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!

Get ready for the Summer Read 2015–16: the new reading list will be released on 30 November 2015!

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

2014–15 Summer Read books

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

Top 10 recommended reading

Finished the 2015 Summer Read titles and looking for another great book to read?

During the competition, we asked readers to recommend a favourite book for others to enjoy, and here's their top 10:

  • Burial rites by Hannah Kent
  • Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney
  • Indelible ink by Fiona McGregor
  • One kick by Chelsea Cain
  • The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  • The goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The great zoo of China by Matthew Reilly
  • The narrow road to the deep north by Richard Flanagan
  • The Rosie effect by Graeme Simsion
  • The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion