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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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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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Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Four dead queens. Three days to catch a killer. Two forbidden romances. One shocking twist you won’t see coming. Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead. With no other... continue

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Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
.Childhood stories of family, country and belonging What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the live... continue

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Growing Up Disabled in Australia by Carly Findlay EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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'My body and its place in the world seemed quite normal to me.' 'I didn't grow up disabled, I grew up with a problem. A problem those around me wanted to fix.' 'We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.' 'The diagnosis helped but it didn't fix everything.' 'Don't fear the labels.' One in five Australians have a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature. Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. It includes inter... continue

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Growing Up Queer in Australia by Benjamin Law EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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'No amount of YouTube videos and queer think pieces prepared me for this moment.' 'The mantle of "queer migrant" compelled me to keep going - to go further.' 'I never "came out" to my parents. I felt I owed them no explanation.' 'All I heard from the pulpit were grim hints.' 'I became acutely aware of the parts of myself that were unpalatable to queers who grew up in the city.' 'My queerness was born in a hot dry land that was never ceded.' 'Even now, I sometimes think that I don't know my own desire.' Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australiaasse... continue

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Homecoming by Kate Morton EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
The highly anticipated new novel from the New York Times and #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, a sweeping saga that begins with a shocking crime that echoes across continents and generations. Adelaide Hills, Christmas Eve, 1959 At the end of a scorching hot day, beside a creek in the grounds of a grand country house, a local man makes a terrible discovery. Police are called, and the small town of Tambilla becomes embroiled in one of the most baffling murder investigations in the history of South Australia. Many years later and thousands of miles away, Jess is a... continue

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Honeybee by Craig Silvey EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
The highly anticipated new novel by the bestselling author of Jasper Jones.

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Hoţul de cărţi by Markus Zusak RO

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Este anul 1939. Germania nazistă. Ţara îşi ţine răsuflarea. Moartea nu a avut niciodată mai mult de lucru, şi va deveni chiar mai ocupată. Liesel Meminger şi fratele ei mai mic sunt duşi de catre mama lor să locuiască cu o familie socială în afara oraşului München. Tatăl lui Liesel a fost dus departe sub şoapta unui singur cuvânt nefamiliar - Kommunist -, iar Liesel vede în ochii mamei sale teama unui destin similar. Pe parcursul călătoriei, Moartea îi face o vizită băieţelului şi o observă pe Liesel. Va fi prima dintre multe întâlniri apropiate. ... continue

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How We Love : Notes on a Life by Clementine Ford EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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Clementine Ford is a person who has loved deeply, strangely and with curiosity. She is fascinated by love and the multiple ways it makes its home in our hearts and believes that the way we continue to surrender ourselves to love is an act of great faith and bravery. This tender and lyrical memoir explores love in its many forms through Clementine's own experiences. With clear eyes and an open heart, she writes about losing her adored mother far too young, about the pain and confusion of first love - both platonic and romantic - and the joy and heartache of adult love. She writes movingly about... continue

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I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
From the author of The Book Thief comes this darkly funny and ultimately uplifting thriller which proves that anyone can be extraordinary. Ed Kennedy is just your less-than-average Joe who is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. But after he single-handedly manages to catch a bank robber, he receives a playing card in the mail: the Ace of Diamonds. This is the first message. Four more will follow. But before this particular card game can end, Ed will be changed forever . . . Will Audrey love the man he has become?


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