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The Roaming Reader's World Cup of Books 2021

During November 2021 the award winning bookstagrammer, The Roaming Reader (instagram.com/TheRoamingReader) hosted the fifth world cup of books on her account. The books listed below were entered by her followers into the competition. They are the books they'd recommend above all others, that they think the whole world should read, that changes their lives, that offered inspiration and comfort and education.
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avg. score: 22 of 114 (19%)
required scores: 1, 12, 19, 25, 31 

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All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
4
A Long Petal of the Sea (Isabel Allende)
A Long Petal of the Sea (Isabel Allende)
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5
Watership Down
Watership Down
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Matthew Shardlake Series (C.J. Sansom)
Matthew Shardlake Series (C.J. Sansom)
7
The First Circle
The First Circle
8
The Shuddering (Ania Ahlborn)
The Shuddering (Ania Ahlborn)
9
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
10
Frenchman's Creek (Daphne Du Maurier)
Frenchman's Creek (Daphne Du Maurier)
11
Tuesdays With Morrie
Tuesdays With Morrie
12
The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)
The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)
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13
Gods of Jade and Shadow (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
Gods of Jade and Shadow (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
14
Persuasion
Persuasion
15
Everything I Know About Love (Dolly Alderton)
Everything I Know About Love (Dolly Alderton)
16
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
17
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Elif Shafak)
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Elif Shafak)
18
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires (Grady Hendrix)
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires (Grady Hendrix)
19
Oblomov
Oblomov
20
The House on the Cerulean Sea (T. J. Klune)
The House on the Cerulean Sea (T. J. Klune)
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21
Brother (Ania Ahlborn)
Brother (Ania Ahlborn)
22
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
23
Sunset (Jessie Cave)
Sunset (Jessie Cave)
24
Wives and Daughters (Elizabeth Gaskell)
Wives and Daughters (Elizabeth Gaskell)
25
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (Richard Yates)
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (Richard Yates)
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Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
27
Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon
28
Upstream (Mary Oliver)
Upstream (Mary Oliver)
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29
Humankind: A Hopeful History (Rutger Bregman)
Humankind: A Hopeful History (Rutger Bregman)
30
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
31
Heartstopper (Alice Oseman)
Heartstopper (Alice Oseman)
32
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
33
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
34
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
35
Jog On: How Running Saved My Life (Bella MacKie)
Jog On: How Running Saved My Life (Bella MacKie)
36
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Becky Chambers)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Becky Chambers)
37
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
38
The Shadow Lines
The Shadow Lines
39
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
40
Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)
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