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Best Family Stories

Description: Favorite stories of families, whether functional or dysfunctional.

Members: 19 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
70,664 members, 1,248 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), hsuvarna (1), gypsysmom (2), kara.shamy (2), merrystar (2), starfishian (3), JuliaMaria (4), thecoroner (19), roby72 (20)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): It is about families but I dislike most of the Bennett's so much I find it hard to read.

2
69,430 members, 1,345 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: VadersMorwen (1), starfishian (2), hsuvarna (2), gypsysmom (3), JuliaMaria (5), aulsmith (17), kara.shamy (21), merrystar (27), cej1027

Explanations:

aulsmith (17): Father and daughter. Mother is dead.

3
30,611 members, 424 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), FranzK72 (3), hsuvarna (4), thecoroner (5), aulsmith (8), roby72 (8), inge87 (12), kara.shamy (19), cej1027

4
33,643 members, 473 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), hsuvarna (3), gypsysmom (4), starfishian (5), merrystar (6), aulsmith (9), ahef1963 (9), inge87 (11)

5
12,519 members, 250 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (2), ahef1963 (4), gypsysmom (7), dara85 (12), merrystar (12), thecoroner (15), roby72 (15), cej1027 (37)

6
13,427 members, 254 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (1), VadersMorwen (2), merrystar (5), gypsysmom (9), ahef1963 (18), dara85 (38), cej1027

7
44,663 members, 615 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (1), roby72 (3), kara.shamy (4), thecoroner (6), JuliaMaria (6), ahef1963 (7), merrystar (11)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): A family so awful I wanted to chuck the book across the room

8
25,090 members, 392 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), JuliaMaria (2), roby72 (2), FranzK72 (8), gypsysmom (12)

9
25,633 members, 606 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), gypsysmom (5), kara.shamy (6), roby72 (7), thecoroner (16), FranzK72 (24)

10
5,083 members, 92 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: roby72 (1), thecoroner (3), FranzK72 (4), JuliaMaria (8), aulsmith (12)

Explanations:

aulsmith (12): Family saga. One of the most readable of Mann's books.

11
12,908 members, 203 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (2), VadersMorwen (3), gypsysmom (10), starfishian (15), merrystar (28), dara85 (31)

12
14,629 members, 404 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: dara85 (5), gypsysmom (6), merrystar (8), FranzK72 (25), thecoroner (26), ahef1963 (26)

13
38,885 members, 1,673 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: VadersMorwen (4), KimarieBee (8), kara.shamy (14), gypsysmom (28), thecoroner (32), cej1027

14
15,644 members, 328 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (7), gypsysmom (8), FranzK72 (18), roby72 (18), thecoroner (20), cej1027

15
40,091 members, 604 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), roby72 (4), ahef1963 (8), FranzK72 (12), merrystar (60)

16
25,130 members, 474 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), inge87 (3), merrystar (7), gypsysmom (18)

17
38,775 members, 682 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), VadersMorwen (5), gypsysmom (17), ahef1963 (36), cej1027

18
23,980 members, 386 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), aulsmith (10), gypsysmom (13), roby72 (32), merrystar (38)

Explanations:

aulsmith (10): Father is away.

19
12,528 members, 220 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (6), starfishian (9), roby72 (10), thecoroner (12), merrystar (35)

20
8,399 members, 59 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (3), gypsysmom (14), dara85 (28), merrystar (31), cej1027

21
12,651 members, 228 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (10), thecoroner (10), ahef1963 (16), roby72 (16), kara.shamy (23)

22
16,209 members, 240 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (1), FranzK72 (5), ahef1963 (25), merrystar (34)

23
6,964 members, 100 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: roby72 (5), FranzK72 (7), thecoroner (7), kara.shamy (7)

24
7,740 members, 68 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ozzieslim (4), gypsysmom (15), dara85 (30), merrystar (32), cej1027

25
2,596 members, 54 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), aulsmith (11), merrystar (14), cej1027 (35)

Explanations:

aulsmith (11): A Jewish family in New York City.

26
9,261 members, 84 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: VadersMorwen (6), gypsysmom (20), merrystar (29), dara85 (29), cej1027

27
8,338 members, 86 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: VadersMorwen (7), gypsysmom (23), dara85 (27), merrystar (30), cej1027

28
8,051 members, 123 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), roby72 (19), gypsysmom (21), thecoroner (27), merrystar (55)

29
48,115 members, 1,234 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: starfishian (6), dara85 (6), kara.shamy (10), gypsysmom (16)

30
4,154 members, 75 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: merrystar (10), aulsmith (16), gypsysmom (24), dara85 (26), cej1027 (48)

Explanations:

aulsmith (16): Real family, large family

31
41,161 members, 1,278 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), KimarieBee (9), gypsysmom (11), starfishian (11), cej1027

Thumbs down: merrystar

32
7,326 members, 554 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: starfishian (4), KimarieBee (6), kara.shamy (22), gypsysmom (35)

33
33,994 members, 873 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), ahef1963 (10), kara.shamy (16), cej1027

34
3,258 members, 43 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3), dara85 (11), gypsysmom (25), merrystar (39)

35
20,426 members, 324 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: dara85 (4), starfishian (10), kara.shamy (25), gypsysmom (29)

36
12,612 members, 236 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: starfishian (8), KimarieBee (10), ahef1963 (15), gypsysmom (19)

37
2,371 members, 41 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (8), roby72 (11), FranzK72 (21), gypsysmom (26)

38
5,662 members, 88 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (14), thecoroner (17), kara.shamy (17), roby72 (24)

39
7,734 members, 107 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: merrystar (13), gypsysmom (22), roby72 (22), cej1027

40
16,022 members, 878 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12), kara.shamy (24), gypsysmom (30), cej1027

41
4,650 members, 139 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: merrystar (17), FranzK72 (23), thecoroner (28), ahef1963 (32)

42
1,839 members, 51 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (22), thecoroner (23), gypsysmom (27), roby72 (35)

43
10,106 members, 626 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: dara85 (24), kara.shamy (27), gypsysmom (33), cej1027

44
1,085 members, 16 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (9), roby72 (9), FranzK72 (13)

45
82 members, 5 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: roby72 (6), thecoroner (14), FranzK72 (16)

46
5,813 members, 132 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (9), thecoroner (11), roby72 (13)

47
5,328 members, 209 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: inge87 (7), merrystar (9), ahef1963 (29)

48
283 members, 19 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2), JuliaMaria (3)

49
3,926 members, 48 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), merrystar (18), gypsysmom (37)

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): Extended family. Heroine is an orphan.

50
11,992 members, 457 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), ahef1963 (17), gypsysmom (32)

51
1,496 members, 26 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: dara85 (14), kara.shamy (15), merrystar (21)

52
383 members, 12 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (15), roby72 (17), thecoroner (21)

53
6,949 members, 113 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: patchygirl (4), merrystar (46), gypsysmom (58)

54
2,682 members, 70 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: roby72 (14), FranzK72 (20), thecoroner (22)

56
3,721 members, 80 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7), cej1027 (34), merrystar (44)

57
4,591 members, 126 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: starfishian (1), gypsysmom (54)

58
5,107 members, 119 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: starfishian (14), ahef1963 (28), gypsysmom (36)

59
8,523 members, 106 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: dara85 (16), ahef1963 (27), gypsysmom (34)

60
17,420 members, 307 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14), kara.shamy (28), gypsysmom (42)

61
2,853 members, 189 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: starfishian (13), kara.shamy (30), gypsysmom (51)

62
977 members, 25 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (19), thecoroner (31), roby72 (33)

63
2,413 members, 26 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: dara85 (22), merrystar (26), cej1027 (40)

64
1,482 members, 44 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (27), thecoroner (29), roby72 (29)

65
1,718 members, 137 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: dara85 (21), ahef1963 (33), gypsysmom (38)

66
893 members, 19 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: dara85 (3), aulsmith (14)

Explanations:

aulsmith (14): Frontier family

67
11,960 members, 127 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20), merrystar (62), cej1027

68
9,091 members, 157 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22), merrystar (66), cej1027

69
2,465 members, 58 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), gypsysmom (50)

70
236 members, 20 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (7), inge87 (8)

71
1,535 members, 25 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: dara85 (25), FranzK72 (28), merrystar (33), roby72 (38)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): It's an interesting family, but it's only a so-so book.

72
20,024 members, 333 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (31), merrystar (47), gypsysmom (47)

73
11,365 members, 239 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), FranzK72 (11), thecoroner (18), roby72 (26)

Thumbs down: merrystar, aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Another bad family

74
174 members, 8 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: patchygirl (3), dara85 (46)

75
1,632 members, 75 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (4), dara85 (36)

76
1,063 members, 43 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: dara85 (10), starfishian (12)

77
20,093 members, 413 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11), kara.shamy (12)

78
1,431 members, 48 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: inge87 (4), merrystar (54)

79
2,698 members, 62 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), dara85 (40)

80
704 members, 10 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: roby72 (12), thecoroner (13)

81
4,750 members, 325 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: dara85 (7), cej1027

82
9,485 members, 174 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), gypsysmom (43)

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): Interesting alternative family that is central to the plot

83
4,783 members, 328 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: starfishian (7), kara.shamy (29)

84
2,218 members, 74 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: inge87 (6), merrystar (37)

85
2,568 members, 32 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: dara85 (8), cej1027

86
1,312 members, 42 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: inge87 (5), merrystar (52)

87
1,474 members, 23 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6), merrystar (45)

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): Mother is dead

88
2,218 members, 58 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: dara85 (9), cej1027

89
2,507 members, 45 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1)

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): Wonderful family of choice

90
1,305 members, 40 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (1)

91
321 members, 14 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1)

92
171 members, 2 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: patchygirl (1)

93
10 members, 3 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1)

94
6,546 members, 223 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (9), ahef1963 (34)

95
2,718 members, 115 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: inge87 (9), merrystar (36)

96
3,553 members, 169 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13), cej1027

97
16,205 members, 182 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13), gypsysmom (31)

98
5,709 members, 130 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (18), ahef1963 (23)

99
1,113 members, 84 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: dara85 (19), cej1027

100
4,829 members, 67 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13), merrystar (40)

Explanations:

aulsmith (13): Father is away

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