Our Australian government funded broadcaster, ABC, has an interesting monthly book group, The First Tuesday Book Club. Tonight for the final show of 2012, they presented the 10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die, as voted by the Australian Public. And now I have a new list to read.... these books I should have read already.
10 Joan Lindsay - Picnic at Hanging Rock (see my review)
9 Kate Grenville - The Secret River
8 Christos Tsiolkas - The Slap (see my review)
7 Norman Lindsay - The Magic Pudding (see my review)
6 Craig Silvey - Jasper Jones (I have read this and loved this, but sadly didn't blog it)
5 Bryce Courtney - The Power of One
4 Ruth Park - The Harp in the South
3 AB Facey - A Fortunate Life
2 Markus Zusak The Book Thief
1 Tim Winton Cloudstreet (well I've half read it. I gave up half way through! I did attempt to read it the year I was working nights,and perhaps I need to try it again. It's always number 1 on these lists after all)
45% is better than I normally do in lists. The books I've read are in red.
August 2013, I'm now up to 65%.
The full 50 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die is now up.