I am curious about the Naomi Novik book. I have enjoyed a few of her books before, especially the Temeraire books.

    Have a good week.

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  5. whatcathyreadnext
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 18:26:23

    I’m intrigued by Larrimah but it looks as if it’s not yet available in the UK.

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  6. Barbara Harper
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 20:39:33

    I *love* that graphic at the top about not stressing over what we can’t control.

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  7. Michele Morin
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 21:34:39

    You have a VERY ambitious Goodreads goal!

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  8. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 22:05:03

    All three of your books sound great this week. I am particularly fascinated by the lives of women in the past, so I’m particularly interested in The Woman They Could Not Silence.

    Your challenges are coming along swimmingly. I’m sure that you will finish up your nonfiction challenge during Nonfiction November.

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  9. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 22:30:00

    You’re doing amazing with your Goodreads goal. I think I’ve only read 60 books this year. I’m usually close to 100 by now.

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  10. Susan
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 22:41:56

    So many stresses in the world – I agree we need to take a break every once in awhile from worrying about what we cannot control. Now what’s this about a Whale in the living room? Have a great week.

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  11. Jamie @ The Fantasy Princess
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 00:20:21

    Good luck with your reading challenge. That is a lot more books than I could ever read in a year! Have a great week!

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  12. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 01:02:08

    You’re reading two books this week that I’m looking forward to! Can’t wait to hear what you think of The Last Graduate and the Kate Moore book!

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  13. Kathy Martin
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 01:13:54

    Nice looking books! You remind me that I still have A Deadly Education on my Kindle which I really should read. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  14. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 01:20:26

    You are moving right along with your challenges. Wish I was that disciplined.

    I’ve been wanting to read The Last Graduate. Hope you enjoy all your books.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2021/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and_0143986454.html

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  15. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 01:44:06

    Looks like you’re doing great on all your challenges! I can’t wait to read The Man Who Died Twice! I loved the first book. Have a great week!

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  16. Sharlene
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 02:21:10

    The Woman They Could Not Silence sounds really interesting! Adding to my tbr

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  17. Northwoman
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 03:19:10

    I’m 85% into The Last Graduate. I am enjoying it but I’m not sure everyone will. The magic system is complex and engaging, as well as the personal relationships.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  18. Cindy Davis
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 03:41:24

    I am constantly learning about new reading challenges and want to participate in more in @2022. Good luck finishing your goals for this year. I am going to be participating in a Christmas Challenge that runs Oct-Dec and my post about that will be up tomorrow. The Library sounds like a great read. Here is my link if you’d like to stop by: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/09/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-fall-tbr-list.html

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  19. WendyW
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 05:08:47

    I read The Library and really enjoyed it!

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  20. yvonne473
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 07:32:20

    I always try to live by that quote about not stressing what you can’t control. It doesn’t always work out that way, but I try. Your books look interesting. Enjoy them. Have a great week!

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  21. Greg
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 09:28:46

    Hope you are well. Your challenges look like they’re going pretty good!

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  22. Helen Murdoch
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 10:12:24

    I liked your message about not stressing over things I cannot control; it is a message I need to pound into my head right now!

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  23. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Sep 29, 2021 @ 11:02:02

    So many tempting books! Thanks for sharing, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  24. natflixandbooks
    Oct 01, 2021 @ 10:19:57

    129 is sooooo impressive to me. I still need to read the first book in the Novik series but have heard great things. Happy reading!

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