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Can you read 65 books for Cystic Fibrosis?

To mark cystic fibrosis awareness month Aussies are being encouraged to help those living with the disease by challenging their staff, families, customers and friends to raise $650 by the end of May.

What’s The 65 Roses Challenge?

The 65 Roses Challenge is held every May to raise much-needed funds and awareness for people living with CF, a life-shortening inherited disease that attacks the digestive system and slowly shuts down the lungs.

In Australia, one in 2,500 babies are born with CF, that’s one every four days. It is usually diagnosed shortly after birth and there is no cure. The campaign encourages community groups and individuals across the country to host challenges themed around the number 65 to raises awareness and essential funds to extend and improve the quality of life for people with CF.

65 books for Cystic Fibrosis

Keeping with the number 65 theme, a popular challenge is to read 65 books in just one month.

We know it can be hard to find 65 great books to keep you turning pages all month long. So, we’ve popped together a list classics for all ages and tastes, in no particular order, to inspire you to get reading for the 65 Roses Challenge:

Book List

  • 1984 George Orwell
  • A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking
  • A Song of Ice and Fire – George R. R. Martin
  • An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It – Al Gore
  • Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  • Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
  • Breath – Tim Winton
  • Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
  • Dispatches  – Michael Herr
  • Divergent Series – Veronica Roth
  • Dreams from My Father  – Barack Obama
  • Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  • Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies  – Jared Diamond
  • Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy – Lynley Dodd
  • Harry Potter Series – JK Rowling
  • Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People  – Dale Carnegie
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: 50 of the world’s most remarkable people pass on their best piece of advice – Richard Reed
  • In Cold Blood   – Truman Capote
  • IT – Stephen King
  • Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton
  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela – Nelson Mandela
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
  • Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
  • Oh, The Place You’ll Go – Dr Seuss
  • Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  • Paddington – Michael Bond
  • Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
  • Pig the Pug – Aaron Blabey
  • Possum Magic – Mem Fox
  • Pride and Prejudice,
  • Shadow of the Moon – MM Kaye
  • Tales of the Unexpected – Roald Dahl
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
  • The Day The Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt
  • The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
  • The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins
  • The Great Gats –  (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • The Gruffalo – Axel Scheffler
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • The Happiest Refugee – Anh Do
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  • The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  • The Hunger Games Series – Suzanne Collins
  • The Illiad – Homer
  • The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
  • The Odyessy – Homer
  • The Quiet American – Graham Greene
  • The Right Stuff – Tom Wolfe
  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  • The Sun Also Rises  – Ernest Hemingway
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
  • To KiIll a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began – John Marsden
  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stephenson
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  • Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

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