Reading List 2017

December 2017

Braving the wilderness
Brene Brown
(adult non-fiction)

A man called Ove
Fredrik Backman
(adult fiction)

Jean Harley was here
Heather Taylor Johnson
(adult fiction)

The choke
Sofie Laguna
(adult fiction)

The museum of modern love
Heather Rose
(adult fiction)

November 2017

Turtles all the way down
John Green
(young adult fiction)

I’ll eat when I’m dead
Barbara Bouland
(adult fiction)

The gathering
Isobelle Carmody
(young adult fiction)

Take three girls
Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell, Fiona Wood
(young adult fiction)

Nevermoor
Jessica Townsend
(children’s fiction)

How to tame a dragon
Cressida Cowell
(children’s fiction)

Tiny Timmy
Tim Cahil
(children’s fiction)

Diary of a sixth-grade ninja
Marcus Emerson
(children’s fiction)

Weir Do, even weirder!
Anh Do
(children’s fiction)

The fall
Tristan Bancks
(children’s fiction)

A boy called Christmas
Matt Haig
(children’s fiction)

The graveyard book
Neil Gaiman
(children’s fiction)

Beyond the bright sea
Lauren Wolk
(children’s fiction)

October 2017

The turnkey
Allison Rushby
(children’s fiction)

The land of stories
The wishing spell
Chris Colfer
(children’s fiction)

This is Shyness
Leanne Hall
(young adult)

The girl who drank the moon
Kelly Barnhill
(children’s fiction)

In the dark
Carole Poustie
(children’s fiction)

The emotional craft of writing
Donald Maas
(adult non-fiction)

Force of nature
Jane Harper
(adult fiction)

Goodbye stranger
Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

September 2017

Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix
J. K. Rowling
(children’s fiction)

The little white horse
Elizabeth Goudge
(children’s fiction)

The time traveler’s wife
Audrey Niffenegger
(adult fiction)

Layer your novel
C. S. Lakin
(adult non-fiction)

When you reach me
Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

Destination simple
Brooke McAlary
(adult non-fiction)

Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
J. K. Rowling
(children’s fiction)

Shoot your novel
C. S. Lakin
(adult non-fiction)

The book of secrets
An Ateban cipher novel
A. L. Tait
(children’s fiction)

Ache
Eliza Henry Jones
(adult fiction)

Understanding show, don’t tell
Janice Hardy
(adult non-fiction)

August 2017

A decent proposal
Rhonda Whiten and Sheila Hollingworth
(adult non-fiction)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J. K. Rowling
(children’s fiction)

No limits
Ellie Marney
(young adult fiction)

Vinegar Girl
Anne Tyler
(adult fiction)

The Burgess boys
Elizabeth Strout
(adult fiction)

My name is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout
(adult fiction)

The girl from everywhere
Heidi Heilig
(young adult fiction)

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
J. K. Rowling
(children’s fiction)

July 2017

Beauty in thorns
Kate Forsyth
(adult fiction)

168 hours – you have more time than you think
Laura Vanderkam
(adult non-fiction)

Money, a love story
Kate Northrup
(adult non-fiction)

Anything is possible
Elizabeth Strout
(adult fiction)

Flow
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(adult non-fiction)

The emotional craft of writing
Donald Maas
(adult non-fiction)

The mother’s promise
Sally Hepworth
(adult fiction)

June 2017

Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone
J. K. Rowling
(children’s fiction)

How to bee
Bren MacDibble
(children’s fiction)

The blue cat
Ursula Dubosarsky
(children’s fiction)

Dancing on knives
Kate Forsyth
(adult fiction)

My life as a hashtag
Gabrielle Williams
(young adult fiction)

Cool
Michael Morpurgo
(children’s fiction)

Singing my sister down and other stories
Margo Lanagan
(young adult fiction)

Raymie Nightingale
Kate diCamillo
(children’s fiction)

The guy, the girl, the artist and his ex
Gabrielle Williams
(young adult fiction)

May 2017

Elizabeth and Zenobia
Jessica Miller
(children’s fiction)

Guilt trip
Kasey Edwards
(adult non-fiction)

Liar and spy
Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo
(children’s fiction)

The tale of Despereaux
Kate DiCamillo
(children’s fiction)

To capture what we cannot keep
Beatrice Colin
(adult fiction)

Ten
Shamini Flint
(children’s fiction)

The light on the water
Olga Lorenzo
(adult fiction)

April 2017

The hate u give
Angie Thomas
(young adult fiction)

Mindfulness for women
Vidyamala Burch and Claire Irvin
(adult non-fiction)

First, we make the beast beautiful
Sarah Wilson
(adult non-fiction)

Beyond the edge of the map
The Mapmaker Chronicles, Book 4
A. L. Tait
(children’s fiction)

Strictly parenting
Michael Carr-Gregg
(adult non-fiction)

March 2017

Truly madly guilty
Liane Moriarty
(adult fiction)

A few days in the country and other stories
Elizabeth Harrower
(adult fiction)

Between a wolf and a dog
Georgia Blain
(adult fiction)

Courage for beginners
Karen Harrington
(children’s fiction)

When the lyrebird calls
Kim Kane
(children’s fiction)


February 2017

Tigers on the beach
Doug MacLeod
(children’s fiction)

First light
Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

The last painting of Sara de Vos
Dominic Smith
(adult fiction)

Goodbye stranger
Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

Fabric pictures
A workshop with Janet Bolton
Janet Bolton
(adult non-fiction)

When you reach me
Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

Becoming a writer
Dorothea Brande
(adult non-fiction)

The secret scriptures
Sebastian Barry
(adult fiction)

The best of Adam Sharp
Graeme Simsion
(adult fiction)

Plot and structure
James Scott Bell
(adult non-fiction)

January 2017

Zen habits
Leo Barbuto
(adult non-fiction)

Blueback
Tim Winton
(children’s fiction)

Nora Webster
Colm Tobin
(adult fiction)

Music and freedom
Zoe Morrison
(adult fiction)