4 Spring Reads To Take On A Picnic


Spring into your next read with these book & picnic pairings!

The weather is warming up and we can finally read outside again. If you need some picnic food inspo to munch on while you devour your next read, read on! We’ve got a good book & picnic food spread to suit a range of genres.

Deltora Quest By Emily Rodda

1. Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda - Kids

One for the kids! Get them out of the house with a picnic and give them Emily Rodda’s fantastic Deltora Quest series. Keep the magic alive by feeding them an array of classic aussie treats - fairy bread, vegemite and cheese sammies with veggie sticks and dips! (not pictured). Every reader will need to keep their strength up to follow Leif, Barda and Jasmine on their many quests to save their kingdom.


Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden

2. Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden - Young Adult

Feeling like a little action? John Marsden’s modern war story is sure to satisfy that craving! Marsden takes you on an unthinkable journey in this series. What happens when war is declared in Australia? How can a handful of teenagers defend their town and prevent the rest of Australia being taken into captivity? Feast on a delicious spread of ploughman’s platter full of ham, salads and pickled onions! Wash it down with a aussie classic - tim tams & a cold drink.  


Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

3. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty - Fiction

Dig into this controversial novel about a backyard BBQ that went awry. You might love it, you might not, jury’s still out! So grab yourself a selection of cheese, dips, crackers and sweets, crack open that bottle of wine and settle in for a whirlwind of plot twists from the renowned Australian author Liane Moriarty.


  All images by Jordan Meek

All images by Jordan Meek

4. Outback Heat by Emma Darcy - Romance

Kick back and relax with a delightfully racy romance. Australian romance author Emma Darcy has got your back with this quintessential Australian romance Outback Heat. I picked up this copy from my local ‘Little Free Library.’ This book pairs perfectly with a deliciously crisp Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio that helps to wash down a spread of fruit, cheese & crackers, and of course, Tim Tams. A classic aussie picnic!  

Let us know in the comments below if we’ve missed any of your picnic staples or if you try out one of the picnics above! What’s your favourite Spring read?

Jordan Meek

Jordan is an avid bookworm who loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book and a cuppa. When this romantic setting eludes her, she can be found writing to-do lists, scheduling, binge-watching tv shows and/or fantasising about what book to read next. She is a freelance editor and proofreader.