Auckland Libraries: Top 10 blockbusters

Top 10 blockbusters

The top 10 blockbuster reads, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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Big sky

Kate Atkinson

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Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes.

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The institute

Stephen King

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Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated and subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to enhance their exceptional paranormal gifts.

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You'll never see me again

Lesley. author. Pearse

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Young Betty dreams of settling down to an ordinary life in Hallsands with her fisherman husband. But when he returns broken and haunted from the Great War, she finds herself persecuted by his distraught mother - and yearns to escape.

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Agent running in the field

John Le Carré

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Set in London in 2018, Agent Running in the Field follows a twenty-six year old solitary figure who, in a desperate attempt to resist the new political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a very dangerous path.

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The carer

Deborah Moggach

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James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged children, employ Mandy to care for him. As James regales his family with tales of Mandy's virtues, Phoebe and Robert sense something is amiss.

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The second sleep

Robert Harris

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1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts - coins, glass, human bones. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?

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City of girls

Elizabeth Gilbert

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1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has been kicked out of Vassar College. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her eccentric aunt. Now ninety-five, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life.

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The giver of stars

Jojo Moyes

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Alice Wright has travelled across the world to escape England, but realises she wants more than Depression-era Kentucky can provide. Given the chance to deliver books on horseback as part of a travelling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

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Whatever it takes

Paul Cleave

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When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her - but that means crossing lines he can never come back from.

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When it all went to custard

Danielle Hawkins

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The news of Jenny's husband's infidelity comes as a nasty shock to the part-time building control officer and full-time mother - even though, to her surprise and embarrassment, her first reaction is relief rather than anguish.

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