Books I've read Since the Start of the Year

A Listmania! list by "imalion"
 
Brick Lane
1.  Brick Lane by Monica Ali
The list author says:
  "Read this over the new year. A good view into Asian life in Britain written by a strong woman author. However, I felt it was a tad too long and lost towards the end."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

The Bell Jar (Faber Paper Covered Editions)
2.  The Bell Jar (Faber Paper Covered Editions) by Sylvia Plath
The list author says:
  "An amazing book by such a tragic author. Makes you pine for her to have written more novels in her short lifetime."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews)

Girlfriend in a Coma
3.  Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "First half is pure Coupland, but he gets muddled up in his own philosophies at the end, making it a 'mare to understand."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

Requiem for a Dream
4.  Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby
The list author says:
  "I couldn't really get to grips with Selby's writing style, like being assaulted by literature."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Valley Of The Dolls (VMC)
5.  Valley Of The Dolls (VMC) by Jacqueline Susann
The list author says:
  "I needed this as a break from my depressing books. Scandolous trashy girl novel, but ever so haut coutore."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Rules of Attraction
6.  The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
The list author says:
  "Although I felt I'd read better, this is the book I would pick up again from my reading list. A harsh tale of too much youth and too much money."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Hey Nostradamus!
7.  Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "The Coupland novel that spoke to me the most. If you want Coupland wit, don't come here, but if you want his philosophies you couldn't do better."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Penguin Popular Classics)
8.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Penguin Popular Classics) by Lewis Carroll
The list author says:
  "I don't really know why I read this one. If you want trendy psychadelia, watch the Disney movie instead."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (920 customer reviews)

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The Catcher in the Rye
9.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "It does earn it's place as a classic, it's extremely well written. However, as a coming-of-age story, 'The Bell Jar' is better."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (606 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
10.  The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "A class novel. Fitzgerald's simple writing style makes reading him a joy."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,990 customer reviews)

Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
11.  Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "Coupland's witty opus. He gets across what he wants to say dillegently, and it's his most humorous book."
£6.74   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Penguin Modern Classics)
12.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Penguin Modern Classics) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Such a chore to read, took me over a month! However, it's a rich epic, much better than other epics such as 'Lord of the Rings' etc."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (377 customer reviews)

The Collector (Vintage Classics)
13.  The Collector (Vintage Classics) by John Fowles
The list author says:
  "I was pleased to have read this, as Fowles is a rather underground author who I'd 'discovered'. However, the second half gets very muddled up..."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Miss Wyoming
14.  Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland
The list author says:
  "Probably the worst Coupland I'd read. He does it much better when he's talking about everyday lives, not celebrities"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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The Popular Girl (Modern Voices)
15.  The Popular Girl (Modern Voices) by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The list author says:
  "Gorgeous. Sometimes I had to put the book down and just marvel in his descriptions."
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Amrita
16.  Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto
The list author says:
  "Too lengthy. Yoshimoto calls it 'naive' in her epilogue, and gosh is that true!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)