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Favorite Family Stories

Description: Recommend good books that are primarily about families.

Members: 19 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
60,836 members, 1,092 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), hsuvarna (1), gypsysmom (2), kara.shamy (2), merrystar (2), starfishian (3), JuliaMaria (4), sturlington (5), thecoroner (19), roby72 (20)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): It is about families but I dislike most of the Bennett's so much I find it hard to read.

2
59,658 members, 1,185 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: VadersMorwen (1), starfishian (2), hsuvarna (2), gypsysmom (3), JuliaMaria (5), sturlington (8), aulsmith (17), kara.shamy (21), merrystar (28), cej1027

Explanations:

aulsmith (17): Father and daughter. Mother is dead.

3
26,477 members, 366 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), FranzK72 (3), hsuvarna (4), thecoroner (5), aulsmith (8), roby72 (8), sturlington (9), inge87 (12), kara.shamy (19), cej1027

4
28,804 members, 401 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), hsuvarna (3), gypsysmom (4), starfishian (5), merrystar (6), aulsmith (9), ahef1963 (9), sturlington (10), inge87 (11)

5
37,967 members, 548 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (1), roby72 (3), kara.shamy (4), thecoroner (6), JuliaMaria (6), ahef1963 (7), merrystar (11), sturlington (31)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): A family so awful I wanted to chuck the book across the room

6
11,037 members, 217 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (2), ahef1963 (4), gypsysmom (7), sturlington (11), dara85 (12), merrystar (12), thecoroner (15), roby72 (15)

7
23,467 members, 556 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), gypsysmom (5), kara.shamy (6), roby72 (7), sturlington (12), thecoroner (16), FranzK72 (24)

8
14,272 members, 309 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), JuliaMaria (7), gypsysmom (8), FranzK72 (18), roby72 (18), thecoroner (20), cej1027

9
10,564 members, 213 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (1), VadersMorwen (2), merrystar (5), gypsysmom (9), ahef1963 (18), dara85 (38), cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington

10
21,149 members, 344 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), JuliaMaria (2), roby72 (2), FranzK72 (8), gypsysmom (12)

11
4,319 members, 80 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: roby72 (1), thecoroner (3), FranzK72 (4), JuliaMaria (8), aulsmith (12)

Explanations:

aulsmith (12): Family saga. One of the most readable of Mann's books.

12
10,125 members, 171 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (2), VadersMorwen (3), gypsysmom (10), starfishian (15), merrystar (29), dara85 (31), cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington

13
21,466 members, 426 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), inge87 (3), merrystar (7), sturlington (13), gypsysmom (18)

14
12,402 members, 355 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: dara85 (5), gypsysmom (6), merrystar (8), FranzK72 (25), thecoroner (26), ahef1963 (26)

15
12,798 members, 197 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), aulsmith (10), gypsysmom (13), roby72 (32), sturlington (33), merrystar (39)

Explanations:

aulsmith (10): Father is away.

16
5,958 members, 79 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: roby72 (5), FranzK72 (7), thecoroner (7), kara.shamy (7), sturlington (34)

17
7,040 members, 99 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), sturlington (17), roby72 (19), gypsysmom (21), thecoroner (27), merrystar (56)

18
5,908 members, 475 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: starfishian (4), KimarieBee (6), sturlington (14), kara.shamy (22), gypsysmom (35)

19
11,057 members, 174 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (6), starfishian (9), roby72 (10), thecoroner (12), merrystar (36)

20
37,314 members, 1,195 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), KimarieBee (9), gypsysmom (11), starfishian (11), sturlington (32), cej1027

Thumbs down: merrystar

21
34,186 members, 1,571 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: VadersMorwen (4), KimarieBee (8), kara.shamy (14), gypsysmom (28), thecoroner (32), cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington

22
11,552 members, 215 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: starfishian (8), KimarieBee (10), sturlington (15), ahef1963 (15), gypsysmom (19)

23
11,184 members, 205 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (10), thecoroner (10), ahef1963 (16), roby72 (16), kara.shamy (23)

24
34,906 members, 520 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), roby72 (4), ahef1963 (8), FranzK72 (12), merrystar (13)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

sturlington (0): DNF

25
13,882 members, 208 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (1), FranzK72 (5), ahef1963 (25), merrystar (35)

26
14,477 members, 827 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12), sturlington (18), kara.shamy (24), gypsysmom (30), cej1027

27
43,757 members, 1,150 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: starfishian (6), dara85 (6), kara.shamy (10), gypsysmom (16)

28
31,802 members, 599 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), VadersMorwen (5), gypsysmom (17), ahef1963 (36), cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington

29
4,692 members, 191 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), inge87 (7), merrystar (9), ahef1963 (29)

30
2,508 members, 39 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3), dara85 (11), gypsysmom (25), merrystar (40)

31
18,665 members, 298 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: dara85 (4), starfishian (10), kara.shamy (25), gypsysmom (29)

32
6,597 members, 49 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (3), gypsysmom (14), dara85 (28), merrystar (32), cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington

33
10,465 members, 407 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), sturlington (16), ahef1963 (17), gypsysmom (32)

34
1,972 members, 43 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), aulsmith (11), merrystar (15)

Explanations:

aulsmith (11): A Jewish family in New York City.

35
2,095 members, 35 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (8), roby72 (11), FranzK72 (21), gypsysmom (26)

36
6,157 members, 55 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (4), gypsysmom (15), dara85 (30), merrystar (33), cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington

37
3,467 members, 67 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: merrystar (10), aulsmith (16), gypsysmom (24), dara85 (26)

Explanations:

aulsmith (16): Real family, large family

38
7,310 members, 69 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: VadersMorwen (6), gypsysmom (20), dara85 (29), merrystar (30), cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington

39
5,132 members, 78 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (14), thecoroner (17), kara.shamy (17), roby72 (24)

40
6,543 members, 98 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: merrystar (14), gypsysmom (22), roby72 (22), cej1027

41
6,538 members, 70 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: VadersMorwen (7), gypsysmom (23), dara85 (27), merrystar (31), cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington

42
3,754 members, 112 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: merrystar (18), FranzK72 (23), thecoroner (28), ahef1963 (32)

43
9,015 members, 598 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: dara85 (24), kara.shamy (27), gypsysmom (33), cej1027

44
1,500 members, 39 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (22), thecoroner (23), gypsysmom (27), roby72 (35)

45
28,129 members, 730 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), ahef1963 (10), kara.shamy (16), cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington

46
14,906 members, 266 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14), kara.shamy (28), sturlington (36), gypsysmom (42)

47
902 members, 13 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (9), roby72 (9), FranzK72 (13)

48
60 members, 0 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: roby72 (6), thecoroner (14), FranzK72 (16)

49
4,751 members, 113 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (9), thecoroner (11), roby72 (13)

50
213 members, 15 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2), JuliaMaria (3)

51
17,301 members, 286 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (31), sturlington (35), gypsysmom (47), merrystar (48)

52
3,253 members, 44 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), merrystar (19), gypsysmom (37)

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Extended family. Heroine is an orphan.

53
9,814 members, 209 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), FranzK72 (11), thecoroner (18), roby72 (26), sturlington (38)

Thumbs down: merrystar, aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Another bad family

54
4,133 members, 301 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: starfishian (7), sturlington (21), kara.shamy (29)

55
16,613 members, 348 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), kara.shamy (12), sturlington (37)

56
1,306 members, 21 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: dara85 (14), kara.shamy (15), merrystar (22)

58
2,294 members, 41 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), sturlington (19)

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): Wonderful family of choice

59
313 members, 8 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (15), roby72 (17), thecoroner (21)

60
5,347 members, 96 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: patchygirl (4), merrystar (47), gypsysmom (58)

61
2,172 members, 59 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: roby72 (14), FranzK72 (20), thecoroner (22)

62
3,084 members, 68 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7), cej1027 (35), merrystar (45)

63
5,174 members, 110 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (18), sturlington (22), ahef1963 (23)

64
4,166 members, 114 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: starfishian (1), gypsysmom (54)

65
4,713 members, 109 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: starfishian (14), ahef1963 (28), gypsysmom (36)

66
7,521 members, 100 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: dara85 (16), ahef1963 (27), gypsysmom (34)

67
14,405 members, 158 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13), gypsysmom (31), sturlington (39)

68
2,297 members, 163 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: starfishian (13), kara.shamy (30), gypsysmom (51)

69
619 members, 12 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (19), thecoroner (31), roby72 (33)

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

Lists: sturlington (20), thecoroner (25), roby72 (25), FranzK72 (26)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Terrible family

71
1,249 members, 37 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (27), thecoroner (29), roby72 (29)

72
1,498 members, 133 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: dara85 (21), ahef1963 (33), gypsysmom (38)

73
5,153 members, 171 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21), sturlington (23), gypsysmom (59)

74
689 members, 16 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: dara85 (3), aulsmith (14)

Explanations:

aulsmith (14): Frontier family

75
5,706 members, 254 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: sturlington (24), kara.shamy (32), gypsysmom (46)

76
2,176 members, 47 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), gypsysmom (50)

77
6,445 members, 63 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: roby72 (30), sturlington (40), gypsysmom (44)

78
191 members, 20 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (7), inge87 (8)

79
1,183 members, 21 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: dara85 (25), FranzK72 (28), merrystar (34), roby72 (38)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): It's an interesting family, but it's only a so-so book.

80
153 members, 7 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: patchygirl (3), dara85 (44)

82
4,056 members, 317 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: dara85 (7), cej1027

83
950 members, 41 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: dara85 (10), starfishian (12)

84
2,025 members, 32 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: dara85 (8), cej1027

85
1,289 members, 44 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: inge87 (4), merrystar (55)

86
2,379 members, 52 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), dara85 (40)

87
579 members, 8 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: roby72 (12), thecoroner (13)

88
2,023 members, 58 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: dara85 (9), cej1027

89
8,142 members, 146 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), gypsysmom (43)

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): Interesting alternative family that is central to the plot

90
1,953 members, 66 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: inge87 (6), merrystar (38)

91
1,185 members, 41 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: inge87 (5), merrystar (53)

92
1,150 members, 18 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), merrystar (46)

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): Mother is dead

93
3,263 members, 160 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13), cej1027

94
3,053 members, 63 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

95
1,122 members, 31 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (1)

96
282 members, 13 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1)

97
147 members, 2 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: patchygirl (1)

98
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: KimarieBee (1)

99
5,400 members, 195 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (9), ahef1963 (34)

100
2,379 members, 107 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: inge87 (9), merrystar (37)

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Started by: sturlington (September 2013)

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