What about countries from Oceania? ie Papua New Guinea? Where would they be classified, here? Or some where else? I have a book that takes place in Papua New Guinea that would be perfect for the challenge, but not sure if it fits in this category or not
Hi Jules. I just changed the title of this post to show people that I regard Australasia & Oceania as the same. So your book will be just perfect here.
I have always enjoyed reading about this part of the world. This particular book takes place in Melbourne.
Richard Flanagan's Death of a River Guide is a brilliant 'life flashing before my eyes' novel. From Tasmania
There are some terrific crime novels set in Australia and New Zealand. I'd recommend anyone looking for good options to check out Kerrie's website Mysteries in Paradise or Bernadette's Reactions to Reading (for Australian novels) and my own Crime Watch website (for Kiwi ones).Happy reading.
That wraps up Australia for me! Only four more books to go to complete the medium challenge!! I'm saving the longest for last.
Mine is Peter Carey's first novel Bliss
This completes 3 books in this section for me
Review by John for - The Healers - set in some small remote islands in the Pacific Ocean.
A true story that took place at the time of the founding of Australia as it is now- when the First Fleet reached Botany Bay. By Jackie French.
This one was hard -- I almost counted North and South Islands of New Zealand separately, but I found two very distinct Australia book instead.