Can anyone recommend books that take place in Australia or New Zealand? ☺️Can anyone recommend books that take place in Australia or New Zealand? ☺️ Meagan #recommend
After the lights go out – Lili Wilkinson
Tracks-Robyn Davidson. I have only seen the movie tho ?
The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman
Anything by Judy Nunn
Following to add to my list
Thomas Kenneally’s books (at least most of them). Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsey Books by Miles Franklin. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Many of Tim Winton’s. Keri Hulme’s The Bone People. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Just a few! ?
Jane Harper’s The Dry and Force of Nature are both set in the outback of Australia
Tomorrow Series by John Marsden
anything by Ngaio Marsh
Mutant Message Down Under
The Thorn Birds
The forgotten garden by Kate Morton
Anything by Kelly rimmer
What genre? I used to work as a bibliographer at AustLit, which is a database about Australian Literature.
Any! I’m trying to expand my reading genres and do a couple reading challenges. 🙂
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz. A brilliant Australian novel and one of my favourites from last year.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton… winner of 2013 Man Booker Prize and will soon-to-be BBC tv series with Eva Green
I loved The Dry. I don’t remember the author.
I couldn’t get into it. :/
Secret River – Kate Granville
Pretty much anything by Tim Winton
The Piano by Jane Campion
Once were Warriors by Alan Duff — also turned into a very dark and gritty film with Aquaman’s dad, Temuera Morrison, in it
The dressmaker Rosalie Hamm
Judy Nunn, some of Peter Carey’s also
Scrublands by Chris Hammer is fantastic
‘Promises to Keep’ series by Shayne Parkinson is set in New Zealand. They are historical novels.
I think Liane Moriarty’s books are set in Australia
The book called Bastard is based in Australia
Lost man Jane Harper outback mystery
I’m halfway through Baggage by Emily Barr which is set in the outback.
The Dry, anything by Liane Moriarty.
Jessica by bryce courtney is a must read ?
Blood Stain. About one of the most gruesome, vile & evil crimes in Australia
Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan
The Light Between Oceans – M L Stedman
Some more Australian authors:
Tim Winton, Bryce Courtney, Kate Morton, Eliot Perlman, Markus Zusak, Geraldine Brooks, Christos Tsiolkas
Light between the oceans
All of liane Moriarty
@Erica was just gonna day that lol
Now, this is a movie, but you might be able to find some nonfiction about the murder case if you do some digging, heavenly creatures starring a young Kate Winslet is shocking! Takes place in New Zealand.
There is also a collection of short films in Australia, called “the turning”
Oscar and Lucinda
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
The Thorn Birds.
Thorn birds– the best!!
All the Rivers Run by Nancy Cato
A Town like Alice by Neville Schute- WWII and after- one of my favorites!
I have read, and loved, Pied Piper, Requiem for a Wren and On the Beach but I have yet to read this! I must shove it up the ‘to read’ pile!
Thanks for replying. I haven’t read any of his other books. This book is so special to me that I hadn’t looked up his other books. Now I have more books on my TBR list.
I hope they won’t disappoint – I don’t think they will. He’s a powerful writer. I have ATLA on my Kindle and you have spurred me on – I will read it this year. 🙂
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson- good travel essay
I have ust read his “Down Under.”
Eleanor Cattons ‘Luminaries’ – brilliantly atmospheric !
The Thorn Birds
In the land of white clouds by Sarah lark
Amazing series set in the 1800s. I’ve read all of them?
the forgotten garden by kate morton
Kate Morton’s books.
All of Liane Moriarty
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Big little lies by liane moriarty
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Shayne Parkinson’s series Promises to Keep set in NZ,awesome, I couldn’t put them down.
Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
Boy Swallows Universe
Phryne Fisher Mysteries by Kelly Greenwood.
Addition by Toni Jordan
Anything by Liane Moriarty. Good books!
If you like mystery: The Miss Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood
“The Dressmaker” Rosalie Hamm (also a great dark comedy with Kate Winslet).
“The Light Between Oceans” ; M.L. Steadman (also an okay movie with Michael Fassbender)
LOVE this book!!
Bryce Courtenay’s the Potato factory triolgy. Sole Survivor by derek hansen
Bill Bryson, Australia. I laughed so hard then got terrified, then married an Aussie ?
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton [poised to be Australian’s next classic], Jasper Jones
Paige Toon’s books especially Pictures of Lily
The first one that comes to mind has already been mentioned ‘The Thorne Birds’. Wonderful.
there was 12 books based on australia. author was william stuart long.