“The Get Reading! campaign for 2011 kicks off today and is bigger and better than ever!  Running right through until September 30th, this is the biggest and most exciting event on the Australian literary calendar.  So get involved, get excited and join in the fun!  There’s so much to do.
50 Books You Can’t Put Down is our guide to fifty of the year’s best books. To find a guaranteed great read there’s so many ways you can check out the list of books.  You can find them on our apps for popular smartphones [link has been removed], download a pdf booklet [link has been removed] or pick up a free paper booklet at participating booksellers [ and libraries – Yes we have copies at the library, get in quick to Coolbellup, Success or Spearwood Libraries to score your copy ] around the country.  Of course, they’re all right here on this website to explore, complete with first chapter downloads, audio and more.  Finding a book you simply won’t be able to put down has never been easier!”
Cockburn Libraries have most the 50 Books You Can’t Put Down in this year’s guide. As of today we have 74% of the titles listed on our catalogue. Some have only just come out, so we’ll no doubt be getting more of the titles in in the coming weeks. The 50 Books You Can’t Put Down are listed below, in no particular order, with links to the library catalogue. See if you can guess which titles we don’t have before you click the title links.
  1. The Gold Rush / David Hill
  2. Life Without Limits / Nick Vujicic
  3. Tamil Tigress / Niromi de Soyza
  4. A Little Bird Told Me / Kasey Chambers
  5. Trouble Twisters / Garth Nix & Sean Williams
  6. Museum of Thieves / Lian Tanner
  7. Billie B Brown: The Secret Message / Sally Rippin & Aki Fukuoka
  8. The Golden Door: The Three Doors series / Emily Rodda
  9. Prime Cut / Alan Carter
  10. Blood Line / Lynda La Plante
  11. True Spirit / Jessica Watson
  12. The Passage / Justin Cronin
  13. The Painted Man / Peter V Brett
  14. Caleb’s Crossing / Geraldine Brooks
  15. Freedom / Jonathan Franzen
  16. Treasure Yourself / Miranda Kerr
  17. Last Chance Cafe / Liz Byrski
  18. Plantation / Di Morrissey
  19. All That I Am / Anna Funder
  20. I Came to Say Goodbye / Caroline Overington
  21. Passion / Lauren Kate
  22. The left Hand of God / Paul Hoffman
  23. When God was a Rabbit / Sarah Winman
  24. 5 Bells / Gail Jones
  25. Briny Café / Susan Duncan
  26. North Star / Karly Lane
  27. The Siren’s Sting / Miranda Darling
  28. Past the Shallows / Favel Parrett
  29. African Dawn / Tony Park
  30. Without Warning / John Birmingham
  31. Me of the Never Never / Fiona O’Loughlin
  32. Blood on My Hands / Craig Jurisevic
  33. Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad / Bee Rowlatt & May Witwit
  34. The Korean War / Cameron Forbes
  35. Baby Wombat’s Week / Jackie French & Bruce Whatley
  36. Heroes of Olympus – The Lost Hero / Rick Riordan
  37. The Flying Orchestra / Clare McFadden
  38. In the Best Interests of the Game / Darrell Hair
  39. Bloodlines / Richelle Mead
  40. Mice / Gordon Reece
  41. Lament / Maggie Stiefvater
  42. Mr Badger and the Big Surprise / Leigh Hobbs
  43. Listening to Country / Ros Moriarty
  44. One Day / David Nicholls
  45. Rescue / Anita Shreve
  46. That Deadman Dance / Kim Scott
  47. How It Feels / Brendan Cowell
  48. The Snowman / Jo Nesbo
  49. The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins
  50. Sarah Thornhill / Kate Grenville

Check out the Get Reading! websitehttp://www.betterreading.com.au/ – for more stuff, and  most importantly get reading!