Orwell's 1984 makes comeback

Spirituality and government surveillance are hot topics on Whitcoulls' new Top 100 book list.

George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 made the top 100, sitting at number 54.

Its placing comes at a time of concerns about citizens' right to privacy and the surveillance state. The book was an "original futuristic look at what our lives would become", Whitcoulls said. "It was prescient, and it becomes more relevant with each passing year."

The Bible was 25 on the list.

The most popular remained the The Millennium Trilogy, which includes the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

The most popular author was American Jodi Picoult, followed by J K Rowling, Lee Child, Jane Austen and Bryce Courtenay.

Top 10

1. The Millennium Trilogy - Stieg Larsson
2. A Song Of Fire and Ice series - George R R Martin
3. The Lord of the Rings - J R R Tolkien
4. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
5. The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien
6. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
7. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
8. The Hunger Games series - Suzanne Collins
9. Cross Stitch - Diana Gabaldon
10. The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons

- See whitcoulls.co.nz for full list


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