50 Books You Can’t Put Down – the Get Reading! Campaign for 2012

This year’s Get Reading! campaign was officially launched on 26 August and the ‘50 Books You Can’t Put Down’ list is now available here on Boomerang Books.  The campaign will run until 30 September.This year’s list consists of 50 Australian books – the first time in the campaign’s history that all 50 books have emanated from Australia.  The guide features 25 adult fiction titles, 16 titles for young readers and 9 non-fiction books.

Unfortunately this year’s campaign does not offer a free book for every purchase, as has been the case in previous years.  Instead the campaign is focusing on a series of touring author events (which obviously we can’t partake in being an online bookstore).Get Reading! reported in a statement that more than 1000 bookstores, libraries and online retailers will take part in this year’s campaign.  A national television advertising campaign will commence shortly and will feature Kathy Lette, Michael O’Loughlin and Anthony Field.

Boomerang Books applauds any initiatives to promote Australian books by Australian authors published by Australian publishers – we hope that you will take the opportunity in September to purchase one of the 50 Books You Can’t Put Down from Boomerang Books or another Australian bookstore.

What do you think of the 50 Books You Can’t Put Down?  Let us know in the comments below…

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.