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My E-Book Collection - Opinions Welcome

Type: Preset list created by ahef1963

Description: I have TONS of e-books, inherited from my mother and father, and although some of them are right up my alley, some of them I know nothing about at all. Opinions about what's good and what's not would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Members: 10 participating members (show all)

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1
12,759 members, 227 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (1), aulsmith (1), merrystar (4), hipdeep (4), ahef1963 (86)

Score: 14.97

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): I've enjoyed Allende in the past and this one is on my TBR pile

2
11,023 members, 631 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), cej1027 (2), elkiedee (9), bluepiano (9), ahef1963 (77)

Score: 13.33

Explanations:

bluepiano (9): Well-written & intelligent though at bottom it's chick-lit. Read it when you want a bit of educated froth.

3
4,841 members, 245 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), elkiedee (2), bluepiano (4), ahef1963 (85)

Score: 10.87

Explanations:

bluepiano (4): Oh yeah read it.

4
9,400 members, 128 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), hipdeep (2), ahef1963 (2)

Score: 10.73

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): I read this in paperback ages ago and loved it. Terry Pratchett's witches are favourites of mine.

5
1,563 members, 42 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), elkiedee (3), bluepiano (8), ahef1963 (34)

Score: 10.44

Explanations:

elkiedee (3): Well written and often very funny.

bluepiano (8): Inconsequential but enjoyable. Very British.

6
7,363 members, 273 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), elkiedee (4), aulsmith (6), ahef1963 (54)

Score: 9.9

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): I've read Affinity (good) and Night Watch (way over written). If you don't care about historical lesbians, you could give this a miss.

7
20,007 members, 443 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), bluepiano (2), kara.shamy (4), ahef1963 (74)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 9.56

Explanations:

bluepiano (2): Wonderful and re-readable--I'd put it near the top of your TBR list.

8
13,259 members, 380 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (1), ahef1963 (3), elkiedee (23)

Score: 8.87

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): I suddenly have the entire set. Have read some in the past, really liked them.

9
4,125 members, 95 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3), aulsmith (4), ahef1963 (39)

Score: 7.47

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): My current favorite book. A light academic comedy with a message about redemption.

10
757 members, 23 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (3), elkiedee (5), ahef1963 (68)

Score: 7.11

Explanations:

bluepiano (3): Very good indeed.

elkiedee (5): This is excellent but it is very sad and it might not be the best book to read if you're grieving. When my dad had left my mum she made the mistake of seeking recommendations for reading from her father - he suggested this and Miss Lonelyhearts. Not sure what he was thinking!… (more)

11
5,258 members, 531 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), elkiedee (10), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 7.03

12
2,293 members, 152 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 6.83

13
12,589 members, 386 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), bluepiano (7), ahef1963 (37)

Score: 6.64

Explanations:

bluepiano (7): Much better than the usual best-seller.

14
5,846 members, 136 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), elkiedee (24), ahef1963 (75)

Score: 6.53

15
2,511 members, 116 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), elkiedee (22), ahef1963 (50)

Score: 6.39

16
2,462 members, 186 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (6), kara.shamy (7), ahef1963 (92)

Score: 6.31

Explanations:

ahef1963 (92): Read, not bad.

17
9,150 members, 590 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), elkiedee (14), ahef1963 (87)

Score: 5.76

18
7,836 members, 474 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (9), elkiedee (21), ahef1963 (72)

Score: 5.55

19
5,414 members, 93 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 5.43

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): I really enjoyed this.

ahef1963 (14): I love Asimov. Hope this one is good!

20
2,571 members, 50 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), ahef1963 (67)

Score: 5.4

Explanations:

Dilara86 (1): Mahfouz is one of my favourite authors. This is the 1st novel of the Cairo trilogy, about the life of a Cairo family, from the time of the British occupation to the 40s.… (more)

21
1,841 members, 39 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1), ahef1963 (70)

Score: 5.38

Explanations:

bluepiano (1): Oustandingly good, though avoid it if you're in any way squeamish or strait-laced.

22
3,295 members, 75 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 5.19

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): Ballard is always weird. If you don't like weird, you can skip it.

ahef1963 (12): This one looks weird.

23
15,558 members, 376 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), kara.shamy (10), elkiedee (18)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: 4.65

Explanations:

bluepiano (0): I found it unreadably tedious & maddeningly pointless, but a lot of people hold it in very high regard so it might be to your taste.

24
1,001 members, 29 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), elkiedee (15)

Score: 4.59

25
719 members, 10 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (5), ahef1963 (31)

Score: 4.37

Explanations:

bluepiano (5): For me it was enjoyable if forgettable. If you find yourself reading a lot of straightforward conventional books, this would make a good break from them.… (more)

26
852 members, 48 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), elkiedee (11)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 4.2

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found another book by her too dark for my tastes and I haven't been back

27
2,965 members, 99 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (6), ahef1963 (42)

Score: 4.13

Explanations:

bluepiano (6): Worth a read.

28
20,146 members, 659 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), ahef1963 (69)

Score: 4.06

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): I enjoyed this.

29
4,799 members, 197 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7), ahef1963 (43)

Score: 4.02

30
2,573 members, 141 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5), ahef1963 (84)

Score: 4

Explanations:

ahef1963 (84): Read, it was excellent except that I had to read too much about baseball and boxing.

31
3,628 members, 203 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11), ahef1963 (28)

Score: 3.94

32
301 members, 5 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (7), ahef1963 (60)

Score: 3.9

33
1,939 members, 74 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (12), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 3.87

Explanations:

ahef1963 (29): I love Josephine Tey!

34
1,305 members, 61 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (13), ahef1963 (30)

Score: 3.82

Explanations:

ahef1963 (30): Currently reading and enjoying.

35
3,966 members, 171 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (8), ahef1963 (65)

Score: 3.79

36
3,970 members, 283 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (16), ahef1963 (33)

Score: 3.67

37
771 members, 33 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (12), ahef1963 (48)

Score: 3.67

38
25,922 members, 983 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13), ahef1963 (61)

Score: 3.54

39
14,195 members, 190 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (25), ahef1963 (58)

Score: 3.24

Explanations:

ahef1963 (58): Read last weekend and liked it a lot.

40
3,173 members, 262 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (20), ahef1963 (78)

Score: 3.24

41
1,779 members, 144 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (19), ahef1963 (90)

Score: 3.22

Explanations:

ahef1963 (90): Read, it was amazing. Such talent!

42
10,728 members, 423 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (26), ahef1963 (63)

Score: 3.19

44
9,992 members, 436 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6), ahef1963 (15)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 2.59

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found one of her other books glib and sensationalist and I've avoided her since then.

45
2,539 members, 91 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

ahef1963 (8): Read previously. Loved it, love Patchett generally.

46
5,291 members, 162 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9)

Score: 2.31

47
1,782 members, 48 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

48
2,519 members, 63 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

49
1,676 members, 58 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16)

Score: 2

51
2,128 members, 33 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19)

Score: 1.92

53
1,329 members, 103 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21)

Score: 1.87

54
1,560 members, 34 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

55
12,549 members, 177 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Score: 1.83

56
489 members, 28 reviews
3.3 stars (3.3 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

57
21,439 members, 380 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26)

Score: 1.77

58
13,159 members, 202 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (17), ahef1963 (25)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 1.76

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is an important book, but it didn't grab me when I first tried it and I've never gone back to it.

59
3,541 members, 213 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

60
2,216 members, 77 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

61
453 members, 78 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (35)

Score: 1.65

Explanations:

ahef1963 (35): Read, meh.

62
1,479 members, 67 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (36)

Score: 1.63

63
2,620 members, 117 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (38)

Score: 1.61

64
3,158 members, 160 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40)

Score: 1.59

65
734 members, 15 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (41)

Score: 1.58

66
1,959 members, 75 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (44)

Score: 1.55

Explanations:

ahef1963 (44): Read, it was dreadful.

67
1,691 members, 64 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (45)

Score: 1.54

68
898 members, 23 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (46)

Score: 1.54

69
22,970 members, 350 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (47)

Score: 1.53

70
20,710 members, 836 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49)

Score: 1.51

71
826 members, 43 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (51)

Score: 1.5

72
1,277 members, 39 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (52)

Score: 1.49

Explanations:

ahef1963 (52): Love the title!

73
809 members, 31 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (53)

Score: 1.48

Explanations:

ahef1963 (53): Read in the past, enjoyed a lot.

74
58 members, 0 reviews
1.5 stars (1.5 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (55)

Score: 1.47

75
454 members, 5 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (56)

Score: 1.46

Explanations:

ahef1963 (56): Drivel.

76
2,849 members, 143 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (57)

Score: 1.46

77
3,133 members, 38 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (59)

Score: 1.44

78
2,127 members, 162 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (62)

Score: 1.43

79
541 members, 5 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (64)

Score: 1.41

Explanations:

ahef1963 (64): Read ages ago, enjoyed it a lot, I like most Durrell books.

80
4,437 members, 138 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (71)

Score: 1.38

81
3,929 members, 61 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (73)

Score: 1.37

Explanations:

ahef1963 (73): I generally enjoy anything by Carey.

82
5,472 members, 121 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (76)

Score: 1.36

83
2,875 members, 164 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (79)

Score: 1.34

84
829 members, 71 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (80)

Score: 1.34

85
1,682 members, 39 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (81)

Score: 1.33

Explanations:

ahef1963 (81): Read, loved it. Conroy is a favourite.

86
28 members, 5 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (82)

Score: 1.33

87
803 members, 26 reviews
3.22 stars (3.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (83)

Score: 1.33

88
251 members, 16 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (88)

Score: 1.31

Explanations:

ahef1963 (88): Read, not a good book.

89
600 members, 15 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (89)

Score: 1.3

90
877 members, 69 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (91)

Score: 1.3

91
2,648 members, 62 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: -0.06

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Whiny adolescents are my least favorite main characters and this one whines continuously.

92
3,797 members, 66 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (66)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: -0.6

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): If you haven't read much Heinlein, I wouldn't start here.

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