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Top 10 Tuesday 4th May

Hello and welcome to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different, bookish related theme each week and this week it is…..

The Last 10 Books I Read

1 & 2: Six Of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I wouldn’t be surprised if a few people were reading or re-reading these at the moment, after the Netflix series of Shadow And Bone dropped. The series is excellent – I’ve only watched 5 episodes but I’ve really been enjoying it and it made me want to immerse myself in this world again.

3. All Our Relations by Tanya Talaga.

A non-fiction book dealing with the harrowing statistics of youth suicide among indigenous communities in Canada, the United States, Australia, Brazil and Finland. This was really eye-opening and distressing to read about but definitely the sort of thing that I think everyone should be aware of.

4. Sisters Of Freedom by Mary-Anne O’Connor.

An Australian historical fiction novel set around the turn of the 20th century when Australia was being granted federation and women were campaigning for the right to vote. This is about three very different sisters and I enjoyed the read.

5. Trick Of The Light by Fiona McCallum.

Another Australian novel, although a contemporary. Unfortunately, didn’t enjoy it.

6. Half Life by Jillian Cantor.

A sliding doors novel centred around Marie Curie where in one half, she chooses love instead of getting on the train to Paris to study and in the other half, her life plays out much as Marie Curie’s does in reality. This was really interesting and even though it’s fiction, part of it is rooted in enough reality that it gives a really nice insight to what was quite a remarkable family.

7. Shipped by Angie Hockman.

I really enjoyed this! Such a fun romance read and I loved the setting of a small cruise ship around the Galapagos Islands. This is a low-key enemies to lovers, I thought it had great humour. Just would’ve liked more emphasis on the budding romance.

8. The Ripping Tree by Nikki Gemmell.

New novel by the author of The Bride Stripped Bare. This is a historical fiction gothic type of story with strong themes of feminism and lack of women’s agency during the 1800s. It was okay but I felt like it should’ve taken place over a longer time frame than 7 days.

9. Close To Home by Janet Gover.

Australian rural contemporary with a circus! Nice read.

10. The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab.

I was really excited to read this….and I enjoyed it but I have to say, I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. Just felt like there was a lot more the author could’ve done with someone that was basically immortal, instead it was rather vague, there was a lot of focus on inspiration of artists and I don’t know, there were times I’m not sure I was as invested as I should’ve been in particular parts of the story.

And there you have it – the last 10 books I read before sitting down to write this! Have you read any? Let me know!

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