Inspiration for Australian Reading Hour: Author Garth Nix Shares His Favourite Reads

Inspiration for Australian Reading Hour: Author Garth Nix Shares His Favourite Reads


On Thursday, September 20, 2018, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book for
Australian Reading Hour. We all know there are so many benefits that come from reading and ARH is about encouraging people to reconnect with reading or set aside some additional reading time.

If you’re still looking for some reading ideas for your children then we can help. Author Garth Nix is a big supporter of Australian Reading Hour and listed below are some of his favourite reads. Happy reading!

Young Adult

LIFEL1K3 Jay Kristoff (2018)

Going Back a Bit
Feeling Sorry for Celia Jaclyn Moriarty (2000)

How Did You Miss It?
The Blue Sword Robin McKinley (1982)


How to Bee Bren MacDibble (2017)

Going Back a Bit
Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson (2004)

How Did You Miss It?
The Mouse and His Child Russell Hoban (1967)

Garth Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.

Garth’s books include the Old Kingdom fantasy series, comprising Sabriel, Lirael; Abhorsen; Clariel and Goldenhand; SF novels Shade’s Children and A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt’s Emerald. His novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence; The Keys to the Kingdom series and others. He has co-written several books with Sean Williams, including the Troubletwisters series; Spirit Animals Book Three: Blood Ties; Have Sword, Will Travel; and the forthcoming sequel Let Sleeping Dragons Lie. A contributor to many anthologies and magazines, Garth’s selected short fiction has been collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge.

More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today and his work has been translated into 42 languages. His most recent book is Frogkisser! now being developed as a film by Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation.


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