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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: TBA To add a book to your list, click the "Add work to list" button in the upper-right corner. This will take you to a search box, where you can search by title, author, keyword, etc. Clicking on the title will add the book to your list. You can reorder your list over on the right-hand side, by dragging and dropping titles in the "Your list" section.

Members: 244 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
11,564 members, 960 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 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
6,911 members, 560 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)9 more, GirlMisanthrope (2), SimoneA (3), EllsieFind (3), chgstrom (3), questionablepotato (3), Her_Royal_Orangeness (3), BookLizard (4), Peace2 (4), innominate (5)

Score: 68.98

3
11,378 members, 681 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 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
3,876 members, 272 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 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
6,052 members, 482 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 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
3,038 members, 214 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 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

7
5,264 members, 336 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 31.75

8
11,779 members, 903 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

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

Score: 28.81

9
1,743 members, 182 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 28.77

10
1,840 members, 123 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: mary2515 (1), kxn11 (1), keywestnan (1), ablachly (1), zhejw (2), LisbethE (3), Renabur (4)

Score: 25.23

Explanations:

Renabur (4): Wonderful writing, compelling story

11
3,353 members, 217 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

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

Score: 24.92

12
10,190 members, 644 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 24.56

13
3,274 members, 229 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

14
2,229 members, 131 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 21.31

15
2,319 members, 122 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 21.08

16
1,593 members, 92 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 20.17

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)

17
4,620 members, 247 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 20.12

18
1,659 members, 122 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

19
4,628 members, 269 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Score: 19.21

20
1,512 members, 160 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 18.04

21
3,338 members, 203 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (1), bjappleg8 (1), mdexter (1), IsolaBlue (4), MrsMathias (4)

Score: 17.66

22
5,625 members, 472 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 16.81

23
3,718 members, 243 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

Score: 16.54

24
3,931 members, 280 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 15.91

25
2,387 members, 171 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 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
1,013 members, 91 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

27
3,031 members, 183 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 14.89

28
6,536 members, 505 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 14.04

29
10,440 members, 588 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

30
1,137 members, 64 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 12.92

31
1,591 members, 131 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

32
3,972 members, 221 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 12.12

33
1,073 members, 38 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

34
3,461 members, 228 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

35
516 members, 49 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

36
3,105 members, 166 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

37
2,588 members, 175 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

38
1,211 members, 107 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 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)

39
4,397 members, 462 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Patient (1), BookLizard (3), FerneMysteryReader (4)

Score: 9.87

40
2,870 members, 232 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

41
14,529 members, 624 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

42
412 members, 37 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 9.56

43
8,198 members, 400 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.4

44
1,929 members, 129 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
1,260 members, 91 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 9.02

46
11,779 members, 900 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 8.91

47
1,342 members, 89 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

48
1,101 members, 70 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 8.33

49
23,276 members, 691 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

50
30,133 members, 648 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: fannyprice (1), kristilabrie (1)

Score: 8

51
28,004 members, 381 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Turambar (1), PaperbackPirate (1)

Score: 8

52
2,441 members, 219 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: karspeak (1), lorannen (1)

Score: 8

53
2,123 members, 31 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: proximity1 (1), ReneeGKC (1)

Score: 8

54
595 members, 39 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 8

55
20,291 members, 402 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), revbean (2)

Score: 7.36

56
14,329 members, 347 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), bookwoman84 (2)

Score: 7.36

57
10,371 members, 767 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Ape (1), terran (2)

Score: 7.36

58
6,507 members, 348 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), viktorasd (2)

Score: 7.36

59
1,169 members, 38 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1), plaugher (2)

Score: 7.36

60
897 members, 81 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), dara85 (2)

Score: 7.36

61
591 members, 66 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), seasonsoflove (2)

Score: 7.36

62
6,657 members, 313 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
3,949 members, 221 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 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
3,810 members, 206 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: TheDivineOomba (1), rarm (3)

Score: 7.04

65
2,419 members, 47 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), dchaikin (3)

Score: 7.04

66
3,794 members, 214 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (2), baystateRA (2)

Score: 6.73

67
2,252 members, 114 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (2), inge87 (2)

Score: 6.73

68
3,704 members, 49 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), ursula (5)

Score: 6.68

69
2,829 members, 211 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: _debbie_ (1), erinclark (5)

Score: 6.68

70
2,513 members, 185 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: kjforrest (1), imyril (5)

Score: 6.68

71
1,997 members, 84 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), mdexter (5)

Score: 6.68

72
1,971 members, 129 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: questionablepotato (1), zhejw (5)

Score: 6.68

75
2,137 members, 141 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), asrushton (6)

Score: 6.56

76
8,723 members, 1,106 reviews
4.49 stars (4.49 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (2), Leida (3)

Score: 6.4

77
5,799 members, 143 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ursula (2), bookworm12 (3)

Score: 6.4

78
239 members, 3 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 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
2,594 members, 157 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (2), novelcommentary (4)

Score: 6.19

80
1,505 members, 166 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (2), saucybetty (4)

Score: 6.19

81
83 members, 16 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

82
1,285 members, 114 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kbuxton (3), Euryale (3)

Score: 6.08

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

Lists: RavenRing (3), Ignolopi (3)

Score: 6.08

84
3,742 members, 315 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: erinclark (2), infjsarah (5)

Score: 6.04

85
2,261 members, 183 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: kennethb97 (2), whymaggiemay (5)

Score: 6.04

Explanations:

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

86
57,806 members, 950 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Brindle (3), Turambar (4)

Score: 5.87

87
4,845 members, 222 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: zhejw (3), Dilara86 (4)

Score: 5.87

88
1,744 members, 99 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (3), DanaSchipporeit (4)

Score: 5.87

89
1,596 members, 78 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: tardis (3), kbuxton (4)

Score: 5.87

90
1,109 members, 36 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

91
884 members, 59 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: claireb (3), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 5.87

92
23,697 members, 326 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: edmurbobby (3), Turambar (5)

Score: 5.71

93
23,048 members, 578 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 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)

94
2,278 members, 166 reviews
4.57 stars (4.57 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (3), KimMeyer (5)

Score: 5.71

95
1,881 members, 82 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: revbean (3), jeanned (5)

Score: 5.71

96
1,618 members, 61 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 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.

97
742 members, 54 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (3), foggidawn (5)

Score: 5.71

98
585 members, 32 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (3), plaugher (5)

Score: 5.71

99
3,199 members, 371 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: bookworm12 (4), crystallyn (4)

Score: 5.66

100
2,194 members, 130 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (4), foggidawn (4)

Score: 5.66

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Started by: lorannen (December 2015)

Type: Numbered

Limit: 5 books

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