25 in 5, last push for #AussieApril and Stella Prize Reading!

Hi folks,

I’ve been struggling with my health a bit recently, so my lovely boss has let me have a long weekend this weekend to help me rest and recover. There’s also a very chill readathon happening between April 25 and April 29 in your time zone, which suits perfectly!

The aim of the 25 in 5 is to read 25 hours over the 5 days (I’m aiming for 4 as I’ll be back at work on Monday, but in all honesty I’ll just be reading and timing myself without stressing about figures. Which is basically what my weekends look like anyway just without the stopwatch. Anyway, I digress.) You can find out more through the 25 in 5 instagram page.

Happily for me this also coincides with the end of #Aussieapril (which is being hosted by Jaclyn at Six Minutes for Me and her mate Doris). While I’ve read 6 books by Aussies during the month, none of those were the four I nominated as my actual Aussie April reads, because I’m terrible at reading anything on a schedule. And library holds – the pressure is real.

As a reminder my Aussie April nominated reads were

  • A Long Way from No Go by Tjanara Goreng Goreng
  • If I Tell You by Alicia Tuckerman
  • Witches: What Women Do Together by Sam George-Allen
  • The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper

I’ve read two and have two to go, which should happen pretty easily. And then I have my pile of library books to tackle! (There is never any shortage of reading fodder around here!)

Here is a gratuitous library stack shot. It’s pretty chunky and there are a couple of Aussies in it.

I’ll post some reviews of my Aussie April picks when I’m done, but so far I’ve really enjoyed my choices.

The other thing I wanted to tell you about is the Stella Reading Project which has been masterminded by Ely at Earl Grey Books. Ely has created a Goodreads group for people who are wanting to read their way through the Stella Prize Longlists. You can watch her video and get all the links you need from here. The first book the group will reading is Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain, which is excellent and devastating.

How is your Aussie April going? Do you think you’ll play along with the 25 in 5 or the Stella Reading Project?


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