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25. George R.R. Martin – A Storm of Swords (2000)       

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The third in the Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones) series. I’m really getting into this series now and have had to force myself to not read on once I finished this one. I want to space the rest of the books out a bit as I know its going to be a while till he writes the last couple! The web of stories in these books are real page turners and I can see why its such a popular series. On this book I’m not going to say much, but Littlefinger may have just become my favourite character 🙂

26. Phillip K. Dick – Ubik (1969)   

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A very strange but enjoyable book, where you were never really sure what was happening and what wasn’t. It very much made me think the writers of ‘Inception’ may have read this for a few ideas (they aren’t that similar but some things definitely ring the same!) This is probably one of my favourite Phillip K. Dick books that I’ve read so far.

27. Nick Hornby – About A Boy (1998)       

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Turns out this was made into a pretty famous film about 10 years ago, guess I either missed that or forgot about it. Anyway this book was a great read with some really great characters in. One of the things I liked was the characters weren’t really your regular cliché types, each was unique and special (often in weird little ways.)

28. Lionel Shriver – We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003)       

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My girlfriend, Cesca, recommended this one to me. It took me a while to get into as I found the first half of the book pretty slow going, but it does start to get a bit more interesting later on. Written in the style of letters, its not the sort of book I normally go for, but it was a nice change, and the slow going of finding out about Kevin and his oddities from his mothers perspective did eventually pay off.

29. Justin Halpern – Sh*t My Dad Says (2010)     

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Justin started tweeting about the funny things his dad said, thousands of people started to follow him, and since then he has written this book (and they even made a TV series I think.) This was a nice light hearted read, I’d say it would be good for a journey, or if your not looking to read anything too heavy.