Better Reading Presents… Australia’s Top 100 for 2016

Last year Better Reading launched our first Top 100 list, asking Australians from all walks of life, from all around the country, to tell us their favourite book. Thousands voted, and for 2015 Bryce Courtenay’s The Power of One took the crown.

We were very excited to check back in with Australian readers for 2016. Yet again, we were overwhelmed with enthusiasm and support, and enjoyed seeing the wide variety of books Australians are loving this year. There are thrillers, historical fiction, classics, new releases, romance, fantasy – the only things that aren’t represented are kids’ books – we have a separate list for that! Head here to check it out.

While there are a lot of familiar books in the Top 100, there’s also plenty of surprises. Many books debuted high on the list this year, including Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See at #4, Hanya Yanighara’s controversial bestseller A Little Life at #14, Liane Moriarty’s newest hit Truly Madly Guilty at #21, and many, many more. Australia has even chosen a different book as their Number 1!


Yet again, Australian authors are strongly represented, with writers like Tim Winton, Bryce Courtenay, Rachael Johns and Geraldine Brooks each getting multiple titles on the list. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page, as we’ll be checking in with some authors in the coming months to see what being chosen in the Top 100 means to them.

The Top 100 is more than just a list – it’s a go-to for your next read. Each book has been voted for by an Australian booklover, and comes well-read and well-loved. Say goodbye to wondering what to read next – and say hello to Better Reading’s Top 100 for 2016.

Click on the covers below to learn more about the books you voted for, Australia!

Download a Quick Reference Guide here!

Head to the Better Reading Facebook page to tell us what you think of the list – did your favourite make it? How many have you read? We’d love to hear from you!