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Great, not rotten books – my favourite books ever!

The title of my website has caused a bit of confusion with people thinking I only write about crap books but in fact the idea was meant to be that I give a review, a bit like rotten tomatoes, so people get a clear idea if it is good or not.  Another issue that seems to be arising is that everyone thinks I hate all the books I read, now it is true that I am a bit opinionated (but what’s the point in a book blog if you are not), but I really enjoy lots of books.  So here is a quick overview of the best books I have read for those of you who are too busy or who can’t be bothered to read the whole review!  You can also be my friend on goodreads to see this.

 Title  Author  Avg rating  My rating
The City of Falling Angels
3.41
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and Its Silent Past
3.82
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
An Instance of the Fingerpost
3.85
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
3.93
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Vive la Revolution: A Stand-up History of the French Revolution
3.96
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
3.83
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Diaries 1942-1954
3.83
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Some Country Houses and Their Owners (Penguin English Journeys)
3.43
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee
3.41
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Remarkable Creatures
3.67
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Precious Bane
4.25
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Inés of My Soul
3.77
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Zorro
3.68
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Ladies of Grace Adieu: And Other Stories
3.79
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Any Human Heart
4.13
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary
4.28
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
We Need to Talk About Kevin
3.99
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
English Passengers
4.05
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Cloud Atlas
4.18
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
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Making History
3.95
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Fry Chronicles
3.86
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Suite Française
3.73
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Ghosts of Spain
3.82
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
3.89
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Art of Travel
3.81
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Mill on the Floss
3.65
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Chronicles of Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)
4.23
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.73
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Death of a Salesman
3.40
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Digested Read: v. 2
4.50
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Catwatching
3.89
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Started Early, Took My Dog (Jackson Brodie, #4)
3.79
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
4.12
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The House of the Spirits
4.11
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Closed Circle
3.70
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
What a Carve Up!
4.06
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Rotters' Club
3.92
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Wheel Of Fortune
4.05
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Cashelmara
4.04
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
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Penmarric
3.97
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Rebecca
4.13
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
3.63
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Persuasion
4.11
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
A Fine Balance
4.29
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
1984
4.02
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Wuthering Heights
3.72
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
North and South
4.11
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
A Room with a View
3.89
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Pride and Prejudice
4.22
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Jane Eyre
4.04
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life
3.91
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Poisonwood Bible
3.89
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
The Remains of the Day
4.05
didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
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Goodreads.com, a great website for book lovers.

Discovered Goodreads last month and am very jealous, I wish I had made a website like this.  Actually they do have millions (well, lots) of people writing for it, so I have no chance of emulating it.

Anyway this is a great website and worth looking at.  You can rate the books you have read or create a would like to read list.   You can also see what your friends are reading and how they have rated the books.  There are also lots of groups to join or quizzes to do.  I have also been looking at their worst books of all time list, for some inspiration on my next post about rubbish books and there are some controversial choices in there like Animal Farm and Tess of the D´Urbervilles at 28 and 30 respectively.  Despite this travesty it is still a little bit addictive.

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