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. The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic, Nick Joaquin (Philippines)
  4. My Brother Jack, George Johnston (Australia)
  5. Dusk, F. Sionil Jose (Philippines)
  6. Beauty is a Wound, Eka Kurniawan (Indonesia)
  7. While the Billy Boils, Henry Lawson (Australia)
  8. Diaspora and the Difficult Art of Dying, Sudesh Mishra (Fiji)
  9. Cloudstreet, Tim Winton (Australia)

4 stars

  1. When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (Philippines)
  2. The Frigate Bird, Alistair Campbell (Cook Islands)
  3. Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff (New Zealand)
  4. Where We Once Belonged, Sia Figiel (Samoa)
  5. Faces in the Water, Janet Frame (New Zealand)
  6. My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin (Australia)
  7. Tu, Patricia Grace (New Zealand)
  8. The Black Lake, Hella Haasse (Indonesia; The Netherlands)
  9. Dogeaters, Jessica Hagedorn (Philippines)
  10. The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata (Indonesia)
  11. My Urohs, Emelihter Kihleng (Federated States of Micronesia)
  12. Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay (Australia)
  13. The Garden Party and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield (New Zealand)
  14. Les Contes de Poindi, Jean Mariotti (New Caledonia)
  15. Noli Me Tángere, José Rizal (Philippines)
  16. State of War, Ninotchka Rosca (Philippines)
  17. Awaiting Trespass, Linda Ty-Casper (Philippines)
  18. Philippine Short Stories 1925-1940, Leopold Y. Yabes, ed. (Philippines)

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