Our Love Summer reading competition results are in for 2019!

This year we opened up the competition to all ages and received over 500 entries from people sharing their summer reading. 

The competition ran from 1 December 2018 to 15 February 2019. Participants sent through the titles they had read over the holidays, in the hope of winning $50 readings vouchers. 

While many people caught up on current bestsellers like Becoming, Bridge of Clay, and Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine we received many great suggestions for your upcoming reading.

We’ve listed some of the top entries as well as some of the more intriguingly titled books that you may have not have encountered.

Top entries from Love Summer participants

All the light we cannot see: a novelby Anthony Doerr

Arcadia* by Di Morrissey

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Bridge of Clay* by Markus Zusak

The clockmaker's daughter* by Kate Morton

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

Everything is horrible and wonderful: a tragicomic memoir of genius, heroin, love, and loss by Stephanie Wittels Wachs

Every woman's guide to saving the planet by Natalie Isaacs

Farewell, my orange by Iwaki Kei

The immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The kiss quotient by Helen Hoang

The land before avocado: journeys in a lost Australia by Richard Glover

Las Vegas for vegans by A.S. Patric

The lost man by Jane Harper

Nine perfect strangers* by Liane Moriarty

Normal people by Sally Rooney

Sing, unburied, sing* by Jesmyn Ward

Thank you for being late: an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations* by Thomas L. Friedman

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

The trauma cleaner: one woman's extraordinary life in death, decay and disaster* by Sarah Krasnostein

Reserve a book on our list

To reserve a book, click the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation.

Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available for free from our eBook or eAudiobook collection.

More recommended reading

To view booklists on a variety of subjects, visit Booklists from our librarians.