A few books I've read and enjoyed in 2009 (Part one!)

A Listmania! list by Nicola F (Nic) (United Kingdom)
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Left Bank
1.  Left Bank by Kate Muir
The list author says:
  "I had this sat on my shelf for ages- don't know why it took me so long to get around to reading it, but I'm so glad I did! Makes me want to go back to Paris in a big way."
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Fortune's Rocks
2.  Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
The list author says:
  "Another one I wasn't sure wouldn't be my cup of tea- I'm happy to say I was wrong. Definitely my favourite Anita Shreve book, I devoured this in one sitting on a beach in Spain!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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The Future Homemakers of America
3.  The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham
The list author says:
  "I'm reading this at the moment and I'm two thirds of the way through; I couldn't NOT include it as it's addictive."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Sleep Toward Heaven: How do you forgive when you can't forget?
4.  Sleep Toward Heaven: How do you forgive when you can't forget? by Amanda Eyre Ward
The list author says:
  "I couldn't put this one down. Another holiday book, only I started and finished it at the airport prior to departure. Magnificent."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Palace of Strange Girls
5.  The Palace of Strange Girls by Sallie Day
The list author says:
  "Picked this up in a discount bookshop because I liked the cover. Pleasantly surprised by the content."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Rococo
6.  Rococo by Adriana Trigiani
The list author says:
  "All of Adriana's books are compulsive reading and this was no exception- delicious!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Under The Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
7.  Under The Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes
The list author says:
  "Makes me want to sell up and move to Italy. The descriptions of the food and wine are to die for."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

The Various Flavours Of Coffee
8.  The Various Flavours Of Coffee by Anthony Capella
The list author says:
  "Admittedly, I prefer 'The Wedding Officer' but this is a very interesting read."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Thyme Out
9.  Thyme Out by Katie Fforde
The list author says:
  "A healthy dose of not-so fluffy chicklit. The first Katie Fforde I've read, but it won't be the last."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Gods in Alabama
10.  Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
The list author says:
  "This book is a bit like marmite in places, but overall it was an entertaining story."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Garden Spells
11.  Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
The list author says:
  "If you like Christina Jones, you'll love this! Magical chicklit."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Coastliners
12.  Coastliners by Joanne Harris
The list author says:
  "Not her best, but nicely done. Characters to fall in love with."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Dead and Gone: 9 (Sookie Stackhouse Vampire 9)
13.  Dead and Gone: 9 (Sookie Stackhouse Vampire 9) by Charlaine Harris
The list author says:
  "I've devoured all the Sookie Stackhouse novels back to back this year owing to falling in love with the TV show- they're all amazing. Harris is a fab writer and I can't wait to read her other novels!"
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Songs of the Humpback Whale
14.  Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
The list author says:
  "I thought this was weak in contrast to all her other books and confusing in places. If you're a Picoult fan, you'll probably still enjoy it."
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Montana Sky
15.  Montana Sky by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "I couldn't NOT have a Nora Roberts in here- this was the best one of hers I've read this year. She makes Montana sound gorgeous.. but her characters are very same-same in my opinion from book to book."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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The Year the Gypsies Came
16.  The Year the Gypsies Came by Linzi Glass
The list author says:
  "Another bargain buy from a discount bookstore and this kept me gripped. An amazing debut."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Follies
17.  Follies by Rosie Thomas
The list author says:
  "After the bizarre ending of 'The Potters House' I was wary, but this is Thomas at her best."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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A Place for Unicorns
18.  A Place for Unicorns by Nicola Lindsay
The list author says:
  "A real gem of a book- this one surprised me but I did feel the ending was a little bit flat."
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The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
19.  The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
The list author says:
  "Wonderful and thought provoking."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

Iris and Ruby
20.  Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas
The list author says:
  "I think this is my favourite of all Thomas' books. Her depictions of Cairo are fantastic."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Diving Through Clouds
21.  Diving Through Clouds by Nicola Lindsay
The list author says:
  "A surprisingly good read- I'm going to get around to reading the rest of this author's books after I enjoyed the first two so much."
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The Wicker Man: A Novel of Religious Sexuality and
22.  The Wicker Man: A Novel of Religious Sexuality and by Robin Hardy
The list author says:
  "Chilling, thought provoking horror."
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Thanks for the Memories
23.  Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
The list author says:
  "Pleasant chicklit, but in my opinion not as strong as her other books."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

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La Cucina (A Black Swan book)
24.  La Cucina (A Black Swan book) by Lily Prior
The list author says:
  "I love books that encompass food and romance- it also added to the atmosphere that I read this whilst in Italy! A delicious yarn."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination
25.  Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
The list author says:
  "I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this but it was a fun, quirky read that had a splash of romance."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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