Light reading for winter nights

A Listmania! list by Victoria Craven
 
The Rotters' Club
1.  The Rotters' Club by Jonathan Coe
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  "One of my favourite books of all time.  Captures the 1970's perfectly: looks into the history of British industry through the eyes of an adolescent.  Heartwarming and hugely funny."
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Good in Bed
2.  Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
The list author says:
  "A book for intelligent women, with a warm, witty, loveable central character."
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The Feng Shui Junkie
3.  The Feng Shui Junkie by Brian Gallagher
The list author says:
  "Another funny book, based on a woman discovering that her husband is having an affair with a feng shui obsessed younger woman."
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Ralph's Party
4.  Ralph's Party by Lisa Jewell
The list author says:
  "Although slightly cliched, it is very warm and well-told."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)

Bookends
5.  Bookends by Jane Green
The list author says:
  "One of Jane Green's best books.  Hugely entertaining and touching."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

Don't You Want Me?
6.  Don't You Want Me? by India Knight
The list author says:
  "Hugely funny and rather rude.  Wonderful."
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Rachel's Holiday
7.  Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes
The list author says:
  "Touching yet brilliantly funny, it follows an Irish woman named Rachel as she spends time in rehab."
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Out of the Blue
8.  Out of the Blue by Isabel Wolff
The list author says:
  "A separation, a strange dog called Graham and a TV weathergirl make an interesting conbination.  Well-written and funny."
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Notes From A Big Country
9.  Notes From A Big Country by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "The best travel book of all time, told in Bill Bryson's unique, cynical style."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

Anita and Me
10.  Anita and Me by Meera Syal
The list author says:
  "Beautiful, engaging prose and charming, mischevious characters.  Great stuff."
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White Teeth
11.  White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The list author says:
  "A very ambitious novel which - although it didn't quite live up to all the hype - is still definitely worth reading."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)

Chocolat
12.  Chocolat by Joanne Harris
The list author says:
  "Overflowing with beautiful imagary.  Many different themes are explored.  A modern fairytale and an addictive read."
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Amanda's Wedding
13.  Amanda's Wedding by Jenny Colgan
The list author says:
  "A groovy book, and very funny."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Bad Heir Day
14.  Bad Heir Day by Wendy Holden
The list author says:
  "Incredibly funny and well told."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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