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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: 8 participating members (show all)

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1
12,187 members, 211 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 12.14

Explanations:

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

2
717 members, 22 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (2), bluepiano (3), ahef1963 (68)

Score: 7.8

Explanations:

elkiedee (2): 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)

bluepiano (3): Very good indeed.

3
4,004 members, 88 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.

4
4,622 members, 241 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (3), bluepiano (4), ahef1963 (85)

Score: 7.19

Explanations:

bluepiano (4): Oh yeah read it.

5
12,684 members, 367 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (1), ahef1963 (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

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

6
10,473 members, 612 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (2), bluepiano (9), ahef1963 (77)

Score: 7.02

Explanations:

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

7
1,472 members, 41 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (4), bluepiano (8), ahef1963 (34)

Score: 6.86

Explanations:

elkiedee (4): Well written and often very funny.

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

8
2,208 members, 148 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 6.83

9
19,077 members, 418 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), bluepiano (2), ahef1963 (74)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

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

10
8,910 members, 115 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), ahef1963 (2)

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

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

11
6,969 members, 264 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (5), aulsmith (6), ahef1963 (54)

Score: 6.71

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.

12
5,035 members, 87 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 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!

13
2,400 members, 51 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)

14
1,753 members, 39 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 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.

15
3,127 members, 72 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 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.

16
5,558 members, 131 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), ahef1963 (75)

Score: 4.72

17
4,666 members, 495 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (6), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 4.66

18
813 members, 46 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), elkiedee (7)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 4.46

Explanations:

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

19
667 members, 9 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 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)

20
2,875 members, 95 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (6), ahef1963 (42)

Score: 4.13

Explanations:

bluepiano (6): Worth a read.

21
1,808 members, 67 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (8), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 4.1

Explanations:

ahef1963 (29): I love Josephine Tey!

22
12,113 members, 374 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (7), ahef1963 (37)

Score: 4.08

Explanations:

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

23
18,788 members, 628 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), ahef1963 (69)

Score: 4.06

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): I enjoyed this.

24
1,265 members, 59 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (9), ahef1963 (30)

Score: 4.02

Explanations:

ahef1963 (30): Currently reading and enjoying.

25
8,561 members, 573 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (10), ahef1963 (87)

Score: 3.56

27
950 members, 29 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6)

Score: 2.56

28
2,429 members, 88 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

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

29
5,080 members, 159 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9)

Score: 2.31

30
1,715 members, 48 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

31
2,350 members, 58 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

32
1,621 members, 56 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16)

Score: 2

34
2,004 members, 30 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19)

Score: 1.92

36
1,297 members, 103 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21)

Score: 1.87

37
1,476 members, 33 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

38
11,911 members, 170 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Score: 1.83

39
464 members, 28 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

Score: 1.81

40
20,354 members, 357 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26)

Score: 1.77

41
3,332 members, 209 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Score: 1.76

42
3,509 members, 199 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Score: 1.74

43
2,132 members, 73 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Score: 1.68

44
3,722 members, 278 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (33)

Score: 1.67

45
434 members, 78 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (35)

Score: 1.65

Explanations:

ahef1963 (35): Read, meh.

46
1,414 members, 66 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (36)

Score: 1.63

47
2,356 members, 108 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (38)

Score: 1.61

48
2,968 members, 153 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40)

Score: 1.59

49
700 members, 13 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (41)

Score: 1.58

50
4,592 members, 192 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (43)

Score: 1.56

51
1,850 members, 71 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (44)

Score: 1.55

Explanations:

ahef1963 (44): Read, it was dreadful.

52
1,602 members, 62 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (45)

Score: 1.54

53
872 members, 23 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (46)

Score: 1.54

54
21,691 members, 321 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (47)

Score: 1.53

55
725 members, 33 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (48)

Score: 1.52

56
19,844 members, 811 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (49)

Score: 1.51

57
2,334 members, 107 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (50)

Score: 1.5

58
808 members, 44 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (51)

Score: 1.5

59
1,218 members, 41 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (52)

Score: 1.49

Explanations:

ahef1963 (52): Love the title!

60
774 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.

61
54 members, 0 reviews
1.5 stars (1.5 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (55)

Score: 1.47

62
423 members, 5 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (56)

Score: 1.46

Explanations:

ahef1963 (56): Drivel.

63
2,698 members, 142 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (57)

Score: 1.46

64
13,766 members, 181 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (58)

Score: 1.45

Explanations:

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

65
2,940 members, 37 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (59)

Score: 1.44

66
288 members, 4 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (60)

Score: 1.44

67
24,851 members, 954 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (61)

Score: 1.43

68
1,956 members, 153 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (62)

Score: 1.43

69
10,372 members, 417 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (63)

Score: 1.42

70
517 members, 4 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (64)

Score: 1.41

Explanations:

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

71
3,656 members, 164 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (65)

Score: 1.41

72
4,247 members, 132 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (71)

Score: 1.38

73
7,216 members, 456 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (72)

Score: 1.37

74
3,783 members, 58 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (73)

Score: 1.37

Explanations:

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

75
5,300 members, 114 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (76)

Score: 1.36

76
3,042 members, 258 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (78)

Score: 1.35

77
2,731 members, 165 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (79)

Score: 1.34

78
793 members, 72 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (80)

Score: 1.34

79
1,615 members, 37 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (81)

Score: 1.33

Explanations:

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

80
24 members, 3 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (82)

Score: 1.33

81
780 members, 25 reviews
3.2 stars (3.2 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (83)

Score: 1.33

82
2,358 members, 133 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (84)

Score: 1.32

Explanations:

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

83
226 members, 16 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (88)

Score: 1.31

Explanations:

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

84
587 members, 14 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (89)

Score: 1.3

85
1,633 members, 137 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (90)

Score: 1.3

Explanations:

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

86
817 members, 66 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (91)

Score: 1.3

87
2,255 members, 178 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (92)

Score: 1.29

Explanations:

ahef1963 (92): Read, not bad.

88
14,826 members, 353 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7)

Thumbs down: bluepiano

Score: 0.46

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.

89
9,405 members, 423 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0.03

Explanations:

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

90
2,490 members, 57 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

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

91
12,111 members, 183 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

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.

92
3,624 members, 63 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (66)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

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

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