23/02/2015 09:42 GMT | Updated 23/02/2015 11:59 GMT

The 20 Best Books From The Past 20 Years, According To The Independent Bath Literature Festival

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Picking a good book can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. There are just SO many.

Luckily, the literary experts over at the Independent Bath Literature Festival have put together a definitive list of the best 20 novels from the past two decades.

Because life is far too short for bad books.

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