Reflections by award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett, author of many books about the sea
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
TOP 100 KIWI BOOK-PICKS LIST NOW OUT
New Zealanders have voted, and Whitcoulls have launched its new list of Top 100 books.
Surprise, surprise (joking) the Millenium Trilogy heads the parade. A real surprise is how Harry Potter has slumped. It is nice to see classics (old and new) like Pride & Prejudice, To Kill a Mocking Bird and Memoirs of a Geisha there. Alice Sebold's Lovely Bones is probably predictable, as there has been so much publicity here, what with our own Sir Peter Jackson producing the film -- which made me raise an eyebrow to see that none of the Lord of the Rings series is in the top twenty.
As for the rest of the list, I evidently have to visit a store to see the full array. Why have they not posted the full list on the website? There lurks a mystery.