Summer Reading Club
Find below a list of resources we have compiled to help you find your next great read.
Sometimes getting lost in the pages of a good book can be just the cure you need for a broken heart, a stressful day at work or frazzled nerves. These Reading for Wellbeing booklists may help.
A list with links to the major literary prizes in Australia and around the world.
Our Book Club program contains around 250 kits. You may like to view the list of kits or form your own club.
Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens
by rrlreads on January 12, 2020 at 10:16 pm
Where the Crawdads Sing is the story of Kya, grown up alone and wild in the marshes of North Carolina. Told in two time periods, there is the story of Kya’s youth; harsh realities as well as kindness and care,… Continue reading →
Taking Tom Murray Home by Tim Slee
by rrlreads on January 12, 2020 at 10:12 pm
A dairy farmer burns his house down instead of letting the bank have it and unfortunately dies while doing it. What follows is an offbeat story of a funeral procession from the rural town to Melbourne. Is it a funeral… Continue reading →
Challenge accepted! by Celeste Barber
by rrlreads on January 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm
I very much enjoy Celeste Barber’s Instagram posts. They highlight the ridiculousness of celebrity images, and make us feel good about ourselves. This book is a memoir, about her youth, her career, her friends and family, and it is also… Continue reading →
An almost perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe
by rrlreads on January 5, 2020 at 10:45 pm
I adored Love, Nina, and this is more of the same, only Christmassy. There are autobiographical parts, telling of her aversion to cooking turkeys, the best Christmas music, or how to shop, as well as a few short stories, that… Continue reading →
Bridge of clay by Markus Zusak
by rrlreads on January 5, 2020 at 10:38 pm
Bridge of Clay is the story of five brothers, grieving for their mother and finding a way to keep going. It isn’t told in a linear fashion, and there are many elements with a very slow reveal. It’s about the… Continue reading →