Pageturners Top Reads


Pageturners had a wonderful discussion at the December meeting about their favourite reads for 2017. There was lots to talk about with everyone listing a couple of favourite books rather than choosing just one. Here is the list of favourites with everything from crime novels to classics, biographies and fantasy novels:

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

The Crossing by Michael Connelly

The Bat by Jo Nesbo

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Choke by Sofie Laguna

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Spilling the Beans: The Autobiography of One of Television’s Two Fat Ladies by Clarissa Dickson Wright

Rudyard Kipling by Andrew Lycett

The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

Insomniac City by Bill Hayes (about his friendship with Oliver Sacks)

Road to Coorain – Jill Ker Conway

True North – Jill Ker Conway

Top 10 Lists Books by Fid Backhouse

The Debacle by Emile Zola

Travels with Herodocus by Ryszard Kapuscinki

The North Water by Ian McGuire

Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Last Painting of Sara de Vos – by Dominic Smith

 A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

The Twentieth Man by Tony Jones

The Good People by Hannah Kent

The Life to Come Michelle de Kretser

Here are links to other Summer Holiday Reading Lists that also generated lots of discussion:

Book Suggestions for Malcolm Turnbull’s Summer Break

Radio National Suggested Reads:

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards:

Better Reading Top 100 2017:


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