Australian Books

This is a group for Australian Bloggers, Australian Authors and for people who enjoy Australian literature.

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Australian Books!

This is a group for all you Australian Bloggers, Australian Authors and for all those fans of Australian Literature.

My name is Nicole and I am an Australian blogger from the Blue Mountains of NSW. I have a blog called Books, Books Everywhere and on my blog I review books, host giveaways and conduct author interviews.

Alot of the books I review on my blog are Australian books and are therefore more appealing to the Australian audience, so I thought that this group may be a place for people to come together to discuss Australian books, such as Tim Winton's Cloudstreet (Review)

Please have a look at the dicussion boards and post your comments under the appropriate heading.

Happy Reading!
Nicole Trist @ Books, Books Everywhere

Discussion Forum

Australian Books 20 Replies

Australian Books;If you have reviewed any Australian books post the links in this discussion forum for other Aussies to see.I recently reviewed Tim Winton's Cloudstreet, the great Australian classic.…Continue

Tags: Reviews, Blogs, Literature, Books, Australian

Started by Nicole Trist. Last reply by Rachel Watts Oct 14, 2014.

Australian Blogs 39 Replies

Australian Blogs;If you are an Australian blogger, or know a good Australian blog, post the address here for us other Aussies to see.I have a blog called…Continue

Tags: Reviews, Books, Blogs, Literature, Australian

Started by Nicole Trist. Last reply by Clancy Tucker Oct 21, 2012.

Australian Book Blogger Directory 2 Replies

Has everyone submitted their site to the Australian Book Blogger Directory? It's a great resource, I've already met some amazing people and…Continue

Started by Jess. Last reply by Rosanne Dingli Sep 21, 2010.

Australian Events

Australian Events;If you know of any upcoming book events in Australia, such as the 2010 Sydney Writer's Festival in may, post them here.Or, if you would like to organise an event (such as a blogger…Continue

Tags: Reviews, Blogs, Literature, Books, Australian

Started by Nicole Trist Feb 15, 2010.

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Comment by Fuentes on February 19, 2015 at 12:06pm

Hades by Candice Fox

Can't tell you the ending but it was brilliant. Haven't see it coming. I was thinking and hoping something terribly dark and awful but I wasn't on the good road. 
And I really like when an author is catching me off guard with a plot.
This thriller is original, very well written.


Comment by Rachel Watts on October 16, 2014 at 10:37pm

The Ark, Annabel Smith.

Everyone is talking about this novel. And so they should. Independent, multimedia, multiplatform, it’s most certainly something new. It simultaneously paints a glimpse of a very convincing future for humanity while also unveiling the future of the ebook. Resource shortages and social breakdown until the day the Earth’s servers all, finally, blink off – rendered in a new, digital imagining of literature. This is the future; wake up and smell the data.

Four and a half stars. Really great.

Comment by Raymond Beresford Hamilton on November 23, 2013 at 7:31pm

Hello all, thanks for having me. I am really excited and very happy to be here,  so, here's the story; it's hot, it's heavy, and it's got everybody all hot-and-bothered deep down inside. You may join in on the excitement here:

The murder of Treasury Secretary Cheney, in the privacy of his own home, reveals one family’s most coveted secret and uncovers the mystery behind the ancient legend of Solomon’s ring.

Conspiracies, conflicts, gripping political thriller, insightful historical facts. Learn for yourself why this novel is being called “entertaining, super suspenseful and a great read.”

Comment by david stuart ryan on October 28, 2013 at 11:39am

Announcing the publication of what will come to be seen as the definitive portrayal of the amazing year that was 1967, ‘the summer of love’

Free ebook in exchange for a review. The author is half Australian.

Visit use coupon code ZP85X

 '1967' plots the course of a momentous year.

The year when pop turned into progressive rock and masterpieces from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones provided the soundtrack to what were revolutionary times. The novel by David Stuart Ryan, author of the bestselling 'John Lennon's Secret’, describes the events as they happen month by month, through the non-stop kaleidoscope of the life of Paul Dane, an advertising copywriter, and his circle of friends. If you thought the world of ‘Mad Men’ was strange, the adventures in this volume will only confirm all your wildest suspicions. You live out the exhilarating, unpredictable but always totally engaging events, music and experimentation that stamped themselves on a year, and produced the legendary 'summer of love'.

There has probably never been a time when the women were so willing, the mood music so congenial, the artificial aids to expanded consciousness so freely available. You start to realize as you progress through the heady months of 1967 that everything is evolving at a fantastic speed, a whole year's evolution appears to take place in a month, or less, as the young suddenly and inexplicably begin to seek out their dreams and fantasies, aided and abetted by some of the best music every produced, the tracks that have become an intimate part of our lives and which continue to haunt and fascinate in equal measure.

'1967' takes you behind the scenes to give you an understanding of just what it was like to experience this tsunami of change, of hope and ultimately of changes with profound revolutionary implications that are even today working themselves out as the old ways are rejected, as a counter-revolution runs out of steam and the visions that beguiled a whole generation move into the mainstream.

And yes there is a lot of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. This is 1967. It is more 50 shades of psychedelic colour than the grey of a postwar world. What a trip you are about to embark upon.

Comment by Amber Cross on June 26, 2013 at 12:54am

Hi All,

Reading Habit Online Secondhand Bookstore is giving away a copy of 'Life After Life' by Kate Atkinson on our blog - Feed Your Reading Habit (

Entries close June 30th 2013. Some terms and conditions apply. Good luck to all.



Reading Habit

Comment by Eden Riverina Romantics on February 4, 2013 at 4:34am

I'm an Australian author and my latest release is a short novel based in Melbourne.


Hope you will all check it out.

Amazon Link

I also have a giveaway going with a $15 Amazon GC up for grabs.

Comment by Eden Riverina Romantics on January 11, 2013 at 1:08am

Swag and Amazon GC giveaway with the Eden Summers Pimp Squad Party. Eden is an Australian author.


Click here to enter.

Comment by Amber Cross on December 17, 2012 at 7:10pm

Hi All,

This week I am giving away a copy of Rachael Treasure's 'Fifty Bales of Hay' on my blog.

Come have a roll in the hay with Australia's leading rural fiction author in her romping, rollicking first-ever collection of Agricultural Erotica. Guaranteed to get your tractor revving, Fifty Bales of Hay, is an honest and imaginative exploration of everyday men and women getting down and dirty on the land.

To enter the book giveaway just leave a comment on our blog before 5pm EDST on Friday 21st December 2012. The winner of the competition will be announced on Monday 24th December 2012. The competition is open to residents of Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. Good luck to everyone!!

Happy reading,

Reading Habit

Comment by Amber Cross on October 24, 2012 at 1:01am
Hi All,
This month we have the Fifty Shades trilogy of books to give away. The titles of the books are: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; and Fifty Shades Freed. I won't bore you with an overview of the story line as I'm sure you're well aware of it! To enter our giveaway just leave a comment on our blog and don't forget to increase your chances by checking out how to gain bonus entries.

Entries are open until 5pm EST on Friday 30th November 2012. The competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK. The winner of the competition will be announced on Monday 3rd December 2012. Please be aware that these are second hand copies of all three books. They are not brand new. Good luck to everyone!!
Happy reading,
Reading Habit

Comment by Clancy Tucker on October 21, 2012 at 8:49pm

Dear Nicole,

 I'm an Australian author, photographer, blogger for emerging / aspiring writers and sometime poet. I have been voluntarily working with to raise the profile of independent authors globally and the purpose of this email is to seek your support, and that of your followers. We are all in this together.

What is

 It is a voluntary organisation that has encouraged, supported and mustered support from authors and writers from around the world. No one receives a salary and there are no subscription fees.  The indiePENdents want to give the creativity of the self-published authors an imprimatur. Books that meet the standards are awarded the indiePENdents' Seal.

How does it work?

Three random members of, all professional writers or editors, review fellow members’ books and provide a simple ‘Yay’ or ‘Nay’. Reviewers pass books which meet basic objective standards of spelling, grammar, punctuation, editing and formatting, outlined on website.

Where to from here?

Are you aware of recent comments made by Maureen Sullivan, President of the American Library Association (ALA) regarding Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin’s refusal to provide access to their e-books in U.S.A? I posted it on my daily blog on 3 October 2012 and you might find it interesting:

I would be happy to send you a draft brochure that I intend to send to the peak council of Australian libraries - a selection of books that have been judged and awarded the seal. The Australian Library Association has replied to an email of mine and asked me to present our brochure to their peak council, which comprises senior library representatives of every state and territory in Australia.  

Australian Libraries – our allies?

The purpose of this brochure is to introduce a global collection of serious writers who are prepared to self-regulate their own books. Only those that have met the standards, appraised by three of their peers from around the world, are given "The IndiePENdents Seal." All have been professionally edited and world libraries could be our best allies.


I would appreciate any comments you may have. Hopefully, the followers of your site will join our campaign, join and offer to be a book reviewer. It's free to join. We believe it is in our best interest to work together.  

Clancy Tucker

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