Top Tens 2004

These are annual Top Tens from discerning ANZLL readers.

Please note: Titles are not in any particular order; lists can include non fiction as well as fiction, or international as well as ANZ literature.  The concept of Ten is flexible.

2011     2010     2009    2008     2007    2006    2005    2004

ANZLL 2004 Top Tens for the Year


Old School by Tobias Wolff
The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy
Fires in the Dark by Louise Doughty
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
Seven Types of Ambiguity by Eliot Perlman
The Gypsy Man by Robert Bausch
The Final Confessions of Mabel Stark by Robert Hough
English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


The Clearing by Tim Gautreaux
The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
The Kite Runner  by Khaled Hosseini
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
That Old Ace in the Hole by by Annie Proux
Buddha Da by Anne Donovan
Bangkok 8 byJohn Burdett
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon


Australia Felix, The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney by Henry Handel Richardson
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
Have the Men Had Enough by Beryl Bainbridge
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
A Sunday in the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche
The Other Side of Silence by Andre Brink
Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor
Anthem by Tim Binding


The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Names for Nothingness by Georgia Blain
Disreputable People by Penelope Rowe


The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Joe Cinque’s Consolation by Helen Garner
Scribbling the Cat by Alexander Fuller
The Dig Tree by Sarah Murgatroyd
Too Many Books So Little Time by Sara Nelson
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy


The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahim
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Buddha Da by Ann Donovan
Old School by Tobias Wolffe
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Anthem by Tim Binding
Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer Fleming
Spies by Michael Frayn
A Hole in the Universe by Mary McGarry Morris
The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald

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