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Amazing Read wrap-up: Twitterchat reading recommendations

February 2, 2012

Our first National Year of Reading Twitter Chat went for an Amazing 4 and a half hours. With nearly 200 Amazing reading suggestions from all our participants. Here they are for you to browse through:


It’s Always Been You by Victoria Dahl
Salt and Cod by Mark Kurlansky
Jamie Oliver – any
When we wre very young & Now we are six by A A Milne
Great Expectations by Graham Martin
Quilts 1700-2010: hidden histories, untold stories
Denyse Schmidt quilt books
Maggie’s kitchen by Maggie Beer
Anonymous was a woman by Mirra Bank
Belinda Jeffery’s Country Cookbook & Tried and true recipes
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A spoonful of country: cooking from a Cootamundra farmhouse by Catherine Bragg
Girl in the steel capped boots by Loretta Hill
Paul Auster: New York Trilogy, Timbuktu
Spellbound by Blake Charlton
Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
Wonder by R J Palacio
Windvale Sprites by Mackenzie Crook
Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones
Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
Jasper Jones
Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
Narnia by C S Lewis
Broken Shore &amp Truth by Peter Temple
Phillip Pulman’s Subtle Knife
Fringe of Leaves (based on story of Eliza Fraser) & Twyborn Affair
Affection and Triptych by Krissy Kneen
Year of Wonders: a novel of the plague by Geraldine Brooks
The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
Private Journal of a Voyage to Australia -James Bell
Hilary Mantel’s Beyond Black
China Miéville’s City and the City, Kraken, Embassytown
Geraldine Brooks’ Nine Parts of Desire
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Jesse Blackadder’s The Raven’s Heart
Sulari Gentill’s Miles Off Course
Kate Grenville’s Secret River
The Devil’s Mixtape by Mary Borsellino
Beasts of Burden
Defiance by Lili St Crow
Gillian Mears A Foal’s Bread
Nicole Watson The Boundary
Y A Erskine The Brotherhood
P M Newton’s The Old School
Charlotte Wood Animal People & Submerged Cathedral, The Children
Melanie Joosten Berlin Syndrome
Gail Jones Five Bells
Alexis Wright Carpentaria
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Anathem by @nealstephenson
Charles Dickens
Catch 22 Joseph Heller
Julia Quinn’s When He Was Wicked
Jennifer Crusie’s Bet Me
Mark Leyner’s My Cousin My Gastroentorologist
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey/Snobs & Past Imperfect
Nam Le’s The boat
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Agnes and the hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
The Old School by P M Newton
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
Maralinga by Judy Nunn
We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
Extremely Loud & Incredibly close by Jon Safran Foer
Conversations with myself by Nelson Mandela
Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust books
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
History of the World in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor
The time traveler’s wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Mystery of Hansom Cab by Fergus W Hume Crime
No Future without forgiveness by Desmond Tutu
Wheel of time by Robert Jordan
Who pays the piper by Mackenzie Smith
The last werewolf by Glen Duncan
Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter me
Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio races & Forever &Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy
Claudia’s big break by Lisa Heidke
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
King of the outback by Bill King
Life without the boring bits by Colleen McCullough
The Eyre Affair & The song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde
Among the Islands by Tim Flannery
How to fix copyright by William Patry
Dante’s Inferno
Bryce Courtenay’s Sylvia
Here be dragons by Sharon Penman
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Alanna by Tamora Pierce
Melina Marchetta’s Looking for Alibrandi
The Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Homer’s Iliad
The Joys of Quantum Entanglement


Mo Willems Knuffle Bunny & Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Jane O’Connor’s Fancy Nancy
Sandra Boynton’s Fifteen Animals
Go dog go by P D Eastman
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Elizabeth Enright – any
Edward Eager – any
Eleanor Estes – any
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Princess Bride
Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson
Harry Potter by J K Rowling
Neverness by David Zindell
Beatrix Potter
Famous Five by Enid Blyton


Keats’s Upon First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
A Poem a Day Blog –

Web, Blogs, Bloggers, Tweet streams:

Mamma Mia Blog
Material Obsession –
Trove –
Forever YA
http://www.lettersofnote and http://www.listsofnote


Gil McNeil
John Green
Stephanie Laurens
Michael Connelly
Nora Roberts & JD Robb
Kurt Vonnegut
Terry Pratchett
Brent Weeks
Anna Campbell
Anne Gracie
Kandy Shepherd
Jane Austen
Stephen Donaldson
Mary Webb
Thomas Hardy
Melanie La’Brooey
David Sedaris
Matthew Reilly
Sean Williams
Garth Nix
Michael Robotham
Gail Carriger
Peter Carey
Thomas Kenneally
Peter Temple
Tim Winton
Raymond E Feist
Nick Earls
Jasper Fforde
Peter Corris
Bronwyn Parry
Karly Lane
Fleur McDonald

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