BOOKS THAT ARE SO GOOD YOU CAN ALMOST EAT THEM!

A Listmania! list by "xholx"
 
The Lord of the Rings - illustrated hardback
1.  The Lord of the Rings - illustrated hardback by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "If you are one of those people who look at LOTR and think, next year i'll read it, screw that and start it now!"
Used & New from: 10.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,191 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

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The Hobbit
2.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "But remember to read this first!"
17.00   Used & New from: 3.20
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,897 customer reviews)

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness)
3.  Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness) by Tamora Pierce
The list author says:
  "I actually want to visit Tortall, it's the place of dreams, if you only read one tamora pierce quartet, read this, you won't regret it."
Used & New from: 0.09
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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His Dark Materials
4.  His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Clever as you can delve into it on many levels, i'll cry if it never becomes a film!"
Used & New from: 3.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (419 customer reviews)

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Harry Potter (5 Volumes set)
5.  Harry Potter (5 Volumes set) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Release your inner child, no one can deny themselves a bit of potter every now and then"
Used & New from: 40.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Wind on Fire Trilogy - Box Set of 3
6.  Wind on Fire Trilogy - Box Set of 3 by William Nicholson
The list author says:
  "Another one of those must-read trilogies that you'd be a fool to miss out on"
Used & New from: 17.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Tales of the Otori Trilogy
7.  The Tales of the Otori Trilogy by Lian Hearn
The list author says:
  "I've never read such a beautiful trilogy that dares to be different but is still exactly what you're looking for"
Used & New from: 20.96
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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City of Masks (Stravaganza)
8.  City of Masks (Stravaganza) by Mary Hoffman
The list author says:
  "transports you into another realm, these books are definitely worthy of my list but don't quite hold the limelight compared to the others featured"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Old Kingdom Trilogy Box Set
9.  Old Kingdom Trilogy Box Set by Garth Nix
The list author says:
  "Love, love, love these, bizarre mixture of ideas but it definitely works"
Used & New from: 14.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Alex Rider Collection
10.  Alex Rider Collection by Anthony Horowitz
The list author says:
  "These are over in a matter of minutes but i just love alex rider, forget james bond, he's the man"
Used & New from: 18.70
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Collector's Library)
11.  Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Collector's Library) by Sam Gilpin
The list author says:
  "what's not to love? okay, maybe the men, but girl power is cool, right?"
7.19   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

The Time Traveler's Wife
12.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The list author says:
  "this book has haunted me since i read it, not in a bad way, it's just very memorable"
6.79   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,305 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

The Shadow Of The Wind
13.  The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The list author says:
  "this is just pure brilliance, i can't put my finger on why but you MUST  read it"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (766 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Nineteen Eighty-Four
14.  Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "wierd and scary because it is not too far from the truth"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (659 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Atonement (Reading Guide Edition)
15.  Atonement (Reading Guide Edition) by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "there is something at the core of this book that just reaches out and grabs you"
8.19   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (344 customer reviews)

Birdsong (Reading Guide Edition)
16.  Birdsong (Reading Guide Edition) by Sebastian Faulks
The list author says:
  "this book is like a journey through the ordeal of love and war. read away"
7.75   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (596 customer reviews)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
17.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "gripping and interesting this appeals to all the senses"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (252 customer reviews)

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Journey to the River Sea
18.  Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
The list author says:
  "one of those books that i read in one night and loved but don't ask me why"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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The Bone People
19.  The Bone People by Keri Hulme
The list author says:
  "intriguing and somehow heartwarming and chilling at the same time"
6.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Handmaid's Tale (Reading Guide Edition)
20.  The Handmaid's Tale (Reading Guide Edition) by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "alien but compelling and i was tearing my hair out by the end"
6.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews)

Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines Quartet)
21.  Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines Quartet) by Philip Reeve
The list author says:
  "don't quite know how he's managed it but all these books are alluring and adventurous"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3
22.  Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy - Book 1): 1/3 by Robin Hobb
The list author says:
  "this is a very long trilogy but if you're at a loose end..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (358 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Kite Runner
23.  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The list author says:
  "i urge you to read this, i only just discovered it , and man was i slow about it, but i'm hooked now"
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The American Boy
24.  The American Boy by Andrew Taylor
The list author says:
  "another excellent read with an undulating plot woven with history"
7.19   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

A Gathering Light
25.  A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
The list author says:
  "just loved it, superb setting and interesting and touching tale, you can identify with the gutsy female at it's heart"
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Boring 7 15 Jan 2014
Please could someone recommend a kindle edition of LOTR 1 26 Dec 2013
Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit DVD game 1 1 Dec 2013
Would anyone recommend reading the poems and songs in LOTR? 1 12 Jul 2013
Wanted...another great read like shadow of the wind... 6 10 Dec 2012
What Book To Read? 2 5 Nov 2012
Depressed anyone? 25 4 May 2012
choices for lord of the rings and hobbit in hardback 1 14 Feb 2012
Definitive book of the 20th century? 5 25 Jan 2012
The Emperor's new clothes or what ? 29 8 Jan 2012
e-book contains many errors. 0 10 Aug 2011
This is called grooming and is scary 21 7 Apr 2011
 
   

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