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My Boudoir of Books: Life-Sustaining Reads

A Listmania! list by Ms. J. Francis "Chamee" (London)
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Jurassic Park
1.  Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Jurassic Park: read it when I was like 14 and I still quote it in my top 5 favourite books"
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
2.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "Impicitly sexual, tantilising read with prose so sensual they almost turn you on"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

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Sphere
3.  Sphere by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Loved it beyond description"
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Ender's Game (Ender Saga)
4.  Ender's Game (Ender Saga) by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "Science fiction it is, but don't be put off: this is an incredibly gripping story that conveys poignantly and beautifully the human condition without ODing on the stupid futuristic jargon"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews)

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Speaker For The Dead: Book 2 in the Ender Saga
5.  Speaker For The Dead: Book 2 in the Ender Saga by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "Read the above and I challenge you to not read this...see I told you, you can't stop yourself"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

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The Secret Garden (Penguin Popular Classics)
6.  The Secret Garden (Penguin Popular Classics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The list author says:
  "Classic: a real life enhancener. It makes me all warm an cuddly inside."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe
7.  Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "You will laugh til you cry. You might even poo a bit."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Starter for Ten
8.  Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
The list author says:
  "I mean, this is roll about funny. Really."
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Fantastic Mr. Fox (Young Puffin Read Alone)
9.  Fantastic Mr. Fox (Young Puffin Read Alone) by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "Read...and re-read...and re-read again. Uncountable amount of times i've read this. To be passed on to children and grand children. You get the idea."
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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan
10.  An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Jason Elliot
The list author says:
  "If you think you know about the world we live in, think again..."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

The Eleventh Hour
11.  The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base
The list author says:
  "You will NEVER figure this out but it's bloody fun trying to though"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger Family 1)
12.  Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger Family 1) by Virginia Andrews
The list author says:
  "I don't normally like this mainsteam carp (you can just tell from the cover) but this book is a wonderful exception"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger Family 2)
13.  Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger Family 2) by Virginia Andrews
The list author says:
  "See above"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

If There Be Thorns (Dollenganger Family 3)
14.  If There Be Thorns (Dollenganger Family 3) by Virginia Andrews
The list author says:
  "See above"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger Family 4)
15.  Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger Family 4) by Virginia Andrews
The list author says:
  "See above, but if your going to read only one it has to be the first. Honestly it is a classic of its genre."
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I am David (World Mammoth)
16.  I am David (World Mammoth) by Anne Holm
The list author says:
  "Little known, but one of those books that just creeps up in your dreams (both day and night) every now and again. Simply moving."
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Catch-22
17.  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The list author says:
  "THE 20th century classic"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (444 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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