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Divergent Reading - Page 4

If you've spent a significant amount of time on Goodreads, you may have noticed that a 3.7 out of 5 star average rating is often what makes or breaks a work's reputation. After years of more and more frequently ignoring the averages when it comes to my own rating decisions, I've amassed a sizable collection of works that I think are either far better or far worse than what a typical reader will give them out to be. The distinctions are drawn up as follows:
1-3: Absolute favorites with a less than 3.7
4-15: Great ones with a less than 3.7
16-100: Really good ones with a less than 3.7
101-171: Meh ones with more than a 3.7
172-End: Hated ones with more than a 3.7
Note that some of these works are right on the 3.7 border, and may or not fall into a certain category at any given moment of time.
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avg. score: 12 of 188 (7%)
required scores: 1, 5, 9, 13, 19 

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Hunting and Gathering (Anna Gavalda)
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Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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Silence (Shusaku Endo)
Silence (Shusaku Endo)
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Aquariums of Pyongyang (Kang Chol-Hwan)
Aquariums of Pyongyang (Kang Chol-Hwan)
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My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
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Garden Spells (Sarah Addison Allen)
Garden Spells (Sarah Addison Allen)
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I Am the Most Interesting Book of All: The Diary of Marie Bashkirtseff, Vol. 1 (Marie Bashkirtseff)
I Am the Most Interesting Book of All: The Diary of Marie Bashkirtseff, Vol. 1 (Marie Bashkirtseff)
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Cane River (Lalita Tademy)
Cane River (Lalita Tademy)
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129
Animal Dreams (Barbara Kingsolver)
Animal Dreams (Barbara Kingsolver)
130
On Revolution (Hannah Arendt)
On Revolution (Hannah Arendt)
131
Against Our Will (Brownmiller)
Against Our Will (Brownmiller)
132
Seduction and Betrayal (Elizabeth Hardwick)
Seduction and Betrayal (Elizabeth Hardwick)
133
The Birth House (Ami McKay)
The Birth House (Ami McKay)
134
The Leopard (Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa)
The Leopard (Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa)
135
The Apple in the Dark (Clarice Lispector)
The Apple in the Dark (Clarice Lispector)
136
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
137
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
138
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Victor Hugo)
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Victor Hugo)
139
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
140
Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (Javier Marias)
Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (Javier Marias)
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141
The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri)
The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri)
142
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
143
Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
144
Goblin Market and Other Poems (Christina Rossetti)
Goblin Market and Other Poems (Christina Rossetti)
145
Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine)
Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine)
146
Apollo's Angels (Jennifer Homans)
Apollo's Angels (Jennifer Homans)
147
Second Class Citizen (Buchi Emecheta)
Second Class Citizen (Buchi Emecheta)
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree (Ingrid Rojas Contreras)
Fruit of the Drunken Tree (Ingrid Rojas Contreras)
149
Swimming Lessons and Other Stories From Firozsha Baag (Rohinton Mistry)
Swimming Lessons and Other Stories From Firozsha Baag (Rohinton Mistry)
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Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist (Kathleen Alcala)
Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist (Kathleen Alcala)
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Storm of the Century
Storm of the Century
152
Baltasar and Blimunda
Baltasar and Blimunda
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153
Nights at the Circus (Angela Carter)
Nights at the Circus (Angela Carter)
154
Under the Dome (Stephen King)
Under the Dome (Stephen King)
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In the Dark of the Night (John Saul)
In the Dark of the Night (John Saul)
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Tooth and Claw (Jo Walton)
Tooth and Claw (Jo Walton)
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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (ZZ Packer)
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (ZZ Packer)
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The Host (Stephenie Meyer)
The Host (Stephenie Meyer)
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The Other Wes Moore (Wes Moore)
The Other Wes Moore (Wes Moore)
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The Semi-Attached Couple and the Semi-Detached House (Emily Eden)
The Semi-Attached Couple and the Semi-Detached House (Emily Eden)
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