Books to Inspire

A Listmania! list by franticmum
 
Beloved
1.  Beloved by Toni Morrison
The list author says:
  "Chilling but beautifully written. Not an easy read but undoubtedly one of the best books I've ever read."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
2.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "A great family saga written with depth and imagination - a real page turner."
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
3.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The list author says:
  "Not only does this give a great insight into China over the last 100 years it also gives a compelling and intimate account of three women's fight for survival."
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The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
4.  The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paulo Coelho
The list author says:
  "For anyone who has lingered over whether or not to follow their dreams"
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Possessing The Secret Of Joy
5.  Possessing The Secret Of Joy by Alice Walker
The list author says:
  "So many have read The Color Purple (and rightly so!) but few have gone onto to discover this. It is an amazing book which made me cry at the end. Shocking but truly wonderful."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Miss Garnet's Angel
6.  Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers
The list author says:
  "A story which proves self-discovery is not something restricted to us twenty-somethings!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

After You'd Gone
7.  After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell
The list author says:
  "I bought this after seeing several people had recommended it in their lists. So pleased I took their advice - it is a fantastic read which is so moving and compelling."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (256 customer reviews)

Paula
8.  Paula by Isabel Allende
The list author says:
  "I love all Allende's books but because this is a true story about her daughter it is so much more intense. Beautifully written an gives a real insight into where she got her ideas for other books from"
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Charlotte Gray
9.  Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks
The list author says:
  "This was so wonderful - I daren't watch the film in case it doesn't live up to my expectations."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Crocodile Soup
10.  Crocodile Soup by Julia Darling
The list author says:
  "This is such a clever book - its easy reading and very well written. A real page turner. If you liked Kate Atkinson's Behind the Scenes at the Museum - you'll love this!"
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Behind The Scenes At The Museum
11.  Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson
The list author says:
  "For the same reasons as above. Perfect for a rainy Sunday by the fire!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)

The Bonesetter's Daughter
12.  The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
The list author says:
  "Another picked out from somoone's list and thank God I did - I could not put this book down!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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