It’s an all Australian list for this year’s 50 Books You Can’t Put Down. The links below go directly to the library catalogue so you can reserve one straight away. You can also head to the Get Reading website to download the first chapters of the books. You can also view the 50 books you can’t put down guide online or you can pick up a copy from any of the Cockburn Libraries.
So here, in no particular order, are the 2012 50 books you can’t put down:

  1. A Confusion of Princes / Garth Nix
  2. The Little Refugee / Anh Do and Suzanne Do, illustrated by Bruce Whatley
  3. The Mothers’ Group / Fiona Higgins
  4. Foal’s Bread / Gillian Mears
  5. My Hundred Lovers / Susan Johnson
  6. Band-Aid for a Broken Leg / Damien Brown
  7. Gaysia / Benjamin Law
  8. Say You’re Sorry / Michael Robotham
  9. The Legacy of Lord Regret / Sam Bowring
  10. Secrets of The Tides / Hannah Richell
  11. The Traitor Queen / Trudi Canavan
  12. Lighthouse Bay / Kimberley Freeman
  13. Endless (The Violet Eden Chapters bk 4) / Jessica Shirvington
  14. Wattle Creek / Fiona McCallum
  15. Time Thieves: Omega Squad 1 / Charlie Carter
  16. 26-Storey Treehouse / Andy Griffiths / Terry Denton
  17. No Sex In The City / Randa Abdel-Fattah
  18. Cold Grave / Kathryn Fox
  19. The Price of Valour / John Hamilton
  20. After the Darkness / Honey Brown
  21. After / Morris Gleitzman
  22. Children of the King / Sonya Hartnett
  23. The Inca Prophecy / Adrian Dhage
  24. Beneath the Darkening Sky / Majok Tulba
  25. The Engagement / Chloe Hooper
  26. Velocity / Steve Worland
  27. My Journey / Jim Stynes
  28. The Light Between Oceans / M L Stedman
  29. The Boy Who Fell to Earth / Kathy Lette
  30. Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor / Jacqueline Harvey
  31. Brotherband 1: The Outcasts / John Flanagan
  32. Brave Heart: Lessons Learnt From Life / Brett & Hayley Kirk
  33. Dads: A Field Guide / Justin Ractliffe & Cathie Glassby
  34. Absolution Creek / Nicole Alexander
  35. The Street Sweeper / Elliot Perlman
  36. Batavia / Peter FitzSimons
  37. The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots / Loretta Hill
  38. Conspiracy 365 (series) / Gabrielle Lord
  39. EJ12: The Kimono Code / Susannah McFarlane
  40. The Very Cranky Bear / Nick Bland
  41. Nine Days / Toni Jordan
  42. We All Fall Down / Peter Barry
  43. Word Hunters / Nick Earls and Terry Whidborne (Illustrator)
  44. Blood / Tony Birch
  45. Days Like These / Kristian Anderson/Rachel Anderson
  46. The Prez / David Spiteri
  47. Pennies For Hitler / Jackie French
  48. White Ninja / Tiffiny Hall
  49. Rotten Gods / Greg Barron
  50. Mickey O / Michael O’Loughlin & Jim Main

Get Reading! is Australia’s largest annual celebration of books and reading, which encourages all Australians to pick up a book, put up their feet and get reading! During the month of September hundreds of thousands of the FREE 50 books you can’t put down guides are distributed nationally via bookstores, libraries, events, and festivals located around the country