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BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World

Type: Preset list created by timtom

Description: As published on November 5, 2019 by BBC Arts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/494P41NCbVYHlY319VwGbxp/explore-the-list-of-100-novels-that-shaped-our-world

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

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1
65,615 members, 1,044 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: pamelad (1), acousticmoose (1), sparhalke (1), ahef1963 (1), timtom (1), gypsysmom (2), Cynfelyn (5), merrystar (20), hipdeep (22), jain (26)

Score: 31.55

2
64,353 members, 1,261 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), gypsysmom (1), pamelad (2), hipdeep (2), sparhalke (2), ahef1963 (2), timtom (2), Cynfelyn (8), merrystar (10), jain (19)

Score: 31.36

3
65,469 members, 1,175 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), acousticmoose (2), pamelad (3), jain (3), gypsysmom (3), ahef1963 (3), timtom (3), sparhalke (4)

Score: 25.39

4
11,729 members, 241 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: acousticmoose (3), Cynfelyn (3), pamelad (4), gypsysmom (5), hipdeep (6), sparhalke (7), ahef1963 (10), merrystar (12), timtom (13)

Score: 23.1

5
44,601 members, 612 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), pamelad (5), acousticmoose (6), gypsysmom (7), ahef1963 (8), merrystar (9), timtom (11), Cynfelyn (13), jain (28)

Score: 21.78

6
16,392 members, 502 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: aprille (2), kara.shamy (3), gypsysmom (6), hipdeep (7), pamelad (9), sparhalke (9), merrystar (15), ahef1963 (26)

Score: 19.84

7
32,904 members, 594 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: aprille (1), pamelad (6), acousticmoose (7), gypsysmom (8), ahef1963 (9), timtom (12), hipdeep (20), jain (25)

Score: 19.53

8
42,820 members, 413 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: acousticmoose (4), gypsysmom (4), ahef1963 (5), sparhalke (6), timtom (7), merrystar (11), hipdeep (16), jain (20)

Score: 19.44

9
18,150 members, 352 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (1), merrystar (2), acousticmoose (5), hipdeep (5), ahef1963 (12), timtom (15)

Score: 16.9

Explanations:

timtom (15): The list includes the entire Discworld Series.

10
3,961 members, 98 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: aprille (3), kara.shamy (4), jain (5), pamelad (11), acousticmoose (12), sparhalke (17), gypsysmom (24)

Score: 16.67

11
40,469 members, 634 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: sparhalke (3), kara.shamy (5), pamelad (8), acousticmoose (11), gypsysmom (11), ahef1963 (18), jain (22)

Score: 16.27

12
9,638 members, 159 reviews
4.65 stars (4.65 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (4), kara.shamy (6), ahef1963 (11), merrystar (14), timtom (14), hipdeep (15), jain (23)

Score: 15.58

13
16,375 members, 360 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: jain (2), kara.shamy (7), sparhalke (8), acousticmoose (9), gypsysmom (12), ahef1963 (25)

Score: 14.45

14
18,395 members, 405 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3), aprille (6), kara.shamy (8), pamelad (14), acousticmoose (15), gypsysmom (19)

Score: 13.99

15
8,460 members, 239 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), pamelad (7), timtom (8), acousticmoose (10), hipdeep (11), merrystar (13)

Score: 13.95

16
15,500 members, 151 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: aprille (4), ahef1963 (4), timtom (4), sparhalke (5), pamelad (12)

Score: 13.31

17
10,117 members, 215 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: aprille (5), jain (10), ahef1963 (14), merrystar (16), timtom (17), hipdeep (18)

Score: 12.9

Explanations:

timtom (17): The list includes the entire Sandman Series

18
28,612 members, 268 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: acousticmoose (8), gypsysmom (10), hipdeep (17), merrystar (17), ahef1963 (20), jain (24)

Score: 12.27

19
14,418 members, 274 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: jain (1), pamelad (10), sparhalke (11), gypsysmom (16), ahef1963 (31)

Score: 12.14

20
8,286 members, 167 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4), aprille (7), pamelad (15), acousticmoose (16), ahef1963 (36)

Score: 10.95

21
8,815 members, 174 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (7), aprille (8), acousticmoose (13), timtom (18), hipdeep (19)

Score: 10.8

22
3,269 members, 56 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: merrystar (8), aprille (9), gypsysmom (9), sparhalke (14), ahef1963 (47)

Score: 10.59

23
8,533 members, 138 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (8), pamelad (13), acousticmoose (14), sparhalke (16), jain (21)

Score: 10.42

24
12,097 members, 224 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: aprille (10), ahef1963 (13), gypsysmom (14), timtom (16), pamelad (17)

Score: 10.39

25
16,100 members, 290 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (9), sparhalke (10), gypsysmom (15), jain (16), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 10.35

26
12,173 members, 189 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (6), gypsysmom (18), merrystar (18), jain (29), ahef1963 (33)

Score: 9.83

27
4,342 members, 84 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (10), aprille (11), pamelad (19), jain (27), ahef1963 (45)

Score: 9.66

28
4,944 members, 149 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (10), acousticmoose (21), aprille (23), pamelad (26), ahef1963 (43)

Score: 9.28

29
13,151 members, 385 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11), aprille (24), pamelad (27), gypsysmom (29), ahef1963 (32)

Score: 9.16

30
9,537 members, 242 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (12), aprille (25), pamelad (28), gypsysmom (30), ahef1963 (34)

Score: 9.04

31
2,685 members, 58 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), aprille (12), jain (17), gypsysmom (20)

Score: 8.84

32
2,874 members, 60 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), timtom (9), aprille (13), pamelad (21)

Score: 8.74

33
7,908 members, 268 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), aprille (14), jain (18), ahef1963 (37)

Score: 8.67

34
5,909 members, 147 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: merrystar (6), jain (12), aprille (15), gypsysmom (22)

Score: 8.58

35
18,501 members, 349 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: jain (9), hipdeep (9), gypsysmom (13), ahef1963 (23)

Score: 8.55

36
15,170 members, 278 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), jain (4), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 8.55

37
29,021 members, 1,297 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: timtom (5), kara.shamy (13), gypsysmom (21), aprille (26)

Score: 8.42

38
5,017 members, 195 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: merrystar (7), Cynfelyn (9), pamelad (16), ahef1963 (41)

Score: 8.35

39
3,763 members, 83 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: jain (7), hipdeep (12), aprille (16), gypsysmom (37)

Score: 8.23

40
2,038 members, 54 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: merrystar (5), sparhalke (15), aprille (17), ahef1963 (50)

Score: 8.18

41
11,433 members, 169 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (10), jain (15), aprille (18), timtom (19)

Score: 8.14

42
15,251 members, 239 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (11), ahef1963 (15), pamelad (18), timtom (20)

Score: 8.06

43
9,496 members, 339 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: sparhalke (12), kara.shamy (14), gypsysmom (17), ahef1963 (35)

Score: 7.83

44
2,198 members, 71 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: jain (8), acousticmoose (17), aprille (19), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 7.78

45
23,320 members, 414 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (15), hipdeep (21), ahef1963 (22), pamelad (23)

Score: 7.58

46
2,770 members, 89 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: sparhalke (18), aprille (20), pamelad (22), gypsysmom (25)

Score: 7.47

47
6,938 members, 198 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: jain (11), pamelad (20), gypsysmom (31), ahef1963 (38)

Score: 7.39

48
31,095 members, 484 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: acousticmoose (18), aprille (21), hipdeep (23), gypsysmom (27)

Score: 7.39

49
6,665 members, 153 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: acousticmoose (20), aprille (22), pamelad (25), ahef1963 (39)

Score: 7.13

50
1,841 members, 22 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: jain (6), merrystar (19), ahef1963 (51)

Score: 5.97

51
50,781 members, 3,254 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: jain (14), ahef1963 (17), gypsysmom (23)

Score: 5.86

52
10,330 members, 96 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (14), acousticmoose (19), aprille (27)

Score: 5.74

53
5,033 members, 98 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: timtom (10), aprille (28), pamelad (29)

Score: 5.71

54
15,752 members, 609 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: jain (13), ahef1963 (28), aprille (29)

Score: 5.57

55
3,046 members, 54 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (12), pamelad (24), ahef1963 (48)

Score: 5.48

56
4,946 members, 186 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: sparhalke (13), aprille (30), ahef1963 (42)

Score: 5.39

57
25,792 members, 812 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21), gypsysmom (26), aprille (31)

Score: 5.34

58
1,092 members, 64 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (16), pamelad (31), gypsysmom (39)

Score: 5.3

59
14,625 members, 472 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (28), ahef1963 (30), aprille (32)

Score: 5.13

60
5,457 members, 258 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (32), aprille (33), ahef1963 (40)

Score: 4.94

61
3,565 members, 129 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aprille (34), pamelad (34), ahef1963 (46)

Score: 4.85

62
564 members, 13 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: pamelad (33), aprille (35), ahef1963 (52)

Score: 4.8

63
1,586 members, 94 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: timtom (6), aprille (36)

Score: 4.19

64
243 members, 4 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (13), aprille (37)

Score: 3.73

65
50,220 members, 2,148 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16), aprille (38)

Score: 3.61

66
33,886 members, 1,004 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19), aprille (39)

Score: 3.52

67
16,889 members, 308 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24), pamelad (30)

Score: 3.52

68
4,473 members, 230 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (17), aprille (53)

Score: 3.45

69
3,261 members, 25 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: acousticmoose (22), aprille (40)

Score: 3.44

70
2,458 members, 39 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: acousticmoose (23), aprille (41)

Score: 3.41

71
1,203 members, 67 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (18), aprille (57)

Score: 3.4

72
1,170 members, 38 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (19), aprille (58)

Score: 3.37

74
836 members, 60 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (20), aprille (60)

Score: 3.33

75
188 members, 18 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (21), aprille (66)

Score: 3.27

76
4,407 members, 80 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (33), aprille (42)

Score: 3.24

77
4,429 members, 142 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: pamelad (32), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 3.24

78
2,731 members, 67 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (34), aprille (43)

Score: 3.22

79
2,357 members, 40 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: pamelad (35), aprille (44)

Score: 3.2

80
2,298 members, 55 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (36), aprille (45)

Score: 3.18

81
899 members, 12 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: pamelad (37), aprille (46)

Score: 3.16

82
12,118 members, 212 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (38), aprille (47)

Score: 3.14

83
780 members, 13 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: pamelad (38), aprille (48)

Score: 3.13

84
628 members, 21 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: pamelad (39), aprille (49)

Score: 3.11

85
549 members, 12 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: pamelad (40), aprille (50)

Score: 3.1

86
371 members, 6 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: aprille (51), ahef1963 (53)

Score: 2.98

87
3,173 members, 183 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (35)

Score: 1.65

88
1,362 members, 55 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: pamelad (36)

Score: 1.63

89
4,832 members, 87 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: aprille (52)

Score: 1.49

90
3,216 members, 49 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: aprille (54)

Score: 1.48

91
2,899 members, 122 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: aprille (55)

Score: 1.47

92
1,386 members, 17 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: aprille (56)

Score: 1.46

93
933 members, 52 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: aprille (59)

Score: 1.44

94
692 members, 20 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aprille (61)

Score: 1.43

95
602 members, 13 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: aprille (62)

Score: 1.43

96
528 members, 9 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: aprille (63)

Score: 1.42

97
419 members, 21 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: aprille (64)

Score: 1.41

98
237 members, 3 reviews
2.9 stars (2.9 stars)

Lists: aprille (65)

Score: 1.41

99
124 members, 5 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: aprille (67)

Score: 1.4

100
1,611 members, 57 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: aprille (68)

Thumbs down: jain (28)

Score: < 0

Explanations:

jain (28): I don't disagree about how influential it is, but it's just SO badly written.

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Started by: timtom (November 2019)

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