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Greatest Family Stories

Description: Recommend good books that are primarily about families.

Members: 19 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
59,343 members, 1,074 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), hsuvarna (1), gypsysmom (2), kara.shamy (2), merrystar (2), starfishian (3), JuliaMaria (4), sturlington (18), 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
25,793 members, 353 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), FranzK72 (3), hsuvarna (4), thecoroner (5), aulsmith (8), roby72 (8), inge87 (12), sturlington (16), kara.shamy (19), cej1027

3
58,031 members, 1,159 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: starfishian (2), ashcval (2), hsuvarna (2), gypsysmom (3), JuliaMaria (5), aulsmith (17), sturlington (19), kara.shamy (21), merrystar (28), cej1027

Explanations:

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

4
28,105 members, 393 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), hsuvarna (3), gypsysmom (4), starfishian (5), merrystar (6), aulsmith (9), ahef1963 (9), inge87 (11), sturlington (20)

5
23,117 members, 545 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

6
37,093 members, 541 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (1), roby72 (3), kara.shamy (4), thecoroner (6), JuliaMaria (6), ahef1963 (7), merrystar (11), sturlington (21)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

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

7
10,774 members, 214 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

8
14,002 members, 301 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), JuliaMaria (7), gypsysmom (8), FranzK72 (18), roby72 (18), thecoroner (20), cej1027

9
10,116 members, 206 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (1), merrystar (5), gypsysmom (9), ahef1963 (18), sturlington (22), dara85 (38), cej1027

10
12,003 members, 346 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: ashcval (4), dara85 (5), gypsysmom (6), merrystar (8), FranzK72 (25), thecoroner (26), ahef1963 (26)

11
9,714 members, 163 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (2), gypsysmom (10), starfishian (15), sturlington (23), merrystar (29), dara85 (31), cej1027

12
20,425 members, 330 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

13
4,192 members, 78 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 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.

14
20,890 members, 417 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), inge87 (3), merrystar (7), gypsysmom (18), sturlington (25)

15
36,718 members, 1,180 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), KimarieBee (9), gypsysmom (11), starfishian (11), sturlington (24), cej1027

16
34,111 members, 507 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), roby72 (4), ashcval (6), ahef1963 (8), FranzK72 (12), merrystar (13)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

sturlington (0): DNF

17
12,221 members, 190 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), aulsmith (10), gypsysmom (13), sturlington (26), roby72 (32), merrystar (39)

Explanations:

aulsmith (10): Father is away.

18
5,830 members, 76 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: roby72 (5), FranzK72 (7), thecoroner (7), kara.shamy (7), sturlington (27)

19
10,778 members, 171 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

20
27,229 members, 707 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), ahef1963 (10), kara.shamy (16), sturlington (28), cej1027

21
17,067 members, 318 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: ashcval (1), sturlington (2), thecoroner (25), roby72 (25), FranzK72 (26)

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Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Terrible family

22
5,652 members, 464 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: starfishian (4), KimarieBee (6), kara.shamy (22), sturlington (31), gypsysmom (35)

23
6,295 members, 48 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

24
10,993 members, 199 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

25
30,555 members, 579 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), gypsysmom (17), sturlington (29), ahef1963 (36), cej1027

26
11,320 members, 216 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: starfishian (8), KimarieBee (10), ahef1963 (15), gypsysmom (19), sturlington (30)

27
5,901 members, 55 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

28
6,864 members, 97 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), sturlington (10), roby72 (19), gypsysmom (21), thecoroner (27)

29
13,515 members, 199 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

30
43,086 members, 1,143 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

31
14,045 members, 158 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), ashcval (5), ahef1963 (13), gypsysmom (31)

32
14,192 members, 811 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12), kara.shamy (24), gypsysmom (30), sturlington (34), cej1027

33
9,542 members, 204 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), FranzK72 (11), sturlington (12), thecoroner (18), roby72 (26)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Another bad family

34
2,375 members, 39 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

35
18,292 members, 295 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

36
1,872 members, 40 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Explanations:

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

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2,036 members, 36 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

38
4,583 members, 187 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: inge87 (7), merrystar (9), ahef1963 (29), sturlington (32)

39
10,181 members, 405 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), ahef1963 (17), gypsysmom (32), sturlington (33)

40
3,327 members, 63 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Explanations:

aulsmith (16): Real family, large family

41
5,084 members, 77 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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

42
33,385 members, 1,554 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

43
6,346 members, 100 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

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

44
7,004 members, 69 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

45
6,281 members, 70 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

46
3,611 members, 106 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

47
8,920 members, 592 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

48
1,426 members, 39 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

49
14,477 members, 256 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14), kara.shamy (28), sturlington (40), gypsysmom (42)

50
855 members, 13 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

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

51
21,745 members, 435 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: ashcval (7), sturlington (8), kara.shamy (11), gypsysmom (39)

Thumbs down: KimarieBee

52
60 members, 0 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

53
4,579 members, 108 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

54
200 members, 14 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2), JuliaMaria (3)

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3,143 members, 42 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Explanations:

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

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16,144 members, 335 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), kara.shamy (12), sturlington (35)

57
1,265 members, 18 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

59
293 members, 8 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

60
2,091 members, 57 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

61
3,992 members, 287 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: starfishian (7), kara.shamy (29), sturlington (44)

62
2,998 members, 69 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

63
2,260 members, 41 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), sturlington (37)

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): Wonderful family of choice

64
4,054 members, 109 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: starfishian (1), gypsysmom (54)

65
4,675 members, 110 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

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8,904 members, 103 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20), sturlington (39), cej1027

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6,738 members, 141 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22), sturlington (36), cej1027

68
7,338 members, 101 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

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

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5,076 members, 105 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (18), ahef1963 (23), sturlington (38)

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2,237 members, 153 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

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574 members, 12 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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

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1,216 members, 37 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

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1,475 members, 129 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

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668 members, 15 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: dara85 (3), aulsmith (14)

Explanations:

aulsmith (14): Frontier family

75
3,695 members, 74 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), sturlington (41)

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): It's not primarily about a family, but family is primary to what it's about. Is that close enough?

76
5,127 members, 168 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21), sturlington (42), gypsysmom (59)

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2,183 members, 47 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), gypsysmom (50)

78
179 members, 20 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (7), inge87 (8)

79
6,330 members, 62 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: roby72 (30), sturlington (43), gypsysmom (44)

80
1,143 members, 20 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.

81
16,922 members, 279 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (31), gypsysmom (47), sturlington (49)

82
29,780 members, 933 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), KimarieBee (12)

83
147 members, 7 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: patchygirl (3), dara85 (44)

84
5,567 members, 250 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (32), gypsysmom (46), sturlington (81)

86
3,937 members, 304 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: dara85 (7), cej1027

87
939 members, 41 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: dara85 (10), starfishian (12)

88
13,459 members, 333 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5), kara.shamy (33)

89
1,968 members, 32 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: dara85 (8), cej1027

90
5,103 members, 92 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: patchygirl (4), gypsysmom (58)

91
2,316 members, 52 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), dara85 (40)

92
554 members, 8 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: roby72 (12), thecoroner (13)

93
1,984 members, 56 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: dara85 (9), cej1027

94
7,942 members, 142 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), gypsysmom (43)

Explanations:

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

95
1,928 members, 67 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: inge87 (6), merrystar (38)

96
4,285 members, 149 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: sturlington (9), ahef1963 (24)

97
1,111 members, 20 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), merrystar (46)

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): Mother is dead

98
3,209 members, 157 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13), cej1027

99
1,080 members, 27 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (1)

100
275 members, 13 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1)

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