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First Novels

Description: Author's first novels that are worth reading. This list is based on a tag, so thumbs down or remove books that aren't actually the author's first novel or that aren't novels (i.e., short stories, compilations, etc.).

Based on tag: first novel

Members: 10 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
58,050 members, 1,158 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)
3
43,365 members, 719 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)
4
29,044 members, 539 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
5
28,328 members, 507 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
6
14,183 members, 810 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
7
43,070 members, 1,142 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
8
14,579 members, 322 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
9
9,415 members, 809 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)
10
7,688 members, 359 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)
11
2,306 members, 213 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
12
37,075 members, 541 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
13
36,389 members, 564 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
14
33,917 members, 1,150 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
15
21,765 members, 316 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
16
20,489 members, 470 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
17
18,815 members, 226 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)
18
16,571 members, 156 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)
19
15,431 members, 279 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
20
13,558 members, 374 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
21
12,846 members, 261 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
22
11,999 members, 344 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)
23
10,651 members, 157 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
24
10,537 members, 974 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
25
10,177 members, 405 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
26
9,657 members, 120 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
27
8,475 members, 88 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
28
7,189 members, 253 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Explanations:

thorold (10): Great book, but Smith wasn't exactly a new author when she wrote it, she had a lot of successful plays to her credit.

29
5,862 members, 79 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
30
5,464 members, 177 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
31
5,034 members, 121 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
32
4,903 members, 211 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)
33
4,781 members, 427 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
34
4,050 members, 109 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
35
3,949 members, 86 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
36
3,802 members, 270 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
37
67,767 members, 937 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

38
55,276 members, 895 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

39
47,152 members, 2,077 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

40
36,704 members, 1,181 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

41
31,500 members, 415 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

42
30,628 members, 481 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: dara85

43
28,086 members, 393 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

44
27,539 members, 464 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

45
24,829 members, 565 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

Explanations:

hipdeep (15): Gaiman was widely published before this one, but not in novel form.

46
17,994 members, 263 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

47
17,882 members, 367 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: dara85

48
17,692 members, 278 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

49
17,677 members, 399 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

50
15,487 members, 248 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

51
14,782 members, 449 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

52
14,119 members, 158 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

53
13,721 members, 490 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

54
12,808 members, 170 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

55
12,362 members, 221 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

56
10,771 members, 171 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

57
10,234 members, 276 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

58
10,201 members, 218 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

59
10,108 members, 205 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: dara85

60
9,876 members, 145 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

61
9,854 members, 208 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

62
9,429 members, 834 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

63
9,163 members, 817 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

64
8,271 members, 188 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

65
7,483 members, 220 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

66
7,422 members, 48 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

67
6,809 members, 454 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

68
6,593 members, 98 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: thorold

69
6,508 members, 303 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

70
5,974 members, 574 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

71
5,936 members, 73 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: thorold

72
5,892 members, 321 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

73
5,605 members, 221 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

74
5,578 members, 160 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

75
5,562 members, 528 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

76
4,887 members, 416 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: dara85

77
4,769 members, 154 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

78
4,766 members, 420 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

79
4,671 members, 110 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

80
4,637 members, 212 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

81
4,619 members, 113 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

82
4,542 members, 224 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

83
4,506 members, 74 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

84
4,372 members, 371 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

85
4,201 members, 75 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

86
4,189 members, 78 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: thorold

Explanations:

thorold (1): A first novel that would be the culmination of a lifetime's effort if anyone else had written it.

87
4,150 members, 123 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

88
4,019 members, 114 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: dara85

89
3,551 members, 52 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

90
3,382 members, 69 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: dara85

91
3,359 members, 52 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: dara85

92
3,317 members, 53 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

93
3,286 members, 63 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

94
3,211 members, 242 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

95
3,144 members, 202 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

96
2,884 members, 229 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

97
2,847 members, 49 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: thorold

98
2,792 members, 254 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

99
2,752 members, 194 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

100
2,689 members, 78 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (April 2016)

Type: Unnumbered

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