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One Hundred Names

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  8,335 ratings  ·  1,182 reviews
The uplifting and thoughtful novel from the uniquely talented author. Everyone has a story to tell... Journalist Kitty Logan's career has been destroyed by scandal, and she now faces losing the woman who guided her and taught her everything she knew. At her mentor's bedside, Kitty asks her - what is the one story she always wanted to write? The answer lies in a file buried ...more
Paperback, 471 pages
Published July 4th 2013 by Harper (first published 2012)
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Kate Ashley I don't think there will ever be. But I hope Cecilia Ahern will make an individual story for Mary-Rose and Sam. :)

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Monika
Cecelia Ahern is that rare author that still actually believes in the goodness of people. Maybe it's her youth, maybe she's just that person, but it is so clear that she believes that people are good, that people are beautiful, and that what is most beautiful about life is the story that each of us has to share.

On the surface, you could probably write this off as a sappy chick-lit piece, but it's so much more. You could just read the book and move on, or you could stop and take notice. You might
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Liz
One year ago, I started reading "Where rainbows end" by Cecelia Ahern. Not because I wanted to, but because there was no other book I could read.
I never regretted it.

As soon as the book was published I knew I had to read it.

Summary
Kitty, a journalist, is loosing everything she has. Her job, after a scandal, her friend, who is disappointed about Kitty's behaviour and last but not least her precious friend and teacher Constance.
Before Constance dies Kitty manages to ask just one question: What
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V H
Magical, just like all off Ahern's books. She has an ability to make you see the best in other people as well as yourself, which is one of the reasons I love her books.

One hundred names was really exciting, it was difficult to put it down. There was no way of knowing how it was going to end. The book is a lot less "fantasy" than some of Ahern's other books, it's more realistic.

Kitty has to make a story, she inherits a list with 100 names but with no explanation as to what the link between the pe
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Megan Readinginthesunshine
I’ve been a big big fan of Cecelia Ahern since I picked up If You Could See Me Now and A Place Called Here many years ago when Cecelia wasn’t as well known as she is now. Something just drew me to the books and I’m so pleased I went with my instinct and bought them because they introduced me to magic in novels, they lifted me up and made me fall in love with books even more. I have since followed Cecelia and bought and loved every single one of her books, so when One Hundred Names was announced ...more
Tasnim
*actual rating: 4.5 stars*

"Every single ordinary person has an extraordinary story."

GUYS. THIS BOOK.

I didn't know i would love this book so much, seriously. I didn't read it continuously so everytime i started picking up where i left off i had to read some few pages back to remember what was happening. But it's so amazing so yeah go buy it now!!

(I'm bad at book reviewing but i LOVED this book so)
Inge
There is a reason why Cecelia Ahern is one of my favourite chicklit authors, or simply one of my favourite authors, period. One Hundred Names just confirms that notion and adds a golden star to it. While I don't like all her books, she writes stories with so much spirit, so much love, and with just a dash of humour and magic, and they manage to capture my heart time and time again.

One Hundred Names tells the story of Katherine 'Kitty' Logan, who has been blacklisted as a journalist after she mis
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BestChickLit.com
I love Cecelia Ahern’s books, they always have sparkle and a hint of magic – you know it’s not real but it is written in such a way that it feels very possible. This book, however, had no magic or strange unbelievable yet believable elements; which in itself was odd. As a big fan of Ahern’s books I was expecting something more. The story is very clever, an interesting concept and very different from your usual chick lit – I wasn’t disappointed with the book just a bit . . . deflated. This is a w ...more
Kayleigh {K-Books}
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"To seek truth is not necessarily to go on a mission all guns blazing in order to reveal a lie, neither is it to be particularly ground-breaking - it is simply to get to the heart of what is real."

There are no words to explain just how excited I was to receive an ARC of Cecelia Ahern's newest novel, One Hundred Names. Cecelia is without a doubt one of my favourite authors of all time and Cecelia is the reason I am so obsessed with books. I have been a massive
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Susan
Journalist Kitty Logan's career is being destroyed by scandal - and now she faces losing the woman who guided and taught her everything she knew. At her terminally ill friend's bedside, Kitty asks - what is the one story she always wanted to write? The answer lies in a file buried in Constance's office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, nothing to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery. But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too l ...more
Sally Harrington
As soon as I read the description of this book I was dying to read it. But by 3 or so chapters in I was dying for it to be over. I love Cecelia's books and decided to not give up and give it a chance but it was so boring! I felt that there were too many story lines that needed more to them and others that dragged on and on and were just pointless! Not a single character jumped out to me as someone I loved or hated, I wasn't rooting for anyone or feeling their emotions or caring what happened to ...more
Hanna
I hope I meet someone like Constance when I grow up. The message she sent at the end of the book was wonderful.

Kitty is an enthusiastic journalist, she's a fine character with a nice attitude but she was wrong to believe anything said by people. And that almost, or did, cost her her job. She interviewed two girls who have claimed that their PE teacher sexually harrassed them, right away she believed them and she ruined the man's life. But it turned out that it wasn't true, he was an innocent cle
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Suad Shamma
I love Cecelia Ahern, even when one of her books disappoints, I still cannot get over this authour. She is spectacular in her style of writing, and remembering the impact her first few books had on me is enough for me to remain a loyal fan.

One Hundred Names was a good book, one that kept me reading and intrigued until the very end. However, I cannot bring myself to love this book. The way it was written and the way the story was told and the events unfolded reminded me a little of Emilie Richard
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Shahirah Loqman
On a general note, I thoroughly enjoy Ahern's writings. From Love, Rosie to this, this book was the perfect mix of light reading encompassing adventure, love and hope. The message at the end was beautiful and I'm not sure if it's just me or the Westlife song "Written in the Stars" I had playing while finishing this, but we all have a story of our own to tell.

..I hope you believe yours is worth telling :)
Laurel-Rain
When Kitty Logan, a journalist, makes a huge mistake in a TV story, the repercussions are numerous. In fact, they are creating ongoing havoc in her life, beginning with a huge lawsuit, the loss of her position on the TV show, and possibly the loss of her job at the magazine Etcetera, created by her mentor Constance.

To add to the pain, her mentor Constance dies. But beforehand, she points Kitty in the direction of a story she wishes she had told. She refers her to a list of names in her files, bu
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Penny
The author apparently got the idea for this book upon seeing Jennifer Lawrence on MTV talking about her new movie One Hundred Names. Obviously she had misheard her say The Hunger Games and was so pleased when she found out because she could now steal the title for herself.

About the book though, I started off confused mainly because of the main character Kitty. I went back and forth between liking and hating her and it wasn't until I was three quarters of the way through the book that I decided I
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Rose
As I'm typing this, I'm still dizzy after jumping off from the strong-sensations roller-coaster which is the book One Hundred Names, by Cecelia Ahern. It's a positive dizziness, though- overwhelming, actually. At the end of the book, as I reached the "Behind the scenes writing One Hundred Names" pages, I realized that the story had finished and that someone has violently yanked me off this ride full of excitement.
I started reading this book, first of all because of the title, and second, well, t
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Donna McCaul Thibodeau
I really liked the premise of this book. A journalist finds a list of one hundred names and tries to connect the dots to see what links them together. The problem is that the main character in the book is quite unlikeable and as much as I hate to say it, the book itself is just not that well written. I wanted to like it but I'm afraid it's one of those that will be gone from my memory in a week or two.
Nehal
كانت صدفة جميلة إن الصديقة الشقية اللي جابتلي الكتاب هدية ، هي هي برضه اللي قالتلي إنتي موهبتك الحواديت وحكي قصص الناس وتفاصيلها.. فحسيت إن الكتاب جه اليومين دول يفكرني إن ورايا حاجة
الكاتبة مش مملة إطلاقا ومش كاتبة حرف زيادة أو حرف ناقص.. أسلوبها يعني مش موسيقي في الكتابة ويفوح برائحة الفن بس برضه أسلوبها ممتع شوية
الشخصيات زي ما تكون متجابة م الواقع زي ما هي.. بتحبط وتأمل مع كيتي زي في حياتنا بالظبط بدون مبالغات ولا رومانسية
وال6 حكايات اللي طلعت بيهم من ال100 إسم ، حكايات بعضها مؤثر وبعضها مبهر
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Paula  Phillips
Journalism is a hard career to get into and a lot can happen in the background that others aren't aware of , so who better to write a book about journalistic expectations and disasters than one of Ireland's best journalists now turned book writer Cecelia Ahern. I have read all her books but personally , Im not too sure what it is but I haven't been personally overly impressed with her last three. My all-time favourite would have to be Where Rainbows End.
In One Hundred Names , we read as Kitty a
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Živa
Cecelia Ahern has an amazing talent. A talent of which I am immensely jealous and only hope that I can find in myself one day, too. She tells a story like no other, and though I've only read two of her books, she has cemented herself as one of my favourite writers. She has a way with words that make her stories come alive in front of the reader, the characters step right off the pages and the conversations sparkle. That is why her books are special and one of a kind.

One hundred names is a story
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Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
A beautiful story about so much more than a mystery needing to be solved, it is one of those books that grabs you as a person and changes you after you read it. You learn things about yourself in the process...it is a book that speaks to the reader directly through the written word and a moving story. It is a honest, true and sincere story. I am sure any reader can take something away from this novel....5 stars
Eva Lavrikova
Po tomto som siahla počas tupého nedeľného popoludnia, po víkende, kedy som toho moc nenaspala, zato čosi popila a vedela, že akejkoľvek sofistikovanejšej knihy by bolo v tej chvíli škoda. Nuž, istým spôsobom kniha nesklamala. Bolo to akože strašne hlboké, ale pritom tupé až strach. Všetky postavy boli síce zúfalo nemilované a tragicky nepochopené, až kým ich hlavná hrdinka nespasila (a to vrátane hlavnej hrdinky), ale zato milovaniahodné nádherné bytosti (a je skoro jedno, či v doslovnom alebo ...more
Lesa
I remember when I read Cecelia Ahern's first novel, P.S., I Love You, in 2004. She was only twenty-one, and gossip in the trade publications insinuated it was published because she was the daughter of the former Prime Minister of Ireland. After reading that first book, I was impressed with her storytelling. Now, with her eighth novel, One Hundred Names, I can tell you she's a storyteller who can bring a reader to tears. Ahern's characters find hope and the will to go on after hitting bottom.

At t
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Pooja (On books!)
Originally posted at On Books!

I give this book five, very subjective stars. I'm not quite sure if I would've given it five stars if I'd read it way back in January, when I received it for review... or even a bit later, when in the midst of finals. But then again, is there any such thing as an objective rating? That being said, I read One Hundred Names when I needed to read it the most.

One Hundred Names opens in a hospital, where Kitty Logan asks her dying mentor, Constance Dubois, about the one
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Rachel
Just finished this book, great read, i just couldn't put it down, an thats good for me as usually takes me a yr to finish a book, i finished it in a week!!! It had me hooked from start to finish to find out the link between the one hundred names at the end i was left with a warm feeling an a lil tear in my eye. Well worth a read. :)
Shinn
It is a beautiful story, oh well, there are more than one beautiful stories. Everyone has a story to tell, I love all the characters inside the book, everyone of them. They are not really likeable at first because they are just people, normal people with their stories, like you and me. But as the story went on, you couldn't help but fall in love with them, because you can actually see some of them in you.
I am so happy to see every of them with their happy endings, especially Kitty, though I am a
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Kammie
I have been planning to read one of Cecelia Ahern's books for awhile. I'm happy to have won this on First Reads and am looking forward to reading it!

I enjoyed this book immensely--Kitty's ups and downs in her effort to do the job she knew she
loved. A beautiful ending.
Sherree
I adore Cecelia Ahern's work. I've read just about everything. This one book was difficult to get into, but I made myself finish because I knew the ending would be worth it, and it was. Worth the read, but know it may take a little while to get into.
Alexandra
At the beginning of the book I found Kitty highly unlikeable. This book starts off with Kitty having made a huge mistake in her reporting. This mistake caused this man his job and wife. After taking kitty and her television station to court and wining. Kitty finds herself out of a job, and the whole country hating her. Along with a hate campaign. Several times kitty states that she feels bad only because it's impacting on her. She was more worried about herself then the man she had wronged.
Afte
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Lightblue
I romanzi della Ahern sono delle belle favole, in cui trionfano i buoni sentimenti.
Il punto forte de I cento nomi risiede nel messaggio che l'Autrice vuole trasmetterci: la bellezza della vita, anche nella sua più banale semplicità e quotidianità, è un qualcosa di prezioso che va rispettato. Ogni vita, insomma, è degna di essere vissuta in tutti i momenti e ad ogni età.
Peccato che i personaggi non siano poi così accattivanti (la protagonista Kitty, ad esempio, cambia uomo in continuazione, ris
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Cecelia Ahern was born on September 30, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland. She is the daughter of the former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. On 14th December 2009 it was announced that Cecelia had given birth to her first child with partner David Keoghan, a girl named Robin. She was secretly married on 11 June 2010 in County Kildare, Ireland. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish ...more
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