Hey there! One week ago I asked you what books written by Australian writers do you recommend reading. Today I come back with a follow-up post, to tell you what books I discovered and I’m going to read.
Starting from the recommendations I’ve received on the blog (thanks a lot!), I did a little bit more research and I’m glad to tell you that I’ve already ordered the following books:
- The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (historical fiction about a group of Australian prisoners of war during World War II)
- March by Geraldine Brooks (follows the absent father from the Little Women book)
- Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks (about the hidden world of Islamic women)
Apart from the books mentioned above, I also want to read the following three books (not ordered yet):
- The Great World by David Malouf (follows two men who first come to know each other when they are war prisoners of the Japanese)
- That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (evokes the times when the aboriginal Noongar people of Western Australia first encountered the British colonists)
- The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally (about a man who is half aboriginal and half white, unable to fit into either culture)
I am so much looking forward to reading all these books! Of course, I’ll start reading them after finishing the book I’m currently reading – War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (if you’re interested, you can check out my reading journey).
If you have any other Australian-related recommendations, please share them in the comments section 🙂 Thanks a lot!
‘Till next time … happy reading!