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Australia Reads

Australia Reads is a nationwide campaign to get people reading!

This November you are invited to share and celebrate the joys of reading. People of all ages and walks of life are challenged to pick up a book and read, to yourself or to your children.

What's on?

The main event is on Thursday 12 November – the Australian Reading Hour, when people from all over Australia will be reading throughout the day.

Don’t miss our special Reading Hour live stream Storytime session at 10:30am on Thursday 12 November. Debbie will be reading Australian picture books to celebrate!

Also, be sure to register for Victoria Reads' online exclusive reading from The Dressmaker’s Secret, the long-awaited sequel to the best-selling novel and award-winning film, The Dressmaker. Check out the event for more details!

You’ll find more information about Australia Reads including some fabulous nationwide online events on the Australia Reads website.

Author Recommended Reads

Some fabulous Australian authors have shared their own books to inspire you, as well as books that have inspired them as authors or that they have great admiration for.

Have you read any of the titles below? You’ll find links to them in our catalogue.

Will Kostakis
Australia Reads Ambassador

Recommended reads:

  1. Monuments by Will Kostakis View Book
  2. Rebel Gods by Will Kostakis View Book
  3. Night Swimming by Steph Bowe View Book

Danielle Binks

Recommended reads:

  1. The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks View Book
  2. Rebel Gods by Will Kostakis View Book

Sherryl Clark

Recommended reads:

  1. Trust Me, I’m Dead by Sherryl Clark View Audio CD
  2. Peace by Garry Disher View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox

Rachael Craw

Recommended reads:

  1. The Rift by Rachael Craw View Book
  2. Deep Water by Sarah Epstein View Book | Read in BorrowBox

Hazel Edwards OAM

Recommended reads:

  1. Wed Then Dead on the Ghan by Hazel Edwards No copies available
  2. Bruny by Heather Rose View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox

Fleur Ferris

Recommended reads:

  1. Found by Fleur Ferris View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  2. The Rift by Rachael Craw View Book

Carly Findlay OAM

Recommended reads:

  1. Say Hello by Carly Findlay View Book | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox
  2. The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks View Book

Kelly Gardiner

Recommended reads:

  1. Goddess by Kelly Gardiner No copies available
  2. The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard View Book

Michael Gerard Bauer

Recommended reads:

  1. The Things That Will Not Stand by Michael Gerard Bauer View Book
  2. The Messenger by Markus Zusak View Book | Listen on BorrowBox

Nicole Hayes

Recommended reads:

  1. A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes View Book
  2. Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff View Book | Read in BorrowBox

George Ivanoff

Recommended reads:

  1. Alien Invaders from Beyond the Stars by George Ivanoff View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  2. Inside UFO 54-40 by Edward Packard No copies available

Kevin Klehr

Recommended reads:

  1. Social Media Central by Kevin Klehr Coming soon
  2. Beneath the Surface by Rebecca Langham Coming soon

Web: www.kevinklehr.com
Twitter: @kevinklehr
Instagram: @klehrkevin
Facebook: facebook.com/kevin.klehr.1

Ellie Marney

Recommended reads:

  1. None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney View Book | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox
  2. Mindhunter by John Douglas View Book

Bram Presser

Recommended reads:

  1. The Book of Dirt by Bram Presser View Book
  2. Census by Jesse Ball View Book | Read in BorrowBox

Rebekah Robertson

Recommended reads:

  1. About a Girl by Rebekah Robertson View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  2. Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton View Book | Listen on BorrowBox

Web: transcendaus.org/
Twitter: @RebeRobbo
Instagram: @aboutagirlbook

Gabrielle Tozer

Recommended reads:

  1. Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  2. It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood View Book | Read in BorrowBox

Tony Wilson

Recommended reads:

  1. 1989 The Great Grand Final by Tony Wilson View Book
  2. Recollections of a Bleeding Heart by Don Watson View Book