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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
29,844 members, 551 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
22,679 members, 324 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
83,691 members, 812 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
59,637 members, 1,185 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

Score: 15.48

6
82,225 members, 804 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
10,769 members, 278 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 14.41

8
11,633 members, 341 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 11.93

9
18,674 members, 443 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Score: 11.45

10
37,353 members, 580 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Score: 9.89

11
78,869 members, 730 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
54,540 members, 912 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 8.64

13
32,678 members, 903 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 8.34

14
147 members, 3 reviews
4.51 stars (4.51 stars)

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

Score: 8.02

15
7,759 members, 224 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

16
12,801 members, 197 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 7.73

17
60,816 members, 1,092 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

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

Score: 7.56

18
15,225 members, 1,090 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 7.32

19
69,433 members, 951 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 6.65

20
75,550 members, 1,407 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.52

21
37,950 members, 548 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 6.43

22
16,608 members, 348 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 6.38

23
23,467 members, 556 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 6.27

24
79,376 members, 716 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.14

25
6,080 members, 181 reviews
4.55 stars (4.55 stars)

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

Score: 6.09

26
81,119 members, 795 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.04

27
15,982 members, 338 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Score: 6.02

28
32,209 members, 425 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
30,976 members, 576 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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

Score: 5.73

31
11,140 members, 189 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 5.61

32
22,121 members, 440 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Score: 5.57

33
31,992 members, 445 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 5.53

34
18,349 members, 267 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: bestem (8), sturlington (30)

Score: 4.09

35
21,495 members, 654 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.98

36
2,809 members, 104 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11), sturlington (31)

Score: 3.89

37
28,263 members, 421 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: bestem (12), sturlington (32)

Score: 3.83

38
18,250 members, 214 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ekoch (15), sturlington (33)

Score: 3.7

39
3,109 members, 61 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Score: 3.66

40
13,288 members, 174 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ekoch (17), sturlington (35)

Score: 3.61

41
27,142 members, 1,264 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
13,930 members, 384 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), sturlington (37)

Score: 3.43

43
36,551 members, 898 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25), sturlington (38)

Score: 3.4

44
14,962 members, 453 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27), sturlington (39)

Score: 3.36

45
34,331 members, 1,154 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28), sturlington (40)

Score: 3.33

46
34,179 members, 1,571 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.33

47
24,526 members, 489 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 3.29

48
17,739 members, 220 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (34), sturlington (42)

Score: 3.23

49
18,288 members, 268 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (35), sturlington (43)

Score: 3.21

50
14,403 members, 158 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (37), sturlington (44)

Score: 3.18

51
10,865 members, 161 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (38), sturlington (45)

Score: 3.16

52
11,139 members, 392 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (39), sturlington (46)

Score: 3.14

53
4,379 members, 152 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40), sturlington (47)

Score: 3.12

54
3,448 members, 53 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (41), sturlington (48)

Score: 3.1

55
56,506 members, 905 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Thumbs down: hipdeep

Score: 3.07

56
17,274 members, 381 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4), ekoch (12)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.98

57
22,548 members, 362 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Thumbs down: hipdeep

Score: 2.96

58
4,807 members, 91 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.33

59
8,729 members, 88 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

60
8,833 members, 149 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.94

61
43,754 members, 1,150 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.82

62
14,431 members, 353 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (16), ahef1963 (44)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.55

63
24,106 members, 1,093 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sturlington (51)

Score: 1.5

64
17,565 members, 324 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: sturlington (52)

Score: 1.49

65
13,402 members, 126 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (53)

Score: 1.48

66
8,945 members, 371 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: sturlington (54)

Score: 1.48

67
8,442 members, 146 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: sturlington (55)

Score: 1.47

68
8,289 members, 190 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: sturlington (56)

Score: 1.46

69
7,383 members, 104 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (57)

Score: 1.46

70
3,640 members, 51 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: sturlington (58)

Score: 1.45

71
4,581 members, 42 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: sturlington (59)

Score: 1.44

72
3,497 members, 81 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: bestem (5)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.68

73
7,739 members, 153 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.46

74
17,618 members, 838 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.38

75
14,678 members, 236 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: ekoch (10)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.25

76
9,333 members, 106 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: bestem (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.2

77
7,750 members, 169 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.2

78
4,787 members, 62 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.11

79
8,379 members, 157 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (14)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.07

80
16,109 members, 217 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ekoch (16)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

81
9,717 members, 215 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (23)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

82
6,887 members, 143 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (24)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

83
34,902 members, 520 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (43)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

84
13,117 members, 519 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (45)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

85
12,396 members, 355 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (46)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

86
9,908 members, 329 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (47)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

87
7,628 members, 161 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (48)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

88
6,456 members, 103 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

89
6,099 members, 120 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (50)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

90
2,822 members, 60 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (52)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

91
22,092 members, 321 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (56)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

92
29,299 members, 507 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

93
18,365 members, 378 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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Score: < 0

94
17,790 members, 319 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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Score: < 0

95
12,506 members, 147 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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Score: < 0

96
11,284 members, 174 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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Score: < 0

97
6,756 members, 116 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

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Score: < 0

98
5,330 members, 129 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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Score: < 0

99
5,249 members, 119 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

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Score: < 0

100
3,493 members, 70 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

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Started by: bestem (January 2014)

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