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Staff Reading Challenge: Staff Reading Challenge

Staff are encouraged to read 10 books over the course of the year.

Challenge Guidelines

To meet the challenge staff must:

  • Read 10 books over the course of the year
  • 2 books must be Young Adult novels
  • 1 book should be by an Australian author
  • a reading record should be kept on Good Reads


Indigenous Literacy

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

We have supported this cause for 3 years now and would like to link it to our Staff Reading Challenge. We would love it and so would the Indigenous Literacy Foundation if you donated some money to help them achieve their goals. Visit the Indigenous Literacy Foundation's website to see what they do. So when you sign up for the challenge with us donate what you wish and we will forward it to them. We will still have our book sale to help this cause in Book Week.



Reading Suggestions

Rosie Project

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

A feel good screwball romance. Don Tillmanis determined to find the perfect partner and has designed the 'Wife Project', using a 16 page questionnnaire, to help him out. She will not be a barmaid, a smoker or a drinker. But then, Rosie jarman is all these things.............




Midnight Dress

The Midnight Dress - Karen Foxlee

Described as 'a psychological suspense novel about a missing girl and a hand stitched dress', Karen Foxlee's latest follows in the tradition of the rural Australian gothic, placing the reader in familiar territory. There is a suspicious small town, a haunting landscape and the suggestion of dark magic.

Young Adult Suggestions

The Fault in our stars

Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. This book is a firm favourite of ours and our students agree, read it and find out why.

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Sharon Hayes
Marian College 196 Glengala Road Sunshine.