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Readable Classics

Description: These are classics that you actually enjoyed reading.

Members: 14 participating members (show all)

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1
72,465 members, 1,270 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (1), kerrygiven (1), jeffza (1), jain (2), merrystar (2), ahef1963 (2), ghilbrae (2), cpg (4), sturlington (9), ManWithAnAgenda (41)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 30.17

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I just don't like the Bennetts.

2
25,795 members, 494 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), ahef1963 (1), ghilbrae (1), jeffza (2), cpg (3), aulsmith (11), ManWithAnAgenda (14), jain (15), sturlington (21)

Score: 26.57

3
71,125 members, 1,370 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: cpg (1), TeriAndersonNeedham (2), kerrygiven (2), hipdeep (4), ahef1963 (4), aulsmith (9), sturlington (12), Euryale (12)

Score: 22.99

4
34,120 members, 473 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: cpg (2), ahef1963 (3), ghilbrae (3), aulsmith (10), sturlington (18), hipdeep (22), jain (23), ManWithAnAgenda (40)

Score: 18.9

5
53,290 members, 851 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), jeffza (3), TeriAndersonNeedham (4), kerrygiven (4), ahef1963 (8), sturlington (19), ManWithAnAgenda (39)

Score: 17.96

6
37,112 members, 499 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Euryale (1), aulsmith (1), TeriAndersonNeedham (3), ahef1963 (10), sturlington (13), hipdeep (23)

Score: 17.22

7
7,933 members, 384 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), TeriAndersonNeedham (9), Euryale (11), jain (17), aulsmith (18), sturlington (23), ahef1963 (25)

Score: 16.03

8
65,064 members, 1,070 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Euryale (4), jeffza (5), TeriAndersonNeedham (6), ahef1963 (7), sturlington (10), ManWithAnAgenda (38)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 12.38

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): It's readable, but I find the end disappointing every time I read it.

9
54,196 members, 817 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (7), ahef1963 (13), sturlington (14), aulsmith (17), hipdeep (18), ManWithAnAgenda (42)

Score: 12.12

10
18,523 members, 562 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (3), TeriAndersonNeedham (5), merrystar (9), ahef1963 (18), sturlington (26)

Score: 11.74

11
37,391 members, 654 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Euryale (9), TeriAndersonNeedham (11), hipdeep (24), ahef1963 (29), sturlington (31), ManWithAnAgenda (36)

Score: 11.37

12
35,076 members, 584 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Euryale (3), kerrygiven (5), ahef1963 (16), sturlington (22), ManWithAnAgenda (37)

Score: 11.18

13
17,141 members, 321 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), sturlington (3), jain (10), ahef1963 (30)

Score: 11

14
48,121 members, 927 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: merrystar (6), hipdeep (7), Euryale (13), ahef1963 (14), sturlington (28)

Score: 10.93

15
21,420 members, 451 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), TeriAndersonNeedham (13), merrystar (16), ahef1963 (31), sturlington (42)

Score: 10.74

16
33,156 members, 430 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: cpg (5), aulsmith (5), TeriAndersonNeedham (8), merrystar (11), ahef1963 (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 10.12

17
13,627 members, 273 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Euryale (8), merrystar (12), sturlington (30), ahef1963 (32), ManWithAnAgenda (34)

Score: 9.58

18
12,230 members, 168 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), jeffza (4), ahef1963 (5), cpg (6)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 9.1

19
74,087 members, 1,196 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), aulsmith (8), TeriAndersonNeedham (10), sturlington (27)

Score: 8.94

20
5,416 members, 213 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), merrystar (5), ManWithAnAgenda (32), ahef1963 (33)

Score: 8.85

21
10,247 members, 277 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (17), hipdeep (20), ManWithAnAgenda (31), ahef1963 (34), sturlington (43)

Score: 8.78

22
6,772 members, 389 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2), sturlington (25), ahef1963 (27), ManWithAnAgenda (35)

Score: 8.55

23
24,907 members, 400 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (6), TeriAndersonNeedham (12), merrystar (13), aulsmith (14), ahef1963 (35)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 8.52

24
34,459 members, 487 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), sturlington (17), jain (33), ahef1963 (36)

Score: 8.1

25
25,527 members, 458 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5), TeriAndersonNeedham (15), ManWithAnAgenda (30), ahef1963 (37)

Score: 8.04

26
35,169 members, 614 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: sturlington (15), aulsmith (15), ahef1963 (15), hipdeep (19)

Score: 8.01

27
29,984 members, 409 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Euryale (6), ManWithAnAgenda (29), sturlington (29), ahef1963 (38)

Score: 7.61

28
14,075 members, 348 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: jain (9), hipdeep (15), ManWithAnAgenda (33), sturlington (44)

Score: 7.56

29
39,389 members, 497 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (10), TeriAndersonNeedham (19), aulsmith (20), ahef1963 (39), sturlington (51)

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 7.15

30
12,727 members, 290 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), merrystar (8), ahef1963 (73)

Score: 7.11

31
24,030 members, 355 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: jeffza (6), sturlington (8), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 7.08

32
35,368 members, 890 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (16), merrystar (18), ahef1963 (40), sturlington (45)

Score: 7.08

33
44,923 members, 713 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: ghilbrae (4), ahef1963 (9), sturlington (24)

Score: 6.95

34
4,125 members, 122 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), merrystar (19), ahef1963 (41)

Score: 6.86

35
10,320 members, 206 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: merrystar (7), sturlington (7), ahef1963 (21)

Score: 6.79

36
9,501 members, 238 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: jain (3), ManWithAnAgenda (16), sturlington (50)

Score: 6.54

37
5,109 members, 136 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), ahef1963 (24), sturlington (34)

Score: 6.5

38
12,542 members, 268 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), merrystar (10)

Score: 6.25

39
6,097 members, 163 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (12), merrystar (17), ManWithAnAgenda (25)

Score: 5.91

40
9,064 members, 176 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6), ManWithAnAgenda (26), ahef1963 (42)

Score: 5.9

41
30,660 members, 568 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Euryale (7), TeriAndersonNeedham (16), ManWithAnAgenda (28), sturlington (36)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 5.83

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found pacing lose and disjointed. Had to start it a couple of times before I got through it.

42
8,188 members, 124 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: merrystar (14), sturlington (16), ManWithAnAgenda (27)

Score: 5.82

43
9,959 members, 239 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (9), merrystar (20), ahef1963 (43)

Score: 5.76

44
19,511 members, 401 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: jain (6), sturlington (39), ahef1963 (44)

Score: 5.71

45
15,294 members, 151 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), ahef1963 (45)

Score: 5.54

46
5,085 members, 104 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12), hipdeep (25), ahef1963 (46)

Score: 5.47

47
8,011 members, 133 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (15), jain (21), ahef1963 (47)

Score: 5.43

48
776 members, 11 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (14), hipdeep (21), ahef1963 (28), sturlington (38)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 5.29

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I've never found these very readable as novels. They don't make sense, and the chess game in Looking Glass makes it even worse. But each chapter is fun and the poetry is great.… (more)

49
8,593 members, 286 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (13), jain (27), ahef1963 (64)

Score: 5.28

50
6,890 members, 305 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (21), jain (26), ahef1963 (48)

Score: 5.16

51
20,484 members, 341 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (20), jain (29), ahef1963 (49)

Score: 5.13

52
49,260 members, 712 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: merrystar (15), sturlington (41), ahef1963 (50)

Score: 5.12

53
4,018 members, 65 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (20), jain (34), ahef1963 (51)

Score: 5.05

54
1,003 members, 14 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (16), ManWithAnAgenda (44), ahef1963 (52)

Score: 5.04

55
5,202 members, 96 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), jeffza (7)

Score: 5.02

56
2,415 members, 61 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (19), sturlington (40), ahef1963 (53)

Score: 4.99

57
27,667 members, 464 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: jain (30), sturlington (52), ahef1963 (54)

Score: 4.67

Explanations:

jain (30): I'm not usually a fan of Hemingway, but this I liked.

58
22,313 members, 289 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), ahef1963 (17)

Score: 4.53

59
19,987 members, 443 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3), ahef1963 (55)

Score: 4.51

60
46,088 members, 633 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: jain (4), ManWithAnAgenda (18), ahef1963 (56)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 4.23

Explanations:

jain (4): Shows a perceptive and nuanced understanding of generational abuse. Accordingly, the beginning and middle of the book can be painful (though compelling) reading, but I find the eventual happy ending extremely catharctic.… (more)

61
18,692 members, 402 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: jain (5), ahef1963 (57)

Score: 4.13

62
8,596 members, 174 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5), ahef1963 (58)

Score: 4.12

63
4,028 members, 121 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (6), ahef1963 (59)

Score: 4

64
5,515 members, 119 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (13), ManWithAnAgenda (24)

Score: 3.91

65
16,844 members, 225 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7), ahef1963 (60)

Score: 3.9

66
740 members, 7 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (8), ahef1963 (61)

Score: 3.81

67
4,661 members, 155 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: jain (20), ManWithAnAgenda (22)

Score: 3.74

68
1,827 members, 42 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (11), ahef1963 (62)

Score: 3.62

69
22,073 members, 310 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: jain (12), ahef1963 (63)

Score: 3.57

Explanations:

jain (12): The Seamus Heaney translation is my favorite.

70
31,260 members, 431 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (21), sturlington (32)

Score: 3.55

Explanations:

sturlington (32): Can be a slog but worth reading

71
1,184 members, 39 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: jain (13), ahef1963 (65)

Score: 3.52

72
17,594 members, 448 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (17), sturlington (46)

Score: 3.51

73
13,841 members, 233 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (14), ahef1963 (66)

Score: 3.47

74
5,580 members, 182 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26), sturlington (35)

Score: 3.42

75
1,825 members, 38 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: jain (22), ManWithAnAgenda (43)

Score: 3.41

76
16,081 members, 306 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: jain (1), ahef1963 (67)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.4

77
10,288 members, 149 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: jain (18), ahef1963 (68)

Score: 3.34

78
2,348 members, 74 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: jain (31), sturlington (53)

Score: 3.18

79
20,646 members, 388 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: jain (19), ManWithAnAgenda (23), ahef1963 (69)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.13

80
4,527 members, 101 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (3)

Score: 3.04

81
5,581 members, 104 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23), ManWithAnAgenda (45), sturlington (49)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 2.88

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I found the prose dense and the story odd.

82
2,479 members, 109 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (4)

Score: 2.83

83
933 members, 19 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5)

Score: 2.68

84
9,983 members, 223 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (7)

Score: 2.46

85
1,217 members, 52 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (8)

Score: 2.38

86
794 members, 12 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: jain (8)

Score: 2.38

87
4,442 members, 97 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (9)

Score: 2.31

88
1,508 members, 30 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Euryale (10)

Score: 2.25

89
973 members, 28 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (10)

Score: 2.25

90
8,414 members, 171 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11)

Score: 2.2

91
317 members, 4 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: jain (11)

Score: 2.2

92
1,609 members, 62 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (12)

Score: 2.15

93
21,087 members, 386 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: sturlington (11), TeriAndersonNeedham (18)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 2.14

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I read this at age 18 and found it confusing and irritatingly misogynist (though I didn't know the word at the time).

94
1,563 members, 22 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Score: 2.11

95
1,091 members, 17 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: jain (14)

Score: 2.07

96
1,174 members, 34 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: jain (16)

Score: 2

Explanations:

jain (16): Who knew a book all about a board game could be so exciting?

97
1,761 members, 17 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ghilbrae (5), hipdeep (26), sturlington (47)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, aulsmith

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Poe is very readable, but he gives me nightmares.

98
2,283 members, 40 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: jain (28)

Score: 1.74

99
9,039 members, 110 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: jain (32)

Score: 1.68

100
8,540 members, 172 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22), sturlington (33)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda

Score: 1.52

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