Tuesday 26 January 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Aussie Novels I Love (Happy Australia Day!)

Hosted By: The Broke and The Bookish
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish, where we list our top ten according to a topic of the week. Check out future topics here.

Top Ten Novels From Australia I Love!
This week's TTT is a freebie week and so, to celebrate it being Australia Day, I wanted to share with you guys some of the gems that came from the lovely Down Under. 
Let me know if you've read any of these!

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Definitely not set in any part of Australia, but Zusak is Australian and I am so proud he wrote an amazing novel - and one of my favourites.
2. The Shifting Fog & The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
I couldn't decide between the two but Morton is my favourite author and her writing is so vivid and gripping, it's hard not to fall in love with her books.
3. The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
Only garnering attention just recently, The Dressmaker was a stand out for me during high school for its eccentric and ironic nature. It's a bit shocking but I love it all the same.
4. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
A little bit of Australian "history" within this mystery - if you want to take the story as truth. The rock itself is also really creepy, I climbed to the top and nearly got lost!
5. Scatterheart by Lili Wilkinson
An oldie but a goodie; it's a lot more juvenile but the story is touching and gives a small recount to the making of Australia.

6. Obernewtyn (Obernewtyn #1) by Isobelle Carmody
One of the few great fantasy series from Australia!
7. My Brother Jack by George Johnston
This is based in Melbourne - my own city - and there is a lot of historical elements that creates a striking image of the city back in the days.
8. Somebody's Crying by Maureen McCarthy
I remember reading this during year 8 and was left feeling disturbed and shocked.
9. Are We There Yet by Alison Lester
One of the ultimate children's novels that will end up being read to generations later - it's a great book to encapsulate Australia in it's whole at a basic level.
10. The Arrival by Shaun Tan
This is a beautiful graphic novel, that's haunting and raw.

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What Was Your Top Ten This Week?

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