Thank you one and all for your reviews and comments throughout November. It’s a busy blogging month, so I appreciate how creative you are at combining the various book events. To this end, I have been thinking about 2023.
When I first started AusReading Month in 2013, I chose November because of Triple J (a national youth radio station). For as long as I had been a listener, they hosted an AusMusic month every November. It was something I looked forward to every year. It was only natural that November became the home for my inaugural reading event.
But as the years have gone by, more and more book events have landed in November. I no longer (or very rarely) listen to Triple J (long past their usual demographic). It’s time for a change.
Below is a poll to pick a new month for AusReading Month I scrapped the poll when I realised (after posting) that the only way to get the results was to sign up to yet another outside group. I’m tired of this pressure to sign up to more and more things.
I have chosen months that work best for me, my family and my work schedule. Which month would you prefer – May, June, August, October or stick with November? Please let me know in the comments below, which month you would like to see AusReading Month.
Thank you for saving up your Australian books for AusReading Month each year and thank you for all your support and enthusiasm for Australian books and authors over the past decade.
If like me you need more time to finish your final review, I’ll keep the list open for one more week, and if I have missed your review, please pop it into the comments below.
AusReading Month Review List
(alphabetical order author surname)
- Limberlost | Robbie Arnott (reviewed by Kim @Reading Matters)
- Telling Tennant’s Story | Dean Ashenden (non-fiction reviewed by NancyElin)
- Dark As Last Night | Tony Birch (short stories reviewed by NancyElin)
- Painted Clay | Capel Boake (reviewed by Madame Bibiliophile)
- Little Pago | Lauren Briggs (children’s picture book reviewed by Carol @Jounrey & Destination)
- The Three Miss Kings | Ada Cambridge (reviewed by Madame Bibilophile)
- Marlo | Jay Carmichael (novella reviewed by Kim @Reading Matters)
- Cannon Fire: A Life in Print | Michael Cannon (memoir reviewd by Lisa @ANZ LitLovers)
- Say No to Death | Dymphna Cusack (reviewed by Nancy Elin)
- Springtime: A Ghost Story | Michelle de Kretser (reviewed by Cathy @746 Books)
- A House is Built | M Barnard Eldershaw (reviewed by Lisa @ANZ LitLovers)
- Soil | Matthew Evans (non-fiction reviewed by NancyElin)
- Not Now, Not Ever | Julia Gillard (non-fiction reviewed by Theresa @Theresa Smith Writes)
- Born to Fly | Patrick Guest & Jonathan Bentley (picture book reviewed by me)
- The Lost Man | Jane Harper (reviewed by Hopewell’s Public Library of Life)
- Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia | edited by Anita Heiss (reviewed by Liz @Adventures in Reading)
- The Evening of the Holiday | Shirley Hazzard (novella reviewed by me)
- Jack and Jill | Helen Hodgman (reviewed by Lisa @ANZ LItLovers)
- Salonika Burning | Gail Jones (reviewed by Lisa @ANZ LItLovers)
- Indelible City | Louisa Lim (non-fiction reviewed by NancyElin)
- The Lucky Laundry | Nathan Lynch (non-fiction reviewed by NancyElin)
- The Ladies of Missalonghi | Colleen McCullough (novella reviewed by Helen @She Reads Novels)
- Goodbye From Vanilla | Christine Mathieu (reviewed by Bill @The Australian Legend)
- Below the Styx | Michael Meehan (reviewed by Lisa @ANZLitLovers)
- The Salt of Broken Tears | Michael Meehan (reviewed by Lisa @ANZLitLovers)
- Stormy Weather | Michael Meehan (reviewed by Lisa @ANZLitLovers)
- A Brief Affair | Alex Miller (reviewed by Kim @Reading Matters)
- The Electrical Experience | Frank Moorhouse (reviewed by Lisa @Anz LitLovers)
- Two Sets of Books | Ruairi Murphy (reviewed by Lisa @ANZLitLovers)
- Friends & Rivals | Brenda Niall (biography reviewed by NancyElin)
- Accidentally Kelly Street | Tim O’Connor & Briony Stewart (picture book reviewed by me)
- Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence | Doris Pilkington Nugi Garimara (memoir reviewed by Liz @Adventures in Reading)
- Lowitja | Stuart Rintoul (biography reviewed by Nancy Elin)
- Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here | Heather Rose (memoir reviewed by me)
- Beyond the Black Stump | Nevil Shute (reviewed by Carol @Journey & Destination)
- Runt | Craig Silvey (children’s novel reviewed by me)
- Another Day in the Colony | Chelsea Watego (non-fiction reviewed by Liz @Adventures in Reading)
- Voss | Patrick White (reviewed by Bill @The Australian Legend)
- Voss | Patrick White (reviewed by me)
- Cut | Susan White (reviewed by Bill @The Australian Legend)
- The Carbon Club | Marian Wilkinson (non-fiction reviewed by NancyElin)
- Cloudstreet | Tim Winton (reviewed by FanFiction)
- I will cross Australia | Bill @The Australian Legend
- Classic Australian Novellas | Sue @Whispering Gums
- Canberra’s Children’s Picture Book creators | Sue @Whispering Gums
- This post was written on the traditional land of the Wangal clan, one of the 29 clans of the Eora Nation within the Sydney basin. This Reading Life acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are this land’s first storytellers.