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Must-Read Maine

Description: May is for Maine! This LibraryThing list of the month will focus on our home state: Maine. Add your can't miss titles about Maine or by Maine authors. Only thumb down if there isn't actually a Maine connection.

Members: 90 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
10,848 members, 147 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: morryb (1), foof2you (1), JuliaMaria (1), zmeischa (1), birder4106 (1), Copperskye (1), Drapetsona (1), perennialreader (1), adasr (2), vwinsloe (2), phoenix_flambe (2)3 more, RuMuse (2), RChurch (3), raidergirl3 (4)

Score: 51.32

Explanations:

Drapetsona (1): Maybe it's the only book about Maine I ever read. But it is one of my all-time favourites, Irving's best book, and very feministic (if this ever can be said about a male writer). - I don't like the film at all. There's everything missing what makes the book great.… (more)

perennialreader (1): Saw the movie-didn't get it. Read the book-didn't get it. Saw the movie again-got it!

2
6,229 members, 132 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: adasr (1), barefootsong (1), phoenix_flambe (1), ahef1963 (1), hipdeep (1), al.vick (1), RChurch (2), merrystar (3), karenb (4), perennialreader (4), smcwl (5)1 more, cej1027

Score: 41.77

3
29,648 members, 953 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: LisaAEnglant (1), LibraryCin (1), mldg (1), dara85 (1), eronn (2), foof2you (2), adasr (3), amarie (3), ahef1963 (3), perennialreader (3), phoenix_flambe (4)1 more, RChurch (4)

Score: 40.54

4
13,601 members, 266 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Juva (2), ahef1963 (2), MaureenRoy (2), phoenix_flambe (3), birder4106 (3), karenb (3), adasr (4), susanbooks (4), mrswebster (5)

Score: 27.54

Explanations:

MaureenRoy (2): This horror novel is set in Maine. It's so scary that I decided to stop reading Stephen King novels.

5
8,716 members, 581 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (1), crittergirl (1), raidergirl3 (1), LisaAEnglant (2), elkiedee (2), eronn (3), Leida (3), vwinsloe (5)

Score: 27.48

6
820 members, 19 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), loriwalker (1), gcthomas (1), raidergirl3 (2), susanbooks (3), RChurch (5), noveltea

Score: 25.08

7
492 members, 10 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: Bookish59 (1), jrbeach (1), SomeGuyInVirginia (1), MaureenRoy (1), loriwalker (2), smcwl (4)

Thumbs down: nhbriguy

Score: 20.19

Explanations:

MaureenRoy (1): I first found and read this book when I started volunteer work on the LT Sustainability group. It's a fascinating memoir from a prewar era (WWII).

8
8,190 members, 172 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: agjuba (2), KatyBee (2), zmeischa (2), megbmore (3), ahef1963 (4), rosalita (4)

Score: 18.79

9
954 members, 14 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: smcwl (1), susanbooks (1), karenb (1), vwinsloe (3), LenoreR (10)

Score: 17.29

10
1,586 members, 42 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), PlumPie (2), al.vick (3), Marissa_Doyle (3), cej1027

Score: 16.48

Explanations:

Marissa_Doyle (3): In prose that verges on poetry, McCloskey boils the essence of a Maine summer into this picture book.

11
10,869 members, 686 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Conkie (1), LibraryCin (2), KatyBee (3), Leida (4), adasr (5)

Score: 15.91

12
1,934 members, 25 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), al.vick (2), megbmore (2), phoenix_flambe (5), cej1027

Score: 15.81

13
12,417 members, 233 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: amarie (1), ffortsa (1), foof2you (3), JuliaMaria (3), vwinsloe (4)

Thumbs down: zmeischa

Score: 14.91

14
1,285 members, 82 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Leida (1), elkiedee (1), Micheller7 (1), agjuba (4)

Score: 14.83

16
166 members, 5 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: RuMuse (1), Bookish59 (2), R0BIN (3), megbmore (5)

Score: 13.08

17
485 members, 12 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: rosalita (1), agjuba (3), Copperskye (3), mrswebster (4)

Score: 12.91

18
7,339 members, 186 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: Scraphorse (1), raidergirl3 (3), KatyBee (4), ManWithAnAgenda (5)

Score: 12.54

19
468 members, 28 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: benjclark (1), ManWithAnAgenda (2), noveltea

Score: 11.36

20
566 members, 31 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: rarm (1), JuliaMaria (2), anglemark (2)

Score: 10.73

21
898 members, 69 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: megbmore (1), Leida (2), KatyBee (5)

Score: 10.04

Explanations:

megbmore (1): Maine author.

23
18,125 members, 364 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), LibraryCin (3), ahef1963 (5)

Score: 9.08

24
21 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jrbeach (3), MaureenRoy (3), Bookish59 (4)

Score: 8.91

25
163 members, 3 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: smcwl (2), karenb (2), LenoreR (12)

Score: 8.88

26
3,255 members, 41 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (3), merrystar (5), dara85 (5)

Score: 8.39

27
3,179 members, 218 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: blpbooks (1), eronn (1)

Score: 8

28
1,425 members, 70 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: etxgardener (1), anglemark (1)

Score: 8

29
79 members, 1 review
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: bereanna (1), LenoreR (1)

Score: 8

31
1,256 members, 5 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: R0BIN (1), cej1027

Score: 7.04

32
797 members, 52 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: leennnadine (1), hipdeep (3)

Score: 7.04

33
660 members, 4 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: civitas (1), smcwl (3)

Score: 7.04

34
594 members, 77 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: Julie_in_the_Library (1), dara85 (4)

Score: 6.83

35
277 members, 2 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: valencian (1), Bookish59 (5)

Score: 6.68

36
52 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: jrbeach (2), TKnapp (3)

Score: 6.4

37
4,904 members, 163 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: barefootsong (2), gcthomas (4)

Score: 6.19

38
2,991 members, 53 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2), perennialreader (5)

Score: 6.04

39
630 members, 15 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: perennialreader (2), amarie (5)

Score: 6.04

40
6,165 members, 76 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: gcthomas (3), amarie (4)

Score: 5.87

41
1,476 members, 34 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (3), merrystar (4)

Score: 5.87

42
958 members, 70 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: rosalita (3), raidergirl3 (5)

Score: 5.71

43
1,581 members, 24 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: IsolaBlue (1)

Score: 4

44
1,012 members, 73 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: BDemerer (1)

Score: 4

45
844 members, 12 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: agjuba (1)

Score: 4

46
739 members, 19 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: mrswebster (1)

Score: 4

47
535 members, 6 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: vangogan (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

vangogan (1): Maine author, writer of historical novels, some of which take place in Maine

48
308 members, 10 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Marissa_Doyle (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

Marissa_Doyle (1): Maine author, Maine setting, and both are delightful.

49
246 members, 26 reviews
3.23 stars (3.23 stars)

Lists: captainsunbeam (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

captainsunbeam (1): Most of the book takes place in a motel on the coast of Maine.

50
216 members, 5 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

vwinsloe (1): Author is a professor of history who was born, raised and lives in Maine.

51
198 members, 7 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: NinieB (1)

Score: 4

52
171 members, 4 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: lorsomething (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

lorsomething (1): Maine author, Maine setting. So very funny. Poignant, too. But so funny.

53
163 members, 6 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: lorimarie (1)

Score: 4

54
145 members, 4 reviews
3.24 stars (3.24 stars)

Lists: Juva (1)

Score: 4

55
97 members, 1 review
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: JulieStielstra (1)

Score: 4

56
80 members, 6 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: FerneMysteryReader (1)

Score: 4

57
79 members, 5 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: 1002ArabianNights (1)

Score: 4

58
70 members, 1 review
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: mgchitty (1)

Score: 4

59
61 members, 1 review
3.25 stars (3.25 stars)

Lists: RChurch (1)

Score: 4

60
35 members, 9 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: pondelro (1)

Score: 4

61
34 members, 2 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: CurrerBell (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

CurrerBell (1): Mary Ellen Chase is the successor to Sarah Orne Jewett, whom Chase met when a child and who inspired Chase to a literary life. "The Edge of Darkness" resembles "The Country of the Pointed Firs" as well as Elizabeth Stroud's "Olive Kitteridge" in being a collection of stories/vignettes linked together by a common character (in "Pointed Firs," Almira Todd; in "Edge," the deceased village matriarch; and in "Olive Kitteridge," of course, Olive herself). My favorite of Chase's works, of which I've read quite a number.… (more)

62
33 members, 2 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: ghr4 (1)

Score: 4

63
19 members, 2 reviews
2.5 stars (2.5 stars)

Lists: tealadytoo (1)

Score: 4

65
14 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: JalenV (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

JalenV (1): I have loved this book since I was eight years old. I sometimes reread it around Christmas as a feel-good story.

67
2 members, 0 reviews

Lists: TKnapp (1)

Score: 4

68
1 member, 0 reviews

Lists: EllenO.Bender (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

EllenO.Bender (1): Arthur lives in Canton, Maine, and is involved in preserving lands in Maine.

69
3,323 members, 243 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: leennnadine (2)

Score: 3.36

70
1,941 members, 139 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: rosalita (2)

Score: 3.36

71
1,393 members, 103 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: crittergirl (2)

Score: 3.36

72
783 members, 21 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: birder4106 (2)

Score: 3.36

73
603 members, 10 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ffortsa (2)

Score: 3.36

74
488 members, 6 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: vangogan (2)

Score: 3.36

75
447 members, 37 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: Conkie (2)

Score: 3.36

76
410 members, 5 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: benjclark (2)

Score: 3.36

77
243 members, 15 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Copperskye (2)

Score: 3.36

78
180 members, 33 reviews
3.27 stars (3.27 stars)

Lists: mrswebster (2)

Score: 3.36

79
159 members, 32 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: emquixotic (2)

Score: 3.36

80
158 members, 4 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Micheller7 (2)

Score: 3.36

81
154 members, 2 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: Marissa_Doyle (2)

Score: 3.36

82
99 members, 3 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: gcthomas (2)

Score: 3.36

83
92 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: tealadytoo (2)

Score: 3.36

84
83 members, 2 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: ghr4 (2)

Score: 3.36

85
50 members, 1 review
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: LenoreR (2)

Score: 3.36

86
35 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: CurrerBell (2)

Score: 3.36

87
35 members, 0 reviews
2.83 stars (2.83 stars)

Lists: mldg (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

mldg (2): Sailing the coast of Maine.

88
33 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: NinieB (2)

Score: 3.36

89
26 members, 1 review
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: R0BIN (2)

Score: 3.36

90
17 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: TKnapp (2)

Score: 3.36

91
10 members, 4 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: pondelro (2)

Score: 3.36

93
1,503 members, 11 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: cej1027

Score: 3.04

94
777 members, 29 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: barefootsong (3)

Score: 3.04

95
724 members, 9 reviews
4.54 stars (4.54 stars)

Lists: benjclark (3)

Score: 3.04

96
667 members, 35 reviews
4.51 stars (4.51 stars)

Lists: anglemark (3)

Score: 3.04

97
473 members, 14 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: mrswebster (3)

Score: 3.04

98
424 members, 6 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: mldg (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

mldg (3): Katherine S. White was an editor for the New Yorker. She and her husband, E. B. White gardened in Maine.

99
416 members, 19 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Micheller7 (3)

Score: 3.04

100
295 members, 9 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: vangogan (3)

Score: 3.04

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Started by: megbmore (May 3)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

Limit: 5 books

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