Cloudstreet by Tim Winton. An Australian classic

My favourite book in the entire world - Cloudstreet by Tim Winton! Thank you Tim Winton

Set in Western Australia a young boy is caught up in events way beyond his experience. Atmospheric and with some very appealing characters.

Late on a hot summer night in Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan.

I mostly read and talk about fiction but Geoffrey Blainey's The Tyranny of Distance which I read in Year 12 changed my mind about which major to do at Uni. It was going to be English but I changed to history because T of D was told so well and inspiring. The first narrative history book I had experienced.

I mostly read and talk about fiction but Geoffrey Blainey's The Tyranny of Distance which I read in Year 12 changed my mind about which major to do at Uni. It was going to be English but I changed to history because T of D was told so well and inspiring. The first narrative history book I had experienced.

Brooke Davis - Lost & Found - Hachette Australia

Lost & Found: Millie Bird is a seven-year-old girl who always wears red wellington boots to match her red, curly hair. But one day, Millie’s mum leaves her alone beneath the Ginormous Women’s underwear rack in a department store, and doesn’t come back.

Addition by Toni Jordan is a love story with an unusual main character who is obsessed with counting things.  It's funny and modern with and there really is someone for everyone

Addition by Toni Jordan is a love story with an unusual main character who is obsessed with counting things. It's funny and modern with and there really is someone for everyone

Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung shares  the migrant experience in Australia. Nicely written with moments of humour and poignancy.

Unpolished Gem This story does not begin on a boat. Nor does it contain any wild swans or falling leaves. In a wonderland called Footscray, a girl named Alice and her Chinese-Cambodian family pursue the Australian Dream - Asian style.

The Fine Colour of Rust by Paddy O'Reilly is set in an Australian country town. It is laugh out loud funny in parts, but tender & wry in others. Truly very good

The Fine Colour of Rust by Paddy O'Reilly is set in an Australian country town. It is laugh out loud funny in parts, but tender & wry in others. Truly very good

Broken Shore  by Peter Temple is superior crime writing. It's moody, fun and very good.  Read it, if you haven't already.

Broken Shore by Peter Temple is superior crime writing. It's moody, fun and very good. Read it, if you haven't already.

Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett. A beautiful debut novel by a young Australian. You need to read it

Favel Parrett’s debut novel, Past the Shallows, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in She won Newcomer of the Year in the Australian Book Industry Awards and the Dobbie Literary Awa.


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General WINTON; Struggling to rebuild their lives after being touched by disaster, the Pickle family, who've inherited a big house called Cloudstreet in a suburb of Perth, take in the God-fearing Lambs as tenants. The Lambs have suffered their own catastrophes, and determined to survive, they open up a grocery on the ground floor. From 1944 to 1964, the shared experiences of the two clans bond them to each other and to the bustling, haunted house in ways no one could have anticipated.

My favourite book in the entire world - Cloudstreet by Tim Winton! Thank you Tim Winton

Gillian Mears' Foal's Bread is one of the books we suggest to celebrate the opening of OverDrive Australia.

Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears is a beautifully written story, unmistakeably Australian in feel. It's short listed for the Miles Franklin this year, so it has serious literary chops.

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance  by Noam Chomsky

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (American Empire Project) by Noam Chomsky

The Picture of Dorian Gray ~ Oscar Wilde

“The Picture of Dorian Gray”

"A book with a color in the title" The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work.

A Short History of the World: Geoffrey Blainey: 9781566635073: Amazon.com: Books

A Short History of the World: Geoffrey Blainey: 9781566635073: Amazon.com: Books

It's hard to imagine any American reading this book and not seeing his country in a new, and deeply troubling, light.-- The New York Times Book Review The United States has repeatedly asserted its rig

Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy (Paperback)

Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy (American Empire Project) by Noam Chomsky

Bestseller Books Online The Essential Chomsky (New Press Essential) Noam Chomsky $12.16  - http://www.ebooknetworking.net/books_detail-1595581898.html

"In a single volume, the seminal writings of the world's leading philosopher, linguist, and critic, published to coincide with his eightieth birthday." Heck yes.

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The Best Essay Collections Of All-Time - Book ScrollingBook Scrolling http://www.bookscrolling.com/best-essay-collections-time/

One World: The Ethics of Globalization (The Terry Lectures Series) by Professor Peter Singer.

One of the world's most influential philosophers here considers the ethical issues surrounding globalization, showing how a global ethic rather than a nationalistic approach can provide illuminating answers to important problems.

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