Read Around Oceania Challenge

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

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Recommended Challenge Books (105)

Kava in the Blood by Peter Thomson EN

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Country: Oceania / Fiji flag Fiji
Judges report, Montana NZ Book Awards 2000: "This is an excellent story, beautifully written and skillfully mixing the personal with the political."
Genre Memoir
Recommended: 10 Nov 2022

A Remarkable Rotuman Woman

A Remarkable Rotuman Woman by Jacinta Tonga EN

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Country: Oceania / Fiji flag Fiji
Petera Veu was born out of wedlock and into a time when girls lived lives of quiet, domestic servitude. But Petera Veu had other ideas. Like the Fijian island of Rotuma in which she was raised, Petera didn't quite fit in with her surroundings. She picked fights, stole food, rebuked priests and generally spoke her mind whenever possible. Determined, independent and, at times, downright intractable, Petera Veu lived life on her own terms. A Remarkable Rotuman Woman is Jacinta Tonga's memoir of her late grandmother, the indomitable Petera Veu, and speaks of traditional life in the South Pacific, ... continue
Recommended: 19 May 2023


Waa in Storms by Teweiariki Teaero EN

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Country: Oceania / Kiribati flag Kiribati
Recommended: 02 Mar 2022


Iep Jaltok : Poems from a Marshallese Daughter by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
"Iep jāltok is a collection of poetry by a young Marshallese woman highlighting the traumas of her people through colonialism, racism, forced migration, the legacy of nuclear testing by America, and the impending threats of climate change"--Provided by publisher.
Recommended: 27 Aug 2022

My Urohs

My Urohs by Emelihter Kihleng EN

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Country: Oceania / Micronesia flag Micronesia
Genre Poetry
Recommended: 03 Mar 2023

Stories from Nauru

Stories from Nauru by Ben Bam Solomon EN

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Country: Oceania / Nauru flag Nauru
Recommended: 11 Mar 2023


After The Fall by Charity Norman EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
In the quiet of a New Zealand winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He's fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse, and his condition is critical. At first, Finn's fall looks like a horrible accident; after all, he's prone to sleepwalking. Only his frantic mother, Martha McNamara, knows how it happened. And she isn't telling. Not yet. Maybe not ever. Tragedy isn't what the McNamara family expected when they moved to New Zealand. For Martha, it was an escape. For her artist husband Kit, it was a dream. For their... continue
Recommended: 17 May 2018

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H G Parry EN

Rating: 4     8 Votes
'Parry knocks it out of the park . . . Just plain wonderful' Kirkus For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, Rob - a young lawyer with an utterly normal life - hopes that this strange family secret will disappear with disuse, and he will be discharged from his duty of protecting Charley and the real world from each other. But then, literary characters start causing trouble in their city, making threats about destroying the world, and for once, it isn't Charley's doi... continue
Recommended: 05 Jan 2022


The Luminaries : A Novel by Eleanor Catton EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 to seek his fortune in the goldfields, Walter Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022


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