I have been reading mostly Australian writers.
Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall - set in Spain but with an Australian protagonist - really terrific!
Mrs Whitlam by Bruce Pascoe (Aboriginal, girl and horse) was ok but the writing wasn't that good.
Loved The Honey Forest by Hesba Brinsmead.
I read about half of The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay - it is funny.
Found Tales from the Gum Tree by May Gibbs sickeningly cutesy.
Poss in Boots by Lindsey Owen, ill. by Matteo Grilli, was funny, about a young possum who tap dances on the roof of a house of jazz musicians.
Our Island by Alison Lester, Elizabeth Honey, & the children of Gununa is great! The children did the artwork, using crayons and food dye.
Found the book about the Aboriginal cricket team in the 1800's illuminating.
Fox and Fine Feathers by Narelle Oliver was fantastic, gorgeous artwork.
I found The Flywheel by Erin Gough (lesbian) difficult and sad until the very end, when it came round right.
Liked A Little Fear by Patricia Wrightson and A Wisp of Smoke. Did not finish
Shadows of Time.
Shadows of Time.
Tara June Winch's Swallow the Air (Aboriginal) was beautifully written but so very sad.
I felt that Hesba Brinsmead's Isle of the Sea Horse was boring, sort of an Aussie retelling of Swiss Family Robinson.
I just finished the compelling Vigil by Angela Slatter (urban myth, Brisbane setting) and have been thinking about it ever since.
Enjoyed Earthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood - loved it right up until the ending!
Tried to read Lara Fergus' My Sister Chaos (about a lesbian cartographer with OCD, obsessed with mapping her house, and her twin) but couldn't stand it.Read Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neerven (Aboriginal, lesbian short stories); it too was beautifully written but sad.