Australia – Oceania
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Countries read are in bold blue

Potential books to be read are listed below each country. Books read are in red. An asterisk (*) indicates books I own but have not read yet.

1. Australia (Canberra)

  • The Paperbark Shoe by Goldie Goldblum (finished 09 May 2011; rated 5/5; read my review)
  • The True History of the Kelly Gang, by Peter Carey*
  • The Idea of Perfection, by Kate Grenville*
  • The Secret River, by Kate Grenville (finished 13 October 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)

2. Fiji (Suva)

3. Kiribati (Bairiki)

4. Marshall Islands (Majuro)

5. Micronesia (Palikir)

6. Nauru (no official capital)

7. New Zealand (Wellington)

  • The Bone People, by Keri Hulme (finished 12 July 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  • The Colour, by Rose Tremain (finished 25 August 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)

8. Palau (Koror)

9. Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby)

  • The White Mary, by Kira Salak (finished 16 July 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)
  • Throwim Way Leg, by Tim Flannery

10. Samoa (Apia)

  • Where We Once Belonged, by Sia Figiel

11. Solomon Islands (Honiara)

12. Tonga (Nuku’alofa)

13. Tuvalu (Funafuti)

  • The Happy Isles of Oceania, by Paul Theroux

14. Vanuatu (Port-Vila)

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  1. Oh dear, I haven’t read any of the books you have listed for Australia and I live here! I have heard great things from several people about Kate Grenville’s The Secret River. I really should add it to my ‘must read’ list.

    • Wendy on June 22, 2009 at 06:44

    Oh, Susan, I loved The Secret River! Do you know of books I should add to this list? If so, please let me know!! I am always looking for great books for this challenge, and love when “locals” give me their input!!

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