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Books Set in Australia.

Description: Recommend books set in Australia.

Members: 8 participating members (show all)

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1
6,747 members, 134 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), Selliers (1), merrystar (2), KimarieBee (3), ahef1963 (7)

Score: 16.86

Explanations:

ahef1963 (7): An important (one might say seminal) book in my development: the first time I read a book with sex in it.

2
3,273 members, 128 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), gypsysmom (2), KimarieBee (4), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 13.02

Explanations:

ahef1963 (4): A real favourite. I've read it so many times. Going to Alice Springs is a must-do for my life.

3
6,091 members, 476 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), KimarieBee (2), ahef1963 (20)

Score: 9.26

4
2,752 members, 217 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2), gypsysmom (3), KimarieBee (6)

Score: 8.96

5
1,492 members, 48 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), KimarieBee (7), ahef1963 (8)

Score: 8.2

Explanations:

ahef1963 (8): Fascinating, creepy, excellent work. Lindsay's handling of atmosphere is so skilled.

6
6,300 members, 502 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (4), KimarieBee (8), ahef1963 (19)

Score: 7.12

7
8,288 members, 216 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (5), KimarieBee (10), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 6.87

Explanations:

ahef1963 (18): A travelogue. Hilarious and interesting.

8
1,072 members, 31 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), gypsysmom (6)

Score: 6.56

9
3,230 members, 195 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (7), KimarieBee (11), ahef1963 (26)

Score: 6.43

10
3,837 members, 73 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), gypsysmom (8)

Score: 5.05

11
5,137 members, 335 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 4.82

12
5,747 members, 315 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (9), ahef1963 (9)

Score: 4.62

Explanations:

ahef1963 (9): Possibly my favourite book of all time.

13
4,843 members, 355 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), KimarieBee (12)

Score: 4.35

14
6,964 members, 417 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (9), ahef1963 (17)

Score: 4.28

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Takes place partly in Australia, partly in England.

15
834 members, 36 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (10), ahef1963 (25)

Score: 4.04

16
272 members, 6 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1)

Score: 4

17
152 members, 6 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

bluepiano (1): Not the subject of yet the basis of the excellent! novel is narrator's childhood in Australia.

18
13 members, 1 review
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1)

Score: 4

19
1,088 members, 50 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (11), ahef1963 (28)

Score: 3.94

20
292 members, 2 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): If you read this at Project Gutenberg it gives an excellent bio of Capt. Cook which is almost as good as his journals.

21
92 members, 2 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

bluepiano (2): A very very good hoax that caused a great upset in the then-suffocatingly provincial Australian literary circle.

22
1,621 members, 28 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3)

Score: 3.04

23
695 members, 25 reviews
3.23 stars (3.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3)

Score: 3.04

24
677 members, 13 reviews
3.24 stars (3.24 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (3)

Score: 3.04

25
2,381 members, 44 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6)

Score: 2.56

26
590 members, 17 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

ahef1963 (10): The classic Australian tale of seven children. It's decidedly brutal; no way would I let children read this.

27
3,811 members, 58 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (12)

Score: 2.15

28
3,544 members, 238 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Score: 2.11

29
2,378 members, 56 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (13)

Score: 2.11

30
2,378 members, 148 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14)

Score: 2.07

31
1,966 members, 44 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (14)

Score: 2.07

32
1,340 members, 93 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15)

Score: 2.03

33
72 members, 1 review
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (15)

Score: 2.03

34
1,186 members, 57 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16)

Score: 2

35
368 members, 33 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (16)

Score: 2

36
365 members, 40 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (17)

Score: 1.97

37
216 members, 15 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (18)

Score: 1.94

38
52 members, 2 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (19)

Score: 1.92

39
1,187 members, 82 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (20)

Score: 1.89

40
604 members, 17 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21)

Score: 1.87

Explanations:

ahef1963 (21): Another favourite. It's huge and dense but the rewards are ample.

41
651 members, 28 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

42
3,448 members, 49 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Score: 1.83

Explanations:

ahef1963 (23): Possibly the most respected and certainly the most thorough history of the founding of Australia.

43
3,162 members, 168 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

Explanations:

ahef1963 (24): Jo Nesbo's Norwegian detective goes to solve a series of murders in Sydney.

44
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

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