Celebrity Picks: Markus Zusak's Favorite Reads of 2018

Chris Schluep on December 10, 2018

MarkusZusak.jpgMarkus Zusak stole the hearts of readers with his publication of The Book Thief, and they have been waiting ever since to see what he would write next. In the end, they had to wait a decade--thankfully, the wait has paid off. Zusak's latest, Bridge of Clay, was an instant bestseller and even has been recommended by other celebrities in their Celebrity Picks. 

What books does Zusak recommend? We asked and he responded; you can scroll down to see some of his favorite reads of 2018.

For more recommendations, see the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.

Markus Zusak's Favorite Reads of 2018

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The Practice House by Laura McNeal

Laura McNeal is just a wonderful writer, with serious edges, great humour, and so often a light but perfect touch. The story of a woman from Scotland who goes to live in Kansas as a teacher will be filled with quiet surprises, a good measure of laughter, and plenty of pointed truths, I’m sure.

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Scrublands by Chris Hammer

I’ve been neglectful of reading crime novels, and why not start with a new Australian voice, and some good old-fashioned country heat. I’ve heard a lot about this book, and I’m at least half looking forward to being unsettled…

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A Long Way from Home: A novel by Peter Carey

A really nice hardback of this has been sitting on my shelf for a while, eyeing me off, making me feel guilty…so no excuses now. He’s one of our greatest living writers. The time has come.

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