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)
51.

Breath: A Novel by Tim Winton EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Falling under the spell of an enigmatic extreme-sports surfer, a thrill-seeking pair of western Australian adolescents is initiated into a world of high-stakes adventures and dangerous boundary testing.

52.

The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Forced to hide her grief when her married lover dies unexpectedly, museum curator Catherine Gehrig works in solitude to restore a 19th-century automaton and finds comfort in the journals of its adventurous commissioner. By the two-time Man Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda. 50,000 first printing.

53.

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
"One of my favorite books of the year." --Lee Child "Cancel all your plans and call in sick; once you start reading, you'll be caught in your own escape room--the only key to freedom is turning the last page!" --Kirkus Reviews (starred) "A sleek, well-crafted ride." --The New York Times In Megan Goldin's unforgettable debut, The Escape Room, four young Wall Street rising stars discover the price of ambition when an escape room challenge turns into a lethal game of revenge. Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive. In the lucrative world of finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie,... continue

54.

The White Earth by Andrew Mcgahan EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
“The saga of the McIvors is nothing less than a grim and supremely entertaining take on colonialism in Australia and the tortured, stained hearts of all its New World cousins. A-.”—Entertainment Weekly After his father’s death, young William is cast upon the charity of an unknown great-uncle, John McIvor. The old man was brought up expecting to marry the heiress to Kuran Station—a grand estate in the Australian Outback—only to be disappointed by his rejection and the selling off of the land. He has devoted his life to putting the estate back together and has moved into the once-elegant mansion... continue

55.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard. ... BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and pla... continue

56.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
From New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff, comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness. Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya. Inside the Chur... continue
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57.

The Good People by Hannah Kent EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
County Kerry, Ireland, 1825. Nóra, bereft after the sudden death of her beloved husband, finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheál. Micheál cannot speak and cannot walk and Nóra is desperate to know what is wrong with him. What happened to the healthy, happy grandson she met when her daughter was still alive? Mary arrives in the valley to help Nóra just as the whispers are spreading: the stories of unexplained misfortunes, of illnesses, and the rumours that Micheál is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley

58.

Limberlost by Robbie Arnott EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
The much-anticipated third novel by award-winning Australian author Robbie Arnott, Limberlost is a story of family and land, loss and hope, fate and the unknown, and love and kindness

59.

August in Kabul : America's Last Days in Afghanistan by Andrew Quilty EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Told through the eyes of witnesses to the fall of Kabul, Walkley award-winning journalist Andrew Quilty's debut book offers a remarkable record of this historic moment. As night fell on 15 August 2021, the Taliban entered Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. After a 20-year conflict with the United States, its Western allies and a proxy Afghan government, the Islamic militant group once aligned with al Qaeda was about to bury yet another foreign foe in the graveyard of empires. And for the US, world superpower, this was yet another foreign disaster. As cities and towns fell to the Taliban in rapid s... continue

60.

One Hundred Days by Alice Pung EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
One hundred days. It's no time at all, she tells me. But she's not the one waiting. In a heady whirlwind of independence, lust and defiance, sixteen-year-old Karuna falls pregnant. Not on purpose, but not entirely by accident, either. Incensed, Karuna's mother, already over-protective, confines her to their fourteenth-storey housing-commission flat, to keep her safe from the outside world - and make sure she can't get into any more trouble. Stuck inside for endless hours, Karuna battles her mother and herself for a sense of power in her own life, as a new life forms and grows within her. As th... continue


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