September 5, 2019

Australian Reading Hour

By setting aside time for reading, kids learn that it's a habit worth developing. And so often, adults feel too stressed and over-scheduled to allow themselves the luxury of free reading time. Australian Reading Hour gives everyone permission to do just that. 

August 29, 2019

Old town roads to love

With August bringing us Bookstore Romance Day, (and Read a Romance month in North America) we thought it was a good time to revisit the rich atmosphere, strong features and independent heroines of Australian rural romances. 

June 6, 2019

Visiting libraries in Australia and New Zealand

I’m lucky enough to get to travel to Australia and New Zealand and visit their public libraries as part of my work with NoveList. Even half a world away, I still felt quite “at home” in those libraries. The sense of belonging is there when I walk in: a table display featuring new releases, the circ desk, and a welcoming atmosphere. While I’m literally on the other side of the earth, walking into those libraries feels like walking into my home library.

August 28, 2018

Australian Crime Fiction

Jane Harper’s Aaron Falk series continues to rack up awards and long hold lines at the library. Fortunately for all of us on the waiting list, Australian crime fiction has a lot to offer.

August 2, 2018

Lust in the dust: Rural romances set in Australia

Following the immense success of Rachael Treasure’s Jillaroo in 2005, rural romance emerged as a beloved genre of Australian readers. These books celebrate rural life, farming, and close knit communities as well as the natural beauty of the Australian landscape. They are rich in atmosphere and feature strong, independent female heroines making their own way in the bush.

October 2, 2017

Find it in NoveList: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand book awards

Award-winning books often attract the attention of readers and, luckily for you, NoveList keeps track of over one thousand different book awards -- including region specific awards not limited to the United States.