Read Around Oceania Challenge

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

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Best books from Oceania (217)
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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Winner of the 2019 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year Award. The international bestseller, now sold to over 24 territories internationally, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart tells the enchanting and compelling story of a young girl, daughter of an abusive father, who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past, live on her own terms and find her own strength. 'Lush, powerful ...an engrossing novel of female survival.' Bookseller + Publisher A young girl loses both her parents in a tragic event, and is taken to live with her grandmother on a flower farm. Growing up, Al... continue

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Morgan's Run by Colleen McCullough EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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Colleen McCullough captivated millions with her beloved worldwide bestseller The Thorn Birds. Now she takes readers to the birth of modern Australia with a breath-taking saga brimming with drama, history, and passion. It was one of the greatest human experiments ever undertaken: to populate an unknown continent with the criminals of English society. For Richard Morgan, twelve months as a prisoner on the high seas would be just the beginning in a soul-trying test to survive in a hostile new land where, against all odds, he would find a new love and a new life. From the dank cells of England's p... continue

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Too Much Lip : A Novel by Melissa Lucashenko EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
A gritty and darkly hilarious novel quaking with life--winner of Australia's Miles Franklin Award--that follows a queer, First Nations Australian woman as she returns home to face her family and protect the land of their ancestors. Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent her adulthood avoiding two things: her hometown and prison. A tough, generous, reckless woman accused of having too much lip, Kerry uses anger to fight the avalanche of bullshit the world spews. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley for one last visit. Kerry plans t... continue

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Sand Talk : How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Originally published as 'Sand Talk' in Australia in 2019 by The Text Publishing Company.


46.

Missing, Presumed Dead : The Double Murder Case That Shocked Australia by Mark Tedeschi EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
It was the double murder case that gripped Australia, and former Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi QC is finally able to share all the shocking details. Dorothy Davis and Kerry Whelan were both happy, healthy, affluent, middle-class women from conservative, loving families. Such women are hardly ever among the ranks of the missing. They were not hitchhikers, or associates of drug dealers, or unhappy with their family relationships, or suffering from mental health issues. Dorothy Davis and Kerry Whelan came from different parts of Sydney, mixed in quite different circles, and led completely differ... continue

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The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth Von Arnim EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
A young lady runs away to England from the 'blatant vulgarity' of her South European palace
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Stolen by Lucy Christopher EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning.He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? Thestory takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing ... continue

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Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
"When high school senior Henry Page meets Grace Town, he finally experiences the ups and downs of first love"--

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Thirst for Salt by Madelaine Lucas EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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“A love affair so richly and attentively imagined it carries the grace and gravity of memory itself.” —Leslie Jamison It’s hard to remember now that I was once that girl, lying in the sand in my red swimsuit and swimming late into the day. Sharkbait, he called me. It’s in the water where she first sees him: a local man almost twenty years her senior. Adrift in the summer after finishing college, a young woman is on holiday with her mother in an isolated Australian coastal town. Finding herself pulled to Jude, the man in the water, she begins losing herself in the simple, seductive rhythms of h... continue


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