Suggested Readings 2021 - Booktober 2021

Short stories & poems

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Below we have a fabulous selection of pre-recorded author readings. If you’re keen for some personal insights from an author, then you’re going to love scrolling through this section.

There’s a link to view them sharing a special part of their book with us on the WestWords YouTube channel as well as a link to purchase the book online.

A great taster if you’re not sure what book you’d like to dive into next!


Short story - fellow

Spellbinding by Claire Cao (YouTube)

Included in the collection COLLISIONS - FICTIONS OF THE FUTURE


Rephlexa Book 1 by Erin A. Sayers (YouTube)


Poem - fellow

Moulting of the Mayfly by Aishah Ali (YouTube)









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Memoir

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Below we have a fabulous selection of pre-recorded author readings. If you’re keen for some personal insights from an author, then you’re going to love scrolling through this section.

There’s a link to view them sharing a special part of their book with us on the WestWords YouTube channel as well as a link to purchase the book online.

A great taster if you’re not sure what book you’d like to dive into next!


The Grass Library by David Brooks (YouTube)

The GRASS LIBRARY is a philosophical and poetic journey that recounts the author’s relationship with his four sheep and other animals in his home in the Blue Mountains. It is both a memoir and an elegy for animal rights.


On Drugs by Chris Fleming (YouTube)

An open-hearted exploration of...

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Non fiction

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Below we have a fabulous selection of pre-recorded author readings. If you’re keen for some personal insights from an author, then you’re going to love scrolling through this section.

There’s a link to view them sharing a special part of their book with us on the WestWords YouTube channel as well as a link to purchase the book online.

A great taster if you’re not sure what book you’d like to dive into next!


Back on Track by James Knight (YouTube)

Written by bestselling author James Knight, BACK ON TRACK is a thought-provoking and heart-warming story of how one man (and his working dogs) is giving rural kids, on their last chance, a second chance. 


The Details by Tegan Bennett Daylight (YouTube)

In this deeply insightful and intimate...

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Fiction

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Below we have a fabulous selection of pre-recorded author readings. If you’re keen for some personal insights from an author, then you’re going to love scrolling through this section.

There’s a link to view them sharing a special part of their book with us on the WestWords YouTube channel as well as a link to purchase the book online.

A great taster if you’re not sure what book you’d like to dive into next!


No More Boats by Felicity Castagna (YouTube)

Set in Sydney’s Western suburbs, NO MORE BOATS tells of a family whose unraveling lives collide with a refugee crisis known as the Tampa Affair, when over 400 hundred refugees were left stranded fifteen miles off the Australian coast.


Pink by Siobhan Colman (YouTube)

Set in 1969,...

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Children

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Below we have a fabulous selection of pre-recorded author readings. If you’re keen for some personal insights from an author, then you’re going to love scrolling through this section.

There’s a link to view them sharing a special part of their book with us on the WestWords YouTube channel as well as a link to purchase the book online.

A great taster if you’re not sure what book you’d like to dive into next!


Amazing Australian Women by Pamela Freeman (YouTube)

A bright and colourful look at twelve incredible Australian women who helped shape our country, from politics and the arts to Indigenous culture, science and more.


Brindabella by Ursula Dubosarsky (YouTube)

Written by multi-award-winning author Ursula Dubosarsky, BRINDABELLA is the...

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Young Adult

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Below we have a fabulous selection of pre-recorded author readings. If you’re keen for some personal insights from an author, then you’re going to love scrolling through this section.

There’s a link to view them sharing a special part of their book with us on the WestWords YouTube channel as well as a link to purchase the book online.

A great taster if you’re not sure what book you’d like to dive into next!


Final Storm by Deb Abela (YouTube)

FINAL STORM is Deborah Abela's third book in her ‘Grimsdon’ series. Isabella, Griffin and their friends have settled into New City, enrolled in school and are making new friends, including the charming Aleksander Larsen.


Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club by Tamsin Janu (YouTube)

A...

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Historical Fiction

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Below we have a fabulous selection of pre-recorded author readings. If you’re keen for some personal insights from an author, then you’re going to love scrolling through this section.

There’s a link to view them sharing a special part of their book with us on the WestWords YouTube channel as well as a link to purchase the book online.

A great taster if you’re not sure what book you’d like to dive into next!


One Thousand Hills by James Roy (YouTube)

ONE THOUSAND HILLS is a young adult novel set in Rwanda at the very beginning of the catastrophic genocide of 1994, in which over 800,000 people were killed in three months. It is based in part on the experiences of Noël who, as a young boy, witnessed these horrific events with his own eyes.


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Essay

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Below we have a fabulous selection of pre-recorded author readings. If you’re keen for some personal insights from an author, then you’re going to love scrolling through this section.

There’s a link to view them sharing a special part of their book with us on the WestWords YouTube channel as well as a link to purchase the book online.

A great taster if you’re not sure what book you’d like to dive into next!


The World Was Whole by Fiona Wright (YouTube)

In this collection of essays, Fiona Wright examines how we inhabit and remember the familiar spaces of our homes and suburbs, as we move through them and away from them into the wider world, devoting ourselves to the routines and rituals that make up our lives. 


We Are Speaking in Code...

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