I love so many different books so a top 10 was difficult to compile. These are books that I have read over and over again and stay with me long after they are closed. This top 10 does not include horror or children’s fiction.
Here are some of my favourite Australian books/authors;
1) Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay – I have always found this book fascinating. I love the mystery and it still manages to give me chills every time I read it. The imagery and how she describes the Australian setting is spot on.
2) The Complete Adventures of SnugglePot and Cuddle Pie by May Gibbs – As a child I found these tales (especially the illustrations) captivating. May Gibbs was incredibly talented and creative who would think of having Gumnuts as the main characters? I was always slightly disturbed by the Banksiamen though. Creepy!
Damyanti Biswas is an author, blogger, animal-lover, spiritualist. Her work is represented by Ed Wilson from the Johnson & Alcock agency. When not pottering about with her plants or her aquariums, you can find her nose deep in a book, or baking up a storm.