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 (208)
61.

The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
A millennia-old prophecy was given when the Forbidden Ones were driven from Achar. And now, the Acharites witness its manifestation: Achar is under attack by an evil lord from the North, Gorgreal-his ice demons strike from the sky and kill hundreds of brave warriors in the blink of an eye. All Acharites believe the end is near. One young woman, Faraday, betrothed of Duke Borneheld, learns that all she has been told about her people's history is untrue. While fleeing to safety from the dangerous land, Faraday, rides with Axis, legendary leader of the Axe-Wielders-and hated half-brother of Borne... continue

62.

Plains of Promise by Alexis Wright EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
In this brilliant debut novel, Alexis Wright evokes city and outback, deepening our understanding of human ambition and failure, and making the timeless heart and soul of this country pulsate on the page. Black and white cultures collide in a thousand ways as Aboriginal spirituality clashes with the complex brutality of colonisation at St Dominic's mission. With her political awareness raised by work with the city-based Aboriginal Coalition, Mary visits the old mission in the northern Gulf country, place of her mother's and grand-mother's suffering. Mary's return re-ignites community anxieties... continue

63.

Mary Poppins by Pamela Lyndon Travers EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
The adventures of Mary Poppins, the unusual governess whose remarkable powers transform the lives of the Banks family.

64.

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...

65.

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

66.

Searching for the Secret River by Kate Grenville EN

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Kate Grenville describes her quest to find her convict ancestor, and to understand his life.

67.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
"In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family."--

68.

The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
In the early 1900s after the male members of the family take the family inheritance, Missy Wright, her mother, and her aunt live in poverty until her cousin arrives from Sydney.

69.

Ambigüedad by Elliot Perlman ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Perlman ha sido justamente comparado con Jonathan Franzen: son buenos creando personajes, personas comunes en situaciones especiales; y escriben libros innecesariamente largos. Ambigüedad está dividida en siete partes, cada una centrada en uno de los protagonistas. La séptima parte, doce años después de los hechos, está reservada para un personaje secundario, y pretende integrar la historia, modificando el eje de centralidad. Más que la ambigüedad, el gran protagonista es la comunicación entre los protagonistas, supuestos entendimien... continue
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70.

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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