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Ranking Author Armistead Maupin’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are Armistead Maupin’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Maupin’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Armistead Maupin and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



The Top Book’s Of Armistead Maupin



19 ) Jackie Old

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 19
  • Amazon: 17
  • LibraryThing: 19


18 ) The Night Listener

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 18
  • Amazon: 17
  • LibraryThing: 16


17 ) Maybe the Moon

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 17


16 ) Michael Tolliver Lives

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 15


15 ) The Question of Equality

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 19
  • LibraryThing: 5


14 ) Sure of You

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 8
  • LibraryThing: 13


13 ) Baby Cakes

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 8
  • LibraryThing: 13


12 ) Mary Ann in Autumn

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 9


11 ) Tales of the City

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 8
  • LibraryThing: 9


9 ) Significant Others

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 12


9 ) The Days of Anna Madrigal

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 8
  • LibraryThing: 6


7 ) Goodbye, Barbary Lane

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 3
  • LibraryThing: 18


7 ) Further Tales of the City

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 8
  • LibraryThing: 7


5 ) Back to Barbary Lane

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 16
  • LibraryThing: 2


5 ) More Tales of the City

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 8
  • LibraryThing: 7


4 ) The Isherwood Century

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 9


3 ) Logical Family

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 3


2 ) The Complete Tales of the City

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 4


1 ) 28 Barbary Lane

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 1


Armistead Maupin’s Best Books



Armistead Maupin Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
28 Barbary Lane 3 4 1 1
The Complete Tales of the City 4 1 4 2
Logical Family 6 5 3 3
The Isherwood Century 9 1 9 4
Back to Barbary Lane 2 16 2 5
More Tales of the City 5 8 7 5
Goodbye, Barbary Lane 1 3 18 7
Further Tales of the City 7 8 7 7
Significant Others 8 6 12 9
The Days of Anna Madrigal 12 8 6 9
Tales of the City 11 8 9 11
Mary Ann in Autumn 14 6 9 12
Baby Cakes 9 8 13 13
Sure of You 12 8 13 14
The Question of Equality 17 19 5 15
Michael Tolliver Lives 15 14 15 16
Maybe the Moon 16 14 17 17
The Night Listener 18 17 16 18
Jackie Old 19 17 19 19
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