Top Rated Books

As I progress in this project, I thought it might be useful to keep a list of the best books I encounter, without regard to their country of origin. Here are the books I’ve rated four or five stars:

5 stars

  1. The Bone People, Keri Hulme (New Zealand)
  2. The Whale Rider, Witi Ihimaera (New Zealand)
  3. Voss, Patrick White (Australia)
  4. Carpentaria, Alexis Wright (Australia)

4.5 stars

  1. The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton (New Zealand)
  2. My Brother Jack, George Johnston (Australia)
  3. While the Billy Boils, Henry Lawson (Australia)
  4. Diaspora and the Difficult Art of Dying, Sudesh Mishra (Fiji)
  5. Cloudstreet, Tim Winton (Australia)

4 stars

  1. The Frigate Bird, Alistair Campbell (Cook Islands)
  2. Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff (New Zealand)
  3. Where We Once Belonged, Sia Figiel (Samoa)
  4. Faces in the Water, Janet Frame (New Zealand)
  5. My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin (Australia)
  6. Tu, Patricia Grace (New Zealand)
  7. Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay (Australia)
  8. The Garden Party and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield (New Zealand)

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