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Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Oceania Challenge" were written by authors from Australia. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Devilry by Marley Valentine EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Attending King University was at the top of my bucket list. Falling in love with my Professor wasn't. Earning a full scholarship to King University was my hard earned ticket out of hell. I'm happy to be away from the small town I grew up in and all the equally small minded people who live there. King was going to be my safe haven. A place where I could leave the old me behind and finally grow into the young man my family had desperately tried to hide away. Diving head first into new experiences, new friends, and parties, I didn't expect to run straight into the one thing I wasn't ready for. Hi... continue

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Die Bücherdiebin by Markus Zusak DE

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Liesel Meminger ist erst 11, als sie bereits ihren Bruder beerdigen und ihre Muttter verlassen muss. Doch ihre Pflegeeltern aus einer Kleinstadt nahe Münchens geben ihr in der düsteren Zeit des heraufziehenden 2. Weltkrieges einen, wenn auch zerbrechlichen Hort der Sicherheit und Menschlichkeit.

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Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
In Hayley Scrivenor's Dirt Creek, a small-town debut mystery described as The Dry meets Everything I Never Told You, a girl goes missing and a community falls apart and comes together. When twelve-year-old Esther disappears on the way home from school in a small town in rural Australia, the community is thrown into a maelstrom of suspicion and grief. As Detective Sergeant Sarah Michaels arrives in town during the hottest spring in decades and begins her investigation, Esther's tenacious best friend, Ronnie, is determined to find Esther and bring her home. When schoolfriend Lewis tells Ronnie t... continue

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Dornenvögel by Colleen McCullough DE

Rating: 1 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts macht sich Paddy Cleary mit seiner vielköpfigen Familie von Irland auf, um nach Australien auszuwandern. Seine Schwester hat dort eine Farm, die Arbeit und Wohlstand verspricht. Trotz familiärer Spannungen und den Anforderungen, die das raue Land an seine Bewohner stellt, scheinen die Clearys mehr oder weniger in Frieden zu leben. Doch der Schein trügt - Paddys jüngste Tochter Meggie liebt den attraktiven Priester Ralph de Bricassart. Und als sie zur Frau heranreift, kann auch Ralph sich ihrem Zauber nicht mehr entziehen...

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Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
A fiercely intelligent, heartbreakingly honest memoir and feminist call to arms in the tradition of Fight Like A Girl

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Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Yumiko Kadota was every Asian parent's dream- model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put 'knife before life', knowing it was all going to be worth it because it would lead to her longed-for career. But if the punishing hours in surgery weren't hard enough, she also faced challenges as a young female surgeon navigating a male-dominated specialty. She was regularly left to carry out complex procedures without senior surgeons' oversight; she was called all sorts of things, from 'emotional' to 'too confident'... continue

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Evacuation Road by H.M. Waugh EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Eva is far from home when everything goes wrong. And then it gets even worse. Her evacuation bus leaves her behind, stranded with classmates she barely knows. The chase is on. But South America is big, and the old rules are changing quickly. This is the road trip Eva never knew she needed. This is the race for the last flight home.

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Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Knives Out and Clue meet Agatha Christie and The Thursday Murder Club in this "utterly original" (Jane Harper), "not to be missed" (Karin Slaughter), fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery. Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I'm not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate. I'm Ernest Cunningham. Call me Ern or Ernie. I wish I'd killed whoever decided our family reunion should be at a ski resort, but it's a little more complicated than that.... continue

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Flyaway by Kathleen jennings EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
'A superbly told tale of folklore-infused fantasy, full of rising dread, set in a sharply observed Australian outback town.' Garth Nix Strange what chooses to flourish here. Which plants. Which stories. Bettina Scott lives a tidy, quiet life in Runagate, tending to her delicate mother and their well-kept garden after her father and brothers disappear - until a note arrives that sends Bettina into the scrublands beyond, searching for answers about what really happened to this town, and to her family. For this is a land where superstitions hunt and folk tales dream - and power is there for the t... continue

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Force of Nature : A Novel by Jane Harper EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Originally published: Australia: Pan Macmillan, 2017.


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