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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: 243 participating members (show all)

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7,698 members, 718 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

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4,425 members, 395 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

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7,382 members, 508 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), DerBuecherwurm (3), terran (3), rodrick (3)4 more, dudes22 (3), Patient (4), LisbethE (4), Mallc (5)

Score: 49.31

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
2,124 members, 177 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
2,957 members, 243 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 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

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2,015 members, 150 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 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

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3,219 members, 281 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 31.86

Explanations:

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

8
1,126 members, 121 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 28.77

9
7,867 members, 676 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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

Score: 25.99

10
7,370 members, 516 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

11
2,204 members, 175 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 23.59

12
922 members, 58 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 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)

13
1,513 members, 102 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 21.31

14
1,308 members, 99 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

15
1,736 members, 106 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 21.08

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2,009 members, 153 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

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

Score: 20.92

17
1,018 members, 81 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

18
2,591 members, 166 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

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

Score: 19.21

19
1,281 members, 152 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 18.04

21
4,180 members, 400 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 16.81

22
2,737 members, 162 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 16.75

23
2,729 members, 193 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 16.54

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2,523 members, 205 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 15.91

25
752 members, 74 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

26
1,750 members, 130 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 14.89

27
8,840 members, 527 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

28
879 members, 56 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 12.92

29
1,113 members, 106 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

30
1,765 members, 133 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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

Score: 12.38

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.

31
2,306 members, 143 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 12.12

32
5,079 members, 433 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

33
3,059 members, 367 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

34
567 members, 24 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

35
1,971 members, 145 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

36
375 members, 37 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

37
1,885 members, 107 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

38
1,653 members, 130 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

39
732 members, 66 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 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
1,960 members, 189 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

41
10,861 members, 501 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

42
299 members, 34 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.56

43
6,105 members, 337 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 9.4

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1,225 members, 89 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 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
696 members, 56 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 9.02

46
9,963 members, 836 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 8.91

47
831 members, 58 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

48
678 members, 45 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 8.33

49
21,135 members, 650 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

50
24,626 members, 347 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Turambar (1), PaperbackPirate (1)

Score: 8

51
2,066 members, 191 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: karspeak (1), lorannen (1)

Score: 8

52
1,812 members, 22 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: proximity1 (1), ReneeGKC (1)

Score: 8

53
366 members, 24 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 8

54
17,740 members, 350 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), revbean (2)

Score: 7.36

55
12,989 members, 324 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), bookwoman84 (2)

Score: 7.36

56
7,683 members, 616 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Ape (1), terran (2)

Score: 7.36

57
5,609 members, 311 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), viktorasd (2)

Score: 7.36

58
986 members, 34 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1), plaugher (2)

Score: 7.36

59
702 members, 64 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), dara85 (2)

Score: 7.36

60
364 members, 44 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), seasonsoflove (2)

Score: 7.36

61
5,827 members, 276 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 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.

62
2,497 members, 154 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.

63
2,058 members, 42 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), dchaikin (3)

Score: 7.04

64
1,206 members, 64 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: TheDivineOomba (1), rarm (3)

Score: 7.04

65
2,838 members, 183 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (2), baystateRA (2)

Score: 6.73

66
1,329 members, 72 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (2), inge87 (2)

Score: 6.73

67
3,889 members, 288 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: JSWBooks (1), azrowan (5)

Score: 6.68

68
2,877 members, 40 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), ursula (5)

Score: 6.68

69
2,170 members, 178 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: _debbie_ (1), erinclark (5)

Score: 6.68

70
1,474 members, 66 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), mdexter (5)

Score: 6.68

71
1,100 members, 76 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: questionablepotato (1), zhejw (5)

Score: 6.68

72
869 members, 67 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: kjforrest (1), imyril (5)

Score: 6.68

75
1,191 members, 78 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), asrushton (6)

Score: 6.56

76
5,397 members, 783 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (2), Leida (3)

Score: 6.4

77
4,835 members, 110 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ursula (2), bookworm12 (3)

Score: 6.4

78
201 members, 3 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 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

79
2,083 members, 133 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (2), novelcommentary (4)

Score: 6.19

80
1,066 members, 141 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (2), saucybetty (4)

Score: 6.19

81
64 members, 14 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

82
781 members, 83 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: kbuxton (3), Euryale (3)

Score: 6.08

83
39 members, 1 review
3.13 stars (3.13 stars)

Lists: RavenRing (3), Ignolopi (3)

Score: 6.08

84
2,255 members, 212 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: erinclark (2), infjsarah (5)

Score: 6.04

85
1,740 members, 149 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kennethb97 (2), whymaggiemay (5)

Score: 6.04

Explanations:

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

86
50,676 members, 851 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Brindle (3), Turambar (4)

Score: 5.87

87
2,972 members, 153 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: zhejw (3), Dilara86 (4)

Score: 5.87

88
1,039 members, 71 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (3), DanaSchipporeit (4)

Score: 5.87

89
961 members, 53 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: tardis (3), kbuxton (4)

Score: 5.87

90
736 members, 29 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

91
465 members, 36 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: claireb (3), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 5.87

92
21,846 members, 296 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: edmurbobby (3), Turambar (5)

Score: 5.71

93
1,529 members, 72 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: revbean (3), jeanned (5)

Score: 5.71

94
1,101 members, 44 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 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.

95
1,001 members, 106 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (3), KimMeyer (5)

Score: 5.71

96
506 members, 37 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (3), foggidawn (5)

Score: 5.71

97
365 members, 24 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (3), plaugher (5)

Score: 5.71

98
1,410 members, 92 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (4), foggidawn (4)

Score: 5.66

99
1,261 members, 221 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: bookworm12 (4), crystallyn (4)

Score: 5.66

100
4,808 members, 364 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: amarie (4), DanaSchipporeit (5)

Score: 5.5

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