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Top Five Books of 2013

Description: List the top five books you read in 2013. The books DO NOT have to have been published in 2013.

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116
3,161 members, 255 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), Iudita (2), njinthesun (3)

Score: 10.4

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (1): Hands down, without a doubt, my absolute favorite book read in 2013! A perfect blend of reality and magic, facts and folklore. LOVED times infinity!

2
8,955 members, 696 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Euryale (1), lyssjj (1), lindaspangler (1), mtoc54 (1), MissFlores (1), emilyfield (1), JanHeemskerk (1), AnnikaBirgitta (1), markatsier (1), TempleCat (1), mitchma (1)56 more, sitnknitn (1), Honya451 (1), Amsa1959 (1), Olliekez (1), irishwasherwoman (1), Storeetllr (1), Schlyne (1), JessLibrarian (1), kjforrest (1), gayrussell (1), klpm (1), Deedledee (1), emmylikesbooks (1), mahsdad (1), zhejw (1), Romonko (1), Paulysue (1), DMS1962 (1), DrMcDougall (1), LibraryKatz (1), yoyogod (1), hgalligher (2), lopezpablo (2), pipertoo55 (2), BomboChipolata (2), vivibell (2), Minac (2), mareeherdman (2), lizhpope (2), lilfries (2), carolelunar (2), hannahdeck (2), vmeyerson (2), Sockurmum (2), Creid (2), m4marya (2), Zseo (2), TillyTenchwiggle (2), Jannes (2), mariah2 (2), LAKobow (2), kullervo16 (2), allyflower15 (2), tinyylh (2), imyril (2), flying_monkeys (2), pjdscca (2), kbuxton (2), cccjj (3), davidmango (3), rosalita (3), ccrown (3), Jim53 (4), csayban (4), JerryMmm (4), briarhills (4)

Score: 242.29

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (2): The Hempstock women and the seamless blend of two worlds.

785
3,739 members, 149 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (3): Another "classic" that delivered the goods. Not at all what I expected, though. An excellent exploration into when "we" becomes the monster, and "they" becomes the human or normal.… (more)

147
3,159 members, 242 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Renald128 (3), Unkletom (3), flying_monkeys (4)

Score: 8.91

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (4): Another 2013 read that wasn't at all what I expected. Packed way more emotional punch than one might assume for "horror."

309
531 members, 51 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (5), cransell (5)

Score: 5.35

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (5): Yeah, the time travel and alternate lives were cool. But what I really loved about this book was its subtle messages about tolerance and finding peace with who we are.… (more)

About this list

Started by: timspalding (December 2013)

Type: Numbered

Limit: 5 books

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