Each year, the Library runs a summer reading program that celebrates Victoria as a centre for writing, books and readers.
Focusing on books set in Victoria or by Victorian authors, the Summer Read invites you to enjoy a great read and share your favourites.
The 2014 Summer Read program begins on 18 December 2013 and runs until 16 February 2014. The book list and other details will be available soon.
2013 Summer Read titles
- Currawalli Street by Christopher Morgan
- Deranged marriage by Sushi Das
- Horrible man: sinister secrets and truths untold: the Portland hair salon murders by Leonie Wallace
- In her blood by Annie Hauxwell
- Lola Bensky by Lily Brett
- Speechless: a year in my father's business by James Button
- The happiness show: a novel by Catherine Deveny
- The longing by Candice Bruce
- The memory of salt by Alice Melike Ulgezer
- True north: the story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack by Brenda Niall
Top 20 reading recommendations
Finished the 2013 Summer Read titles and looking for another great book to read?
We asked readers to recommend a favourite book for others to enjoy. The competition has now closed, with the winners receiving prize packs of Victorian books.
Here are the top 20 reading recommendations in The Summer Read 2013 competition:
- A secret gift, by Ted Gup
- All that I am, by Anna Funder
- Cafe Scheherazade, by Arnold Zable
- Foal's breath, by Gillian Mears
- Gone girl, by Gillian Flynn
- Jack of diamonds, by Bryce Courtenay
- Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey
- Oh dear Sylvia, by Dawn French
- Seven types of ambiguity, by Elliot Perlman
- The book thief, by Markus Zuzak
- The broken shore, by Peter Temple
- The bronze horseman, by Paullina Simons
- The dressmaker, by Rosalie Ham
- The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society, by Mary Ann Shaffer
- The help, by Kathryn Stockett
- The laughing clowns, by William McInnes
- The light between oceans, by M.L. Stedman
- The street sweeper, by Elliot Perlman
- The sunken road, by Garry Disher
- Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel