Selections from the Daily Telegraphy Big Book Club

Selected by the Daily Telegraphy Big Book Club a reading list for December/ January is available, with most titles now available at Parramatta City Library for loan. There are 18 titles on the list which cater for every age group and make for perfect summer reading. With books written by some of Australian best authors, what are you waiting for?

Get reading over this festive season.

Now or never: a sustainable future for Australia by Tim Flannery – Non fiction: Tim Flannery’s Quarterly Essay was a national bestseller. Now or Never combines this landmark essay with nine responses to it by leading figures, and Flannery’s reply. The result is an essential short book about the most urgent issue of our time. Flannery begins by discussing the idea of sustainability, and asks whether humanity can rise to this challenge. He brings to life the latest climate science and its implications. And he discusses in fascinating detail three potential climate change solutions, with special reference to Australia. Includes responses from Peter Cosier, Richard Branson, David Foster, Geoff Russell, Alanna Mitchell, Ian Lowe, Barney Foran, Barrie Pittock and Gwynne Dyer.

One magic square by Lolo Houbein – Non fiction: you can grow your own food on one square metre.

The life you can save by Peter Singer – Non fiction: acting now to end world poverty.

Easy organic gardening and moon planting by Lyn Bagnall 

The window seat by Archie Weller – short stories

The history of the beanbag by Susan Midalia – short stories

The boat by Nam Le – short story

Little white slips by Karen Hitchcock - short stories

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld – Young adult fiction

The hunger games by Suzanne Collins – Young adult fiction

Vulture’s gate by Kirsty Murray – Young adult fiction

The loblolly boy by James Norcliffe – Young adult fiction

I love Christmas by Anna Walker – for 0-2 years

My cat likes to hide in boxes by Eve Sutton – for 0 -2 years

An Aussie night before Christmas by Yvonne Morrison – for 2 & 3 years

Imagine by Alison Lester – for 2 & 3 years

Wombat divine by Mem Fox – for 4 & 5 years

To the top end by Roland Harvey – for 4 & 5 years