As they say in show business, that’s a wrap folks!
AusReading Month is tucked away for another year.
In a strange year of uncertainly, Covid-19 and change, it has been wonderful to pause a while to read, blog and celebrate Australian literature.
Thank you to everyone who contributed with reviews, comments and social media activity. Congratulations to the many who managed to combine two or three reading events in November with the one book – bravo!
A very special thanks goes to super-contributors, NancyElin and ShelleyRae for their outstanding reading and reviewing efforts across such diverse genres. The Fairy Bread Award goes to both of you, for your hundreds and thousands of AusReading Month words!
|(incidentally International Fairy Bread day is celebrated on the 24th Nov)
For the first time ever, I have been organised enough to list all the incoming reviews in one final post, for future reference. I hope you find something inspiring in the list below, when next you wish to read an Australian book.
While you’re waiting for next November’s AusReading Month, you can cultivate your Australian reading habits by joining in these upcoming Australian reading events:
- Bill @The Australian Legend will be hosting Australian Women Writers Gen reading week January 17th – 23rd, 2021. We’re up to Gen III, Part II. It is not necessary to have been involved in any of the previous reading weeks to join in this one. A list of possible reading choices are available via the link on Bill’s name.
- Every July, to coincide with Naidoc Week, Lisa @ANZ LitLovers hosts Indigenous Literature Reading Week to encourage us to read and learn from Indigenous authors.
Antony Dapiran | City On Fire: The Fight For Hong Kong (non-fiction) | reviewed by Nancy
Charmaine Papertalk Green | Nganajungu Yagu (poetry) | reviewed by Nancy
Please let me know if I missed your AusReading Month review, so I can add it in.
See you next year!