Books that Exceeded your Expectations
These are books that you were pleasantly surprised by. They could be classics that you really loved, or more recent fiction that just caught you off guard by how good it was.
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 233 ratings
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 1,119 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 5,528 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 32 ratings
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,871 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 1,634 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 78 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 211,813 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 45,932 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,487 ratings
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 24 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 18,394 ratings
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 63 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 21 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 40 ratings
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 32 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 69 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 390 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 50 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 49 ratings
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 45 ratings
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,172 ratings
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4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 13 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 105 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 10 ratings
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 333 ratings
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 17 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 34,831 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 74,024 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 257 ratings
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 1,960 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 47 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 66 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 133 ratings
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 151 ratings
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 67 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 11,151 ratings
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 14 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 37 ratings
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 159 ratings
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 90 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 31 ratings
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 61 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 24 ratings
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4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 651 ratings
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 35,370 ratings
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 102 ratings
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings
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3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 142 ratings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 29 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 971 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 18 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 456 ratings
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 36 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,765 ratings
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 83 ratings
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 407 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 67 ratings
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4.88 of 5 stars 4.88 avg rating — 78 ratings
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4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 9 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 15 ratings
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 15 ratings
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 458 ratings
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4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 12 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 14,166 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 68,140 ratings
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings
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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 50 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 60 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 224 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 605 ratings
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 11 ratings
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 131 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 148 ratings
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 18 ratings
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3,564 books · 6,195 voters · list created July 28th, 2008 by Rob (votes) .
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message 1: by Ale and Vicki (new)

Ale and Vicki Why Twilight? That was a let down..


message 2: by Aurora (new)

Aurora The Hunger Games. I thought it looked dumb when I read the description, but once I started the book I couldn't put it down...


message 3: by Alenka (new)

Alenka Unk Aurora wrote: "The Hunger Games. I thought it looked dumb when I read the description, but once I started the book I couldn't put it down..."

Same here.


message 4: by Breanne (new)

Breanne The Tiger series definitely fit in this list :)


message 5: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ I have to admit, not many books exceeded my expectations. In fact, I was very dissapointed of a great amount of the books considered to be "amazing", such as The Time Traveler's Wife, The Shadow of the Wind, Pride and Prejudice, Twilight and Eat, Pray, Love - all of them really really bad, in my opinion ><


message 6: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Bempong Ale and Vicki wrote: "Why Twilight? That was a let down.."

Despair not! That simply means expectations were piss poor to begin with. :)


message 7: by Jen (new)

Jen Ale and Vicki wrote: "Why Twilight? That was a let down.."

This was the first book I read since high school, and it just drew me in and reminded me how much I love and miss reading. For that reason it will always be one of my favorites.


message 8: by Grace (new)

Grace Hamilton I must admit I do love a good romance and Twilight is certainly one, the thing I do like however is not the vampire or werewolf aspect but the differences I discover on each reading. The movies tie in very well with the written word and I personally have never been disappointed by either. The supernatural just makes the story different but the ability to make a FF of the characters shows how the general writing public adores the presentation of those personalities.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Great list! Awesome books!


message 10: by Booklovinglady (last edited Mar 30, 2013 05:59AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Several titles in this list made me wonder whether some voters also voted on books that lived up to their expectations, instead of just voting for books that exceeded their expectations...

And yes, I only voted for books that exceeded my expectations, not the ones that lived up to it :-) Some authors I expect exceptional books from, like Jane Austen, George Eliot, Margarat Atwood, Thomas Hardy, and so on, and I've have never been disappointed so far. But their books do not exceed my expectations, as I already expected a lot of them before I started.

@Hercina
You are not the only one with doubts about this list :-)


message 11: by Grace (new)

Grace Alenka wrote: "Aurora wrote: "The Hunger Games. I thought it looked dumb when I read the description, but once I started the book I couldn't put it down..."

Same here."


I'd have to say I was the opposite. I heard so many great things about the Hunger Games and then I was really disappointed by the development of the plot and the characters. I feel like the story had a great concept but that the characters ruined it for me.


message 12: by Ashley (new)

Ashley hi everybody


message 13: by Cherryl (new)

Cherryl Chow I don't understand why this page shows that I've read 0 books on this list when I've read quite a few. I've voted on the books I've read.


message 14: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jun 08, 2015 09:56AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Cherryl wrote: "I don't understand why this page shows that I've read 0 books on this list when I've read quite a few. I've voted on the books I've read."

Did all the books you voted for show up as 'read' in this Listopia?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Were the ones you read in the top 100 of the list? I don't think it reports numbers for lower down.


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