Top 10 Fiction

 

#1: All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II...more

#2: The Secret Chord

by Geraldine Brooks

1000 BC. The Second Iron Age. The time of King David.

With stunning originality, acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks offers us a compelling portrait of a morally complex hero from this strange age - part legend, part history. Full of drama and richly drawn detail, The Secret Chord is a vivid story of faith, family, desire and power that brings David magnificently alive... more

#3: The Lake House

by Kate Morton

A missing child... An abandoned house... An unsolved mystery...

Kate Morton intricately weaves her fifth novel connecting lives that are decades apart with twists and tragedy. Alice Edevane, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past and seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape... more

#4: A Little Life

by Hanya Yanagihara

SHORTLISTIED FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition... more

Appearing at the 2016 Sydney Writer's Festival

#5: A Brief History of Seven Killings

by Marlon James

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2015

JAMAICA, 1976.

Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley's house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught... more

Appearing at the 2016 Sydney Writer's Festival

#6: Career of Evil

by Robert Galbraith

Cormoran Strike is back in the most popular Robert Galbraith mystery to date.

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible--and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality... more

#7: Purity

by Jonathan Franzan

A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of FREEDOM and THE CORRECTIONS

Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother - her only family - is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother has always concealed her own real name, or how she can ever have a normal life... more

Appearing at the 2016 Sydney Writer's Festival.

#8: Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty

NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

"No one marries funny and poignant quite like Liane. She is the mistress of the razor-sharp observation ...my favourite so far" - Kate Morton

'Let me be clear. This is not a circus. This is a murder investigation.' Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. A parent is dead... more

#9: Go Set a Watchman

by Harper Lee

In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called Go Set a Watchman. It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman and I thought it a pretty decent effort.

My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel from the point of view of the young Scout. I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn’t realised it had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years... more

#10: The Girl in the Spider's Web

by David Lagercrantz (Created by Stieg Larsson)

Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millenium Series.

She is the girl with the dragon tattoo. Lisbeth Salander. An uncompromising misfit whose burning sense of injustice and talent for investigation will never respect boundaries of state or status.

He is a campaigning journalist. Mikael Blomkvist. A lone wolf whose integrity and championing of the truth bring him time and again to the brink of unemployment - and prosecution... more