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Vote For Australia’s Top 100 Books

August 7, 2017

What’s your go-to book, the one you’re always recommending to friends and family, the one that’s stayed with you long after reading?

The voting for Australia’s Top 100 Books is well underway. In case you haven’t entered the competition yet, we are giving seven lucky winners a copy of all 100 books that make the 2017 list.

That’s right – 100 free books for 7 lucky winners!

To win, all you have to do is vote for your favourite book. It can be national or international, fiction or non-fiction, such as biography and memoir. When you vote, please only choose one book and make sure you include the author’s name.



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  1. Alec Micallef

    Dying to get to Oklahoma by Ash Mackinnon

  2. Marianne Vincent

    The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

  3. Roslyn Spouse

    Rhubarb by Craig Silvey

  4. Marie-Ann Martin

    “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak

  5. Karen Lazzaro

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  6. Beverly Hanton

    My favourite Australian book is Gang of Four by Liz Byrski. Discovered Liz Bryski about 10 years ago and have enjoyed every book, but Gang of Four is my all time favourite.

  7. Jennifer Lambert

    Marcus Zuzack. The Book Thief.

  8. Angela Milesi

    “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult

  9. Maira De Candia

    My favorite book of all time is Farewell My Ovaries. By Wendy Harmer. It is hilarious and I recommend it to all my friends.

  10. Maira De Candia

    I love reading. Looking forward to 100 books!

    1. Maira De Candia

      Looking forward to reading!

  11. Jen Macleay

    Fav book-
    Jessica By Bryce Courtney

  12. Simon abela

    foundation by Isaac Asimov

  13. Loretta Wood

    Mullawindy Joy Dettman

  14. Sally Hollands

    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    Khalid Housseini

  15. Liz Hill

    I love Patricia Falvey’s The Yellow House. I’ve read it (twice) loaned it, gifted it (4 copies so far) recommended it lots of times and will continue to do so.

  16. Sam Kinsella

    Dying to get to Oklahoma Ash Mackinnon

  17. Emily Beard

    I have so many favourites but this one stands out

  18. Emily beard

    A Little Life
    Hanya Yanagihara

  19. Fiona Jackson

    Tim Winton
    Cloud Street

  20. Elise Guerin

    This is a tough one but I would have to say ‘Mr Wigg’ by Inga Simpson. Such a beautifully written, soul healing book.

  21. Erin

    “The spectacular now” – Tim Tharp

  22. Diana Frankcomb

    My favourite book
    Still Alice
    Lisa Genova

  23. Ruth O'Halloran

    Not a penny more not a penny less

  24. Jill Drowley

    My favourite book is Monica McInerney’s The Trip of a Lifetime. It’s warm, funny , emotional about a loving family who care about each other. I really enjoyed it like all her other books.

  25. Kelly Byrne

    The Book Thief. Marcus Zusak

  26. narelle simpson

    Territory Judy Nunn

  27. Donna Robinson

    My Favourite would have to be Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. So interesting, sad but also inspiring and a story we can all learn from.

  28. Belinda Bowman

    The Girl Before – JP Delaney

  29. Hayley Crouch

    I love supporting Australian authors so my vote for this year would be The Dry- Jane Harper. A cracking debut mystery thriller well worth being in the top 100.

  30. Kate Adams

    Castle of Dreams- Elise McCune

  31. Karen Micallef

    Dyeing to get to Oklahoma
    Author Ash Mackinnon

  32. Deborah Keyes

    What a wonderful gift – I would be very please to win !

  33. Andrea Falting

    I vote for When You Disappeared by John Marrs. This book left me breathless! The story it contains is a masterpiece…a modern day classic. Every word on every page held me transfixed, completely immersed in a tale like no other I’ve read. Lot’s of twists and turns throughout. I didn’t want to put it down or end.

  34. Belinda Gay

    My favourite book is The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

  35. Tony Ascott

    Dying to get to Oklahoma by Ash Mckinnon

  36. Deborah Smith

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  37. Halena hall

    The Book Thief

  38. KIRSTY Aylen

    A favourite book that I would recommend to anyone and which has stayed with me my entire life is Charlotte’s Web by E.B White. I remember adoring it as a child and I am looking forward to the days when I can read it to my own children and witness the wonder and magic of this story on their own little faces ????

  39. Sue Willett

    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham.

  40. Nicole Piper

    The power of one by Bryce Courtenay

  41. Cheri Williams

    I’m re-reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale once again. All the publicity about the new mini series was a catalyst to re-experience the joy of reading this book.

  42. Anna Ely

    Well that is tricky…my favourite books aren’t those I would recommend to friends as a rule. Some books suit some friends and other books just do no,mostly not.. So huge compromise here! Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T E Lawrence. Took ages to read as I keep re reading pages for the pleasure.

  43. Melissa Ferguson

    My top book is The Girl In Times Square by Paullina Simons

  44. Tricia Inglis

    Csardas by Diane Pearson
    I’ve reread this book every few years since the first time I read it nearly 40 years ago.

  45. Elizabeth Farrell

    Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth Park

  46. June Rhodes

    Dying to get to Oklahoma Ash Mackinnon

  47. Sharon Harwood

    A Man Called Ove
    Novel by Fredrik Backman

  48. Linda Williams

    Diana Gabaldon
    Cross Stitch
    The Outlander Series ‘ Book 1

  49. Jacqui Kearney

    The Crossing Michael Connelly

  50. Jacqui Kearney

    Echoes by Maeve Binchy

  51. Liz Willuamson

    Light a penny candle by Maeve Binchy

  52. Maaike

    On the Jellicoe Road- Merlina Marchetta

  53. Laura Anderson

    The crow road. Iain Banks

  54. Katie Hogan

    Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen

  55. Delena Graham

    So many favorite books, but I always loved Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I read the book when the Colin Firth series was on abc.

  56. Jenny Geraghty

    A book for a lifetime of memories is “Barbed wire and roses “. Written by Peter Yeldham. A brilliant novel of War, love, loss and understanding. My Grandfather was in the 1st world war and reading this book made understanding
    the effects of shell shock less of a mystery. The storytelling is beautiful and the ending gives closure. Just a lovely story that leaves you feeling satisfied. Brilliant….just brilliant…

  57. Don Rule

    Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen

  58. Debby Shaw

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a favourite

  59. julie taylor

    Love geraldine brooks people if the book

  60. Kylie Lyneham

    Tuesdays With Morrie

  61. Kylie Lyneham

    Best book I’ve ever read. Every time I need reminding about life’s important lesons, I know I’ll find it in this book.

  62. Grace

    Daphne du Maurier

  63. Nick Lachmund

    The World According to Garp by John Irving

  64. Helena Tosello

    The Rosie Project by Graeme Simson

  65. Susan Freckleton

    The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton, engaged my imagination and love of reading, have read it to my children and grandchildren in the original form and it has engaged their imaginations and desire to read more.

  66. Kelly Barton

    Any Stephen King novel…..always thought out, and makes you feel as if you are in the novel

  67. Peter White

    The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

  68. Nicole Zosh

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

  69. Jill Murdoch

    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

  70. Alex Power

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K Dick

  71. Saandy Fairchild

    I am in a dilema. I cant choose one… so for those like me who just like to know what others are reading.
    1 ……anything by liz Bryanski ……..gang of 4 my favourite
    2 …….monica macinerny , trip of a life time. Started my passion
    3. Josephine Moon. The tea chest. ….Started my quest Enjoy

  72. Priscilla Gormley

    Daughters of Mars by Tom Kenneally

  73. Raelene Hall

    Bridge Across my Shoulders Christina Noble

  74. Maureen Brennan

    The French Promise
    Fiona McIntosh

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