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Readable Classics

Description: These are classics that you actually enjoyed reading. Please try to restrict this list to adult books or children's books that adults would enjoy reading.

Members: 12 participating members (show all)

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1
61,214 members, 1,093 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

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

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 25.23

Explanations:

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

2
60,034 members, 1,191 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

Score: 22.99

3
21,613 members, 429 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), ahef1963 (1), ghilbrae (1), jeffza (2), cpg (3), aulsmith (11), sturlington (22)

Score: 22.45

4
32,394 members, 427 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 17.22

5
44,867 members, 739 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), jeffza (3), TeriAndersonNeedham (4), kerrygiven (4), ahef1963 (8), sturlington (20)

Score: 16.33

6
28,667 members, 394 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cpg (2), ahef1963 (3), ghilbrae (3), aulsmith (10), sturlington (19), hipdeep (22)

Score: 15.45

7
15,078 members, 454 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (3), TeriAndersonNeedham (5), merrystar (9), ahef1963 (18), sturlington (27)

Score: 11.72

8
39,420 members, 770 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: merrystar (6), hipdeep (7), Euryale (13), ahef1963 (14), sturlington (29)

Score: 10.91

9
54,865 members, 918 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 10.77

Explanations:

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

10
44,210 members, 663 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 10.55

11
27,218 members, 358 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 10.12

12
5,381 members, 282 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (9), Euryale (11), aulsmith (18), sturlington (24), ahef1963 (25)

Score: 10.04

13
28,592 members, 492 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Euryale (3), kerrygiven (5), ahef1963 (16), sturlington (23)

Score: 9.54

14
10,105 members, 139 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 9.1

15
62,181 members, 998 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), aulsmith (8), TeriAndersonNeedham (10), sturlington (28)

Score: 8.92

16
29,681 members, 539 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 8.01

17
29,811 members, 537 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Euryale (9), TeriAndersonNeedham (11), hipdeep (24), sturlington (32)

Score: 8

18
10,761 members, 244 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), merrystar (10), sturlington (40)

Score: 7.84

19
20,256 members, 312 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 7.08

20
13,964 members, 244 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), sturlington (3)

Score: 7.04

21
37,654 members, 584 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ghilbrae (4), ahef1963 (9), sturlington (25)

Score: 6.93

22
4,761 members, 281 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2), sturlington (26), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 6.89

23
12,931 members, 198 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 6.88

24
8,791 members, 170 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 6.79

25
4,349 members, 113 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), ahef1963 (24), sturlington (35)

Score: 6.49

26
36 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Euryale (8), merrystar (12), sturlington (31)

Score: 6.22

27
10,778 members, 245 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), merrystar (8)

Score: 5.74

28
4,731 members, 191 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), merrystar (5)

Score: 5.5

29
16,981 members, 374 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), TeriAndersonNeedham (13)

Score: 5.47

30
2,179 members, 21 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (14), hipdeep (21), ahef1963 (28), sturlington (39)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 5.28

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)

31
28,918 members, 401 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), sturlington (18)

Score: 4.77

32
21,905 members, 389 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5), TeriAndersonNeedham (15)

Score: 4.71

33
19,355 members, 228 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), ahef1963 (17)

Score: 4.53

34
22,933 members, 325 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Euryale (6), sturlington (30)

Score: 4.27

35
24,702 members, 488 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Euryale (7), TeriAndersonNeedham (16), sturlington (37)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 4.08

Explanations:

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

36
7,080 members, 99 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar (14), sturlington (16)

Score: 4.07

37
13,483 members, 124 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

Score: 4

38
8,342 members, 225 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (17), hipdeep (20)

Score: 3.86

39
41,536 members, 566 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: merrystar (15), sturlington (43)

Score: 3.6

40
26,649 members, 370 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (21), sturlington (33)

Score: 3.54

Explanations:

sturlington (33): Can be a slog but worth reading

41
7,492 members, 143 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22), sturlington (34)

Score: 3.5

42
4,474 members, 136 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26), sturlington (36)

Score: 3.4

43
17,359 members, 382 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3)

Score: 3.04

44
4,342 members, 80 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), jeffza (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.02

45
7,373 members, 152 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5)

Score: 2.68

46
7,779 members, 153 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6)

Score: 2.56

47
649 members, 6 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (8)

Score: 2.38

48
3,858 members, 89 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (9)

Score: 2.31

49
7,172 members, 146 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (11)

Score: 2.2

50
5,103 members, 130 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (12)

Score: 2.15

51
17,678 members, 325 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).

52
4,735 members, 98 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (13)

Score: 2.11

53
9,842 members, 186 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (14)

Score: 2.07

54
32,237 members, 447 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (10), TeriAndersonNeedham (19), aulsmith (20)

Thumbs down: merrystar, sturlington

Score: 2.06

55
11,090 members, 271 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (15)

Score: 2.03

56
28,417 members, 742 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (16)

Score: 2

57
14,378 members, 375 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (17)

Score: 1.97

58
2,536 members, 37 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: sturlington (17)

Score: 1.97

59
3,924 members, 67 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12), hipdeep (25)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.94

60
17,377 members, 288 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (21)

Score: 1.87

61
16,456 members, 341 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (41)

Score: 1.58

62
1,767 members, 40 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: sturlington (42)

Score: 1.57

63
11,323 members, 286 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: TeriAndersonNeedham (20), ahef1963 (20), sturlington (38)

Thumbs down: merrystar, aulsmith

Score: 1.39

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I think the novel is very over-written compared to the original story.

64
17,915 members, 321 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Euryale (5)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.68

65
13,911 members, 160 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.46

66
1,418 members, 11 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ghilbrae (5), hipdeep (26)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Score: 0.45

Explanations:

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

67
1,287 members, 22 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Euryale (10)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.25

68
1,364 members, 20 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.11

69
844 members, 13 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (16)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

70
27,172 members, 296 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (19): The descriptive narration was a little much for me, but I wanted to know what happened and kept reading.

71
11,856 members, 153 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

72
9,404 members, 100 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Thumbs down: merrystar, sturlington

Score: < 0

73
4,812 members, 92 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

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

74
0 members, 0 reviews

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Some of these are great and pretty readable. Some of these need notes to be understood well. Some of these aren't that good to begin with and some of them are downright terrible.… (more)

75
56,783 members, 909 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Thumbs down: merrystar, sturlington, aulsmith

Score: < 0

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): If you can stand to be in the same room with Holden Caufield for more than 10 minutes at a time, I guess it's pretty readable. When I read it in high school I counted the profanities per page and averaged them to keep myself reading ...… (more)

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Started by: sturlington (February 2014)

Type: Numbered

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