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Best Books Set in Massachusetts

Description: Nominate good books set in Massachusetts or by Massachusetts authors.

Also see the Boston Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/list/7047/all/A-Boston-Reading-List

Members: 7 participating members (show all)

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1
12,788 members, 197 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (1), ahef1963 (1), aulsmith (1), Tafadhali (5), sturlington (9)

Explanations:

sturlington (9): Concord

2
29,710 members, 837 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (3), cej1027 (3), Tafadhali (6), sturlington (10)

Explanations:

sturlington (10): Cambridge

3
26,976 members, 297 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (2), ahef1963 (2), sturlington (11)

Explanations:

sturlington (11): Colonial Boston

4
13,805 members, 581 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (1), leslie.98 (2), ahef1963 (3)

Thumbs down: sturlington

5
2,073 members, 181 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), sturlington (17)

6
3,250 members, 44 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), aulsmith (5)

7
7,618 members, 171 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (5), ahef1963 (6)

8
21,807 members, 386 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), sturlington (8)

Explanations:

sturlington (8): Winthrop

9
3,128 members, 100 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

Explanations:

sturlington (1): Bellington (fictional)

10
1,127 members, 31 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (1)

Explanations:

Tafadhali (1): Cambridge (and then...Western Mass? I know she moves)

11
6,329 members, 146 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (2)

Explanations:

Tafadhali (2): Cambridge

12
893 members, 67 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2)

13
37 members, 1 review
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

14
1,396 members, 88 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3)

Explanations:

sturlington (3): Amherst

15
996 members, 49 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (3)

Explanations:

Tafadhali (3): Cambridge

16
216 members, 2 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

17
11,382 members, 122 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (4)

18
3,050 members, 263 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4)

Explanations:

sturlington (4): Salem

19
252 members, 9 reviews
3.29 stars (3.29 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (4)

20
7 members, 1 review
2.5 stars (2.5 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

21
25,797 members, 402 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (6), sturlington (12)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Although it starts in Massachusetts, it's mostly set in the middle of the ocean

22
5,850 members, 266 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5)

Explanations:

sturlington (5): Shutter Island

23
5,323 members, 282 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), sturlington (13)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I'm pretty sure this is set south of Syracuse in New York State.

sturlington (13): Although it's unclear where Hill House is located, the novel does begin in Massachusetts.

24
4,770 members, 113 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6)

Explanations:

sturlington (6): Boston

26
13,002 members, 280 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

27
10,317 members, 135 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: leslie.98 (7)

28
1,279 members, 104 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: sturlington (7)

Explanations:

sturlington (7): Cambridge

29
343 members, 10 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (7)

Explanations:

Tafadhali (7): Concord

30
1,351 members, 20 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8)

31
186 members, 8 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (8)

32
80 members, 8 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (9)

34
4,646 members, 143 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: sturlington (14)

35
1,550 members, 115 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: sturlington (15)

36
3,795 members, 331 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: sturlington (16)

37
2,877 members, 237 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: sturlington (18)

38
748 members, 75 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: sturlington (19)

39
675 members, 82 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: sturlington (20)

40
3,768 members, 103 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: sturlington (21)

41
253 members, 30 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: sturlington (22)

42
335 members, 26 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: sturlington (23)

43
2,315 members, 66 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sturlington (24)

44
2,699 members, 174 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: sturlington (25)

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Started by: sturlington (December 2013)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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