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A Listmania! list by NataliaBr "NataliaBr" (Oxford)
 
Waiting for Sunrise
1.  Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
The list author says:
  "Wide-ranging and pleasantly written yarn about 1900s Vienna and the maelstrom of politics and ideas it played host to."
£18.14   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)

The Valley of Unknowing
2.  The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington
The list author says:
  "Blackly comedic take of jealousy, murder, books and plumbing set in a decaying communist state. Delightful."
£13.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Bring Up the Bodies
3.  Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The list author says:
  "Follow-up to the triumphant Wolf Hall and the mid-section of a Tudor trilogy."
£10.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,447 customer reviews)

The Lifeboat
4.  The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
The list author says:
  "Edwardians adrift on a lifeboat in the North Atlantic. I couldn't help wondering who would eat who... though that's just me."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

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HHhH
5.  HHhH by Laurent Binet
The list author says:
  "Prize winning tale,  translated from French, about the Czech resistance in World War II."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)

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Freedom
6.  Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The list author says:
  "Rather unsatisfying follow-up by the author of 'The Corrections', peopled by selfish people and lacking its predecessor's sparkle. There are many fine passages, though."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Chemistry of Tears
7.  The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey
The list author says:
  "Polished all-rounded of a historical novel, low on thrills but rich in subtler qualities. Don't think he'll get a third Booker though..."
£14.05   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Help
8.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The list author says:
  "Domestic servants' perspective on the civil rights struggle of the early 1906s. Good."
£3.85   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,183 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

The Art of Fielding
9.  The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The list author says:
  "Critics have rhapsodized over this traditional coming-of-age novel set on an American campus. Has been described as 'Franzen lite'. The US public have been divided on it."
£16.54   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

Before I Go To Sleep
10.  Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson
The list author says:
  "Interesting premise, decent plot, weak characters and less than sparkling prose. Worth reading if the premise grabs you."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,538 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

One Day
11.  One Day by David Nicholls
The list author says:
  "Pleasant story of growing up and growing apart spanning the years."
£2.00   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,848 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Skippy Dies
12.  Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
The list author says:
  "Irish boarding school shenanigans explored at length. Fun for the most part, if somewhat lacking in charm."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Fever Tree
13.  The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
The list author says:
  "Much fancied debut about Colonial era South Africa, with a dash of romance to boot."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

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The Snow Child
14.  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The list author says:
  "This take is rich in grief, snowy landscapes and the poignantly fantastical. But is it really enchanting, or silly and mawkish?"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,309 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Capital
15.  Capital by John Lanchester
The list author says:
  "London society given the Big Novel treatment: patchy but with nice touches."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (578 customer reviews)

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Half of a Yellow Sun
16.  Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The list author says:
  "Great African epic. Some mannerisms but otherwise very satisfying."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (389 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics)
17.  Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics) by Geoff Wilkes
The list author says:
  "Revived 1940s novel about a doomed anti-Hitler protest, based on a true story. Not easy reading."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (384 customer reviews)

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
18.  The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The list author says:
  "Over-hyped debut about one man's hair-brained pilgrimage across England. Unlikely indeed."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,291 customer reviews)

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The Lacuna
19.  The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The list author says:
  "Dense but interesting tale of divided loyalties in the USA & Mexico, set during the McCarthy period."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

The Road
20.  The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "A good post-apocalytpic tale given new legs by a good movie adaptation. This is a world where crops don't grow any more. Lets hope it isn't more prophetic than we know....!"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (875 customer reviews)

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
21.  The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
The list author says:
  "Pleasantly affecting of 1950s Trinidad in which a European couple marriage is threatened by secrets from the past. Soap opera touches don't spoil the overall enjoyment."
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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