Christmas Reading List

Celebrate the festive season with a great book.

Things might be a bit different this year, but relaxing with a good book is always the same.

Find the best book here at the City of Cockburn Libraries.


Here is a handpicked selection for you

Bluebird by Malcolm Knox

Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson

Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan

Highway One by Sam Coley

A story about surfing, a seaside town and the people who live there

It offers an engaging, bird’s eye view of a modern Australia that is made up of so many little coastal kingdoms.

Luke Kennedy

Writer , Tracks magazine - The Surfers' Bible | Where Surfing Lives

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A story about the Billymil family of Darnmoor

Simpson skilfully weaves in Dreaming and demonstrates the connection between the present and past through ancestral stories and care for nature.

Clare Millar

Bookseller, Readings Hawthorn

A story about a mother and her imprisoned son

The Labyrinth is just the kind of novel we need now: sharp-edged but ultimately hopeful about our ability to survive the disasters that befall us.

Julieanne Lamond

Lecturer in English, Australian National University

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A story about friendship and music

one of the pleasures of O’Hagan’s writing is that he gives the gravity and the absurdity of youth equal weight.

Elizabeth Lowry


A story about siblings and family memories

Humorous, insightful, and ultimately affecting, State Highway One unpicks the uneasy nature of family and the difficulty of escaping your past

Chloe Cooper


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