Reading List 2019

December 2020

Loner
Georgina Young
(young adult fiction)

Brainstorm
The power and purpose of the teenage brain
Daniel J. Siegel
(adult non-fiction)

More myself, a journey
Alicia Keys
(adult non-fiction)

The vanishing half
Brit Bennett
(adult fiction)

The midnight library
Matt Haig
(adult fiction)

Kindred
Kirlie Saunders
(adult poetry)

November 

Bindi
Kirlie Saunders
(children’s verse novel)

David Whyte Essentials
David Whyte
(poetry)

The morbids
Ewa Ramsay
(adult fiction)

The left-handed booksellers of London
Garth Nix
(young adult fiction)

Man out of time
Stephanie Bishop
(adult fiction)

The Survivors
Jane Harper
(adult fiction)

October 

The question of love
Hugh MacKay
(adult fiction)

Wild mercy
Mirabai Starr
(adult non-fiction)

All our shimmering skies
Trent Dalton
(adult fiction)

Future Girl
Aphyxia
(young adult)

The yield
Tara June Winch
(adult fiction)

Bluebottle
Belinda Castles
(adult fiction)

September

Deep work
Cal Newport
(adult non-fiction)

Here is the beehive
Sarah Crossan
(adult verse novel)

The lost soul atlas
Zana Fraillon
(children’s fiction)

How to be an artist
Jerry Scaltz
(adult non-fiction)

The mother fault
Kate Mildenhall
(adult fiction)

Taboo
Kim Scott
(adult fiction)

The 90-day rewrite
Alan Watt
(adult non-fiction)

August

The other Bennet sister
Janice Hadlow
(adult fiction)

The untethered soul
Michael A Singer
(adult non-fiction)

Pages and co
Anna James
(children’s fiction)

A room made of leaves
Kate Grenville
(adult fiction)

The giver of stars
Jojo Moyes
(adult fiction)

Half moon lake
Kirsten Alexander
(adult fiction)

The body keeps score
Bessel van Kolk
(adult non-fiction)

July 

Clap when you land
Elizabeth Acevedo
(young adult fiction)

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

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

On writing
Stephen King
(adult non-fiction)

Where the crawdads sing
Delia Owens
(adult fiction)

Hello, Universe
Erin Entrada Kelly
(children’s fiction)

The dictionary of lost words
Pip Williams
(adult fiction)

The 90 day novel
Alan Watt
(adult non-fiction)

June 2020

Little fires everywhere
Celeste Ng
(adult fiction)

Playing big
Tara Mohr
(adult non-fiction)

The end of the world is bigger than love
Davina Bell
(young adult fiction)

Catcher in the rye
J. D. Salinger
(adult fiction)

The year the maps changed
Danielle Binks
(children’s fiction)

Invented lives
Andrea Goldsmith
(adult fiction)

The house of belonging
David Whyte
(adult non-fiction)

Breaking the habit of being yourself
Dr Joe Dispenza
(adult non-fiction)

Phosphorescence
Julia Baird
(adult non-fiction)

Meander, spiral, explode
Jane Alison
(adult non-fiction)

May 

The book of longings
Sue Monk Kidd
(adult fiction)

When life is not peachy
Pip Lincolne
(adult non-fiction)

The list of things that will not change
Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

Dialogue
Robert McKee
(adult non-fiction)

How to sit
Thich Nhat Hanh
(adult non-fiction)

Untamed
Glennon Doyle
(adult non-fiction)

Star-crossed
Minnie Darke
(adult fiction)

April

Steal my sunshine
Emily Gale
(children’s fiction)

Heartbeat
Sharon Creech
(children’s fiction)

There was still love
Favel Parrett
(adult fiction)

Remembered rapture
bell hooks
(adult non-fiction)

Fragments
Toni Jordan
(adult fiction)

Alias Grace
Margaret Atwood
(adult fiction)

Individual
Inspiration for creating a home that is uniquely your own
(adult non-fiction)

March 

The mother-in-law
Sally Hepworth
(adult fiction)

Night fishing
Vicki Hastrich
(adult non-fiction)

Beautiful mess
Claire Christian
(young adult fiction)

Booked
Kwame Alexander
(children’s fiction)

The sun and her flowers
Rupi Kaur
(poetry)

Milk and honey
Rupi Kaur
(poetry)

We come apart
Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
(young adult fiction)

Wonder
R. J. Palacio
(children’s fiction)

Pookie Aleera is not my boyfriend
Steven Herrick
(children’s fiction)

February 

Tiny beautiful things
Cheryl Strayed
(adult non-fiction)

Daring greatly
Brene Brown
(adult non-fiction)

The secret life of bees
Sue Monk Kidd
(young adult fiction)

Radiant shimmering light
Sarah Selecky
(adult fiction)

Goodbye stranger
Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

A constant hum
Alice Bishop
(adult fiction)

The extremely weird thing that happened in Huggabie Falls
Adam Cece
(children’s fiction)

January 

One
Sarah Crossan
(young adult fiction)

The long take
Robin Robertson
(adult fiction)

With the fire on high
Elizabeth Acevedo
(young adult fiction)

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

The magic words
Cheryl B Klein
(adult non-fiction)

Illuminae
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
(young adult fiction)

The creative doer
Anna Lovind
(adult non-fiction)

The book of whispers
Kimberly Starr
(children’s fiction)

December 2019

The year we fell from space
Amy Sarig King
(children’s fiction)

Poemsia
Lang Leav
(young adult fiction)

Intuitive
Craigh Wilson
(adult non-fiction)

The weekend
Charlotte Wood
(adult fiction)

The divided mind
Dr John Sarno
(adult non-fiction)

November 2019

The bee and the orange tree
Melissa Ashley
(adult fiction)

The gifts of imperfection
Brene Brown
(adult non-fiction)

52 ways to live the course in miracles
Karen Casey
(adult non-fiction)

I thought it was just me
(but it isn’t)
Telling the truth about perfectionism, inadequacy and power
Brene Brown
(adult non-fiction)

The sound of paper
Julia Cameron
(adult non-fiction)

Ladder to the sky
John Boyne
(adult fiction)

Found
Harlan Coben
(adult fiction)

Too many friends
Kathryn Apel
(children’s fiction)

October

Your own kind of girl
Clare Bowditch
(adult non-fiction)

The courage to be creative
Doreen Virtue
(adult non-fiction)

The Dutch house
Ann Patchett
(adult fiction)

Bully on the bus
Kathryn Apel
(children’s fiction)

Queen of the sea
Dylan Meconis
(children’s comic book)

How to make a movie in 12 days
Fiona Hardy
(children’s fiction)

Everything is figureoutable
Marie Foleo
(adult non-fiction)

Super attractor
Gabrielle Bernstein
(adult non-fiction)

September 

The monkey’s mask
Dorothy Porter
(adult fiction)

The last word
Patricia Forde
(children’s fiction)

Leave taking
Lorraine Marwood
(children’s fiction)

The orchard underground
Mat Larkin
(children’s fiction)

The French photographer
Natasha Lester
(adult fiction)

The weight of water
Sarah Crossan
(children’s fiction)

Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo
(young adult fiction)

Tightrope
Selina Tusitala Marsh
(adult poetry)

Ruby Moonlight
Ali Cobby Eckermann
(adult poetry)

Pookie Aleera is not my boyfriend
Steven Herrick
(children’s fiction)

Into the fire
Sonia Orchard
(adult fiction)

Normal people
Sally Rooney
(adult fiction)

Find your tribe
Rebecca Sparrow
(young adult non-fiction)

Toffee
Sarah Crossan
(young adult)

The blue rose
Kate Forsyth
(adult fiction)

August 

The art of taxidermy
Sharon Kernot
(young adult fiction)

On the court with Kevin Durant
Matt Christopher
(children’s non-fiction)

Pearl versus the world
Sally Murphy
(children’s fiction)

Crossover
Kwame Alexander
(children’s fiction)

Heartbeat
Sharon Creech
(children’s fiction)

By the river
Steven Herrick
(children’s fiction)

Committed
Elizabeth Gilbert
(adult non-fiction)

July 

Sick Bay
Nova Weetman
(children’s fiction)

Dragonfly song
Wendy Orr
(middle-grade fiction)

Leaving the saints
Martha Beck
(memoir)

On the come up
Angie Thomas
(young adult fiction)

Ten poems to change your life
Roger Housden
(poetry)

Gravity is the thing
Jaclyn Moriarty
(adult fiction)

June 

The art of taxidermy
Sharon Kernot
(young adult fiction)

The confidence code
Claire Shipman and Katty Kay
(children’s non-fiction)

The flyaway girls
Julia Lawrinson
(children’s fiction)

City of girls
Elizabeth Gilbert
(adult fiction)

The vein of gold
Julia Cameron
(adult non fiction)

The tattooist of Auswchitz
Heather Morris
(adult non-fiction)

Measure for Measure
William Shakespeare
(play)

May 

The year of magical thinking
Joan Didion
(adult non-fiction)

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

Presence
Bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges
Amy Cuddy
(adult non-fiction)

Cinder
The lunar chronicles
Marissa Meyer
(children’s fiction)

To kill a mockingbird
Harper Lee
(adult fiction)

The war of art
Steven Pressfield
(adult non-fiction)

Wakestone Hall
Judith Rossell
(children’s fiction)

Do the work
Steven Pressfield
(adult non-fiction)

A return to love
Marianne Williamson
(adult non-fiction)

Catch a falling star
Meg McKinlay
(children’s fiction)

My sister Rosa
Justine Larbalestier
(young adult fiction)

April 

Choosing happiness
Stephanie Dowrick
(adult non-fiction)

Harry Potter and the cursed child
J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
(children’s play)

Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo
(children’s fiction)

The midnight dress
Karen Foxlee
(adult fiction)

March 

Bridge of Clay
Markus Zusak
(adult fiction)

The conscious parent
Shefali Tsabary
(adult non-fiction)

All stars 3
Jess, wing defence
Clare Renner
(children’s fiction)

All stars 3
Josie, wing attack
Meredith Costain
(children’s fiction)

The absolutely true part-time diary of a part-time Indian
Sherman Alexie
(children’s fiction)

Three bird summer
Sara St. Antoine
(children’s fiction)

The list
Patricia Forde
(children’s fiction)

The worry tree
Marianne Musgrove
(children’s fiction)

The anatomy of the spirit
Caroline Myss
(adult non-fiction)

Lenny’s big book of everything
Karen Foxlee
(children’s fiction)

February 2019

The lost man
Jane Harper
(adult fiction)

The soul of money
Lynne Twist
(adult non-fiction)

The girl, the dog and the writer in Rome
Katrina Nannestad
(children’s fiction)

Macbeth
William Shakespeare
(play)

The barefoot investor for families
Scott Pape
(adult and young adult non-fiction)

The girl, the dog and the writer in Provence
Katrina Nannestad
(children’s fiction)

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

First light
Rebecca Stead
(children’s fiction)

January 2019

Everything under
Daisy Johnson
(adult fiction)

Sea Hearts
Margo Lanagan
(adult fiction)

Miracles now
Gabrielle Bernstein
(adult non-fiction)

What the most successful people do before breakfast
Laura Vanderkam
(adult non-fiction)

The universe has your back
Gabby Bernstein
(adult non-fiction)

I know how she does it
How successful women make the most of their time
Laura Vanderkam
(adult non-fiction)

The life-changing magic of tidying up
The Japanese art of decluttering and organising
Marie Kondo
(adult non-fiction)

Judgement detox
Gabrielle Bernstein
(adult non-fiction)