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Readable Classics

Description: These are classics that you actually enjoyed reading. Please try to restrict this list to adult books or children's books that adults would enjoy reading.

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

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1
60,807 members, 1,092 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (1), kerrygiven (1), jeffza (1), merrystar (2), ahef1963 (2), ghilbrae (2), cpg (4), sturlington (9)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 25.23

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I just don't like the Bennetts.

2
59,620 members, 1,185 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: cpg (1), TeriAndersonNeedham (2), kerrygiven (2), hipdeep (4), ahef1963 (4), aulsmith (9), sturlington (12), Euryale (12)

Score: 22.99

3
21,457 members, 425 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), ahef1963 (1), ghilbrae (1), jeffza (2), cpg (3), aulsmith (11), sturlington (22)

Score: 22.45

4
32,208 members, 425 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Euryale (1), aulsmith (1), TeriAndersonNeedham (3), ahef1963 (10), sturlington (13), hipdeep (23)

Score: 17.22

5
44,560 members, 734 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), jeffza (3), TeriAndersonNeedham (4), kerrygiven (4), ahef1963 (8), sturlington (20)

Score: 16.33

6
28,496 members, 392 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cpg (2), ahef1963 (3), ghilbrae (3), aulsmith (10), sturlington (19), hipdeep (22)

Score: 15.45

7
14,958 members, 453 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (3), TeriAndersonNeedham (5), merrystar (9), ahef1963 (18), sturlington (27)

Score: 11.72

8
39,129 members, 764 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: merrystar (6), hipdeep (7), Euryale (13), ahef1963 (14), sturlington (29)

Score: 10.91

9
54,528 members, 912 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Euryale (4), jeffza (5), TeriAndersonNeedham (6), ahef1963 (7), sturlington (10)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 10.77

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): It's readable, but I find the end disappointing every time I read it.

10
43,818 members, 656 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (7), ahef1963 (13), sturlington (14), aulsmith (17), hipdeep (18)

Score: 10.55

11
26,985 members, 357 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: cpg (5), aulsmith (5), TeriAndersonNeedham (8), merrystar (11), ahef1963 (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 10.12

12
5,323 members, 282 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (9), Euryale (11), aulsmith (18), sturlington (24), ahef1963 (25)

Score: 10.04

13
28,381 members, 478 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Euryale (3), kerrygiven (5), ahef1963 (16), sturlington (23)

Score: 9.54

14
10,047 members, 139 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), jeffza (4), ahef1963 (5), cpg (6)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 9.1

15
61,730 members, 986 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), aulsmith (8), TeriAndersonNeedham (10), sturlington (28)

Score: 8.92

16
29,476 members, 538 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: sturlington (15), aulsmith (15), ahef1963 (15), hipdeep (19)

Score: 8.01

17
29,515 members, 533 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Euryale (9), TeriAndersonNeedham (11), hipdeep (24), sturlington (32)

Score: 8

18
10,668 members, 244 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), merrystar (10), sturlington (40)

Score: 7.84

19
20,122 members, 307 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: jeffza (6), sturlington (8), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 7.08

20
13,870 members, 242 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), sturlington (3)

Score: 7.04

21
37,340 members, 580 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ghilbrae (4), ahef1963 (9), sturlington (25)

Score: 6.93

22
4,690 members, 280 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2), sturlington (26), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 6.89

23
12,790 members, 197 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (6), TeriAndersonNeedham (12), merrystar (13), aulsmith (14)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.88

24
8,746 members, 166 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: merrystar (7), sturlington (7), ahef1963 (21)

Score: 6.79

25
4,324 members, 112 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), ahef1963 (24), sturlington (35)

Score: 6.49

26
36 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Euryale (8), merrystar (12), sturlington (31)

Score: 6.22

27
10,709 members, 244 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), merrystar (8)

Score: 5.74

28
4,693 members, 191 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), merrystar (5)

Score: 5.5

29
16,816 members, 373 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), TeriAndersonNeedham (13)

Score: 5.47

30
2,165 members, 21 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (14), hipdeep (21), ahef1963 (28), sturlington (39)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 5.28

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I've never found these very readable as novels. They don't make sense, and the chess game in Looking Glass makes it even worse. But each chapter is fun and the poetry is great.… (more)

31
28,793 members, 401 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), sturlington (18)

Score: 4.77

32
21,807 members, 386 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5), TeriAndersonNeedham (15)

Score: 4.71

33
19,260 members, 227 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), ahef1963 (17)

Score: 4.53

34
22,666 members, 323 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Euryale (6), sturlington (30)

Score: 4.27

35
24,517 members, 488 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Euryale (7), TeriAndersonNeedham (16), sturlington (37)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 4.08

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found pacing lose and disjointed. Had to start it a couple of times before I got through it.

36
7,040 members, 99 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar (14), sturlington (16)

Score: 4.07

37
13,402 members, 126 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

Score: 4

38
8,265 members, 224 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (17), hipdeep (20)

Score: 3.86

39
41,247 members, 562 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: merrystar (15), sturlington (43)

Score: 3.6

40
26,469 members, 366 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (21), sturlington (33)

Score: 3.54

Explanations:

sturlington (33): Can be a slog but worth reading

41
7,448 members, 142 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22), sturlington (34)

Score: 3.5

42
4,412 members, 133 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26), sturlington (36)

Score: 3.4

43
17,273 members, 381 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3)

Score: 3.04

44
4,317 members, 80 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), jeffza (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.02

45
7,324 members, 153 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5)

Score: 2.68

46
7,736 members, 153 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6)

Score: 2.56

47
644 members, 6 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (8)

Score: 2.38

48
3,829 members, 89 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (9)

Score: 2.31

49
7,126 members, 145 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11)

Score: 2.2

50
5,083 members, 130 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (12)

Score: 2.15

51
17,561 members, 324 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: sturlington (11), TeriAndersonNeedham (18)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 2.14

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I read this at age 18 and found it confusing and irritatingly misogynist (though I didn't know the word at the time).

52
4,705 members, 97 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (13)

Score: 2.11

53
9,733 members, 185 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (14)

Score: 2.07

54
31,980 members, 445 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (10), TeriAndersonNeedham (19), aulsmith (20)

Thumbs down: merrystar, sturlington

Score: 2.06

55
10,965 members, 269 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (15)

Score: 2.03

56
28,097 members, 730 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (16)

Score: 2

57
14,270 members, 372 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (17)

Score: 1.97

58
2,523 members, 37 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: sturlington (17)

Score: 1.97

59
3,884 members, 67 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12), hipdeep (25)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.94

60
17,294 members, 286 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (21)

Score: 1.87

61
16,386 members, 338 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (41)

Score: 1.58

62
1,744 members, 41 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: sturlington (42)

Score: 1.57

63
11,214 members, 285 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (20), ahef1963 (20), sturlington (38)

Thumbs down: merrystar, aulsmith

Score: 1.39

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I think the novel is very over-written compared to the original story.

64
17,782 members, 319 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Euryale (5)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.68

65
13,850 members, 159 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.46

66
1,409 members, 11 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ghilbrae (5), hipdeep (26)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Score: 0.45

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Poe is very readable, but he gives me nightmares.

67
1,278 members, 22 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Euryale (10)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.25

68
1,351 members, 20 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.11

69
837 members, 13 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (16)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

70
26,967 members, 297 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (19): The descriptive narration was a little much for me, but I wanted to know what happened and kept reading.

71
11,795 members, 152 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

72
9,313 members, 99 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Thumbs down: merrystar, sturlington

Score: < 0

73
4,772 members, 92 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found the prose dense and the story odd.

74
0 members, 0 reviews

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Some of these are great and pretty readable. Some of these need notes to be understood well. Some of these aren't that good to begin with and some of them are downright terrible.… (more)

75
56,497 members, 905 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Thumbs down: merrystar, sturlington, aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): If you can stand to be in the same room with Holden Caufield for more than 10 minutes at a time, I guess it's pretty readable. When I read it in high school I counted the profanities per page and averaged them to keep myself reading ...… (more)

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Started by: sturlington (February 2014)

Type: Numbered

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