books

2012

8. Little women / Louisa May Alcott
7. Catching fire / Suzanne Collins
6. The waiting place : learning to appreciate life’s delays / Eileen Button
5. The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins
4. The Girl’s guide to homelessness / Brianna Karp
3. At Home in Mitford / Jan Karon
2. The Bride’s farewell / Meg Rosoff
1. There is no dog / Meg Rosoff

2011

6. Foreign correspondence / Geraldine Brooks
5. The Accidental tourist / Anne Tyler
4. Land’s edge / Tim Winton
3. Uprising / Scott G. Mariani
2. The 5 dysfunctions of a team / Frank Lencioni
1. Jasper Jones / Craig Silvey

2010

12. Divine nobodies / Jim Palmer
11. Fellowship of the Ring / J.R.R. Tolkien
10. Black Beauty / Anna Sewell
9. A Beautiful blue death / Charles Finch
8. Music and silence / Rose Tremain
7. All aboard for Arrarat / H.G. Wells
6. Moominland midwinter / Tove Jansson
5. Moominsummer madness / Tove Jansson
4. The Phantom tollbooth / Norton Juster
3. The Divine mentor / Wayne Cordeiro
2. 100 years of solitude / Gabrielle Garcia Marquez
1. The Archivist : a novel / Martha Cooley

2009

2. Twilight / Stephanie Meyer (434 p.)
1. Wanting / by Richard Flanagan (256 p.)

** I did read other books in 2008 and 2009, except that this page somehow deleted its entire contents so the listing disappeared. I managed to salvage what is here from the Internet Wayback Machine. When I find time, I’ll fill in the blanks. **

2008

5. Postcards from Surfers / by Helen Garner (106 p.) [short-stories]
4. The Spare room / by Helen Garner (195 p.) [fiction]
3. Learning to float / by Lili Wright (362 p.)
2. Run / by Ann Patchett (294 p.) [fiction]
1. Confessions of an amateur believer / by Patty Kirk (271 p.)

2007

19. Dirt music / by Tim Winton (465 p.) [fiction]
18. Year of wonders / by Geraldine Brooks (321 p.) [fiction]
17. The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency / by Alexander McCall Smith (250 p.) [fiction]
16. Camille’s bread / by Amanda Lohrey (277 p.) [fiction]
15. Freakonomics / by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (320 p.)
14. A Short history of tractors in Ukrainian / by Marina Lewycka (324 p.)
13. Gittinomics : living the good life without money stress, overwork and joyless consumption / by Ross Gittins (254 p.)
12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows / by J. K. Rowling (607 p.)
11. In the company of others : making community in the modern world / edited by Claude Whitmyer (275 p.)
10. Save Karyn : one shopaholic’s journey to debt and back / by Karyn Bosnak (447 p.)
9. Women of spirit : stories of courage from the women who lived them / by Katherine Martin (381 p.)
8. God’s smuggler : one man’s mission to change the world / by Brother Andrew (292 p.)
7. Eat, pray, love : one woman’s search for everything / by Elizabeth Gilbert (348 p.)
6. Editing fact and fiction : a concise guide to book editing / by Leslie T. Sharpe and Irene Gunther (uni textbook) (227 p.)
5. Quirky qwerty : the story of the keyboard at your fingertips / by Torbjorn Lundmark (172 p.)
4. Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation / by Lynne Truss (209 p.)
3. Apple of my eye / by Helene Hanff (121 p.)
2. How to be good / by Nick Hornby (245 p.)
1. Books, baguettes and bedbugs : the Left Bank world of Shakespeare & Co. / by Jeremy Mercer (260 p.)

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