Favourite reads in 2005

A Listmania! list by catkin74 (New Zealand)
 
Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie)
1.  Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie) by Kate Atkinson
The list author says:
  "A clever and gripping multi-faceted mystery, with a highly satisfying ending."
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)

The Lucky Ones
2.  The Lucky Ones by Rachel Cusk
The list author says:
  "A very well-written novel containing five interconnected stories."
£10.16   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Drop City
3.  Drop City by T.C. Boyle
The list author says:
  "Hippies and young Alaskan lifestylers collide in this absorbing novel."
£9.98   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
4.  Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
The list author says:
  "Great teen novel with two interesting main characters."
£5.61   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Vernon God Little
5.  Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
The list author says:
  "Fantastic novel dealing with innocence and betrayal."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
6.  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The list author says:
  "A warm and enjoyable novel."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (354 customer reviews)

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Ellen Foster (VMC)
7.  Ellen Foster (VMC) by Kaye Gibbons
The list author says:
  "Very good short novel about a child surviving neglect."
£9.13   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Icarus Girl
8.  The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
The list author says:
  "A chilling "ghost story", original and absorbing."
£10.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Run For Home
9.  Run For Home by Sheila Quigley
The list author says:
  "Excellent fast-paced thriller with sympathetic characters."
£6.19   Used & New from: £0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6)
10.  Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "This eagerly-awaited book did not disappoint!"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,278 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

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The Wonder Spot
11.  The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank
The list author says:
  "A beautifully written book - a cut above most "chick lit"."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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My Friend Leonard
12.  My Friend Leonard by James Frey
The list author says:
  "The sequel to A Million Little Pieces.  An excellent memoir about living without alcohol."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Ursula, Under
13.  Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill
The list author says:
  "A fantastic book giving the stories of several varied ancestors of a little girl who has fallen down a mine shaft."
£1.35   Used & New from: £0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Q and A (filmed as Slumdog Millionaire)
14.  Q and A (filmed as Slumdog Millionaire) by Vikas Swarup
The list author says:
  "Highly enjoyable book tracing the life of a poor Indian teenager who has been arrested after winning a huge game show prize.  The ending knits it all together beautifully."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
15.  The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
The list author says:
  "Very warm and enjoyable teen novel with four great main characters."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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We Need To Talk About Kevin
16.  We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The list author says:
  "Highly recommended - a gripping novel raising issues about parenting and the nature/nurture debate."
£8.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (693 customer reviews)

The Summer Garden
17.  The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons
The list author says:
  "The very long but thorougly enjoyable conclusion to the Alexander and Tatiana trilogy."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

The Breakdown Lane
18.  The Breakdown Lane by Jacquelyn Mitchard
The list author says:
  "Enjoyable read about a woman coping with the disappearance of her husband and the onset of MS."
Used & New from: £0.40
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Incendiary
19.  Incendiary by Chris Cleave
The list author says:
  "A book that grows on you and provides a moving portrayal of a mother's grief."
£4.47   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Plan B
20.  Plan B by Emily Barr
The list author says:
  "A light but very enjoyable read about a woman who discovers that her partner is leading a double life."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Frankie and Stankie
21.  Frankie and Stankie by Barbara Trapido
The list author says:
  "Very interesting novel about a girl growing up in a liberal South African family."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Devil Wears Prada
22.  The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
The list author says:
  "Shallow but fun book about a girl with a nightmare boss."
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)

I Am Charlotte Simmons
23.  I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
The list author says:
  "Very good novel about an innocent girl's rude awakening when she attends an Ivy League college."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The River King
24.  The River King by Alice Hoffman
The list author says:
  "Classic magic realism from Alice Hoffman - deals with the aftermath of bullying in an East Coast boarding school."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Human Capital
25.  Human Capital by Stephen Amidon
The list author says:
  "A very good novel of American upper-middle-class suburbia."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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