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Published November 24th 2017
Summer reading recommendations all organised for you
With Summer fast approaching, it is the perfect time to organise your Summer reads.

My recommendations for this Summer are all from Australian Authors.

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Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist (I love this book cover!)



Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist

Zoe and Martin, two people from very different backgrounds both make the life-changing decision to walk the famous journey along the Camino Way in Spain.
This journey has been walked by many of pilgrims over the centuries and is said to change your life - physically, psychologically and spiritually.
Will this trek change Zoe and Martin and help them each recover from recent heartbreaks? And change their lives in the process?

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The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty


The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty

Four friends who have known each other since High School are away on their girls getaway weekend. Life has changed a lot for them all in recent years - careers, partners and children included. One of the women is concerned they may be drifting apart and suggests that they all write a letter, each sharing a secret, but remaining anonymous. The women all agree, however, there is a fifth letter. Who wrote this letter? Are the women all really as close as they think? There is more than meets the eye in this group and this fifth letter is about to blow that fact out of the water.

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Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall



Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

Kate and Harriet are best friends and are both also daughters of the lighthouse keepers in remote coastal Australia in the 1880's.
Their life seems idyllic to them until changes begin to occur as they grow up. A new stranger arrives and his presence causes a distance between the girls with a life-changing effect.

This story was inspired by the Author Kate Mildenhall discovering Harriet's grave while camping in New South Wales and is based on true events.

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Barking Dogs by Rebekah Clarkson



Barking Dogs by Rebekah Clarkson

Set in an Australian regional town with all that goes along with this, including all of the behind the scenes drama's and secrets which occur in peoples lives.
A lot can be seen when you look closer into peoples lives. Smaller towns do not necessarily have less action and this book perfectly portrays this fact.

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The Dry by Jane Harper



The Dry by Jane Harper

Federal Police Investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra to attend the funerals for Luke Hadler and his wife and child. Their deaths have been thought to be a murder-suicide tragedy, but when Aaron's investigative skills are called upon he begins to doubt this charge is correct. Aaron and Luke shared a lot of history while growing up in this farming community and the past may very well be connected to this present day incident.

Jane Dry has won several awards for this fabulous book including the Gold ABIA (Annual Australian Book Industry Awards).

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Summer Reads - a great selection here!


A book is a wonderful present to give, so please keep this in mind this festive season.

Alternatively, always remember that borrowing from a Library can make reading a FREE activity.

A large selection of books can also be downloaded via your iPads, e-readers, laptops and even phones - perfect for light travel this summer.

I myself always prefer a book in paper form, but that's just my preference.

Happy Reading!
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Why? Relaxing and Interesting Fun
When: Anytime you can!
Where: Anywhere, preferably with a cold drink during Summer!
Cost: Free if you borrow from a Library or cost depending on where you purchase.
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