100 Must Read Australian Books

2024 marks 100 years of BookPeople — the Australian Booksellers Association!

100 years of supporting Australian bookshops and booksellers to do what we do best — promote and nurture Australian literature from bookshelf to bedside table. To celebrate their centenary, BookPeople booksellers helped to select 100 must-read Australian novels.

Here, gathered on this list, from the finest bookshops all across the country, are the top picks from the book experts of Australia. Find the full list at http://bookpeople.org.au/…/100-must-read-australian-novels or browse the titles on our online catalogue.

Featured are some of Australia’s national treasures, some underdogs and forgotten classics; award winners as well as breathtaking contemporary novels on their way to becoming modern classics.

Many names will be familiar, and some sure to be new, but we can guarantee a read that’s made an impact on our literary culture.

If you’ve always wanted to start reading more Australian literature, this list is a great place to start. If you’re already an aficionado, see how many titles you can tick off your list.

To help you on your journey, one lucky reader will win all 100 books on the list — visit bookpeople.org.au/competitions to find out more!

Thank you for 100 years and here’s to 100 more. Happy reading!