If you tune in to watch The First Tuesday Book Club, which airs on ABC Radio monthly, you may be familiar with the poll they are taking for the top 10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die. There are a lot of lists going around, such as 1001 Escapes to Experience Before You Die or 1001 Video Games to Play Before You Die. This in comparison seems pretty achievable and downright brilliant.
Perhaps though it could be phrased in a more uniquely Australian way – 10 Books from Bazzaland to Read Before You Croak, or is that just a bit of Flemington confetti?
Anyhoo, before I get too dinky-di, have a gander at this well thought-out list which covers novels across many decades, styles and genres. It includes favourites such as The Power of One alongside more contemporary novels like The Slap. There are buttons to click and vote on the spot, or you may like to search our ‘you beaut’ new Library Catalogue and create your own top Aussie books list.
The top ten books will be announced on a one hour special, airing on ABC 1 at 10 pm on Tuesday 4th December, 2012.