What you read: 2020’s top 10 from the Vision Australia Library

05 February 2021

“Neither of the two people in the room paid any attention to the way I came in, although only one of them was dead.” Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

Looking for some reading inspiration and don’t know where to start? Check out some of the most popular reads from the Vision Australia Library in 2020!

From a hard-boiled private detective, to an Indian driver or a sleepy English village embroiled in nefarious baking goings-on, there’s something for everyone in Vision Australia Library’s 10 most requested titles of 2020.

Top picks from the Vision Australia Library

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

This iconic book introduced private investigator Phillip Marlowe. Packed with thrills, complex characters, dames and famous quotable lines, the book is a must for crime fans. Available in Daisy Audio.

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M C Beaton.

London PR whizz, Agatha, retires to a cosy village. But when her entry into the local baking contest causes the quiche eating judge to keel over, life takes a sinister turn. Lots of fun and the first in the delightful series. Available in Daisy Audio.

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.  

Born in the dark heart of India, Balram gets a break when he is hired as a driver for his village's wealthiest man. From behind the wheel, he watches his employer bribe foreign ministers, barter for girls and drink. The novel won the 2008 Man Booker prize and was hailed by critics for its wit and blistering suspense. Available in DAISY Audio and eBraille.

Other favourite downloads:

  • The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa translated from Italian by Archibald Colquhoun. Available in Daisy Audio.
  • Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg translated from Danish by F. David. Available in Daisy Audio.
  • The Lewis Man by Peter May. Available in Daisy Audio.
  • 1st to Die By James Patterson. Available in Daisy Audio.
  • The Barefoot Surgeon: the Inspirational Story of Dr Sanduk Ruit, the Eye Surgeon Giving Sight and Hope to the World's Poor by Ali Gripper. Available in Daisy Audio.
  • Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante. Available in Daisy Audio.
  • The Chessmen by Peter May. Available in Daisy Audio.

In 2021, the Vision Australia Library catalogue will be updated with thousands of new titles.

To let us know more of what you’d like from the Vision Australia Library, email us at libary@visionaustralia.org.