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My Favourite Books by Australian Authors

So for all my foreign readers – today is Australia Day! I’m actually away camping with my family this weekend so this is a sneaky scheduled post (aren’t they all?) but to celebrate I thought I would let you guys know some of my favourite books written by Australian authors! Just a heads up, I haven’t actually read enough books that are set in Australia to make a proper list (shame on me!) so these aren’t all set in Australia, but the authors are Australian so there you go! Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey This book is advertised as an Australian version of To Kill a Mockingbird, and while I haven’t read TKAM yet if it’s anything like this novel I am going to pick it up ASAP! While this story can be described as a coming of age story, 13 year old Charlie is already wise beyond his years in many ways. When social-outcast Jasper Jones unexpectedly knocks on his window and begs for his help, Charlie eagerly follows him into the night, terribly afraid but …