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Annual Reading Diary 2014

January 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized


  1. “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy“, Christopher Hayes. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  2. “The Narrow Road to the Deep North“, Richard Flanagan. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  3. “The Blunders of Our Governments”, Anthony King and Ivor Crewe. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  4. “A Premier’s State”, Steve Bracks. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  5. “The Australian Moment: How we were made for these times”, George Megalogenis. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  6. “How Labour Governs”, Vere Gordon Childe. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  7. “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel”, Ari Shavit. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  8. “Just So Happens”, Fumio Obata. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  9. “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena”, Anthony Marra. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  10. “Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World”, Michael Lewis. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  11. “Battlelines”, Tony Abbott. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  12. “Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth”, Ian McLean. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  13. “Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport”, Anna Krien. Buy –Borrow – Toss.
  14. “Decoded: A Novel”, Mai Jia. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  15. “The Stalking of Julia Gillard“, Kerry-Anne Walsh. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  16. “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage“, Alice Munro. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  17. “The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited“, Louisa Lim. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  18. “The Silence of the Lambs”, Robert Harris. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  19. “Red Dragon”, Robert Harris. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  20. “Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe“, George Dyson. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  21. “The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters“, Mark Henderson. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  22. “Weapons of Mass Diplomacy“,  Abel Lanzac & Christophe Blain. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  23. “The Interestings“, Meg Woltizer. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  24. “Profiles in Courage“, John F Kennedy. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  25. “Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb“, Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  26. “Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste“, Carl Wilson. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  27. “The Rise and Fall of Australia“, Nick Bryant. Buy –Borrow – Toss.
  28. “The Political Bubble: Why Australians Don’t Trust Politics“, Mark Latham. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  29. “The Economics of Just About Everything“, Andrew Leigh. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  30. “The Submission“, Amy Waldman. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  31. “Disconnected“, Andrew Leigh. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  32. “Race Against The Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy”,  Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  33. “The Good Fight: Six years, two prime ministers and staring down the Great Recession“, Wayne Swan. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  34. “Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century“, Paul Collier. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  35. “Changing Shape: institutions for a digital age“, Martin Stewart-Weeks, Lindsay Tanner. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  36. “The Divine Comedy“, Clive James, Dante Alighieri. Buy –Borrow –Toss
  37. “A Cambodian Prison Portrait”, Vann Nath. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  38. “Pol Pot: The History of a Nightmare“, Philip Short. Buy –Borrow –Toss
  39. “Facing the Torturer“, Francois Bizot. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  40. “Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future”, Peter Thiel. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  41. “Her Father’s Daughter”, Alice Pung. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  42. “Laurinda”, Alice Pung. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  43. “Fun Home”, Alison Bechdel. Buy –Borrow – Toss.
  44. “Are You My Mother?”, Alison Bechdel. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  45. “The Last Vote: The Threats to Western Democracy”, Philip Coggan. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  46. “Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics”, Michael Ignatieff. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  47. “The Adolescent Country”, Peter Hartcher. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  48. “Dragon’s Tail: The Lucky Country after the China Boom”, Andrew Charlton. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  49. “Engagement: Australia Faces the Asia Pacific”, Paul Keating. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  50. “Inside the Hawke–Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary”, Gareth Evans Buy –Borrow – Toss
  51. “Reports from a Turbulent Decade”, The Lowy Institute. Buy –Borrow –Toss
  52. “There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia”, Michael Wesley. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  53. “Anzac’s Long Shadow: The Cost of Our National Obsession”, James Brown. Buy –Borrow – Toss
  54. “Power Shift: Australia’s Future between Washington and Beijing”, Hugh White. Buy –Borrow – Toss


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