Books I've read: 2007-08

A Listmania! list by Lisa T (London, UK)
 
The Ivy Chronicles
1.  The Ivy Chronicles by Karen Quinn
The list author says:
  "Fancied a bit of light reading, really wish I hadn't bothered.  One of the worst books I've ever read. Superficial, tacky and very predictable."
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The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials)
2.  The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Is it better than Northern Lights?? I just can't decide!  Is bloody good though!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

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The Bitch Goddess Notebook
3.  The Bitch Goddess Notebook by Martha O'Connor
The list author says:
  "Wanted to read it because of the Donna Tartt comparisons.  Enjoyed it, but if I was still 18 I know I would have totally loved it!"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

My Booky Wook
4.  My Booky Wook by Russell Brand
The list author says:
  "Aah, Russell... much more endearing than he often comes across on television."
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What Was Lost
5.  What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn
The list author says:
  "An enjoyable read, but from the reviews I read beforehand I was expecting something a bit stronger."
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On Chesil Beach
6.  On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "Not as good as the other Ian McEwan books I've read."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Status Anxiety
7.  Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
The list author says:
  "Brilliant!  Drawing from ancient philosophy, art and literature.. and it's all so relevant!"
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Love in the Time of Cholera
8.  Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Not the classic I was expecting.  Really enjoyed following the story of Fermina Daza, but had no sympathy for Florentino Ariza, found myself switching off when reading of his numerous love affairs."
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The Wonder Spot
9.  The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank
The list author says:
  "This is the enjoyable, light read that I was hoping to find with The Ivy Chronicles.  Smart and witty, I'd definitely recommend."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Accidental Tourist
10.  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
The list author says:
  "Really enjoyed the book despite not liking any of the main characters!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Darkly Dreaming Dexter
11.  Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
The list author says:
  "Was a good story, but I quickly grew tired of the 'smart' dialogue.  Will still check out the tv series though..."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Pig (Penguin Fiction)
12.  Pig (Penguin Fiction) by Andrew Cowan
The list author says:
  "A lovely, but sad little story."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Secret History
13.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The list author says:
  "This is my absolute favourite book!  I've read it three times now and it just keeps getting better!  Great story, wonderful characters, brilliantly written. So engaging I start believing I'm there!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (434 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Prayer For Owen Meany
14.  A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
The list author says:
  "I did like the book, I just found Owen really, really annoying.  How did they all put up with him?!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

I Capture The Castle (Vintage Classics)
15.  I Capture The Castle (Vintage Classics) by Dodie Smith
The list author says:
  "Loved it!  One of the most likeable narrators in literary history.  Well written and a great story."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
16.  Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "I'm not usually a fan of short stories, but Murakami's style is so beautiful I couldn't put it down!  My favourite of his short story collections"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

The Shadow Of The Wind
17.  The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The list author says:
  "Loved it!  A real page turner, a brilliant story, loved the characters, and loved the little twist at the end!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (753 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Noughts & Crosses: Book 1 (Part1 of Noughts & Crosses Trilogy)
18.  Noughts & Crosses: Book 1 (Part1 of Noughts & Crosses Trilogy) by Malorie Blackman
The list author says:
  "A great idea, and brilliant twist that really challenges the way you think.  But not that well written.  Disappointing."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (486 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Sophie's Choice (Vintage War)
19.  Sophie's Choice (Vintage War) by William Styron
The list author says:
  "Obviously, so very, very sad, but also fascinating story of the relationship between the three main characters."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Bit Of A Blur: The Autobiography
20.  Bit Of A Blur: The Autobiography by Alex James
The list author says:
  "This is Alex James' story - not a biography of the history of blur.  I loved it for that reason, but would have liked to learnt a bit more about Graham leaving the band."
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The Lake Of Dead Languages
21.  The Lake Of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
The list author says:
  "The Secret History this is not.  A book based around classics students in America - that's where the similarities end.  I wonder what Donna Tartt would think of the comparisons."
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The Gum Thief
22.  The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "Thought this was much better than Generation X.  All of the characters were really likeable, I was interested in each of their stories and how the unlikely bonds came to form.  And I loved Glove Pond!"
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Company of Liars
23.  Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
The list author says:
  "Mysterious, magical and pretty horrifying at times!  Loved it!  I loved the background of England during the Plague, really added to the macabre story."
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
24.  What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "I read this book as a fan of Murakami, and not as a runner, and I loved it for this reason.  Behind the talk of running you get a great insight into what motivates this elusive author."
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Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court (Penguin Modern Classics)
25.  Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court (Penguin Modern Classics) by Patrick Hamilton
The list author says:
  "This book has turned me into a big fan of Patrick Hamilton!  A really gripping read, loved the setting of London, just before war broke out.  And by the end I really felt for George Harvey Bone!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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