Top Tens 2006


These are annual Top Tens from discerning ANZLL readers.

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ANZLL 2006 Top Tens for the Year

Recommendations are not in any particular order, and can include international as well as ANZ authors.  We’re not fussed about the numerical concept of Ten…

Narelle’s

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
A War Against Truth by Paul William Roberts
The Testament of Gideon by Mack James Robertson
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor

Lisa’s

The Secret River by Kate Grenville
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
Self by Yann Martel
Slow Water by Anna Marie Jagose
The Tree of Man by Patrick White
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Rules of Perspective by Adam Thorpe
A Fringe of Leaves by Patrick White
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall

Chris’s

Fingersmith by Sara Waters
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Salvation Creek by Susan Duncan
The Travelling Hornplayer by Barbara Trapido
The Turning by Tim Winton
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
We Need to Talk about Kevin byLionel Shriver
Candy by Luke Davies

Jenny’s

Geography by Sophie Cunningham
Judgement Rock by Joanna Murray Smith
A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
In My Skin by Kate Holden
Candy by Luke Davies
How the Light Gets In by M.J. Hyland
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Eve Green by Susan Fletcher
The Line of Beauty by Allan Hollinghurst
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

Heather’s

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
Fly Away Peter by David Malouf
Close change: Brokeback Mountain and other stories by Annie Proulx
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
March by Geraldine Brooks
The Other side of You by Sally Vickers
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier

Lurline’s

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
The Turning by Tim Winton
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Gallipoli by Les Carlyon
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
Judy Cassab by Brenda Niall
Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Kate’s

In the Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank by Ellen Feldman
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
The Human Season by Louise Dean
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
Joe Cinque’s Consolation by Helen Garner
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor
The Secret River by Kate Grenville

Sally’s

A Long, Long Way by Sebastian Barry
The Turning by Tim Winton
The Mindless Ferocity of Sharks by Brett D’Arcy
Furies by John Charalambous
Old School by Tobias Wolff
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Summer at Mt Hope by Rosalie Ham
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

Margaret’s

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable things by Jon McGregor
The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Spectator Bird by Walter Stegner
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
The Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Cathy’s

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by John Hadden
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Broken Book by Susan Johnson
The Dark Room by Rachael Seiffert
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
The Turning by Tim Winton
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Night Watch by  Sarah Waters

Julie’s

The Sea by John Banville
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
The Grave at Thu Le by Catherine Cole
What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
Buddhism for Mothers (non fiction) by Sarah Napthali
The Corner of Your Eye by Late Lyons
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

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