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First Novels

Description: Author's first novels that are worth reading.

Based on tag: debut novel

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

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47,356 members, 765 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)
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32,208 members, 588 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
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15,248 members, 850 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
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40,320 members, 569 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
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21,632 members, 502 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
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10,286 members, 126 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
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6,247 members, 204 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
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2,882 members, 233 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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74,268 members, 995 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
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59,242 members, 944 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
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45,164 members, 1,172 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
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39,829 members, 624 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
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38,834 members, 1,232 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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35,470 members, 1,182 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
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30,540 members, 520 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
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30,295 members, 421 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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25,074 members, 352 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
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20,243 members, 245 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)
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16,378 members, 366 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
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16,056 members, 353 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
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14,896 members, 432 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
25
14,278 members, 286 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
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13,252 members, 372 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
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12,556 members, 1,066 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
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11,819 members, 904 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)
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11,630 members, 222 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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11,298 members, 169 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
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11,173 members, 428 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
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8,181 members, 381 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
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7,831 members, 264 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 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.

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6,529 members, 603 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
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6,016 members, 87 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
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5,462 members, 133 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
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4,595 members, 323 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
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33,957 members, 447 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
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32,191 members, 504 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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27,560 members, 663 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Explanations:

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

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21,318 members, 456 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
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19,450 members, 393 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)
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19,255 members, 280 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
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19,133 members, 306 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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17,851 members, 177 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)
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16,744 members, 303 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
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16,457 members, 259 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
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15,458 members, 527 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
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15,116 members, 166 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
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13,565 members, 175 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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13,527 members, 375 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)
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12,011 members, 992 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
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11,700 members, 199 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
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11,606 members, 967 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)
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11,313 members, 236 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
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9,222 members, 98 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
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9,040 members, 204 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
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8,303 members, 235 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
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8,020 members, 500 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
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6,513 members, 348 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)
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6,035 members, 173 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
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5,242 members, 170 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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5,122 members, 219 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)
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5,051 members, 250 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
65
4,963 members, 194 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
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4,776 members, 75 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)
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4,399 members, 118 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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4,100 members, 93 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)
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4,008 members, 148 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)
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3,922 members, 279 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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3,636 members, 57 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
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3,400 members, 52 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)
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3,114 members, 193 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
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3,010 members, 214 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)
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2,206 members, 99 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
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1,287 members, 29 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
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661 members, 30 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
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31,823 members, 893 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
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23,077 members, 410 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
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21,386 members, 319 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
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20,289 members, 403 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
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15,367 members, 452 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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12,915 members, 235 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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12,676 members, 277 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: dara85

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12,370 members, 632 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
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10,841 members, 290 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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10,702 members, 170 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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10,420 members, 210 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

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8,119 members, 60 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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7,745 members, 113 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
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7,604 members, 372 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
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7,516 members, 343 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

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7,310 members, 102 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
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7,309 members, 107 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: thorold

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6,659 members, 608 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy

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6,463 members, 80 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: thorold

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6,150 members, 92 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)
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6,074 members, 485 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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6,043 members, 233 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

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6,009 members, 289 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)
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About this list

Started by: sturlington (April 2016)

Type: Unnumbered

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