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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: 9 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
20,891 members, 417 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Score: 16.6

2
59,348 members, 1,074 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (1), jeffza (1), ahef1963 (2), ghilbrae (2), cpg (4)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 15.56

Explanations:

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

3
58,037 members, 1,159 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

Score: 14.65

4
27,786 members, 385 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cpg (2), ahef1963 (3), ghilbrae (3), aulsmith (10)

Score: 11.69

5
43,398 members, 720 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Score: 11.61

6
9,765 members, 141 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 11.1

7
31,511 members, 415 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Euryale (1), aulsmith (1), ahef1963 (10)

Score: 10.25

8
27,552 members, 466 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 7.71

9
26,122 members, 343 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: cpg (5), aulsmith (5), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 7.55

10
53,150 members, 902 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Euryale (4), jeffza (5), ahef1963 (7)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 5.96

Explanations:

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

11
4,852 members, 252 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Euryale (11), aulsmith (18), ahef1963 (25)

Score: 5.93

12
36,409 members, 564 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ghilbrae (4), ahef1963 (9)

Score: 5.14

13
4,354 members, 256 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 5.12

14
4,193 members, 78 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), jeffza (7)

Score: 5.02

15
14,502 members, 437 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (3), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 4.98

16
60,095 members, 965 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), aulsmith (8)

Score: 4.93

17
19,602 members, 298 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: jeffza (6), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 4.71

18
12,222 members, 190 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (6), aulsmith (14)

Score: 4.62

19
37,900 members, 736 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Euryale (13), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.17

20
42,594 members, 641 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13), aulsmith (17)

Score: 4.08

21
28,694 members, 526 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15), ahef1963 (15)

Score: 4.07

22
10,390 members, 233 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

23
8,984 members, 95 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

24
17,168 members, 311 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Euryale (5)

Score: 2.68

25
21,788 members, 316 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Euryale (6)

Score: 2.56

26
13,485 members, 152 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

27
33 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Euryale (8)

Score: 2.38

28
28,355 members, 508 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Euryale (9)

Score: 2.31

29
1,243 members, 21 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Euryale (10)

Score: 2.25

30
3,719 members, 65 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12)

Score: 2.15

31
1,342 members, 20 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Score: 2.11

32
821 members, 13 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (16)

Score: 2

33
18,824 members, 226 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (17)

Score: 1.97

34
26,241 members, 287 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (19)

Score: 1.92

Explanations:

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

35
11,560 members, 151 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19)

Score: 1.92

36
30,727 members, 428 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (20)

Score: 1.89

37
25,796 members, 354 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (21)

Score: 1.87

38
8,578 members, 159 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21)

Score: 1.87

39
7,267 members, 141 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

40
4,203 members, 107 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

41
4,280 members, 130 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26)

Score: 1.77

42
1,360 members, 10 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ghilbrae (5)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0.68

Explanations:

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

43
23,825 members, 478 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Euryale (7)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0.46

Explanations:

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

44
10,844 members, 280 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

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

45
4,686 members, 87 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

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

46
2,140 members, 21 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

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)

47
55,304 members, 896 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Thumbs down: 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)

48
17,069 members, 318 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

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).

49
0 members, 0 reviews

Thumbs down: 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)

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Started by: sturlington (February 2014)

Type: Numbered

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