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Published April 6th 2016
Do you want to be well-read?
Dymocks bookseller has released its annual Top 101 books as voted by the Australian public. How many of them have you read?
Here are some fun facts about the list. Dymocks received 121,674 votes from Booklovers this year. 46.5 of the books included were written by female authors. Seven authors have multiple entries on the list – John Green, Roald Dahl, Harper Lee, Sarah J.Maas, Terry Pratchett, J.R.R Tolkien and Markus Zusak.
Nobody knows the true identity of author Elena Ferrante who wrote 'My Brilliant Friend'. 'The Dressmaker' makes its debut in this year's list despite being released 15 years ago (the recent movie gave it a huge boost). For the first time the list features a cookbook - 'Everyday Superfood' by Jamie Oliver, and a colouring book – 'The Enchanted Forest' by Johanna Basford.
Topping the list for the third year running is international best-seller 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak. It remains the only Australian book ever to be voted number one.
I have read thirty-four of the books listed with my favourites being 'Wild' and 'We Were Liars'. I disliked two books on the list so I didn't finish them. I watched the movie before I could read the book in five cases. How did you fare?