It’s that time of year again!
Why not try a vegemite sandwich or some fairy bread!
It’s time to join the true blue, down under, socially distanced reading challenge!
- If time is of the essence, one book from the BINGO card may be the prefect option for you.
- A quick getaway is better than none!
- With their compact swags, backpackers need to travel light.
- If this is you, simply select one line (horizontal, vertical of even diagonal) on the BINGO card and read three books about Australia.
- If you have more time up your sleeve, then join the grey nomads in their self-contained campervans and travel around this big, brown land of ours.
- With every crossroad on the map, there’s a choice to be made; you cannot do it all, so select two lines on the BINGO card to be eligible for Grey Nomad status.
The Whole Hog
- If you’re feeling a little touched by the sun, then the Whole Hog may be for you.
- Read NINE books this November from all of the 8 states and territories plus one freebie.
- The FREEBIE can be any book by an Australian author or a book written by an overseas author but set entirely in Australia.
Many of the books below are essay collections or memoirs, perfect for your Non-Fiction November or Novellas in November lists. Many of the authors below have written across multiple formats – short stories, essays, poetry and novels.
Short Story & Essay Collections
- Ellen Van Neerven (Heat and Light) Indigenous author
- Robert Dessaix (Twilight of Love, (and so forth), As I Was Saying, The Time of Our Lives) has some fabulous short stories collections featuring fiction, essays and articles. He has also studied and taught Russian Studies throughout his career.
- Helen Garner (Stories: The Collected Short Fiction, Everywhere I Look, True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction)
- Robert Drewe (The Bodysurfers, The Bay of Contented Men, The Rip, The True Colour of the Sea)
- Cate Kennedy (Like A House on Fire)
- Tim Winton (Island Home, The Boy Behind the Curtain)
- Henry Lawson
- Tom Carment (Womerah Lane)
- Lily Brett
- Fiona Wright
- Luke Carmen
- David Malouf
- Gerard Murnane
- Don Watson
- Amanda Lohrey
- Tara June Winch (After the Carnage)
- Bruce Pascoe (Salt: Selected Stories and Essays)
- The Best Australian Science Writing 2020
- Quarterly Essay
- Griffith Review
- The Monthly
- Omar Sakr
- Alison Whitaker
- Kirili Saunders
- Les Murray
- Judith Wright
- John Kinsella
- Dorothy Porter
- Beverley Farmer
- David Malouf
- Judith Beveridge
- Oodgeroo Noonuccal (aka as Kath Walker)
- Clive James
- Kate Lilley
- Omar Musa
- Australian Poetry Since 1788 edited by Geoffrey Lehmann & Robert Gray
- Australian Poetry Review
- Australian Poetry Journal
Will you be joining us for this year’s AusReading Month?