My secret weapon to get through hard times includes a largely embarrassing library of adventure tales and “young adult” novels. I rotate between a novel, then non-fiction or self-development or educational (some good, some really really bad).


Gifted books

The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger (🎁 credit: Wendy Janssen)

A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini (🎁 credit: Michelle and Steve Burdine)

I’m still to choose one (🎁 credit: Kiera-Lee)

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Reading list

For homemsickness: John Marsden

For adventure: Tony Park

Novels (mostly adventure)

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This is Marketing, Seth Godin

The Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape


Novels (mostly adventure)

The Tomorrow Series, John Marsdin (7 books)

His Dark Materials, Phillip Pullman (3 books)

ALL OF… Mathew Reilly

The Chimes, Anna Small

Stardust, Neil Gaiman

Cell 7, Kerry Drewery (2 books)

Magisterium, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black (3 books)

The Queen of the Tearling, Erica Johansen (3 books)

The Book Thief, Markus Zusac

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid


A Man Called Yarra, Robert Hillman

Don’t Tell Mum I Work on a Rig, Paul Carter

My Polar Dream, Jade Hameister


The 7 Promises (or some rubish i didn’t finish)

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown

Tribes, Seth Godin

The Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape

Chapter One, Daniel Flynn


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