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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
31,675 members, 599 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
25,057 members, 352 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
88,633 members, 862 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ekoch (1), bestem (2), sturlington (4), cej1027 (5), ahef1963 (7), kara.shamy (27)

Score: 17.08

5
63,352 members, 1,241 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: lgreis (3), hipdeep (3), sturlington (5), ekoch (9), cej1027 (9), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 15.48

6
86,854 members, 846 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
11,929 members, 306 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 14.41

8
12,217 members, 349 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 11.93

9
20,045 members, 465 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 11.45

10
39,822 members, 624 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 9.89

11
83,377 members, 773 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
57,823 members, 951 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 8.64

13
34,370 members, 944 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 8.34

14
155 members, 3 reviews
4.54 stars (4.54 stars)

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

Score: 8.02

15
8,297 members, 235 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

16
14,271 members, 220 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 7.73

17
64,490 members, 1,155 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

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

Score: 7.56

18
16,128 members, 1,120 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 7.32

19
74,250 members, 994 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 6.65

20
79,471 members, 1,452 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.52

21
40,306 members, 569 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 6.43

22
17,926 members, 375 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 6.38

23
24,324 members, 574 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 6.27

24
83,244 members, 748 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.14

25
6,514 members, 200 reviews
4.55 stars (4.55 stars)

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

Score: 6.09

26
84,912 members, 828 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.04

27
16,620 members, 356 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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

Score: 6.02

28
33,952 members, 447 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 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
33,388 members, 609 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

Score: 5.73

31
11,457 members, 196 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 5.61

32
23,118 members, 456 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 5.57

33
34,363 members, 461 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 5.53

34
19,249 members, 280 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: bestem (8), sturlington (30)

Score: 4.09

35
22,625 members, 673 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.98

36
3,044 members, 109 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11), sturlington (31)

Score: 3.89

37
30,410 members, 477 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: bestem (12), sturlington (32)

Score: 3.83

38
19,162 members, 226 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ekoch (15), sturlington (33)

Score: 3.7

39
3,259 members, 68 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (16), sturlington (34)

Score: 3.66

40
13,764 members, 176 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ekoch (17), sturlington (35)

Score: 3.61

41
28,595 members, 1,294 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (20), sturlington (36)

Score: 3.52

Explanations:

sturlington (36): An odd choice for a beach read.

42
14,892 members, 432 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), sturlington (37)

Score: 3.43

43
37,877 members, 921 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25), sturlington (38)

Score: 3.4

44
16,065 members, 496 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27), sturlington (39)

Score: 3.36

45
35,465 members, 1,182 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28), sturlington (40)

Score: 3.33

46
36,024 members, 1,612 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.33

47
26,480 members, 517 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (30), sturlington (41)

Score: 3.29

48
18,869 members, 241 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (34), sturlington (42)

Score: 3.23

49
19,222 members, 282 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (35), sturlington (43)

Score: 3.21

50
15,114 members, 166 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (37), sturlington (44)

Score: 3.18

51
11,296 members, 169 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (38), sturlington (45)

Score: 3.16

52
11,651 members, 410 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (39), sturlington (46)

Score: 3.14

53
4,640 members, 159 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40), sturlington (47)

Score: 3.12

54
3,635 members, 57 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (41), sturlington (48)

Score: 3.1

55
59,232 members, 944 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (22), ahef1963 (30), sturlington (49)

Thumbs down: hipdeep

Score: 3.07

56
18,180 members, 400 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4), ekoch (12)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.98

57
24,164 members, 398 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (25), ahef1963 (33), sturlington (50)

Thumbs down: hipdeep

Score: 2.96

58
5,037 members, 95 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.33

59
9,219 members, 98 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

60
9,156 members, 154 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.94

61
45,160 members, 1,172 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.82

62
14,987 members, 362 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (16), ahef1963 (44)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.55

63
24,997 members, 1,116 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sturlington (51)

Score: 1.5

64
18,747 members, 340 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: sturlington (52)

Score: 1.49

65
14,010 members, 141 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (53)

Score: 1.48

66
9,346 members, 383 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: sturlington (54)

Score: 1.48

67
8,851 members, 155 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sturlington (55)

Score: 1.47

68
8,769 members, 209 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: sturlington (56)

Score: 1.46

69
7,741 members, 113 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: sturlington (57)

Score: 1.46

70
4,795 members, 78 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (58)

Score: 1.45

71
4,743 members, 45 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: sturlington (59)

Score: 1.44

72
3,627 members, 81 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: bestem (5)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.68

73
8,185 members, 167 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.46

74
18,809 members, 872 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.38

75
15,135 members, 238 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ekoch (10)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.25

76
9,648 members, 107 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: bestem (11)

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Score: 0.2

77
8,010 members, 172 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11)

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Score: 0.2

78
4,959 members, 64 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13)

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Score: 0.11

79
8,741 members, 161 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (14)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.07

80
16,868 members, 230 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ekoch (16)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

81
10,178 members, 224 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (23)

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Score: < 0

82
7,281 members, 153 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (24)

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Score: < 0

83
37,022 members, 553 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (43)

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Score: < 0

84
13,654 members, 542 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (45)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

85
13,250 members, 372 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (46)

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Score: < 0

86
10,246 members, 336 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (47)

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Score: < 0

87
7,931 members, 165 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (48)

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Score: < 0

88
6,683 members, 104 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49)

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Score: < 0

89
6,436 members, 124 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (50)

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Score: < 0

90
3,004 members, 65 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (52)

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Score: < 0

91
23,329 members, 345 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (56)

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Score: < 0

92
30,955 members, 530 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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Score: < 0

93
19,483 members, 346 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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Score: < 0

94
19,453 members, 393 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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95
13,030 members, 153 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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Score: < 0

96
11,827 members, 177 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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Score: < 0

97
6,951 members, 115 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

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Score: < 0

98
5,557 members, 133 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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Score: < 0

99
5,548 members, 122 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

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Score: < 0

100
3,604 members, 73 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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Score: < 0

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