Here are the books that came into my home during the last fortnight:
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Who We Were by Lucy Neave – This title first caught my attention when I included it in my ‘Book Releases by Aussie Authors in May 2013′ feature as part of the Aussie Author Challenge. Spanning WWII and the Cold War period that followed, in Melbourne and New York with a female protagonist that’s a scientist, how could I not be interested? Text Publishing have now kindly sent me a copy for review.
The Midnight Promise by Zane Lovitt – This novel with the intriguing subtitle ‘A Detective’s Story in Ten Cases’, also from Text Publishing, was the winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, 2013. With Aussie author Shane Maloney declaring Zane ‘a writer to watch’ and an effusive review from Jon Page @ Bite the Book, my expectations have been set high.
Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo - Despite many out there being nonplussed, I enjoyed the first title in Nesbo’s Harry Hole thriller series, The Bat, and so have been looking forward to the English release of this second title. Am glad to be reading this series in the correct order, an unusual thing for me. Copy courtesy of Random House Australia.
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What books have you recently acquired?
Check out the 2014 Aussie Author Challenge homepage
- 4 participation levels (1, 3, 6 and 12 books) and guest posting opportunities for challenge participants
- lots of ideas to help you find your next great title by an Aussie Author.