A mystery, a memoir, a journey into the outback, a sinister and haunting tale, an unsolved disappearance, uncontrollable desires, the horrors of war, laughter, heartbreak and a dark secret – you will find them all in the eight books which Australians have decided will be the National Year of Reading 2012 collection.
Thanks to the thousands of Australians who voted on the ABC website or in their local library for the book to represent their state or territory during the National Year of Reading 2012.
The 8 winning titles are:
ACT – Smoke and Mirrors, Kel Robertson
NSW – The Idea of Home, John Hughes
NT – Listening to Country, Ros Moriarty
QLD – The White Earth, Andrew McGahan
SA – Time’s Long Ruin, Stephen Orr
TAS – Wanting, Richard Flanagan
VIC – Well Done, Those Men, Barry Heard
WA – Jasper Jones, Craig Silvey
Enter the Our Story competition by giving us the best book review of any of the winning 8 books in 50 words or less. Individuals and groups (such as books groups) are welcome to enter. Go to The Reading Room website to enter by 14 May http://www.thereadingroom.com/book-club/national-year-of-reading/1921%22 and join in the discussions about the books too.