The decade in books

Published on 17 January 2020

 Well, almost. But here's some of the best books in our collection - a diverse, intriguing, and brilliant range of fiction and non-fiction. 

2010
Encircled lands : Te Urewera, 1820-1921, Judith Binney
All Blacks don’t cry: a story of hope, John Kirwan

2011
Open city, Teju Cole
State of Wonder, Ann Patchett

2012
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
The fault in our stars, John Green

2013
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The goldfinch, Donna Tartt

2014
All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr
The life-changing magic of tidying, Marie Kondō
The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

2015
The sellout, Paul Beatty
The fifth season, N. K. Jemisin
The girl on the train, Paula Hawkins

2016
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah
Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis, J.D Vance

2017
Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman
Exit west, Mohsin Hamid

2018
Becoming, Michelle Obama
Milkman, Anna Burns
Normal People, Sally Rooney

2019
Black leopard, red wolf, Marlon James
The uninhabitable earth: a story of the future, David Wallace-Wells
Know my name: a memoir, Chantel Miller 

 

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