Top Tens 2007


These are annual Top Tens from discerning ANZLL readers.

Recommendations are not in any particular order, and can include international as well as ANZ authors. (BTW the concept of ‘ten’ is flexible).

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Top Tens 2007

Narelle’s

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Assault by Harry Mulisch
A Dry White Season by Andre Brink
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Property by Valerie Martin
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Paradise Road by Kevin Baker
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Lisa’s

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd
The Boyds by Brenda Niall
The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petersen
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Careless by Deborah Robertson
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

Chris’s

House of Sand and Fog by Andres Dubus
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid
Liza’s England by Pat Barker
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
March by Geraldine Brooks
Tell Me I’m Here by Anne Deveson
Black Water Lightship by Colm Toibin
The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina

Jenny’s

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Black Diamonds by Kim Kelly
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
The Butterfly Man by Heather Rose
Orpheus Lost by Janet Turner Hospital
Atonement by Ian McEwan
My Life as A Traitor by Zahra Ghahramani
Mermaids Are Singing by Charmian Clift
Tell Me I’m Here by Anne Deveson

Lurline’s

The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
Independence Day by Richard Ford
The March by E L Doctorow
Small Island by Andrea Levy
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Life Class by Pat Barker
The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson
Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones
The Thinking Reed by Barry Jones
Margaret Olley – Far from a Still Life by Meg Stewart

Kate’s

Lost In Transmission by Jonathan Harley
Half of a Yellow Sun by Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
A Dry White Season by Andre Brink
Talk, Talk by T C Boyle
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossieni
The Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

Sally’s

This Human Season by Louise Dean
Engleby by Sebastian Faulks
The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
The Ballad of Desmond Kale by Roger McDonald
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Margaret’s

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Blue Ribbons and Bitter Bread by Susanna de Vries
Margaret Olley – Far from a Still Life by Meg Stewart
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
Annie Dunne by Sebastian Barry

Cathy’s

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling
The Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossein
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Dirt Music by Tim Winton
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
If nobody speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor
The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Chel’s

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones
Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
The Garden Book by Brian Castro
Salt on Our Skin by Benoite Groult

Clare’s

Fred and Edie by Jill Dawson
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Searching for the Secret River by Kate Grenville
There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Green
Half Of a Yellow Sun by Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi
The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

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