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Soulless: The Manga Vol. 2 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga #2)
Gail Carriger
Asymmetry (Twelve Planets)
Thoraiya Dyer
Mullumbimby Madness #1: Never Trust a Book with a Colour Cover
Neil Dobbs
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
Charlie Adlard, Robert Kirkman
Sunburnt Country
Fiona Palmer
Bark at the Moon: Bert Rokey's Letters from the South Pacific, 1942-1945: How a Soldier and Sabetha, His Kansas Farm Community, Survived World War II
Cleta Gresham Rokey
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain
Girl Defective
Simmone Howell
Midnight Blue-Light Special
Seanan McGuire
My Policeman
Bethan Roberts

How to Ditch Your Fairy

How to Ditch Your Fairy - Justine Larbalestier Tenth book of the Australian Women Writers Challenge for me!I confess that I didn't actually much like this book. Some of the world-building showed promise, but then it all vanished in a puff of smoke, with the happy ending coming too abruptly for me. The made-up slang seemed a bit pointless and overworked - I would have liked a lighter touch.But I think mostly I was bothered by the "every-boy-likes-you" fairy, and the depiction of quite horrendous ongoing daily sexual harassment and even assault being a result of a girl having that personal fairy. Because (a) that put the cause of this harassment within the girl; and (b) that stuff isn't caused by boys liking you. Quite the opposite.Don't let this put you off Liar, though. Liar is brilliant.