Recently Better Reading released its Top 100 list. If you haven’t heard of Better Reading, get on it now. Their Facebook page is definitely worth following. There are frequent live interviews with authors, book reviews and even a monthly book club.

Readers around Australia vote their Top 100 list as the best books read for the year. I absolutely love lists like this. I love counting how many of the books I have read (this year it’s 13). I love trying to expand myself by reading books out of my genres or something I had never heard of.

So here is the list. I have so much reading to catch up on clearly.

  1. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee – Last read March 2016
  2. The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak – Last read 2014
  3. All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
  4. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  5. The Bronze Horseman – Paullina Simons
  6. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – Last read 2012
  7. Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty – Last read 2015
  8. Me Before You -Jojo Moyes
  9. The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
  10. The Light Between Oceans L. Stedman
  11. The Hobbit – R.R. Tolkein – Last read 2012
  12. The Patterson Girls – Rachael Johns
  13. Gallipoli Street – Mary-Anne O’Connor
  14. A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
  15. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte – Last read 2012
  16. Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkein – Last read before 2010
  17. Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
  18. Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
  19. The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
  20. Burial Rites – Hannah Kent
  21. Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
  22. The Dry – Jane Harper
  23. Outback Sisters – Rachael Johns
  24. The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty – Last read 2015
  25. The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
  26. The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  27. Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
  28. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
  29. The Night Circus – Erin Morgernstern
  30. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson
  31. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn – Last read 2014
  32. Heart of the Country – Tricia Stringer
  33. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  34. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho – Last read 2014
  35. The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George
  36. Still Alice – Lisa Genova
  37. 1984 – George Orwell
  38. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte – Last read 2012
  39. Jessica – Bryce Courtenay – Last read before 2010
  40. A Fortunate Life – B. Facey
  41. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  42. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  43. People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks
  44. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  45. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
  46. A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
  47. The Natural Way of Things – Charlotte Wood
  48. The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham
  49. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger – Last read 2014
  50. A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
  51. The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan
  52. The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough – Currently reading
  53. Magician – Raymond E. Feist
  54. Room – Emma Donoghue
  55. My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
  56. Thornwood House – Anna Romer
  57. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  58. The Guilty – David Baldacci
  59. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos – Dominic Smith
  60. Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary-Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  61. The Passage – Justin Cronin
  62. Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks
  63. I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes
  64. Dirt Music – Tim Winton
  65. The Lavender Keeper – Fiona McIntosh
  66. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  67. The Lake House – Kate Morton
  68. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  69. The Secret River – Kate Grenville
  70. Spirits of the Ghan – Judy Nunn
  71. Bella’s Run – Margareta Osborn
  72. The Great Zoo of China – Matthew Reilly
  73. Seven Ancient Wonders – Matthew Reilly
  74. The Winter Sea – Di Morrissey
  75. Family Secrets – Liz Byrski
  76. The Martian – Andy Weir
  77. The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  78. Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
  79. The One Who Got Away – Caroline Overington
  80. The Storyteller – Jodi Picoult
  81. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
  82. The Dovekeepers – Alice Hoffman
  83. White Gardenia – Belinda Alexandra
  84. Standing Strong – Fiona McCallum
  85. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  86. Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberly McCreight
  87. The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
  88. The Tournament – Matthew Reilly
  89. One Day – David Nicholls
  90. The Other Side of the World – Stephanie Bishop
  91. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  92. What Alice Forgot – Liane Moriarty
  93. Breath – Tim Winton
  94. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
  95. The Daughters of Mars – Tom Keneally
  96. After You – Jojo Moyes
  97. Make Me – Lee Child
  98. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
  99. The Great Plains – Nicole Alexander
  100. Hello from the Gillespies – Monica McInerney

How many have you read?

Cai xx

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