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
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
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”
A Fortunate Life by AB Facey. Just finished it. It was so good. Here’s my review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/482039313?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
Hi Darlene – I saw that on one of the links to lists I put at the bottom. Heading over now to see what you say!
Also, other Colleen McCullough books like The Ladies of Missalonghi
Thanks, Darlene – I’ll have to check it out. 🙂
I just thought of another one, Gifts of the Peramangk by Dean Mayes. You would love this one. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15830010-gifts-of-the-peramangk?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=KCPldHFnrA&rank=2
Thank you, Darlene – I think I’m going to do a follow-up post. with all the suggestions in the comments! 🙂
Can’t think of any offhand, but I went to Australia many years ago and have great memories.
Hi Jeff, it’s so far away, but a place I would like to visit. Thanks for the visit here, too 🙂
The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
Thank you! I’ll have to look it up 🙂
Liza Perrat – The Lost Blackbird, The Swooping Magpie and The Silent Kookaburra, among others.
That’s great – thank you Noelle!
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.:-)
Hi Priscilla – I can see how Australia’s landscape would be a good setting for horror stories. Thanks for stopping by!
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.
Hi Susan, as you may know, I like a good family saga! Thanks for the visit 🙂
Some great reads!
They were – thank you LA!
Looks like some great reads. I think Thorn Birds will always be my favorite. Thanks for sharing Barbara.
I have one hour left of the miniseries – enjoing it very much!!
love this list!
Thank you, Erin and thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂
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.
Thank you, April 🙂 I just posted a follow-up with all the titles suggested in the comments. Thanks, too, for stopping by and commenting 🙂
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.
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!
You’re welcome, Barbara. I just checked online. It takes 20 hours from NY to Sydney. 🙂
Ack! Better bring a few books! 🙂
This looks like an awesome list. I’ll have to give some of these a read, all the while practicing my Australian accent in my head. Thanks for sharing.
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 🙂
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.
Thank you, Derrick. I knew you’d be adding to this list. Just posted an update!
I recently read Flames by Robbie Arnott and I really loved it.
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 🙂
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.
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!
I love Liane Moriarty”s books and recommend them highly!
Yes, they are definitely good! Thanks for the recommendation, Donna! Hope you are doing well. It’s been super hot here!
Big Little Lies also by Liane Moriarty, one of my favorite authors. But Monterey was the setting for the movie. Great collection, Barbara!
Yes, that’s a good one – I didn’t see the movie. I just posted an update with your suggestion. Thanks for stopping by!
Looks like some really interesting reads! You have got an awesome blog!😀📚
Oh thank you, Book Worm! I appreciate you visiting and commenting 🙂
A fabulous list of books set in Australia, BArbara, thank you for sharing it. I will add A Town like Alice by Nevil Shute and Morgans Run by Colleen McCullagh.
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!
Thank you, Barbara. I didn’t realise Colleen McCullough had so many books. I’m glad I had a look on Amazon. Happy Sunday.
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!
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.
I’ve been reading about it – take care, Robbie.
Thank you, Willow.
I read A Husband’s Secret by Moriarty recently. Good book.
That’s a good one, Jennifer. I feel like I might have read that too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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. 😀
I love books about secrets. You’ll have to let us know how it is!
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.
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.
A Walk in the Woods. That one was pretty funny…the movie was awful.
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