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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
35,646 members, 679 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
30,009 members, 409 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 22.59

3
323 members, 2 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 15.79

4
99,406 members, 946 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
14,597 members, 382 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 14.5

6
96,624 members, 922 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
71,160 members, 1,371 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
22,769 members, 502 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 11.52

9
13,241 members, 380 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Thumbs down: JonHutchings

Score: 10.01

10
9,425 members, 266 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 9.76

11
24,873 members, 478 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 8.66

12
84,400 members, 1,118 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 8.64

13
20,605 members, 421 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 8.41

14
11,959 members, 202 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 7.7

15
17,899 members, 1,196 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 7.6

16
92,862 members, 838 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
3,723 members, 73 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 6.45

18
7,497 members, 226 reviews
4.54 stars (4.54 stars)

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

Score: 6.35

19
5,492 members, 103 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.33

20
17,967 members, 392 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 6.26

21
65,085 members, 1,071 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.1

22
9,773 members, 165 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 6.09

23
36,721 members, 616 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 5.91

24
44,949 members, 713 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.64

25
183 members, 3 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.59

26
41,079 members, 978 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 5.5

27
49,055 members, 1,259 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 5.49

28
18,532 members, 562 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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

Score: 5.47

29
8,420 members, 179 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (9), sturlington (37), ahef1963 (48)

Score: 5.45

30
30,680 members, 569 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 5.44

31
16,480 members, 186 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 5.41

32
20,763 members, 269 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 5.4

33
72,502 members, 1,270 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.28

34
39,650 members, 1,692 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.24

35
19,998 members, 443 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.08

36
9,072 members, 176 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7), ManWithAnAgenda (10)

Score: 4.71

37
87,929 members, 1,521 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, sturlington

Score: 4.52

38
21,016 members, 306 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: bestem (8), sturlington (17)

Score: 4.35

39
46,116 members, 633 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 4.27

40
91,661 members, 827 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, sturlington

Score: 4.14

41
3,578 members, 134 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11), sturlington (18)

Score: 4.14

42
93,232 members, 891 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, sturlington

Score: 4.04

43
10,306 members, 110 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

44
25,292 members, 720 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.98

45
10,016 members, 401 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (11), sturlington (32)

Score: 3.88

46
14,590 members, 183 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ekoch (17), sturlington (21)

Score: 3.84

47
48,411 members, 438 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.76

48
24,918 members, 400 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.7

49
39,411 members, 497 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.63

50
16,016 members, 383 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (16), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 3.55

51
37,565 members, 1,238 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: sturlington (24), ahef1963 (28)

Score: 3.55

52
12,165 members, 181 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: sturlington (28), ahef1963 (38)

Score: 3.35

53
12,428 members, 433 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: sturlington (29), ahef1963 (39)

Score: 3.32

54
4,016 members, 66 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: sturlington (30), ahef1963 (41)

Score: 3.29

55
17,294 members, 493 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), ahef1963 (24)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.17

56
14,038 members, 168 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5)

Score: 2.68

57
3,911 members, 84 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: bestem (5)

Score: 2.68

58
3,893 members, 82 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (7)

Score: 2.46

59
26,026 members, 608 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.4

60
6,041 members, 136 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (8)

Score: 2.38

61
38,009 members, 1,017 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), bestem (4)

Thumbs down: sturlington, ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 2.19

62
5,254 members, 71 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13)

Score: 2.11

63
37,137 members, 498 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (10), ahef1963 (23)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.08

64
9,338 members, 174 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (14)

Score: 2.07

65
39,592 members, 705 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (14), ahef1963 (20)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.96

66
11,123 members, 245 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (23)

Score: 1.83

67
8,147 members, 175 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (24)

Score: 1.81

68
27,332 members, 1,151 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: sturlington (31)

Score: 1.7

69
10,033 members, 166 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sturlington (33)

Score: 1.67

70
8,361 members, 124 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (34)

Score: 1.66

71
21,242 members, 307 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (16), ahef1963 (35)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.65

72
5,160 members, 90 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (35)

Score: 1.65

73
4,969 members, 47 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: sturlington (36)

Score: 1.63

74
64,461 members, 1,028 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington, hipdeep

Score: 1.62

75
14,787 members, 574 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (45)

Score: 1.54

76
14,956 members, 413 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (46)

Score: 1.54

77
11,036 members, 359 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (47)

Score: 1.53

78
7,350 members, 117 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49)

Score: 1.51

79
7,048 members, 139 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (50)

Score: 1.5

80
3,401 members, 76 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (52)

Score: 1.49

81
21,343 members, 940 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.38

82
16,134 members, 247 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ekoch (10)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.25

83
10,244 members, 111 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: bestem (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.2

84
8,520 members, 185 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.2

85
20,980 members, 253 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ekoch (15)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.03

86
18,105 members, 248 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ekoch (16)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

87
12,894 members, 191 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Score: 0

88
7,328 members, 117 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Score: 0

89
5,722 members, 142 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Score: 0

90
3,459 members, 66 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Score: 0

91
3,001 members, 57 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Score: 0

92
1,284 members, 13 reviews
3.22 stars (3.22 stars)

Score: 0

93
31,422 members, 1,352 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (20)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: -0.11

Explanations:

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

94
5,128 members, 169 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: -0.41

95
41,063 members, 639 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (43)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: -0.44

96
29,443 members, 533 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington, cej1027

Score: -0.46

97
25,770 members, 382 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (56)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: -0.54

98
27,689 members, 464 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (25), ahef1963 (33)

Thumbs down: sturlington, hipdeep

Score: -0.54

99
34,952 members, 595 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: -2

100
22,759 members, 392 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: -2

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