Top Tens

These are annual Top Tens from discerning ANZLL readers.

NB We don’t have our records prior to 2004 because I didn’t retrieve them from our old Yahoo GeoCities website before Yahoo shut down GeoCities sites in 2009.

2012     2011     2010     2009    2008     2007    2006    2005    2004

Be warned, the effects on the TBR can be excessive!

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  1. […] Top Tens […]

  2. Top 10
    Zeitoun by David Eggers
    Ransom by David Malouf
    Last Night at Twisted River by John Irving
    Lark & Termite -by Jayne Anne Phillips
    The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
    Tony & Susan by Austin Wright
    Snake by Kate Jennings (favourite)
    Room by Emma Donoghue
    Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer
    Fall Girl by Toni Jordan

    • Nice choices, Meg! I loved The Penelopiad!!

  3. You must read Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballentyne – you won’t be disappointed :)

    • Yes, that’s one I’ve had on my wishlist for a while. It came out in 1968, I believe, and people are now calling it a Kiwi classic.

  4. It is absolutely that. I shall say no more other than to offer my encouragement to read it. I would enjoy hearing your thoughts.
    Once I get our bookclub blog up to date you’ll be able to read all our members’ thoughts on it. I’ll let you know (it may be some time!) We have covered quite a few NZ, Aust and Pacific authors.

    • I had a look at your blog… you know that I started this blog, ANZ LitLovers so that my book club could use it to discuss books, but they preferred the privacy of a closed Yahoo group. And so it morphed into what it is instead. I think it would be great to have a quality NZ blog to follow, I have found a few when I’ve gone looking but the ones I’ve found have mostly reviewed general fiction rather than literary fiction which is my area of interest.

  5. Check out #NZBookMonthMay on Twitter (I am Bookie_Rach). A bunch of us have decided to talk NZ fiction for a month in the absence of the official NZ Book Month. Lots of fabulous recommendations being made, some by amazing NZ writers.

    • Will do that, thanks:) What happened to the official book month?

  6. Our blog is up to date! Well, the books are all logged but we are still continuing to add our commentaries. I have added quick links to the NZ books.
    Oh, and as far as I’m aware the official book month fell by the way side due to lack of funding :(

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