2019 Reading Challenge

In 1957, the first winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced: Patrick White, for his novel Voss. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to novels describing life in suburbia, compulsive gamblers, Australians abroad – but always true to the terms of Miles Franklin’s will: ‘[the] prize shall be awarded for the Novel for the year which is of the highest literary merit and which must present Australian Life in any of its phases …’.This year I have decided to reduce the number of books on my challenge and instead of 104 my challenge is 80.  For part of my challenge I would like to read as many books as I can from the previous winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

I have read a few of them already but I will now endeavour to read some of the remaining books on the list.  Those I have read are:

There are 47 books on the list so I still have a few I can choose from.  I think I will start with Voss by Patrick White as I have a copy here at home.

Books read 2019


A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester

I’ll Keep you Safe by Peter May

Want you Dead by Peter James

Extinctions by Josephine Wilson . . . .  2017 Miles Franklin Award Winner

At the Water’s Edge by Sarah Gruen

The Ludlow Ladies Society by Anne O’Loughlin