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Best of World Literature

Description: Literature originating from places other than America, United Kingdom or Western Europe.

Based on tag: world literature

Members: 36 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
7,326 members, 153 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), hipdeep (1), inge87 (1), kara.shamy (2), Himalmitra (2), aulsmith (2), Dilara86 (4), amandameale (5), ahef1963 (6)

Score: 30.15

2
5,417 members, 81 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: prdasilva (1), kara.shamy (1), merrystar (1), thecoroner (3), FranzK72 (5), CGlanovsky (7), roby72 (7), thorold (9), Himalmitra (15), raperper (17)

Score: 28.94

3
15,037 members, 337 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky (1), gypsysmom (2), ahef1963 (4), Dilara86 (5), roby72 (5), thorold (8), amandameale (8), Himalmitra (10), FranzK72 (19), thecoroner (24), cej1027

Score: 28.83

4
21,144 members, 344 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (1), thecoroner (1), rplinke (1), gypsysmom (3), roby72 (4), raperper (4), amandameale (7), Himalmitra (8), iggyjreilly (14)

Score: 27.6

5
18,250 members, 214 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: TehilaKoblenz (1), gypsysmom (4), amandameale (6), CGlanovsky (8), Himalmitra (9), FranzK72 (18), roby72 (21), thecoroner (22), mspixieears

Score: 21.7

6
11,184 members, 205 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (6), CGlanovsky (6), roby72 (6), thecoroner (8), ahef1963 (8), Himalmitra (11), iggyjreilly (13), mspixieears

Score: 18.7

7
11,057 members, 174 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: TehilaKoblenz (2), hipdeep (2), merrystar (3), thecoroner (7), FranzK72 (9), CGlanovsky (14), roby72 (22)

Score: 18.45

8
22,199 members, 248 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (2), thecoroner (2), roby72 (3), CGlanovsky (4), Himalmitra (7), raperper (16)

Score: 17.05

9
2,547 members, 47 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: philna (1), gypsysmom (5), thecoroner (6), BookWallah (11), amandameale (16), iggyjreilly (17), roby72 (41)

Score: 16.98

10
7,619 members, 210 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), Himalmitra (3), Dilara86 (3), gypsysmom (6), iggyjreilly (16), ahef1963 (33)

Score: 16.3

11
10,015 members, 157 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: 8heist (1), amandameale (10), BookWallah (13), roby72 (14), raperper (15), Himalmitra (23), mspixieears

Score: 16.25

12
7,487 members, 88 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Himalmitra (1), aulsmith (1), CGlanovsky (2), ahef1963 (5), raperper (13)

Score: 16.15

13
24,294 members, 782 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: spamboxyay (1), TehilaKoblenz (3), BookWallah (5), gypsysmom (7), kara.shamy (10), ahef1963 (39)

Score: 16.02

14
34,902 members, 520 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: thorold (2), FranzK72 (4), thecoroner (5), TehilaKoblenz (5), iggyjreilly (5), CGlanovsky (48)

Score: 15.74

15
2,188 members, 70 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), amandameale (4), raperper (6), roby72 (9), FranzK72 (10), Himalmitra (17)

Score: 14.74

16
3,542 members, 78 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Carina.P (1), FranzK72 (3), iggyjreilly (3), thecoroner (10), roby72 (26)

Score: 14.1

17
22,093 members, 321 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), TehilaKoblenz (4), iggyjreilly (4), gypsysmom (8), roby72 (18)

Score: 13.02

18
1,695 members, 43 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: amandameale (1), Dilara86 (7), FranzK72 (8), thecoroner (15), roby72 (72)

Score: 12.24

19
18,762 members, 256 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: isworoami (1), 8heist (2), amandameale (3), CGlanovsky (5), raperper (5), gypsysmom (9)

Thumbs down: BookWallah, thecoroner, aulsmith

Score: 12.06

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Western Europe

20
3,483 members, 33 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: roby72 (1), raperper (1), kara.shamy (3), Himalmitra (5), gypsysmom (10), mspixieears

Thumbs down: BookWallah, thecoroner, aulsmith

Score: 11.93

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): While Greece is currently in Eastern Europe, Ancient Greece is the seat of Western European culture.

21
9,505 members, 143 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: philna (2), kara.shamy (9), gypsysmom (11), amandameale (13), ahef1963 (21), Himalmitra (24), mspixieears

Thumbs down: BookWallah, aulsmith

Score: 11.62

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Canadian

22
5,662 members, 139 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: amandameale (2), thorold (6), FranzK72 (15), roby72 (20), thecoroner (30)

Score: 11.55

23
2,009 members, 30 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: DB71991 (1), CGlanovsky (12), FranzK72 (21), thecoroner (27), roby72 (32)

Score: 11.45

24
1,403 members, 20 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: mkbird (1), thorold (3), aulsmith (7), Himalmitra (18)

Score: 11.44

25
43,754 members, 1,150 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (2), TehilaKoblenz (7), ahef1963 (7), gypsysmom (12), kara.shamy (12), roby72 (17)

Thumbs down: librorumamans, Himalmitra

Score: 10.55

26
10,442 members, 124 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), gypsysmom (13), roby72 (13), ahef1963 (20), thecoroner (33)

Score: 10.45

27
14,477 members, 296 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky (9), roby72 (12), iggyjreilly (15), ahef1963 (18), mspixieears

Score: 10.4

28
2,714 members, 19 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), gypsysmom (14), Himalmitra (28), ahef1963 (54), cej1027, mspixieears

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 10.36

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I know he's Polish and this is about Africa, but he's generally considered a British author.

29
865 members, 22 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (7), roby72 (10), Himalmitra (19), raperper (24), thecoroner (26)

Score: 10.2

30
1,568 members, 32 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9), amandameale (11), FranzK72 (12), thecoroner (17), roby72 (46)

Score: 10.16

31
2,668 members, 42 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: thorold (4), FranzK72 (13), CGlanovsky (19), thecoroner (36), roby72 (59)

Score: 9.93

32
927 members, 12 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), iggyjreilly (10), thecoroner (11), FranzK72 (14)

Score: 9.88

33
28,794 members, 800 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), TehilaKoblenz (6), ahef1963 (9), roby72 (39)

Score: 9.83

34
7,785 members, 368 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11), gypsysmom (15), roby72 (15), ahef1963 (47), mspixieears

Score: 9.76

35
4,683 members, 46 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky (3), raperper (3), kara.shamy (4), roby72 (8), Himalmitra (16), ahef1963 (17)

Thumbs down: BookWallah, thecoroner, aulsmith

Score: 9.26

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I think of Ancient Greece as Western

36
9,444 members, 114 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: thorold (7), CGlanovsky (10), ahef1963 (10), Himalmitra (12)

Score: 9.11

37
5,376 members, 64 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: thorold (5), kara.shamy (7), CGlanovsky (17), roby72 (37)

Score: 8.73

38
4,896 members, 245 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (6), amandameale (14), gypsysmom (16), ahef1963 (52)

Score: 8.11

39
851 members, 16 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: thorold (1), thecoroner (9), roby72 (64)

Score: 7.72

40
14,023 members, 374 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky (13), gypsysmom (17), roby72 (36), mspixieears

Score: 7.68

41
821 members, 16 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (10), thecoroner (19), FranzK72 (23), roby72 (70)

Score: 7.38

42
256 members, 9 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (14), FranzK72 (17), CGlanovsky (22), roby72 (67)

Score: 7.28

43
941 members, 17 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), Dilara86 (9), gypsysmom (18)

Score: 7.08

44
2,378 members, 55 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (19), thecoroner (20), FranzK72 (33), roby72 (43)

Score: 7.04

45
15,811 members, 289 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: philna (4), iggyjreilly (12), kara.shamy (15)

Score: 7.01

46
3,388 members, 60 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (20), FranzK72 (27), thecoroner (32), CGlanovsky (54)

Score: 6.8

48
2,195 members, 176 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), mkbird (3)

Score: 6.4

49
1,109 members, 55 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: iggyjreilly (7), inge87 (14), gypsysmom (22)

Score: 6.37

50
444 members, 5 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10), roby72 (11), Himalmitra (21)

Score: 6.31

51
645 members, 13 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), kara.shamy (13)

Score: 6.11

52
339 members, 5 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), CGlanovsky (24), thecoroner (40)

Score: 6.07

53
3,995 members, 47 reviews
4.61 stars (4.61 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky (11), amandameale (15), roby72 (29)

Score: 5.95

54
6,985 members, 86 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (11), thecoroner (12), roby72 (47)

Score: 5.87

55
5,759 members, 250 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: TehilaKoblenz (9), CGlanovsky (18), roby72 (55)

Score: 5.72

56
4,115 members, 215 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (1), kara.shamy (33)

Score: 5.67

57
4,911 members, 145 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (13), roby72 (25), FranzK72 (29)

Score: 5.62

58
1,003 members, 21 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: iggyjreilly (1), thecoroner (44)

Score: 5.55

59
2,863 members, 44 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (16), FranzK72 (25), roby72 (31)

Score: 5.48

60
5,914 members, 135 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: CGlanovsky (16), roby72 (27), FranzK72 (30)

Score: 5.46

61
14,515 members, 353 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: martensgirl (1), philna (3), amandameale (9), ahef1963 (15), mspixieears

Thumbs down: BookWallah, thecoroner, aulsmith, inge87

Score: 5.35

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): German

62
2,234 members, 46 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: iggyjreilly (18), CGlanovsky (20), roby72 (50)

Score: 5.34

63
1,408 members, 27 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (16), thecoroner (28), roby72 (48)

Score: 5.26

64
2,148 members, 21 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (23), FranzK72 (32), roby72 (33)

Score: 5.18

65
851 members, 14 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (26), roby72 (69), mspixieears

Score: 5.13

66
2,539 members, 53 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (21), FranzK72 (34), roby72 (42)

Score: 5.1

67
2,053 members, 49 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (20), thecoroner (34), CGlanovsky (46)

Score: 5.08

68
1,455 members, 42 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (29), CGlanovsky (33), FranzK72 (35)

Score: 5.04

69
643 members, 12 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (24), thecoroner (38), roby72 (53)

Score: 4.9

70
7,427 members, 295 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (9), cej1027

Score: 4.87

71
2,285 members, 45 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (28), thecoroner (39), roby72 (52)

Score: 4.83

72
1,854 members, 18 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (22), thecoroner (48), roby72 (61)

Score: 4.8

73
1,668 members, 43 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (36), thecoroner (43), CGlanovsky (49)

Score: 4.71

74
1,780 members, 30 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (31), thecoroner (46), roby72 (56)

Score: 4.69

75
2,506 members, 39 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (41), roby72 (44), thecoroner (45)

Score: 4.68

76
4,680 members, 283 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (4), gypsysmom (23)

Score: 4.66

77
671 members, 21 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (38), roby72 (49), thecoroner (51)

Score: 4.62

78
2,023 members, 59 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (37), thecoroner (49), roby72 (62)

Score: 4.56

79
7,191 members, 73 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), Himalmitra (13)

Score: 4.49

80
2,089 members, 76 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: inge87 (5), gypsysmom (24)

Score: 4.48

81
442 members, 8 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (40), thecoroner (50), roby72 (71)

Score: 4.47

82
9,717 members, 215 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (6), gypsysmom (25)

Score: 4.35

83
9,833 members, 221 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (7), gypsysmom (26)

Score: 4.23

84
4 members, 0 reviews

Lists: thorold (12), aulsmith (16)

Score: 4.15

85
1,165 members, 37 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (8), CGlanovsky (29)

Score: 4.1

86
10,415 members, 279 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (8), gypsysmom (37)

Score: 4

87
1,779 members, 62 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: thorold (10), gypsysmom (36)

Score: 3.88

88
655 members, 18 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13), CGlanovsky (35)

Score: 3.75

89
5,906 members, 169 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23), gypsysmom (35)

Score: 3.47

90
54 members, 2 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2)

Score: 3.36

91
2,643 members, 56 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: iggyjreilly (19), roby72 (60)

Score: 3.35

92
907 members, 14 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Himalmitra (20), ahef1963 (59)

Score: 3.34

93
2,834 members, 38 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (34), roby72 (38)

Score: 3.27

94
365 members, 2 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (31), roby72 (45)

Score: 3.24

95
13,518 members, 150 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Score: 3.04

96
4,585 members, 187 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (3)

Score: 3.04

97
296 members, 16 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: inge87 (3)

Score: 3.04

98
1,338 members, 31 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: inge87 (4)

Score: 2.83

100
14,903 members, 224 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: TehilaKoblenz (8), ahef1963 (30), cej1027, mspixieears

Thumbs down: BookWallah, aulsmith, raperper

Score: 2.61

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Norway

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Started by: sturlington (September 2013)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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