The Summer Read 2014–15

The annual Summer Read program celebrates local books and sunny days – the competition is now closed but you can still head to a public library to borrow one of the 10 recommended books!

The annual Summer Read is now closed.

Celebrating Victoria as a centre for writing, books and readers, the Summer Read focuses on books set in Victoria, about Victorians or by Victorian authors. Readers are invited to share their favourites, with fantastic prizes up for grabs for recommending a great read.

The Summer Read ran from 1 December 2014 to 15 February 2015, with Summer Read books and special events at participating public libraries.

2015 Summer Read books

  • An American in Oz Sara James
  • Cairo Chris Womersley
  • Demons Wayne Macauley
  • Driving under the influence Jenna Martin
  • Golden boys Sonya Hartnett
  • The feel-good hit of the year Liam Pieper
  • St Kilda blues Geoffrey McGeachin
  • Tree palace Craig Sherborne
  • Warning: the story of Cyclone Tracy Sophie Cunningham
  • What came before Anna George

The Summer Read competition

Entries to our Summer Read prize draw have now closed. Winners will be notified after 11 March 2015. We'll list the most popular recommended titles from late March 2015.

Readers who named a book from this year’s Summer Read list, and recommended another book they enjoyed, have gone into the draw to win one of the following prizes:

  • First prize: 50 Victorian books
  • Second prize: 30 Victorian books
  • Third prize: 20 Victorian books
  • Additional prizes: Packs of 10 books

Participating library services