indyreads Summer Book Club 2024
Get involved in the indyreads Summer Book Club. This year’s book is Funny Ethnics by Shirley Le, a humorous coming-of-age story, set in the sprawling suburbs of Western Sydney.
Published by Affirm Press, Funny Ethnics blends hilarity and heartbreak into a visceral story of life on the fringes.
Read along with thousands across the state, by downloading the indyreads app and signing in with your library card. During this period, Funny Ethnics by Vietnamese-Australian writer Shirley Le will be available as an ebook with unlimited access for all NSW public library members on indyreads.
The indyreads Summer Book Club will run from 1 December 2023 to 15 February 2024.
About the book
Funny Ethnics is a wry coming-of age story, set in the sprawling suburbs of Western Sydney. The book blends hilarity and heartbreak into a visceral story of life on the fringes. The book is published by our partner Affirm Press and was shortlisted for The Age Fiction Book of the Year 2023.
Shirley Le is a member of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement and was the recipient of the inaugural Sweatshop mentorship with publisher Affirm Press in 2018. Her short stories and essays have been published in SBS Voices, Overland, The Guardian, Meanjin, and Another Australia.
How to join
Join in the indyreads Summer Book Club and read Funny Ethnics for free with your library card. Simply download the indyreads app to read along with others across NSW. No holds or waitlist from 1 December 2023 to 15 February 2024.
An online author talk with Shirley Le will be held on Thursday 15 February.
Indyreads, developed by the State Library of NSW, Kempsey Shire Library members 24/7 access to a range of ebooks and audiobooks, including popular and classic fiction, poetry collections, cookbooks, educational books, local studies resources, books in other languages and more. The collection also has a strong focus on independently published works from Australia and abroad.
Monday, 01 January 2024 | 12:00 AM
- Thursday, 15 February 2024 | 11:59 PM