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Best Books Set in California

Description: Nominate your favorite books set in California.

Note: There is also a list of San Francisco fiction: http://www.librarything.com/list/973/all/Best-Books-Set-in-San-Francisco

And a list of Los Angeles fiction: http://www.librarything.com/list/9928/all/Books-Set-in-Los-Angeles

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
7,755 members, 223 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), merrystar (2), janeet (2), elia1168 (2), aulsmith (2), NinieB (3), sturlington (11)

Explanations:

sturlington (11): Los Angeles

2
3,973 members, 85 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), ahef1963 (2), janeet (3), elia1168 (5), aulsmith (5), NinieB (6)

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): Los Angeles

3
17,561 members, 324 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), janeet (1), NinieB (2), elia1168 (4), aulsmith (31)

Explanations:

sturlington (1): Salinas River Valley

4
29,474 members, 538 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), ahef1963 (3), elia1168 (3), hipdeep (4), janeet (4)

Explanations:

sturlington (2): Salinas River Valley

5
26,479 members, 366 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: NinieB (1), elia1168 (1), aulsmith (1), sturlington (3)

Thumbs down: janeet

Explanations:

sturlington (3): Hooverville

6
4,381 members, 152 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: NinieB (4), ahef1963 (5), sturlington (6), janeet (7)

7
5,900 members, 552 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), ahef1963 (4), sturlington (18), janeet (20)

Explanations:

sturlington (18): San Francisco and Silicon Valley

8
4,027 members, 79 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: NinieB (5), ahef1963 (6), janeet (6), aulsmith (20)

Explanations:

aulsmith (20): San Francisco

9
7,736 members, 153 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), ahef1963 (9), sturlington (28)

10
1,606 members, 33 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), elia1168 (6), janeet (11)

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): Central Valley

11
7,084 members, 161 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), ahef1963 (10), sturlington (14)

Explanations:

sturlington (14): Gold Rush

12
1,069 members, 82 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), sturlington (16), janeet (33)

Explanations:

sturlington (16): San Francisco

13
1,217 members, 27 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), ahef1963 (8), sturlington (20)

14
14,269 members, 372 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3), sturlington (15), janeet (16)

Explanations:

sturlington (15): San Francisco

15
2,243 members, 18 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: janeet (5), NinieB (9), aulsmith (21)

Explanations:

aulsmith (21): San Franciso

16
628 members, 11 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: NinieB (7), aulsmith (11), janeet (13)

Explanations:

aulsmith (11): Los Angeles

17
5,666 members, 407 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), sturlington (9), janeet (21)

Explanations:

sturlington (9): Sierra Nevada mountains

18
648 members, 13 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7), janeet (14), sturlington (17)

19
2,032 members, 19 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: janeet (8), NinieB (10), aulsmith (22)

Explanations:

aulsmith (22): San Francisco

20
473 members, 10 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), NinieB (8)

21
3,498 members, 93 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6), sturlington (19), janeet (22)

22
1,732 members, 15 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: janeet (9), NinieB (11), aulsmith (24)

Explanations:

aulsmith (24): San Francisco

23
1,586 members, 12 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: janeet (10), NinieB (12), aulsmith (25)

Explanations:

aulsmith (25): San Francisco

24
1,731 members, 81 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: sturlington (8), janeet (15), aulsmith (30)

Explanations:

sturlington (8): Oakland and Berkeley

25
1,556 members, 12 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: janeet (12), NinieB (13), aulsmith (23)

Explanations:

aulsmith (23): San Francisco

26
430 members, 1 review
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: NinieB (16), janeet (17), aulsmith (19)

Explanations:

aulsmith (19): Los Angeles

27
6,440 members, 145 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2), janeet (19)

28
1,828 members, 155 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), janeet (24)

29
870 members, 16 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), janeet (32)

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Alternate Orange County

30
519 members, 11 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8), NinieB (15)

Explanations:

aulsmith (8): Los Angeles

31
1,100 members, 55 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (7), janeet (27)

32
534 members, 9 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), janeet (34)

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): Alternate Orange County

33
560 members, 18 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: NinieB (14), aulsmith (16)

Explanations:

aulsmith (16): Los Angeles

34
2,558 members, 95 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), sturlington (21)

35
162 members, 1 review
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: drenglish (1)

36
4 members, 3 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: cathyskendrovich (1)

Explanations:

cathyskendrovich (1): A roller coaster ride of romantic suspense with an escaped convict at the wheel, and the feisty heroine who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.… (more)

37
1,602 members, 17 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10), janeet (31)

Explanations:

sturlington (10): Post-apocalyptic California

38
5,630 members, 183 reviews
2.96 stars (2.96 stars)

Lists: janeet (18), sturlington (22)

39
442 members, 15 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sturlington (12), janeet (37)

Explanations:

sturlington (12): Hollywood

40
1,173 members, 44 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15), janeet (29)

Explanations:

aulsmith (15): San Francisco

41
409 members, 20 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: sturlington (13), janeet (36)

Explanations:

sturlington (13): San Francisco

42
3,860 members, 113 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: janeet (23), sturlington (25)

Explanations:

sturlington (25): Journey through post-apocalyptic California

43
1,962 members, 51 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: sturlington (23), janeet (25)

Explanations:

sturlington (23): Oakland

44
483 members, 13 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: NinieB (17), janeet (35)

45
1,224 members, 42 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: sturlington (24), janeet (28)

Explanations:

sturlington (24): Post-apocalyptic Northern California

46
1,946 members, 45 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: sturlington (26), janeet (26)

Explanations:

sturlington (26): Post-apocalyptic California

47
1,593 members, 62 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (29), janeet (30)

48
583 members, 10 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: drenglish (2)

49
2,134 members, 76 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: drenglish (3)

50
701 members, 21 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4)

51
2,932 members, 61 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5)

52
1,931 members, 182 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5)

53
233 members, 8 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Explanations:

aulsmith (9): Los Angeles

54
325 members, 15 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10)

Explanations:

aulsmith (10): Los Angeles

55
181 members, 5 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12)

Explanations:

aulsmith (12): Central Valley

56
161 members, 3 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

57
160 members, 1 review
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Explanations:

aulsmith (14): Los Angeles

58
180 members, 2 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Explanations:

aulsmith (17): Los Angeles

59
344 members, 6 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: NinieB (18)

60
152 members, 5 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (18)

61
65 members, 0 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: NinieB (19)

62
41 members, 1 review
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: NinieB (20)

63
360 members, 16 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (26)

64
3,832 members, 285 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (27)

Explanations:

aulsmith (27): San Francisco

65
3,564 members, 68 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: sturlington (27)

66
166 members, 5 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (28)

Explanations:

aulsmith (28): Hollywood

67
4,498 members, 72 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: sturlington (29)

68
3,168 members, 92 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: sturlington (30)

69
909 members, 60 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (31)

70
1,729 members, 82 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: sturlington (32)

71
591 members, 43 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: sturlington (33)

72
589 members, 45 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: sturlington (34)

73
1,007 members, 74 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: sturlington (35)

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (September 2013)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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