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#LoveOzYAbookclub June 2021 title announcement – CAN’T SAY IT WENT TO PLAN

June 5th, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome to Winter and our June book club book announcement!

We are so happy to have CAN’T SAY IT WENT TO PLAN by Gabrielle Tozer as the June 2021 title for bookclub.

Here’s the blurb:

School’s out.

Forget study, exams and mapping out the future.

For the next seven days, the only homework is partying with friends, making new ones and living in the moment.

There are no parents or curfews – and no rules.

Zoë, Samira and Dahlia are strangers, but they have something in […]

#LoveOzYAbookclub May 2021 author interview – KATHRYN BARKER (Waking Romeo)

May 25th, 2021|0 Comments

Hello again, it’s raining where I am and I hope where you are, you’re staying warm and dry.

This month’s author interview is with the very lovely Kathryn Barker, who has explained some things about the genesis of this month’s read, WAKING ROMEO, and about her favourite line of poetry – and how she has her very own Trash TV Night!

Read on…

Kathryn, can you tell us a bit about the backstory for your book?

Years ago, I started wondering what would […]

#LoveOzYAbookclub May 2021 title announcement – WAKING ROMEO

May 5th, 2021|0 Comments

Hi bookclubbers! This month’s title WAKING ROMEO is the sophomore novel from Kathryn Barker, following her Aurealis-winning, CBCA Notable IN THE SKIN OF A MONSTER, and I can’t wait to dive in!

Here’s the blurb:


It’s the end of the world. Literally. Time travel is possible, but only forwards. And only a handful of families choose to remain in the ‘now’, living off the scraps that were left behind. Among these are eighteen-year-old Juliet and the love of her life, Romeo. But […]

#LoveOZYAbookclub April 2021 author interview: LYNETTE NONI (The Prison Healer)

April 21st, 2021|1 Comment

Hello everyone. We are super excited to bring you an #LoveOZYAbookclub interview with Lynette Noni author of The Prison Healer.

Where did the inspiration for The Prison Healer come from?

At the beginning of 2019 I met a young woman who had grown up in a war-torn impoverished country. When she was a teenager, her father had been seen shaking hands with a member of an opposing religious faction, and because of that, her entire family had been sent to prison—for five years.

The injustice of her […]

#LoveOzYAbookclub April 2021 title announcement – THE PRISON HEALER

April 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

Hello to everyone! I hope everyone is doing well this year so far. I’m still not sure what month it is, but I think that is our new normal isn’t it! We are so happy to announce the April 2021 book for #LoveOzYAbookclub is THE PRISON HEALER by Lynette Noni.

Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years fighting for survival in the notorious death prison, Zalindov, working as the prison healer.

When the Rebel Queen is captured, Kiva is […]

#LoveOzYAbookclub – Author Interview: Leanne Hall (THE GAPS)

March 27th, 2021|0 Comments

Leanne Hall is a bit amazing, I reckon. She’s been working with books – as a writer, a reader, a bookseller – for a long time, and she is currently a children’s and YA specialist for Readings Books online. But it was through her writing that I first got to know her: when I read This Is Shyness (Text, 2010), it completely blew me away. Her latest novel, THE GAPS, is this month’s title, and I asked Leanne if she would share a little bit about her process for tackling what seemed like a pretty tough book to write – read on…