Read Around Oceania Challenge

The Book Thief
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Rating: 4.5     2499 Votes

  • Part of the "Read Around The World Challenge"
  • Join book lovers like you from all over the world who want to read at least one book written by an author from each of the 14 countries in Oceania.
  • Track your reading progress on a world map which is automatically created for you
  • Leave your reading comfort zone and expand your reading horizon.
  • Make 2022 the year you:
    • will read more books,
    • discover new authors,
    • learn more about Oceania.
  • Register to join the " Read Around Oceania Challenge"

14 countries in Oceania means 14 books to read for this challenge
Reading progress by all challenge participants
3.7%
96.3%

Read Around Oceania Challenge

Read at least one book by an author from each country in Oceania

Register to join the "Read Around Oceania Challenge"

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Recommended Challenge Books (58)
1.

Blind Sight by Tanya R. Taylor EN

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Country: Oceania / Bahamas flag Bahamas
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Recommended: 21 Aug 2022

2.

The Girl with the Hazel Eyes by Callie Browning EN

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Country: Oceania / Barbados flag Barbados
Description:
The beautiful island of Barbados, world-renowned for white sand beaches and tranquil blue seas, became the scene of an international crime in 1967. Forty years after Susan Taylor's whistle-blowing novel, 'The Unspeakable Truth' became the most famous novel by any Caribbean author, she reaches out to a young writer to write her biography. Lia Davis has no idea why Susan would choose her, but there's more to Susan's story than meets the eye. The Girl with the Hazel Eyes will show you just why there is trouble in paradise.

3.

Create Or Hate: Successful People Make Things by Dan Norris EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Most of us have always wanted to make something, but for any number of reasons haven't. We are all creative - there is a creator in you. But there is also a force called Hate, which will work against your creativity and stop you from making things. Hate can be controlled, and overpowered and your creative side can be nurtured and grown.
Recommended: 02 Jan 2018

4.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak EN

Rating: 4.5     2499 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
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Recommended: 05 Jan 2018

5.

Cloudstreet by Tim Winton EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and recognised as one of the greatest works of Australian literature, Cloudstreetis Tim Winton's sprawling, comic epic about luck and love, fortitude and forgiveness, and the magic of the everyday. 'This is that rare book, a novel of both heart and intellect. It pulses with a sense of wonder and shines with the clear light of truth.' Robert Drewe After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the bright lights of Perth. The Lambs are industrious, united and - until God seems to turn his back on their boy Fish - religious. T... continue
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Recommended: 17 May 2018

6.

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C G Drews EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
An emotionally charged story about the power of dreams, and how passion can turn to obsession. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence. When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and... continue
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Recommended: 28 Jul 2018

7.

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

8.

Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina, Ezekiel Kwaymullina EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
An extraordinary thriller, told from the perspective of two Aboriginal protagonists, which weaves together themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family. Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one who can see and hear her, and he's drowning in grief. Only a suspected murder, and a mystery to solve, might save them both. And they have a potential witness: Isobel Catching. Aboriginal by birth, like Beth, she seems lost and isolated in the world. But as the two get closer, Isobel's strange tale of glass-eyed monsters and stolen col... continue
Recommended: 07 Mar 2022

9.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff EN

Rating: 4.5     78 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
For fans of Marie Lu and James Dashner comes the first book in an epic new series. “Never have I read a book so wholly unique and utterly captivating.” —Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she'd have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and E... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

10.

The Trauma Cleaner : One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein EN

Rating: 4     18 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. . . But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for forty years. A man who bled quietly to death in his living room. A woman who lives with rats, random debris and terrified delusion. The still life of a home vacated by accidental overdose. Sarah Krasnostein has watche... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


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