New year, new book by Sarah Garnett

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If you are looking for some reading recommendations, I have handpicked 55 of my favourite books. As a book lover, this was a very difficult list to compile and naturally contains a lot of well-known classics, but I’ve tried to restrict my choices to books that I still emotionally connect with, either through laughter, tears, anger or wonder.

  1. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
    2. A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey
    3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    4. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
    5. A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray
    6. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    7. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
    8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    9. 1984 by George Orwell
    10. Watership Down by Richard Adams
    11. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
    12. 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    13. Milly Molly Mandy by J. L. Brisley
    14. House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
    15. History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason
    16. Just Kids by Patty Smith
    17. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    18. The Collected Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
    19. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    20. My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
    21. All My Puny Sorrows by Mirian Toews
    22. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
    23. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
    24. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
    25. The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson
    26. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    27. Speeches that Changed the World
    28. The Conversations at Curlow Creek by David Malouf
    29. Carnivale by MR Lovric
    30. The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas
    31. Couldn’t Keep it to Myself by Wally Lamb
    32. My Brother Donald by Gwen Friend
    33. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
    34. The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
    35. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
    36. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
    37. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
    38. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    39. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    40. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    41. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
    42. The Diary of a Young Girl by Ann Frank
    43. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    44. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
    45. Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski
    46. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
    47. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
    48. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
    49. My Place by Sally Morgan
    50. My Country by Dorothea McKellar
    51. Halfway up the Mountain by Dorothy Wright
    52. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
    53. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
    54. True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
    55. Lord of the Flies by William Golding