25 fun bookish quizzes: http://bookriot.com/2013/04/10/25-fun-bookish-quizzes/
Great opening lines: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/30-great-opening-lines-in-literature/
53 best opening sentences: https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahgalo/it-was-a-queer-sultry-summer?utm_term=.drxY61B0Y#.ldmRaDLjR
100 best closing lines: http://www.stylist.co.uk/books/the-best-100-closing-lines-from-books
Australia’s largest annual celebration of books and reading, encouraging everyone to pick up a book and read.
The first Top 100 list was launched in 2015:
Vote for your favourite book in 2016 and go in the draw to win Australia’s top 100 books. Entries close 31 Aug; top 100 announced 9 Sept. Titles can be fiction or non fiction from around the world.
Dymocks Top 101 2016
- The book thief 2. To kill a mockingbird 3. Pride and prejudice
Miles Franklin Award announced 26 Aug
Australia’s most prestigious literary prize is awarded to “a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases”.
Book lists and awards
Literary awards around the world – there are lots!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_literary_awards
Reading suggestions and awards: http://www.betterreading.com.au/book_list/
The world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations (owned by Amazon). Lists, quizzes, trivia, quotes…
Goodreads Choice Awards: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2015
New York Times Bestsellers
Truly madly deeply by Liane Moriarty at #4.
After something new to read? Try these…
All these perfect strangers by Aoife Clifford
Psychological thriller (Aust. author) with an unreliable narrator. Within 6 months of Pen starting university, three of her friends are dead and only Pen knows the reason why. “A novel of disquieting intimacy and controlled suspense” – Gary Disher.
Ancillary justice by Ann Leckie
Award-winning sci-fi novel, the first in a space opera trilogy. The only novel to win the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. Breq is the sole survivor of a starship destroyed by treachery. As the artificial consciousness of the starship, she seeks revenge on the ruler of her civilisation.
The trap by Melanie Raabe
Psychological thriller. “I know who killed my sister. I wrote this book for him”. Twelve years after the murder, Linda sees her sister’s killer on TV as a well-known journalist. She sets a trap for him by writing a thriller about an unsolved murder of a young woman.
Go books and reading!