Have you read the 20 books you must read? (according to stylist.co.uk)

Whilst looking at emeraldstreet.com and their fantastic 100 best opening lines of books with its lovely gallery I found  a link to this list of the 20 books you must read.   It is from stylist.co.uk, not sure on how much I rate their opinion yet but their magazine looks quite interesting and not completely full of the normal vacuous women’s crap.

Not sure if I agree with many of them actually apart from Rebecca.   Ghostwritten is good but not my favourite David Mitchell but interesting all the same.  Wolf Hall for me was overrated as was Girlfriend in a Coma.  Howards End over A Room with a View?  Outrageous.  There are some that I havent read here so any comments on whether they are worth reading would be helpful.

T H E A L L – T I M E C L A S S I C S
THE GREAT GATSBY BY F Scott Fitzgerald
HOWARDS END BY EM Forster
LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE BY Nancy Mitford
TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD BY Harper Lee
THE GROUP BY Mary McCarthy
EXCELLENT WOMEN BY Barbara Pym
REBECCA BY Daphne du Maurier
T H E M O D E R N M U S T – R E A D S
HEARTBURN BY Nora Ephron
GHOSTWRITTEN BY David Mitchell
COVER HER FACE BY PD James
THE BLIND ASSASSIN BY Margaret Atwood
WOLF HALL BY Hilary Mantel
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS BY Jacqueline Susann
GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA BY Douglas Coupland
T H E N E W F A V O U R I T E S
ONE DAY BY David Nicholls
SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY BY Gary Shteyngart
VISION OF LOVELINESS BY Louise Levene
THE RULES OF CIVILITY BY Amor Towles
THE BEST OF EVERYTHING BY Rona Jaffe
A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD BY Jennifer Egan

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  1. Jackie Crawford

    Great recommendations! I’ve been looking for a few new books to add to my “must read” list, “The Blind Assassin” sounds like a book I’d really like. I love a good action/love story and I’m reading a great one right now called “Tell Me When It Hurts” by Christine M. Whitehead. You can get check her out and get the book right off of her website, http://www.christinewhitehead.com. Thanks again for the post and suggestions!

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