Reading List 2018

 

December 2018

Maison, Parisian chic at home
Ines de la Fressange
(adult non-fiction)

Storm boy
Colin Thiele
(children’s fiction)

Nine perfect strangers
Liane Moriarty
(adult fiction)

Forever, or a long, long time
Caela Carter
(children’s fiction)

The dance of the dissident daughter
Sue Monk Kidd
(adult non-fiction)

Brindabella
Ursula Dubosarsky
(children’s fiction)

Educated
Tara Westover
(adult non-fiction)

A long walk to water
Linda Su Park
(children’s non-fiction)

November 2018

A love OZ YA anthology
Edited by Danielle Binks
(young adult fiction)

Catching Teller Crow
Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
(young adult fiction)

The clockmaker’s daughter
Kate Morton
(adult fiction)

Storyland
Catherine McKinnon
(adult fiction)

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
(adult fiction)

Skylarking
Kate Mildenhall
(adult fiction/young adult fiction)

October 

Wundersmith
The calling of Morrigan Crow
Jessica Townsend
(children’s fiction)

Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan
(children’s fiction)

Louisiana’s way home
Kate di Camillo
(children’s fiction)

The other side of Summer
Emily Gale
(young adult fiction)

The bubble boy
Stewart Foster
(children’s fiction)

I am out with lanterns
Emily Gale
(young adult fiction)

We see the stars
Kate van Hooft
(adult fiction)

Have sword, will travel
Garth Nix and Sean Williams
(children’s fiction)

The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone
Jaclyn Moriarty
(children’s fiction)

One dog and his boy
Eva Ibbotson
(children’s fiction)

Nevermoor
Jessica Townsend
(children’s fiction)

September

Figgy in the world
Tamsin Janu
(children’s fiction)

The third door
The three doors trilogy
Emily Rodda
(children’s fiction)

The silver door
The three doors trilogy
Emily Rodda
(children’s fiction)

The golden door
The three doors trilogy
Emily Rodda
(children’s fiction)

The helpline
Katherine Collette
(adult fiction)

Flora and Ulysses
Kate DiCamillo
(children’s fiction)

The firework-maker’s daughter
Phillip Pullman
(children’s fiction)

Anne of Green Gables
L. M. Montgomery
(children’s fiction)

Dialogue
The art of verbal action for page, stage and screen
Robert McKee
(adult non-fiction)

Radiant shimmering light
Sarah Selecky
(adult fiction)

August 

The ranger’s apprentice
The royal ranger
Book 2: The red fox clan
John Flanagan
(children’s fiction)

The trauma cleaner
One woman’s extraordinary life in death, decay and disaster
Sarah Krasnostein
(adult non-fiction)

Jane Doe
The cradle of the worlds
Jeremy Lachlan
(children’s fiction)

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
Gail Honeyman
(adult fiction)

The full catastrophe
Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness

Jon Kabat-Zinn
(adult non-fiction)

Light the dark
Writers on creativity, inspiration and the artistic process
Edited by Joe Fassler
(adult non-fiction)

July 

The meaning of Maggie
Megan Jean Sovern
(children’s fiction)

Home fire
Kamila Shamsie
(adult fiction)

The war I finally won
Kimberley Brubaker Bradley
(children’s fiction)

The war that saved my life
Kimberley Brubaker Bradley
(children’s fiction)

12 rules for life
Jordan Peterson
(adult non-fiction)

The end of your life bookclub
Will Schwalbe
(adult non-fiction)

June 

The anchoress
Robyn Cadwallader
(adult fiction)

How to write dazzling dialogue
James Scott Bell
(adult fiction)

The disturbed girl’s dictionary
NoNiequa Ramos
(young adult fiction)

The lost flowers of Alice Hart
Holly Ringland
(adult fiction)

The secrets we keep
Nova Weetman
(children’s fiction)

The book ninja
Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus
(adult fiction)

May 

Lord of the flies
William Golding
(adult fiction)

The incredible adventures of Cinnamon Girl
Melissa Keil
(young adult fiction)

The secrets we share
Nova Weetman
(children’s fiction)

When I hit you: or, a portrait of the writer as a young wife
Meena Kandasamy
(adult fiction)

Bob
Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

The road to winter
Mark Smith
(young adult fiction)

Women, food and God
Geneen Roth
(adult non-fiction)

Writing the breakout novel
Donald Maas
(adult non-fiction)

The bookshop of the broken hearted
Robert Hillman
(adult fiction)

The success principles
Jack Canfield
(adult non-fiction)

April 

Writing down the bones
Natalie Goldberg
(adult non-fiction)

The impossible quest, Book 5
Battle of the heroes
Kate Forsyth
(children’s fiction)

The impossible quest, Book 4
The drowned kingdom
Kate Forsyth
(children’s fiction)

The impossible quest, Book 3
The beast of Blackmoor Bog
Kate Forsyth
(children’s fiction)

The impossible quest, Book 2
Wolves of the Witchwood
Kate Forsyth
(children’s fiction)

The impossible quest, Book 1
Escape from Wolfhaven Castle
Kate Forsyth
(children’s fiction)

The barefoot investor
Scott Pape
(adult non-fiction)

March 

The book of dust
Phillip Pullman
(children’s fiction)

The amber spyglass
Phillip Pullman
(children’s fiction)

The subtle knife
Phillip Pullman
(children’s fiction)

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

Northern lights
Phillip Pullman
(children’s fiction)

A wrinkle in time
Madeleine L’engle
(children’s fiction)

February 

White night
Ellie Marney
(young adult fiction)

Pip and Houdini
J. C. Jones
(children’s fiction)

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

If you knew her
Emily Elgar
(adult fiction)

The fire in fiction
Donald Maas
(adult non-fiction)

A boy in winter
Rachel Seiffert
(adult fiction)

Hooked
Les Edgerton
(adult non-fiction)

Bird and sugar boy
Sofie Laguna
(children’s fiction)

What I know for sure
Oprah Winfrey
(adult non-fiction)

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
J. K. Rowling
(children’s fiction)

The passage of love
Alex Miller
(adult fiction)

Harry Potter and the half-blood prince
J. K. Rowling
(children’s fiction)

January 2018

The dressmaker
Rosalie Ham
(adult fiction)

Overwhelmed
Brigid Schulte
(adult non-fiction)

Soulful simplicity
Courtney Carver
(adult non-fiction)

Mindfulness for creativity
Dr Danny Penman
(adult non-fiction)

Planning your novel
Janice Hardy
(adult non-fiction)

Diary of a wimpy kid
The getaway
Jeff Kinney
(children’s fiction)

The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone
Jaclyn Moriarty
(children’s fiction)

The life to come
Michelle De Kretser
(adult fiction)

Melbourne street art guide
Edited by Din Heagney, Allison Fogarty and Ewan McEoin
(adult non-fiction)