2012 is the year of the Co-op – it’s the National Year of Reading and we’ve come to our last themed month of the year – Love2Read – and here’s what our staff have loved reading and recommend this month.


Bright Young Things Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas

Bright Young Things. It’s like Big Brother, only a novel. And good. – Annette, Bundoora


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Dreaming the Void by Peter Hamilton

Dreading Hamilton is like fighting a long campaign … But once read you’ll be glad that you did. – Ian, University of Canberra



May We Be Forgiven
May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes

Don’t judge this book by its cover! A darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the possibility of personal transformation. – Mary, University of Melbourne



My Beautiful Genome

My Beautiful Genome by Lone Frank

As far as biographies go this one is super personal – it’s not just about Lone Frank, it’s about Lone Frank’s genes. An accessible and really interesting read on a completely complex subject. – Jen



No Easy Day

No Easy Day  by Mark Owen

Provides insight into to psyche of the American military, with detailed first-hand descriptions of the war experience… an interesting read. – Kylie, Univeristy of the Sunshine Coast



The ShallowsThe Shallows by Nicholas Carr

Living in a technology dominated world we constantly use the internet for information skimming and a result our brains our being rewired inducing only superficial understanding … this an accurate reflection of the world we live in. – Dan, Sydney University


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The SlapThe Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

Very disturbing read about the affect of one ‘spur of the moment’ action!! You will either love it or hate it…..but enjoy the journey it takes you on. – Connie, RIT Wagga Wagga



The Snow Child

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

I could not put it down, the book consumed my thoughts and my dreams. – Kylie UQ St Lucia



The Sound and the FuryThe Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

One of the best novels from perhaps one of the greatest exponents of the Southern Gothic tradition… Not only did he give us an engaging story he also used for the late 1920’s what would have been quite a revolutionary writing technique. – Kane, Macquarie



The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

A carefully and extremely well-constructed novel, ‘The Marriage Plot’ is a reinvention of both the coming-of-age novel and the traditional love story for a new generation. – Rose, ANU



The Cat's Table

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

A brilliantly written, engrosing page turner, that will completely transport you. – Helen, Support Office



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