2008: Read so far...

A Listmania! list by BeccyBTB (UK)
 
Something Rotten (Thursday Next)
1.  Something Rotten (Thursday Next) by Jasper Fforde
The list author says:
  "Back to the alternative 1988, with dodos, professional croquet and George Formby as President. Good fun."
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Through A Glass, Darkly (Dolphin Paperbacks)
2.  Through A Glass, Darkly (Dolphin Paperbacks) by Jostein Gaarder
The list author says:
  ""I believe you rewind many reruns of old thoughts which in fact ought to have been completely thought out long ago". Wise words indeed."
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Coraline
3.  Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Excellent. Very disturbing childrens book, but in a good way. Had a deep effect on me, much to my surprise. Can't wait for the film."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)

A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.  A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The list author says:
  "This book is well written and tells an absorbing tale. Yet it didn't grab me as much as the Kite Runner. Perhaps because I never expected to enjoy that book; I knew what to expect this time."
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The Comedy Writer
5.  The Comedy Writer by Peter Farrelly
The list author says:
  "I really disliked the main character of this book, enough to nearly put me off reading. There was *something* that kept me going though, something very compelling. All credit for that."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Holes
6.  Holes by Louis Sachar
The list author says:
  "I'm not going to be liked much for this, but I was disappointed by Holes. Probably because I had heard so many great reviews and I was expecting a killer twist. My fault, not the book's."
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Brand New Friend
7.  Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle
The list author says:
  "As close as I'll ever get to chick-lit, even though it's written by a guy. I guess I like Mr Gayle as he shows that men can be neurotic , thus proving the trait isn't exclusive to us girls."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness
8.  Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness by Jon Ronson
The list author says:
  "I love Jon Ronson's columns in the paper and I love these collections. Enough said really, it's a matter of whether his world view corresponds with your own."
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Love, etc
9.  Love, etc by Julian Barnes
The list author says:
  "Read this before 'Talking It Over' and it works okay as a stand-alone. Interesting style and easy to read. A lot darker than you first realise."
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Talking It Over (Picador paperback Books)
10.  Talking It Over (Picador paperback Books) by Julian Barnes
The list author says:
  "Rather than viewing this as the 'original novel', I used it to fill in the background to 'Love Etc'. Enjoyable yet an ultimately sad and tragic story."
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Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Baghdad's Green Zone
11.  Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Baghdad's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
The list author says:
  "An excellent book on the sheer incompetence that was the American occupation if Iraq. Beyond belief."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Naïve. Super
12.  Naïve. Super by Erlend Loe
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Rock On: How I Tried to Stop Caring about Music and Learn to Love Corporate Rock
13.  Rock On: How I Tried to Stop Caring about Music and Learn to Love Corporate Rock by Dan Kennedy
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

How To Lose Friends & Alienate People
14.  How To Lose Friends & Alienate People by Toby Young
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The Sound of No Hands Clapping: A Memoir
15.  The Sound of No Hands Clapping: A Memoir by Toby Young
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The Time Traveler's Wife
16.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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