Top 10 Must Read Australian Best Selling Books

10 Best Sellers in Australian Books You Must Read

Here you will find ten of the best Australian Novels in the world, based on experience, user review and volume of sales. Having explored, read or at the very least skimmed the books I bring you the best 10 Australian that are worth your time and energy to read.

The following Australian books were chosen after much debate, each one offers a value and a insight and one is not necessarily better than the other, however for this article we must choose. Humans have such vast experiences and I hope these 10 books will enhance your world and understanding.

This post contains some affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you.

The Happiest Man on Earth

Author: Eddie Jaku

The Happiest Man on Earth

Headline: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper (May 4, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages

Print | Audiobook

In a Sunburned Country

Author: Bill Bryson

In a Sunburned Country

Headline: Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown (May 15, 2001)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages

Print

The Home Place

Author: J. Drew Lanham

The Home Place

Headline: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01LYSTGD6

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Milkweed Editions (August 22, 2016)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 228 pages

Print | Audiobook

A Long Way Home (Indonesian Edition)

Author: Saroo Brierley

A Long Way Home (Indonesian Edition)

Headline: Sebagai bocah berusia lima tahun di India, aku merasa benar-benar hilang. Dua puluh lima tahun kemudian di Australia, akhirnya aku berhasil menemukan rumahku.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ GRAMEDIA PUSTAKA UTAMA (November 30, 2017)

Language ‏ : ‎ Indonesian

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 300 pages

Print | Audiobook

The Forgotten Highlander

Author: Alistair Urquhart

Headline: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Skyhorse; 1st edition (November 1, 2011)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages

Print | Audiobook

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

Author: Thor Heyerdahl

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

Headline: This is the story of how Thor Heyderdahl and five other men crossed the Pacific Ocean on a balsa-wood raft in an extraordinary bid to prove Heyderdahl’s theory that the Polynesians undertook the same feat on such a craft over 1000 years ago.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harpercollins Pub Ltd; 2nd edition (April 30, 1996)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages

Print

Black and White

Author: Richard Williams

Black and White

Headline: The Way I See It

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atria Books; Illustrated edition (October 17, 2017)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages

Print

The Tennis Partner

Author: Abraham Verghese

The Tennis Partner

Headline: When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Paso, Texas, he hopes to make a fresh start as a staff member at the county hospital. There he meets David Smith, a medical student recovering from drug addiction, and the two men begin a tennis ritual that allows them to shed their inhibitions and find security in the sport they love and with each other.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper Perennial; Reissue edition (September 20, 2011)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages

Print

Tracks

Author: Robyn Davidson

Tracks

Headline: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ 

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages

Print | Audiobook

The Sex Lives of Cannibals

Author: J. Maarten Troost

The Sex Lives of Cannibals

Headline: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0767915305

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown; Later Printing edition (June 8, 2004)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages

Print

Top 10 Australian Novels in the World

Hope this list is helpful and look forward to hearing from you about alternate Australian books that you have enjoyed and other may also. 

How to Choose the Right Australian Books for You

  • Read what you like and own your choices.
  • Find books in the preview that are paced right for you.
  • Pick the right genre
  • Does the cover art appeal to you? Yes I know what they say but sod that.
  • Ask yourself and the universe what you need right now.
  • Have Fun

Also See:

Top 10 Must Read Cultural & Regional Best Selling Books

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *