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NPRs audience picks: 100 best beach reads

Type: Preset list created by bestem

Description: Books from this list. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106983620 Which have you read, and what order do you think they should be in? (If I missed any books in a series, please feel free to leave a message for me letting me know which book and which list, and I will gladly add them)

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
33,481 members, 638 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), lgreis (1), cej1027 (1), ahef1963 (1), aulsmith (1), hipdeep (2), ekoch (2), ManWithAnAgenda (36)

Score: 28.36

Explanations:

sturlington (1): This is an odd list. A lot of these books I would not choose to read on a beach vacation. On the other hand, a great mystery, something light and funny, or something with a lot of action and adventure, preferably set in an exotic locale, is a perfect beach read.… (more)

2
25,014 members, 339 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), lgreis (2), ManWithAnAgenda (3), ekoch (4), cej1027 (4), ahef1963 (6), aulsmith (7), hipdeep (12)

Score: 22.59

3
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: bestem (1), cej1027 (2), sturlington (3), ahef1963 (3), ekoch (6), kara.shamy (25)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 15.79

4
92,355 members, 900 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ekoch (1), bestem (2), sturlington (4), cej1027 (5), ahef1963 (7), kara.shamy (27)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 15.08

5
12,871 members, 340 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ekoch (3), cej1027 (3), aulsmith (3), ahef1963 (4), sturlington (6)

Score: 14.5

6
90,478 members, 871 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: bestem (3), sturlington (5), hipdeep (5), cej1027 (6), ahef1963 (9), kara.shamy (29)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 12.98

7
66,300 members, 1,303 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: lgreis (3), hipdeep (3), ekoch (9), cej1027 (9), ahef1963 (13), ManWithAnAgenda (35)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 12.45

8
21,152 members, 482 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: David_Rhodes (1), aulsmith (4), sturlington (8), hipdeep (9)

Score: 11.52

9
12,634 members, 361 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ekoch (5), aulsmith (6), sturlington (7), cej1027 (10), ahef1963 (14)

Thumbs down: JonHutchings

Score: 10.01

10
8,760 members, 251 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), ahef1963 (8), sturlington (9), ManWithAnAgenda (30)

Score: 9.76

11
23,725 members, 458 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (4), kara.shamy (12), sturlington (16), ahef1963 (32)

Score: 8.66

12
78,115 members, 1,040 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (7), ahef1963 (10), sturlington (11), ManWithAnAgenda (28)

Score: 8.64

13
19,032 members, 395 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ekoch (7), sturlington (12), kara.shamy (15), ManWithAnAgenda (26)

Score: 8.41

14
11,655 members, 198 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (15), kara.shamy (18), cej1027 (19), ManWithAnAgenda (24)

Score: 7.7

15
16,829 members, 1,155 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), aulsmith (5), sturlington (10)

Score: 7.6

16
86,835 members, 803 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: bestem (6), hipdeep (8), cej1027 (8), ahef1963 (12), kara.shamy (24)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, sturlington

Score: 7.27

17
18,932 members, 416 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4), ekoch (12), ManWithAnAgenda (13)

Score: 7.08

18
3,387 members, 67 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (6), kara.shamy (16), sturlington (20)

Score: 6.45

19
6,916 members, 210 reviews
4.55 stars (4.55 stars)

Lists: ekoch (8), sturlington (13), kara.shamy (21)

Score: 6.35

20
5,182 members, 96 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), kara.shamy (4), ahef1963 (51)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.33

21
17,157 members, 371 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6), sturlington (14), ahef1963 (36)

Score: 6.26

22
60,587 members, 1,002 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), ahef1963 (16), cej1027 (20), ManWithAnAgenda (34)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.1

23
9,339 members, 160 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (12), kara.shamy (17), cej1027 (17)

Score: 6.09

24
32,601 members, 519 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: bestem (12), sturlington (19), ManWithAnAgenda (22)

Score: 5.91

25
41,879 members, 659 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: David_Rhodes (2), kara.shamy (9), ahef1963 (17)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.64

26
167 members, 3 reviews
4.56 stars (4.56 stars)

Lists: ekoch (11), cej1027 (21), ahef1963 (22), ManWithAnAgenda (32)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.59

27
39,135 members, 942 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (21), sturlington (22), ahef1963 (25)

Score: 5.5

28
46,222 members, 1,192 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (10), ManWithAnAgenda (33), ahef1963 (42)

Score: 5.49

29
17,068 members, 519 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (20), sturlington (23), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 5.47

30
27,929 members, 531 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (18), sturlington (25), kara.shamy (30)

Score: 5.44

31
15,681 members, 174 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (15), sturlington (27), ahef1963 (37)

Score: 5.41

32
19,629 members, 252 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (17), sturlington (26), ahef1963 (34)

Score: 5.4

33
63,793 members, 1,206 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), ahef1963 (11), ManWithAnAgenda (29)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.28

34
37,481 members, 1,648 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (18), ManWithAnAgenda (19), kara.shamy (19), ahef1963 (55)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.24

35
8,536 members, 169 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7), ManWithAnAgenda (10)

Score: 4.71

36
82,480 members, 1,483 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: bestem (7), cej1027 (11), ahef1963 (15), kara.shamy (23)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, sturlington

Score: 4.52

37
19,867 members, 289 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: bestem (8), sturlington (17)

Score: 4.35

38
42,373 members, 591 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), ManWithAnAgenda (27), ahef1963 (54)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 4.27

39
86,405 members, 770 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: bestem (9), cej1027 (12), ahef1963 (18), kara.shamy (28)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, sturlington

Score: 4.14

40
3,242 members, 115 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11), sturlington (18)

Score: 4.14

41
87,926 members, 855 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: bestem (10), cej1027 (13), ahef1963 (19), kara.shamy (26)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, sturlington

Score: 4.04

42
9,635 members, 100 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

43
23,747 members, 694 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), ekoch (14), ahef1963 (57)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.98

44
9,599 members, 392 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (11), sturlington (32)

Score: 3.88

45
14,128 members, 178 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ekoch (17), sturlington (21)

Score: 3.84

46
8,051 members, 169 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (9), ahef1963 (48)

Score: 3.83

47
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: ekoch (13), ahef1963 (21), ManWithAnAgenda (25)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.76

48
15,465 members, 227 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), ahef1963 (31)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.7

49
36,261 members, 467 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (15), ManWithAnAgenda (23), ahef1963 (26)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.63

50
15,378 members, 369 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (16), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 3.55

51
36,362 members, 1,205 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: sturlington (24), ahef1963 (28)

Score: 3.55

52
11,622 members, 170 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: sturlington (28), ahef1963 (38)

Score: 3.35

53
11,904 members, 419 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: sturlington (29), ahef1963 (39)

Score: 3.32

54
3,808 members, 59 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: sturlington (30), ahef1963 (41)

Score: 3.29

55
15,722 members, 459 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), ahef1963 (24)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.17

56
13,431 members, 158 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5)

Score: 2.68

57
3,741 members, 82 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: bestem (5)

Score: 2.68

58
3,721 members, 76 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (7)

Score: 2.46

59
24,908 members, 592 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), ahef1963 (29)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.4

60
5,708 members, 128 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (8)

Score: 2.38

61
35,913 members, 977 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), bestem (4)

Thumbs down: sturlington, ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 2.19

62
5,056 members, 65 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13)

Score: 2.11

63
35,279 members, 472 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (10), ahef1963 (23)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.08

64
8,944 members, 166 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (14)

Score: 2.07

65
35,728 members, 644 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (14), ahef1963 (20)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.96

66
10,572 members, 230 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (23)

Score: 1.83

67
7,585 members, 160 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (24)

Score: 1.81

68
25,861 members, 1,132 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sturlington (31)

Score: 1.7

69
9,277 members, 153 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sturlington (33)

Score: 1.67

70
7,974 members, 116 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (34)

Score: 1.66

71
20,011 members, 287 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (16), ahef1963 (35)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.65

72
4,933 members, 87 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: sturlington (35)

Score: 1.65

73
4,841 members, 45 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: sturlington (36)

Score: 1.63

74
61,165 members, 980 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (14), cej1027 (22), ahef1963 (30)

Thumbs down: sturlington, hipdeep

Score: 1.62

75
14,081 members, 557 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (45)

Score: 1.54

76
13,844 members, 389 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (46)

Score: 1.54

77
10,583 members, 346 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (47)

Score: 1.53

78
6,926 members, 108 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49)

Score: 1.51

79
6,639 members, 130 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (50)

Score: 1.5

80
3,170 members, 68 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (52)

Score: 1.49

81
19,820 members, 908 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.38

82
15,655 members, 241 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: ekoch (10)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.25

83
9,864 members, 109 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: bestem (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.2

84
8,182 members, 178 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.2

85
19,946 members, 232 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ekoch (15)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.03

86
17,332 members, 238 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ekoch (16)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

87
12,112 members, 182 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Score: 0

88
7,084 members, 115 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Score: 0

89
5,555 members, 137 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Score: 0

90
3,278 members, 59 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Score: 0

91
2,904 members, 54 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Score: 0

92
1,221 members, 11 reviews
3.24 stars (3.24 stars)

Score: 0

93
29,763 members, 1,318 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (20)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

Explanations:

sturlington (0): An odd choice for a beach read.

94
4,825 members, 162 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

95
38,498 members, 578 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (43)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

96
27,877 members, 500 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (22), ManWithAnAgenda (31)

Thumbs down: sturlington, cej1027

Score: < 0

97
24,347 members, 360 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (56)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

98
25,586 members, 428 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (25), ahef1963 (33)

Thumbs down: sturlington, hipdeep

Score: < 0

99
32,419 members, 553 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

100
20,699 members, 369 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

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