Auckland Libraries: Top 10 bookclub picks

Top 10 bookclub picks

The top 10 titles our bookclubs enjoyed, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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The testaments

Margaret Atwood

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More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within.

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10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world

Elif Shafak

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Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory.

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Quichotte

Salman Rushdie

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Quichotte, an aging traveling salesman obsessed with the "unreal real" of TV, falls in impossible love with a queen of the screen; while obsessively writing her love letters, he wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence.

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The Nickel boys

Colson Whitehead

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As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is 'as good as anyone'.

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The absolute book

Elizabeth author. Knox

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Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her - her sister's death by violence, and her own ill-concieved revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal.

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The Wall

John Lanchester

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Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall - an enormous concrete barrier around its entire border.

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The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern

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Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a strange book hidden in the library stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by the tales, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood.

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An orchestra of minorities

Chigozie Obioma

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A contemporary twist on the Odyssey, this tale is narrated by the spirit of a young poultry farmer, Chinonso. His life veers off course when he sees a woman about to jump off a bridge and saves her by hurling his two prized chickens over the side.

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The Dutch house

Ann Patchett

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Post Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate, which sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

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Where reasons end

Yiyun Li

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A woman's teenage son takes his own life. It is incomprehensible. The woman is a writer, and so she attempts to comprehend her grief in the space she knows best: on the page, as an imagined conversation with the child she has lost.

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