Books set in Australia

Wow, I hadn’t realized until recently just how many books I’ve read that are set in Australia! Here’s what I’ve read. Can you add to this list?

Alone – Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean – Brett Archibald

The Dry by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Check out these lists for additional books set in Australia:

Goodreads – Best Books Set in Australia

Tale_Away – Books Set In Australia: Australian Novels

Crime Reads – 10 Essential Australian Novels

For even more, visit my post More books set in Australia here.

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58 thoughts on “Books set in Australia

  1. I recently read a short collection of horror stories set in Australia. It’s called The Encampment by the Gorge and Blood Memory by Zachary Ashford. Fun stuff.:-)

  2. Peter Carey and Tim Winton are well known Australian writers. I read ‘Cloud Street’ by Winton many years ago. It made a deep impression on me. Family saga if I remember correctly.

  3. I’ve read A Town Like Alice and On The Beach and In The Wet all by Nevil Shute. The first two are good, but I’ve entirely forgotten the third.

    1. Thank you, April 🙂 I just posted a follow-up with all the titles suggested in the comments. Thanks, too, for stopping by and commenting 🙂

  4. Great books on your list, Barbara! It took us 17 hours to fly from LAX to Sydney, the longest flight we’ve had among all the places we’ve traveled. It was worth it. My husband was born there. The time we went, his aunt was still alive. We went to many cities on the east coast. My husband went diving in the Great Barrier Reef. The next time we go will be a family trip with some of his siblings.

    1. Hi Miriam, that is definitely a long flight. I wonder what the lenght from the east coast would be? That would be such a great place to visit 🙂 Thank you for reading and commenting!

    1. Thank you so much! I just posted a follow-up with more Australian books. I now have more on my TBR – as always! Thanks for stopping by, too and for commenting. I hope you are having a nice weekend 🙂

  5. Peter Carey – Oscar and Lucinda: True History of the Kelly gang, and many others; Robert Hughes – The Fatal Shore ( Non Fiction history); Doris Pilkington Garimara – Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence.

    1. Thanks, Cathy – I’ll check it out. I got a lot of suggestions in the Comments so I posted an update and included Flames. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope your summer reading is going well 🙂

  6. I’ve read a few other Liane Moriarty and Sally Hepworth books. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute is a classic, and one I really want to reread. In newer books, I really liked The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline.

    1. Thanks, Lisa – I appreciate you adding to the list. I just posted and update. I think I may have left out Sally Hepworth – did you have a specific one you liked? I think I’m going to read some more soon. Hope you’re having a nice weekend!

  7. Big Little Lies also by Liane Moriarty, one of my favorite authors. But Monterey was the setting for the movie. Great collection, Barbara!

    1. Thanks, Robbie. There are so many more books to read. I enjoyed Colleen McCullough’s writing – I think I’d like to read another one of her books. Hope you’re having a nice weekend!

      1. I know – I’m going to have to check out a couple more. Not enough time to do it all, of course, but we do our best, right? Thanks for the visit – you’ve been baking, I see!

      2. I have read Morgan’s Run and it was excellent. Yes, I bake when I am anxious and the civil unrest in South Africa has not been very nice at all. There may be more trouble today when the Zuma trial recommences.

      1. And I just bought one for my Kindle called One Little Secret. There’s something about finding out secrets that gets my attention. I don’t know if the author is Australian though. 😀

  8. I got WAY behind on my blog reading and completely missed this. The Rosie Project was a fun read. I’m a little late in the game but Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country (non-fiction) is a great Aussie book too.

    1. Hi Tammie – I know how it is to be behind on blog reading. We do our best. Thank you for stopping by. I also liked The Rosie Project. I read another book by Bill Bryson about the Appalachian Trail.

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