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Top Five Books of 2015

Description: What are your top five reads for 2015? These books DO NOT need to have been published in 2015. See the annual blog post for staff favorites: http://blog.librarything.com/main/2015/12/top-five-books-of-2015/

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Members: 247 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
9,521 members, 842 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: revenientis (1), kennethb97 (1), raidergirl3 (1), taxonet (1), greeneyed_ives (1), DavidDallas (1), Kristymk18 (1), DanaSchipporeit (1), PollyMig (1), GirlMisanthrope (1), conceptDawg (1)18 more, sryder (1), BookLizard (2), becbart (2), Eowyn1 (2), KimarieBee (2), RavenRing (2), Ignolopi (2), BookWallah (3), foggidawn (3), amarie (3), kristenl (4), norabelle414 (4), vwinsloe (4), evilmoose (5), Peace2 (5), EllsbethB (5), bookwoman84 (5), lkmiller (5)

Score: 99.16

2
5,546 members, 471 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Grasshoppertld (1), PATSEA6 (1), becbart (1), imyril (1), EllsbethB (1), sunybookworm (1), sturlington (1), SylviaC (1), DerBuecherwurm (2), JenMDB (2), kellyslist (2)10 more, GirlMisanthrope (2), SimoneA (3), EllsieFind (3), chgstrom (3), questionablepotato (3), Her_Royal_Orangeness (3), BookLizard (4), azrowan (4), Peace2 (4), innominate (5)

Score: 71.81

3
9,299 members, 597 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), Micheller7 (1), JenMDB (1), PATSEA6 (2), PollyMig (2), a_forester (2), silverada (2), amarie (2), mahrenew (3), DerBuecherwurm (3), terran (3)5 more, rodrick (3), dudes22 (3), Patient (4), LisbethE (4), Mallc (5)

Score: 52.35

Explanations:

a_forester (2): Inspiring creativity in the use of language, time, plot, and in making everyday observations transform into poetry. This was a story of two people whose lives were torn apart by World War II but who found their way to meaning in living. This is what great writing can do.… (more)

4
3,156 members, 221 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: rockinrhombus (1), christina_reads (1), jjmcgaffey (1), tardis (1), TempleCat (1), lkmiller (1), crystallyn (2), infjsarah (2), kbuxton (2), PATSEA6 (3), citygirl (4)1 more, Euryale (4)

Score: 42.79

5
4,695 members, 398 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: Rchlwtsn (1), terran (1), chgstrom (1), whymaggiemay (1), Grasshoppertld (2), kristenl (2), charl08 (2), _debbie_ (2), ahef1963 (2), vancouverdeb (3)

Score: 35.86

Explanations:

whymaggiemay (1): An amazing curmudgeon who loves forever and more often than he thinks.

6
4,065 members, 293 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: MrsMathias (1), vancouverdeb (1), silverada (1), dara85 (1), Micheller7 (2), lindapanzo (2), JSWBooks (2), azrowan (3), PATSEA6 (4), terran (4)

Score: 34.79

7
2,525 members, 182 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: dadito (1), charl08 (1), Jambyfool (1), uncharry (2), snail49 (3), PollyMig (3), conceptDawg (3), lauralkeet (4), PATSEA6 (5), rodrick (5)

Score: 32.66

8
9,894 members, 820 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: ebrahmstadt (1), erinclark (1), chgstrom (2), Grasshoppertld (3), taxonet (3), seasonsoflove (3), mahrenew (4), LynnB (4), tina1969 (5)

Score: 28.81

9
1,498 members, 154 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Mallc (1), sharon4 (1), DerBuecherwurm (1), KatyBee (1), novelcommentary (2), msf59 (2), claireb (2), boo-radley (5)

Score: 28.77

10
2,616 members, 185 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: mahrenew (1), ronyb (1), waitingtoderail (1), cmtl (2), Patient (2), jhoaglin (2), kaulsu (4)

Score: 24.92

11
8,557 members, 573 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: VertOlive (1), taxonet (2), KatyBee (2), Grasshoppertld (4), sipthereader (4), Brindle (4), snail49 (5), winteralli (5)

Score: 24.56

12
2,702 members, 207 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: MJC1946 (1), rosalita (1), Mallc (2), DavidDallas (2), MrsMathias (2), lindapanzo (4), dadito (5)

Score: 23.59

13
1,263 members, 72 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: Familiar_Diversions (1), tardis (2), lkmiller (2), Euryale (2), infjsarah (3), kjforrest (3), jain (5)

Score: 22.84

Explanations:

Familiar_Diversions (1): While I hated saying goodbye to the main cast of characters, this was a satisfying ending to the Imperial Radch trilogy and will probably be a comfort read of mine for some time to come.… (more)

14
1,942 members, 117 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: brewergirl (2), rodrick (2), sunybookworm (2), maritimer (3), Mallc (4), Grasshoppertld (5), msf59 (5)

Score: 21.31

15
1,533 members, 107 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kxn11 (1), keywestnan (1), ablachly (1), zhejw (2), LisbethE (3), Renabur (4)

Score: 21.23

Explanations:

Renabur (4): Wonderful writing, compelling story

16
2,018 members, 114 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), novelcommentary (1), Brindle (1), peterveen (2), charl08 (3), PollyMig (5)

Score: 21.08

17
3,617 members, 208 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Leida (1), maritimer (1), mahrenew (2), Mallc (3), baystateRA (3), claireb (5)

Score: 20.12

18
1,259 members, 97 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: RavenRing (1), Ignolopi (1), souloftherose (2), lkmiller (4), Euryale (5), infjsarah (6)

Score: 19.42

19
3,495 members, 212 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: gravitysbook (1), LFUMC (2), waitingtoderail (2), msf59 (4), EllsbethB (4), JSWBooks (4)

Score: 19.21

20
1,410 members, 158 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Risbom (1), innominate (1), Sockurmum (1), vwinsloe (2), JenMDB (5)

Score: 18.04

22
4,975 members, 433 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: EMS_24 (1), DanaSchipporeit (2), Brindle (2), Eowyn1 (3), Peace2 (3)

Score: 16.81

23
3,205 members, 212 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: mahsdad (1), Her_Royal_Orangeness (1), katemcangus (3), SimoneA (4), lorannen (5)

Score: 16.54

24
3,122 members, 240 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (1), lottpoet (2), flying_monkeys (3), revbean (4), kxn11 (5)

Score: 15.91

25
2,146 members, 155 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Rchlwtsn (2), vancouverdeb (2), whymaggiemay (2), Leida (4), charl08 (4)

Score: 15.75

Explanations:

whymaggiemay (2): This is deservedly on many "best of" lists for 2015. Tyler makes her family our family and explains our family to us.

26
903 members, 82 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: edparks (2), lauralkeet (2), novelcommentary (3), terran (5), charl08 (5)

Score: 15.12

27
2,366 members, 164 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ebrahmstadt (2), keywestnan (3), DerBuecherwurm (4), Eowyn1 (4), miketopper (4)

Score: 14.89

28
5,751 members, 471 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: sianpr (1), vwinsloe (1), dudes22 (2), mahrenew (5)

Score: 14.04

29
3,701 members, 425 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: azrowan (1), Patient (1), BookLizard (3), Corduroy7 (4)

Score: 13.87

30
9,543 members, 547 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), cdowney086 (1), taxonet (4), PollyMig (4)

Score: 13.66

31
1,016 members, 62 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: innominate (2), Leida (2), anglemark (2), peterveen (4)

Score: 12.92

32
1,306 members, 121 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Ameise1 (1), lauralkeet (3), ahef1963 (4), taxonet (5)

Score: 12.54

33
2,965 members, 177 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: questionablepotato (2), Risbom (3), kennethb97 (3), conceptDawg (5)

Score: 12.12

34
786 members, 31 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Capybara_99 (1), claireb (1), msf59 (3)

Score: 11.04

35
2,659 members, 185 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: baystateRA (1), kara.shamy (2), myra.reads (2)

Score: 10.73

36
437 members, 45 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: pltgsage (1), LynnB (1), LisbethE (5)

Score: 10.68

37
2,480 members, 134 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: kbuxton (1), szarka (2), sunybookworm (3)

Score: 10.4

38
2,143 members, 155 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: asrushton (1), ReneeGKC (2), ebrahmstadt (3)

Score: 10.4

39
979 members, 84 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ultrabookgeek (1), rebl (3), norabelle414 (3)

Score: 10.08

Explanations:

rebl (3): The selection of You're Never Weird is based on the audio book. The book could have read like an overlong humblebrag. Instead she's engaging, honest and entertaining. She is as genuine as you can get in memoir.… (more)

40
2,402 members, 217 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: rarm (1), innominate (3), kxn11 (4)

Score: 9.87

41
12,428 members, 554 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: bookworm12 (1), BoekenTrol71 (3), ahef1963 (5)

Score: 9.71

42
352 members, 35 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: kxn11 (2), ablachly (2), vancouverdeb (4)

Score: 9.56

43
6,998 members, 381 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: pltgsage (2), BookWallah (2), seasonsoflove (5)

Score: 9.4

44
1,507 members, 104 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Familiar_Diversions (2), lkmiller (3), infjsarah (4)

Score: 9.23

Explanations:

Familiar_Diversions (2): I reread this book several times while waiting for Ancillary Mercy to come out. Breq and Seivarden alone were nice enough, but Breq with a ship and a crew was even better.… (more)

45
964 members, 71 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (2), imyril (4), rarm (4)

Score: 9.02

46
10,819 members, 878 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: DanaSchipporeit (3), dianeham (3), kara.shamy (4)

Score: 8.91

47
1,069 members, 75 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: kxn11 (3), kellyslist (3), lindapanzo (5)

Score: 8.75

48
867 members, 51 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Risbom (4), KatyBee (4), kjforrest (5)

Score: 8.33

49
22,037 members, 676 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Risbom (5), szarka (5), souloftherose (5)

Score: 8.03

50
27,879 members, 610 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: fannyprice (1), kristilabrie (1)

Score: 8

51
26,140 members, 364 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Turambar (1), PaperbackPirate (1)

Score: 8

52
2,259 members, 206 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: karspeak (1), lorannen (1)

Score: 8

53
1,938 members, 26 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: proximity1 (1), ReneeGKC (1)

Score: 8

54
460 members, 29 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kristenl (1), Ling.Lass (1)

Score: 8

55
18,853 members, 374 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), revbean (2)

Score: 7.36

56
13,625 members, 335 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), bookwoman84 (2)

Score: 7.36

57
8,902 members, 693 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Ape (1), terran (2)

Score: 7.36

58
5,960 members, 330 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), viktorasd (2)

Score: 7.36

59
1,089 members, 37 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1), plaugher (2)

Score: 7.36

60
911 members, 72 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), dara85 (2)

Score: 7.36

61
476 members, 56 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), seasonsoflove (2)

Score: 7.36

62
6,235 members, 293 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: MarthaJeanne (1), cbl_tn (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

MarthaJeanne (1): I read three books by Connie Willis, and all three deserve this spot.

63
3,165 members, 182 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: amarie (1), MrsMathias (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

amarie (1): This sweet memoir turned a vague person on the news to a truly admirable young woman.

64
2,434 members, 136 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: TheDivineOomba (1), rarm (3)

Score: 7.04

65
2,238 members, 44 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), dchaikin (3)

Score: 7.04

66
3,324 members, 194 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (2), baystateRA (2)

Score: 6.73

67
1,689 members, 95 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (2), inge87 (2)

Score: 6.73

68
4,992 members, 332 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: JSWBooks (1), azrowan (5)

Score: 6.68

69
3,237 members, 45 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), ursula (5)

Score: 6.68

70
2,507 members, 193 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: _debbie_ (1), erinclark (5)

Score: 6.68

71
1,709 members, 77 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), mdexter (5)

Score: 6.68

72
1,580 members, 111 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: kjforrest (1), imyril (5)

Score: 6.68

73
1,562 members, 107 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: questionablepotato (1), zhejw (5)

Score: 6.68

76
1,885 members, 117 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), asrushton (6)

Score: 6.56

77
7,158 members, 967 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (2), Leida (3)

Score: 6.4

78
5,319 members, 126 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ursula (2), bookworm12 (3)

Score: 6.4

79
216 members, 3 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: briarhills (2), Renabur (3)

Score: 6.4

Explanations:

Renabur (3): The wondrous facts reported in this accessible book have brought me joy this year. The story of reality is more wonderful than fiction

80
2,307 members, 144 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (2), novelcommentary (4)

Score: 6.19

81
1,336 members, 159 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (2), saucybetty (4)

Score: 6.19

82
78 members, 16 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: PaperbackPirate (2), boo-radley (4)

Score: 6.19

83
991 members, 103 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: kbuxton (3), Euryale (3)

Score: 6.08

84
40 members, 1 review
3.13 stars (3.13 stars)

Lists: RavenRing (3), Ignolopi (3)

Score: 6.08

85
3,051 members, 269 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: erinclark (2), infjsarah (5)

Score: 6.04

86
1,928 members, 171 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: kennethb97 (2), whymaggiemay (5)

Score: 6.04

Explanations:

whymaggiemay (5): Beautifully written dystopia with wonderful universal themes

87
53,819 members, 908 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Brindle (3), Turambar (4)

Score: 5.87

88
3,888 members, 194 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: zhejw (3), Dilara86 (4)

Score: 5.87

89
1,502 members, 86 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (3), DanaSchipporeit (4)

Score: 5.87

90
1,234 members, 69 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: tardis (3), kbuxton (4)

Score: 5.87

91
930 members, 33 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), innominate (4)

Score: 5.87

92
651 members, 41 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: claireb (3), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 5.87

93
22,722 members, 311 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: edmurbobby (3), Turambar (5)

Score: 5.71

94
22,094 members, 567 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: fannyprice (3), a_forester (5)

Score: 5.71

Explanations:

a_forester (5): Writing that takes you into character, place and time and presents us with that rare treat- an individual psyche, with just the right balance of what we can relate to as human beings and what makes us different from one another.… (more)

95
1,708 members, 78 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: revbean (3), jeanned (5)

Score: 5.71

96
1,517 members, 135 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (3), KimMeyer (5)

Score: 5.71

97
1,344 members, 55 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: JuliaMaria (3), edparks (5)

Score: 5.71

Explanations:

JuliaMaria (3): Aktueller Roman zum Thema Datenschutz, Wikileaks usw. - wie immer verpackt in leidenschaftliche gut erzählte Geschichte.

98
621 members, 45 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (3), foggidawn (5)

Score: 5.71

99
439 members, 28 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (3), plaugher (5)

Score: 5.71

100
2,201 members, 300 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: bookworm12 (4), crystallyn (4)

Score: 5.66

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Started by: lorannen (December 2015)

Type: Numbered

Limit: 5 books

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