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My E-Book Collection - Opinions Welcome

Type: Preset list created by ahef1963

Description: I have TONS of e-books, inherited from my mother and father, and although some of them are right up my alley, some of them I know nothing about at all. Opinions about what's good and what's not would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Members: 7 participating members (show all)

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1
11,100 members, 177 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), hipdeep (4), ahef1963 (86)

Score: 8.14

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): I've enjoyed Allende in the past and this one is on my TBR pile

2
3,766 members, 77 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3), aulsmith (4), ahef1963 (39)

Score: 7.47

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): My current favorite book. A light academic comedy with a message about redemption.

3
11,734 members, 342 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (1), ahef1963 (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): I suddenly have the entire set. Have read some in the past, really liked them.

4
9,500 members, 582 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (2), bluepiano (9), ahef1963 (77)

Score: 7.02

Explanations:

bluepiano (9): Well-written & intelligent though at bottom it's chick-lit. Read it when you want a bit of educated froth.

5
2,115 members, 142 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 6.83

6
17,365 members, 382 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), bluepiano (2), ahef1963 (74)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

bluepiano (2): Wonderful and re-readable--I'd put it near the top of your TBR list.

7
8,116 members, 102 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), ahef1963 (2)

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): I read this in paperback ages ago and loved it. Terry Pratchett's witches are favourites of mine.

8
4,441 members, 76 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 5.43

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): I really enjoyed this.

ahef1963 (14): I love Asimov. Hope this one is good!

9
2,185 members, 47 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), ahef1963 (67)

Score: 5.4

Explanations:

Dilara86 (1): Mahfouz is one of my favourite authors. This is the 1st novel of the Cairo trilogy, about the life of a Cairo family, from the time of the British occupation to the 40s.… (more)

10
1,585 members, 34 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1), ahef1963 (70)

Score: 5.38

Explanations:

bluepiano (1): Oustandingly good, though avoid it if you're in any way squeamish or strait-laced.

11
2,871 members, 64 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 5.19

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): Ballard is always weird. If you don't like weird, you can skip it.

ahef1963 (12): This one looks weird.

12
5,147 members, 116 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), ahef1963 (75)

Score: 4.72

13
642 members, 22 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (3), ahef1963 (68)

Score: 4.43

Explanations:

bluepiano (3): Very good indeed.

14
547 members, 4 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (5), ahef1963 (31)

Score: 4.37

Explanations:

bluepiano (5): For me it was enjoyable if forgettable. If you find yourself reading a lot of straightforward conventional books, this would make a good break from them.… (more)

15
4,147 members, 215 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (4), ahef1963 (85)

Score: 4.15

Explanations:

bluepiano (4): Oh yeah read it.

16
2,728 members, 88 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (6), ahef1963 (42)

Score: 4.13

Explanations:

bluepiano (6): Worth a read.

17
11,268 members, 349 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (7), ahef1963 (37)

Score: 4.08

Explanations:

bluepiano (7): Much better than the usual best-seller.

18
16,827 members, 583 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), ahef1963 (69)

Score: 4.06

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): I enjoyed this.

19
1,339 members, 35 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (8), ahef1963 (34)

Score: 4.04

Explanations:

bluepiano (8): Inconsequential but enjoyable. Very British.

20
6,399 members, 243 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), ahef1963 (54)

Score: 4.03

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): I've read Affinity (good) and Night Watch (way over written). If you don't care about historical lesbians, you could give this a miss.

22
832 members, 26 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6)

Score: 2.56

23
2,258 members, 82 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

ahef1963 (8): Read previously. Loved it, love Patchett generally.

24
4,749 members, 144 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9)

Score: 2.31

25
1,603 members, 46 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

26
2,024 members, 40 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

27
3,921 members, 434 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Score: 2.11

28
1,505 members, 55 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16)

Score: 2

29
725 members, 45 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 2

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found another book by her too dark for my tastes and I haven't been back

31
1,832 members, 28 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19)

Score: 1.92

33
1,218 members, 99 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21)

Score: 1.87

34
1,342 members, 31 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

35
10,895 members, 164 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Score: 1.83

36
401 members, 26 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

37
18,377 members, 325 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26)

Score: 1.77

38
2,888 members, 196 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

39
3,237 members, 184 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

40
1,619 members, 56 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (29)

Score: 1.72

Explanations:

ahef1963 (29): I love Josephine Tey!

41
1,177 members, 56 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (30)

Score: 1.71

Explanations:

ahef1963 (30): Currently reading and enjoying.

42
2,012 members, 70 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

43
3,225 members, 256 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (33)

Score: 1.67

44
411 members, 86 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (35)

Score: 1.65

Explanations:

ahef1963 (35): Read, meh.

45
1,312 members, 64 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (36)

Score: 1.63

46
1,935 members, 87 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (38)

Score: 1.61

47
2,658 members, 144 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40)

Score: 1.59

48
626 members, 9 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (41)

Score: 1.58

49
4,195 members, 176 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (43)

Score: 1.56

50
1,663 members, 64 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (44)

Score: 1.55

Explanations:

ahef1963 (44): Read, it was dreadful.

51
1,476 members, 58 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (45)

Score: 1.54

52
810 members, 22 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (46)

Score: 1.54

53
19,548 members, 285 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (47)

Score: 1.53

54
643 members, 27 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (48)

Score: 1.52

55
18,535 members, 787 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49)

Score: 1.51

56
2,041 members, 97 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (50)

Score: 1.5

57
757 members, 42 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (51)

Score: 1.5

58
1,122 members, 38 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (52)

Score: 1.49

Explanations:

ahef1963 (52): Love the title!

59
728 members, 27 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (53)

Score: 1.48

Explanations:

ahef1963 (53): Read in the past, enjoyed a lot.

60
53 members, 0 reviews
1.5 stars (1.5 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (55)

Score: 1.47

61
364 members, 4 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (56)

Score: 1.46

Explanations:

ahef1963 (56): Drivel.

62
2,459 members, 136 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (57)

Score: 1.46

63
13,063 members, 169 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (58)

Score: 1.45

Explanations:

ahef1963 (58): Read last weekend and liked it a lot.

64
2,650 members, 31 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (59)

Score: 1.44

65
266 members, 3 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (60)

Score: 1.44

66
22,364 members, 873 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (61)

Score: 1.43

67
1,672 members, 135 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (62)

Score: 1.43

68
9,743 members, 403 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (63)

Score: 1.42

69
436 members, 4 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (64)

Score: 1.41

Explanations:

ahef1963 (64): Read ages ago, enjoyed it a lot, I like most Durrell books.

70
3,038 members, 139 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (65)

Score: 1.41

71
3,957 members, 123 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (71)

Score: 1.38

72
6,434 members, 423 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (72)

Score: 1.37

73
3,555 members, 52 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (73)

Score: 1.37

Explanations:

ahef1963 (73): I generally enjoy anything by Carey.

74
5,050 members, 105 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (76)

Score: 1.36

75
2,809 members, 249 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (78)

Score: 1.35

76
2,504 members, 153 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (79)

Score: 1.34

77
743 members, 69 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (80)

Score: 1.34

78
1,499 members, 32 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (81)

Score: 1.33

Explanations:

ahef1963 (81): Read, loved it. Conroy is a favourite.

79
21 members, 2 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (82)

Score: 1.33

80
738 members, 24 reviews
3.21 stars (3.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (83)

Score: 1.33

81
1,936 members, 124 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (84)

Score: 1.32

Explanations:

ahef1963 (84): Read, it was excellent except that I had to read too much about baseball and boxing.

82
7,397 members, 518 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (87)

Score: 1.31

83
192 members, 15 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (88)

Score: 1.31

Explanations:

ahef1963 (88): Read, not a good book.

84
548 members, 10 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (89)

Score: 1.3

85
1,398 members, 127 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (90)

Score: 1.3

Explanations:

ahef1963 (90): Read, it was amazing. Such talent!

86
668 members, 54 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (91)

Score: 1.3

87
1,981 members, 157 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (92)

Score: 1.29

Explanations:

ahef1963 (92): Read, not bad.

88
13,841 members, 337 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: 0.46

Explanations:

bluepiano (0): I found it unreadably tedious & maddeningly pointless, but a lot of people hold it in very high regard so it might be to your taste.

89
8,519 members, 399 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0.03

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found one of her other books glib and sensationalist and I've avoided her since then.

90
2,267 members, 49 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Whiny adolescents are my least favorite main characters and this one whines continuously.

91
10,486 members, 165 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is an important book, but it didn't grab me when I first tried it and I've never gone back to it.

92
3,331 members, 59 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (66)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): If you haven't read much Heinlein, I wouldn't start here.

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