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NPRs audience picks: 100 best beach reads

Type: Preset list created by bestem

Description: Books from this list. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106983620

Which have you read, and what order do you think they should be in?

(If I missed any books in a series, please feel free to leave a message for me letting me know which book and which list, and I will gladly add them)

Members: 10 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
29,066 members, 539 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), lgreis (1), cej1027 (1), ahef1963 (1), aulsmith (1), hipdeep (2), ekoch (2)

Score: 26.73

Explanations:

sturlington (1): This is an odd list. A lot of these books I would not choose to read on a beach vacation. On the other hand, a great mystery, something light and funny, or something with a lot of action and adventure, preferably set in an exotic locale, is a perfect beach read.… (more)

2
21,794 members, 315 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), lgreis (2), ekoch (4), cej1027 (4), ahef1963 (6), aulsmith (7), hipdeep (12)

Score: 19.55

3
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: bestem (1), cej1027 (2), sturlington (3), ahef1963 (3), ekoch (6), kara.shamy (25)

Score: 17.79

4
81,491 members, 785 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ekoch (1), bestem (2), sturlington (5), cej1027 (5), ahef1963 (7), kara.shamy (27)

Score: 16.93

5
58,054 members, 1,158 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: lgreis (3), hipdeep (3), sturlington (4), ekoch (9), cej1027 (9), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 15.63

6
80,285 members, 774 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: bestem (3), hipdeep (5), sturlington (6), cej1027 (6), ahef1963 (9), kara.shamy (29)

Score: 14.86

7
10,206 members, 270 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ekoch (3), cej1027 (3), aulsmith (3), ahef1963 (4), sturlington (7)

Score: 14.41

8
11,371 members, 335 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ekoch (5), aulsmith (6), sturlington (8), cej1027 (10), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 11.93

9
18,088 members, 430 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: David_Rhodes (1), aulsmith (4), sturlington (9), hipdeep (9)

Score: 11.45

10
36,417 members, 563 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: David_Rhodes (2), kara.shamy (9), sturlington (10), ahef1963 (17)

Score: 9.89

11
77,288 members, 708 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: bestem (6), hipdeep (8), cej1027 (8), ahef1963 (12), kara.shamy (24)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 9.27

12
53,164 members, 896 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), sturlington (11), ahef1963 (16), cej1027 (20)

Score: 8.64

13
31,977 members, 887 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), bestem (4), sturlington (12)

Score: 8.34

14
138 members, 3 reviews
4.56 stars (4.56 stars)

Lists: ekoch (11), sturlington (13), cej1027 (21), ahef1963 (22)

Score: 8.02

15
7,488 members, 220 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), ahef1963 (8), sturlington (14)

Score: 7.81

16
12,224 members, 189 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), sturlington (15), ahef1963 (31)

Score: 7.73

17
59,358 members, 1,070 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), ahef1963 (11), sturlington (16)

Score: 7.56

18
14,690 members, 1,077 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), aulsmith (5), sturlington (17)

Score: 7.32

19
67,833 members, 931 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (7), ahef1963 (10), sturlington (18)

Score: 6.65

20
73,824 members, 1,386 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: bestem (7), cej1027 (11), ahef1963 (15), kara.shamy (23)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.52

21
37,102 members, 540 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), sturlington (19), ahef1963 (54)

Score: 6.43

22
16,151 members, 335 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ekoch (7), kara.shamy (15), sturlington (20)

Score: 6.38

23
23,120 members, 543 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), sturlington (21), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 6.27

24
77,691 members, 692 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: bestem (9), cej1027 (12), ahef1963 (18), kara.shamy (28)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.14

25
5,889 members, 173 reviews
4.56 stars (4.56 stars)

Lists: ekoch (8), kara.shamy (21), sturlington (22)

Score: 6.09

26
79,423 members, 776 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: bestem (10), cej1027 (13), ahef1963 (19), kara.shamy (26)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.04

27
15,705 members, 332 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6), sturlington (23), ahef1963 (36)

Score: 6.02

28
31,513 members, 413 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (10), ahef1963 (23), sturlington (24)

Score: 5.88

29
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: ekoch (13), ahef1963 (21), sturlington (25)

Score: 5.76

30
29,673 members, 554 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (14), ahef1963 (20), sturlington (26)

Score: 5.73

31
11,099 members, 190 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (18), cej1027 (19), sturlington (27)

Score: 5.61

32
21,753 members, 434 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (12), sturlington (28), ahef1963 (32)

Score: 5.57

33
30,739 members, 428 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (15), ahef1963 (26), sturlington (29)

Score: 5.53

34
16,864 members, 368 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4), ekoch (12)

Score: 4.98

35
4,719 members, 87 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4), ahef1963 (51)

Score: 4.33

36
18,013 members, 261 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: bestem (8), sturlington (30)

Score: 4.09

37
8,484 members, 87 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

38
20,974 members, 645 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), ekoch (14), ahef1963 (57)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.98

39
14,477 members, 234 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: ekoch (10), sturlington (31)

Score: 3.95

40
8,699 members, 148 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (17), cej1027 (17)

Score: 3.94

41
2,728 members, 102 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11), sturlington (32)

Score: 3.88

42
43,099 members, 1,139 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (10), ahef1963 (42)

Score: 3.82

43
27,472 members, 409 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: bestem (12), sturlington (33)

Score: 3.82

44
17,909 members, 208 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ekoch (15), sturlington (34)

Score: 3.69

45
3,060 members, 61 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (16), sturlington (35)

Score: 3.65

46
12,863 members, 169 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ekoch (17), sturlington (36)

Score: 3.6

47
14,218 members, 349 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (16), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 3.55

48
26,527 members, 1,243 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (20), sturlington (37)

Score: 3.51

Explanations:

sturlington (37): An odd choice for a beach read.

49
13,571 members, 374 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), sturlington (38)

Score: 3.42

50
35,870 members, 885 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25), sturlington (39)

Score: 3.39

51
14,505 members, 436 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27), sturlington (40)

Score: 3.35

52
33,388 members, 1,554 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (18), kara.shamy (19), ahef1963 (55)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.33

53
33,939 members, 1,148 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28), sturlington (41)

Score: 3.32

54
23,832 members, 478 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (30), sturlington (42)

Score: 3.28

55
17,340 members, 217 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (34), sturlington (43)

Score: 3.22

56
17,855 members, 260 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (35), sturlington (44)

Score: 3.2

57
14,050 members, 156 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (37), sturlington (45)

Score: 3.17

58
10,660 members, 157 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (38), sturlington (46)

Score: 3.15

59
10,950 members, 384 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (39), sturlington (47)

Score: 3.13

60
4,287 members, 149 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40), sturlington (48)

Score: 3.11

61
3,345 members, 52 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (41), sturlington (49)

Score: 3.09

62
55,315 members, 895 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (22), ahef1963 (30), sturlington (50)

Thumbs down: hipdeep

Score: 3.06

63
21,827 members, 353 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (25), ahef1963 (33), sturlington (51)

Thumbs down: hipdeep

Score: 2.96

64
3,438 members, 81 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: bestem (5)

Score: 2.68

65
7,524 members, 148 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7)

Score: 2.46

66
4,712 members, 60 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13)

Score: 2.11

67
8,293 members, 153 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (14)

Score: 2.07

68
9,525 members, 211 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (23)

Score: 1.83

69
6,685 members, 133 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (24)

Score: 1.81

70
12,995 members, 510 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (45)

Score: 1.54

71
12,013 members, 347 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (46)

Score: 1.54

72
9,692 members, 318 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (47)

Score: 1.53

73
7,507 members, 157 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (48)

Score: 1.52

74
6,382 members, 103 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49)

Score: 1.51

75
5,951 members, 120 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (50)

Score: 1.5

76
23,641 members, 1,073 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: sturlington (52)

Score: 1.49

77
2,753 members, 58 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (52)

Score: 1.49

78
17,073 members, 319 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (53)

Score: 1.48

79
13,185 members, 124 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (54)

Score: 1.48

80
8,776 members, 365 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: sturlington (55)

Score: 1.47

81
8,241 members, 140 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: sturlington (56)

Score: 1.46

82
8,097 members, 190 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: sturlington (57)

Score: 1.46

83
7,266 members, 101 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (58)

Score: 1.45

84
4,531 members, 41 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: sturlington (59)

Score: 1.44

85
3,575 members, 49 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: sturlington (60)

Score: 1.44

86
17,021 members, 821 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.38

87
9,160 members, 109 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: bestem (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.2

88
7,657 members, 165 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.2

89
28,564 members, 495 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Score: 0

90
17,905 members, 366 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Score: 0

91
15,839 members, 215 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ekoch (16)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

92
12,320 members, 142 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Score: 0

93
11,085 members, 170 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Score: 0

94
6,663 members, 117 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Score: 0

95
5,311 members, 130 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Score: 0

96
5,167 members, 116 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Score: 0

97
3,384 members, 70 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Score: 0

98
3,048 members, 53 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Score: 0

99
2,706 members, 51 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Score: 0

100
1,125 members, 11 reviews
3.22 stars (3.22 stars)

Score: 0

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Started by: bestem (January 2014)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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