Summer reading list for the Prime Minister 2019

by John Daley


Six books Scott Morrison should read over the summer holidays (and you might like them too).

After a busy election year, our Prime Minister might be in need of a holiday. To help him make the most of his Christmas break, Grattan Institute has selected six thought-provoking works, guaranteed to entertain and inform.

Our 2019 recommendations tackle wide-ranging topics, from secret ballots to cities, Tories to the Testaments. Each selection provides inspiration and warning for how to shape Australia’s future.

So kick back, grab a democracy sausage, and enjoy our six recommendations for 2019:

  • From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage Judith Brett (Text Publishing, 2019)
  • Kindred Kate Legge (Melbourne University Publishing, 2019)
  • Order without Design Alain Bertaud (MIT Press, 2018)
  • The strange death of Tory economic thinking Stian Westlake (medium.com, 2019)
  • See What You Made Me Do Jess Hill (Black Inc., 2019)
  • The Testaments Margaret Atwood (Vintage, 2019)

In addition to the Summer Reading List, we’ve prepared our annual Wonks’ List, for those more likely to plan their holidays in an Excel spreadsheet.