Books for Grown-up Girls

A Listmania! list by Blonde bombshell (UK)
 
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
1.  Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman
The list author says:
  "Georgiana!  What a gal!  She had it all: fame, wealth, brains, beauty.  Like Diana, she worked for charity, she had affairs; unlike Diana, she partied thru the night like a true rock-chic!"
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Forget You Had a Daughter: Doing Time in the Bangkok Hilton - Sandra Gregory's Story
2.  Forget You Had a Daughter: Doing Time in the Bangkok Hilton - Sandra Gregory's Story by Sandra Gregory
The list author says:
  "I love books about Women from other cultures.  Here Gregory is thrown into another world: the  infamous Bangkok Hilton.  Not the best story, nor the best written book, but unputdownable!"
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The Full Cupboard Of Life (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
3.  The Full Cupboard Of Life (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency) by Alexander McCall Smith
The list author says:
  "Another book that influenced my choice of drink: Rooibusch tea!  Great, easy reading from Botswana.  A philosopy for life from the larger lady!"
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Boo Hoo: A Dot Com Story
4.  Boo Hoo: A Dot Com Story by Ernst Malmsten
The list author says:
  "This is one of two books that influenced my drink of choice: I started drinking vodka grapefruit whilst reading this book.  Great explanation of the madness that was the dot com boom and bust madness."
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The Lovely Bones
5.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The list author says:
  "Beautiful, harrowing.  Recomended to me by a friend.  I can't pick up Alice Sebold's next novel, Lucky, because I'm still slightly damaged from this one."
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Life Of Pi
6.  Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
The list author says:
  "You can see why this one won the Booker prize!  The twists and turns of the plot are wilder than you could ever imagine.  I don't know if I love or hate the Epilogue."
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The God of Small Things
7.  The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The list author says:
  "Beautiful, quirky book from south India.  The story of a family; a love story between a caste Indian and a Dalit; also the tale of twins.  Has a great gran."
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin
8.  Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
The list author says:
  "Great book, shame about the film, which does not manage to touch upon the themes of love and war covered by Berniere's beautiful book."
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
9.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Wonderful!  I read this on a beach in Mexico, and even if you can't, read this wise book that covers the story of generations of a family deep in Latin America somewhere....has an even greater gran..."
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
10.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "Great book! Better than Chocolat! This one stays with you; perhaps because smell touches the deepest recesses of your memory..."
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Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World
11.  Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World by Eric Schlosser
The list author says:
  "I haven't eaten in Mackie D's since this book, nor have my friends, and nor will you once you have read this book.  The film Super Size Me is based on Schlosser's immaculate research"
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Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
12.  Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
The list author says:
  "God, love Lynne Truss?Or should that be God love,  Lynne Truss!"
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