NYR (National Year of Reading) set out to identify a set of eight books, which together describe what it’s like to live in, be from, visit or in some other way connect with the eight different states and territories – Wanting to create a collection of books which, if read together, will articulate the Australian experience remote, regional, suburban and metropolitan. So, the search began, not for one book, but for eight, that together paint a picture of the Australian people and the land that we live in. You got to help decide the eight books that are the National Year of Reading 2012 collection.
Voting is closed and Geraldton Regional Library’s patrons scored the contestants as follows:
My Place – 5 votes
Newspaper on Claremont Street – 1 vote
Jasper Jones – 9 votes
Cloudstreet – 2 votes
Now take part in Australia’s biggest book group, based on the Our Story collection. Join in the online discussion with The Reading Room. You can even enter the Our Story competition by giving the best book review of any of the winning 8 books in 50 words or less. Individuals and groups (such as books groups) are welcome to enter. Simply go to The Reading Room for more information.
Congratulations to all the authors who were shortlisted for Our Story.