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Read one of my favourite Australian novels to escape to Australia without leaving your home.
This blog post idea came to me one afternoon as I was brainstorming alternative travel topics. Surprisingly I read more Australian novels when I was younger, as quite a few of these books are not from this century. In saying that though, I always try and support Australian authors whenever possible. So without further ado, here’s an extensive list of books set in Australia for a little bit of escapism.
My favourite Australian novels
Tomorrow, When the War Began series by John Marsden
This is a flashback to my high school days! First published in 1993, Tomorrow, When the War Began is one of the most popular Australian books. Best of all, there are seven page-turning books in the series, which follows six teenage friends who go camping in the Australian bush. They return to discover that their hometown has been invaded and everyone in their small town is now a prisoner.
Ultimately, the kids mercilessly fight back from the first book until the end. Plus, with boys and girls involved, there’s a dash of teenage romance as well. John Marsden himself has won every major Australian award for young people’s fiction. Tomorrow, When the War Began has also been made into a film and a short-lived TV series.