Top Tens 2005


These are annual Top Tens from discerning ANZLL readers.

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ANZLL 2005 Top Tens for the Year

Recommendations are not in any particular order, and can include international as well as ANZ authors.  Ten is a very flexible number.

Narelle’s

Triage by Scott Anderson
The Sea by John Banville
A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
March by Geraldine Brooks
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
The Clearing by Tim Gautreaux
My Brother Jack by George Johnston
My Traitor’s Heart by Rian Malan
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Lisa’s

The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
The Polished Hoe by Austin Clark
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
My Brother Jack by George Johnson
March by Geraldine Brooks
The Sea by John Banville
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The Parasites by Daphne Du Maurier
Triage by Scott Anderson
Seven Types of Ambiguity by Eliot Perlman

Chris’s

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Broken Book by Susan Johnson
An Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
Double Vision by Pat Barker
Let’s Not Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Seven Types of Ambiguity by Eliot Perlman
Clara Callan by Richard B Wright
Altered Land by Jules Hardy
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Remembering Laughter by Wallace Stegner
Drop City by TC Boyle
NF Searching for Charmian by Suzanne Chick
A Change of Climate by Hilary Mantel
Heat Wave by Penelope Lively
Schindler’s List by Thomas Kenneally

Jenny’s

My Brother Jack by George Johnston
The Turning by Tim Winton
Altered Land by Jules Hardy
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh
Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman
The Island Walkers by John Bemrose
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Camille’s Bread by Amanda Lohrey
Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

Julie’s

Blood Songs by Penelope Rowe
Peel Me A Lotus by Charmian Clift
The Courage Consort by Michel Faber
Grace by Robert Drewe
Bad Dirt by Annie Proulx
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
My Traitor’s Heart (Non Fiction) by Rian Malan
The White Earth by Andrew McGahan
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Triage by Scott Anderson

Lurline’s

March by Geraldine Brooks
Twilight of Love by Robert Dessaix
The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers by Delia Falconer
Stasiland by Anna Funder
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
A Fine Balance by Robinton Mistry
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Seven Types of Ambiguity by Eliott Perlman
The Master by Colm Toibin
The Turning by Tim Winton

Kate’s

My Traitor’s Heart (non fiction) by Rian Malan
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Human Capital by Stephen Amidon
Altered Land by Jules Hardy
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
The Laments by George Hagen
Middlesex by Jeffrey Euginides
Time Traveller’s Wife  by Audrey Niffenegger
We Need to Talk about Kevin  by Lionel Shriver

Sally’s

Double Vision by Pat Barker
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby (N/F)
We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Triage by Scott Anderson
Crossing To Safety by Wallace Stegner
The Mammoth Cheese by Sheri Holman
The Hamilton Case by Michelle de Kretser
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears

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