Top Rated Books

These are my favorites (rated 4 stars or more) of the books I’ve read for this project:

5 stars

  1. The Ten Thousand Things, Maria Dermoût (Indonesia)
  2. The Bone People, Keri Hulme (New Zealand)
  3. The Whale Rider, Witi Ihimaera (New Zealand)
  4. Voss, Patrick White (Australia)
  5. Carpentaria, Alexis Wright (Australia)

4.5 stars

  1. Melal, a novel of the Pacific, Robert Barclay (Marshall Islands)
  2. The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton (New Zealand)
  3. My Brother Jack, George Johnston (Australia)
  4. While the Billy Boils, Henry Lawson (Australia)
  5. Diaspora and the Difficult Art of Dying, Sudesh Mishra (Fiji)
  6. 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. The Black Lake, Hella Haasse (Indonesia; The Netherlands)
  8. The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata (Indonesia)
  9. My Urohs, Emelihter Kihleng (Federated States of Micronesia)
  10. Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay (Australia)
  11. The Garden Party and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield (New Zealand)
  12. Les Contes de Poindi, Jean Mariotti (New Caledonia)

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