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Australian Through and Through: Better Reading Top 100


One of the most exciting things about Better Reading’s Top 100 is the continued love for Aussie fiction. It’s not just the US or even Europe that dominates the charts: Australian authors, whether they’re still here or now living abroad, always seem to dominate the charts, showing us just how much you love homegrown fiction.

Some of the Australians on the list are still there after continued fame, like Jasper Jones, The Power of One, and the quintessential Tim Winton, with not one but TWO novels on the list. Liane Moriarty, is of course a favourite on the list, and what little surprise, given the success of the television show over in the States. Jane Harper, with The Dry, shows us that Aussie fiction is still going strong, and we’re guessing that with what we’ve seen come out of Australian publishing in the last couple of years, the best is still yet to come.

Are there favourite Aussie reads that you think should have made the Top 100? Make sure to share them in the comments!


  1. John Hayes

    Get ‘The Dry’ !
    I devoured this book in 24 hours -just couldn’t resist picking it up again until I’d finished. Very Australian without harping on the usual explicit descriptions, a contemporary, believable storyline which unfolds at a nice pace all the way to the surprise at the end. If I ever write a first book, I hope it will be this good.

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