I know they’re  on the other side of the world, but why not celebrate Australia’s  National Year of Reading 2012  by reading books by Australians  or books set down under. If you need help getting started,  Kimbofo of Reading Matters is hosting an Australian Book Month.

I’ve read a few books by Australians myself and can highly recommend Lloyd Jones’ Mister Pip,  and Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief.