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The Roaming Reader's World Cup of Books 2020

During November 2020 the award winning bookstagrammer, The Roaming Reader (www.instagram.com/TheRoamingReader) held the fourth World Cup Of Books. The books listed below were submitted by her followers to take part in the competition, recommended as the books that changed their lives, the books that offered inspiration and comfort and the books that they would recommend above all others. We could all do with a little more comfort and serenity during this tumultuous year, so I hope you can use this list to help you find that.
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Becoming (Michelle Obama)
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid)
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The Hobbit
The Hobbit
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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (Caroline Criado-Perez)
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (Caroline Criado-Perez)
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The Eighth Life (For Brilka) (Nino Haratischvili)
The Eighth Life (For Brilka) (Nino Haratischvili)
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
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Moloka'i
Moloka'i
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When I Hit You, or a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife (Meena Kandasamy)
When I Hit You, or a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife (Meena Kandasamy)
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This Perfect Day
This Perfect Day
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Lonesome Dove
Lonesome Dove
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In Harmony (Emma Scott)
In Harmony (Emma Scott)
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The Way of All Flesh (Ambrose Parry)
The Way of All Flesh (Ambrose Parry)
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Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens)
Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens)
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A New Earth
A New Earth
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Leonard and Hungry Paul (Rónán Hession)
Leonard and Hungry Paul (Rónán Hession)
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Washington Black (Esi Edugyan)
Washington Black (Esi Edugyan)
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Factfulness (Hans Rosling)
Factfulness (Hans Rosling)
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Illuminae (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff)
Illuminae (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff)
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Hamnet (Maggie O'farrell)
Hamnet (Maggie O'farrell)
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Under the Tuscan Sun (Frances Mayes)
Under the Tuscan Sun (Frances Mayes)
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Fingersmith
Fingersmith
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (John Le Carre)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (John Le Carre)
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
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Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
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Ordinary People
Ordinary People
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The Strange Adventures of H (Sarah Burton)
The Strange Adventures of H (Sarah Burton)
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Skating to Antarctica
Skating to Antarctica
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Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
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Everything I Know About Love (Dolly Alderton)
Everything I Know About Love (Dolly Alderton)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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Girl Meets Boy
Girl Meets Boy
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Godel Escher Bach
Godel Escher Bach
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Persuasion
Persuasion
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On Immunity: An Inoculation
On Immunity: An Inoculation
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House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
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Graceling
Graceling
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Unicorns, Almost (Owen Sheers)
Unicorns, Almost (Owen Sheers)
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The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gawande)
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gawande)
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