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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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7,827 members, 723 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
4,503 members, 399 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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7,496 members, 511 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
2,168 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
3,020 members, 242 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 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

6
2,033 members, 152 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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3,306 members, 297 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 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
1,152 members, 123 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

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7,979 members, 684 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
7,457 members, 518 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
2,237 members, 177 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 23.59

12
940 members, 58 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 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
1,535 members, 103 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

14
1,327 members, 101 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
1,750 members, 106 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 21.08

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2,049 members, 155 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

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

Score: 20.92

17
1,035 members, 82 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

18
2,665 members, 167 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

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

Score: 19.21

19
1,292 members, 152 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 18.04

21
4,216 members, 405 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 16.81

22
2,797 members, 162 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 16.75

23
2,767 members, 194 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 16.54

24
2,540 members, 208 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 15.91

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

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

Score: 15.12

26
1,783 members, 133 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 14.89

27
8,880 members, 528 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

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

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

Score: 12.92

29
1,131 members, 107 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

30
1,791 members, 134 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 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
2,324 members, 143 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 12.12

32
5,122 members, 439 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

33
3,099 members, 371 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

34
581 members, 24 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

35
2,014 members, 147 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

36
378 members, 38 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

37
1,929 members, 111 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

38
1,689 members, 132 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

39
750 members, 66 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 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
1,991 members, 191 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

41
10,946 members, 502 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

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

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

Score: 9.56

43
6,166 members, 340 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.4

44
1,242 members, 89 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
708 members, 56 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 9.02

46
10,029 members, 837 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 8.91

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

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

Score: 8.75

48
689 members, 45 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 8.33

49
21,181 members, 654 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

50
24,661 members, 349 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Turambar (1), PaperbackPirate (1)

Score: 8

51
2,083 members, 192 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: karspeak (1), lorannen (1)

Score: 8

52
1,834 members, 22 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: proximity1 (1), ReneeGKC (1)

Score: 8

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

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

Score: 8

54
17,812 members, 352 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), revbean (2)

Score: 7.36

55
13,034 members, 326 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), bookwoman84 (2)

Score: 7.36

56
7,753 members, 619 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Ape (1), terran (2)

Score: 7.36

57
5,631 members, 311 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), viktorasd (2)

Score: 7.36

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

Lists: abbottthomas (1), plaugher (2)

Score: 7.36

59
711 members, 65 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), dara85 (2)

Score: 7.36

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

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), seasonsoflove (2)

Score: 7.36

61
5,844 members, 277 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
2,543 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
2,071 members, 42 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), dchaikin (3)

Score: 7.04

64
1,284 members, 68 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: TheDivineOomba (1), rarm (3)

Score: 7.04

65
2,858 members, 186 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (2), baystateRA (2)

Score: 6.73

66
1,362 members, 76 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (2), inge87 (2)

Score: 6.73

67
3,962 members, 288 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: JSWBooks (1), azrowan (5)

Score: 6.68

68
2,915 members, 40 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), ursula (5)

Score: 6.68

69
2,183 members, 178 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: _debbie_ (1), erinclark (5)

Score: 6.68

70
1,493 members, 66 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), mdexter (5)

Score: 6.68

71
1,120 members, 77 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: questionablepotato (1), zhejw (5)

Score: 6.68

72
906 members, 68 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: kjforrest (1), imyril (5)

Score: 6.68

75
1,228 members, 79 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), asrushton (6)

Score: 6.56

76
5,481 members, 803 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (2), Leida (3)

Score: 6.4

77
4,864 members, 111 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ursula (2), bookworm12 (3)

Score: 6.4

78
202 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
2,106 members, 134 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (2), novelcommentary (4)

Score: 6.19

80
1,081 members, 142 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
793 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
2,292 members, 220 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: erinclark (2), infjsarah (5)

Score: 6.04

85
1,749 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
50,891 members, 851 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Brindle (3), Turambar (4)

Score: 5.87

87
3,026 members, 152 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: zhejw (3), Dilara86 (4)

Score: 5.87

88
1,065 members, 72 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (3), DanaSchipporeit (4)

Score: 5.87

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

Lists: tardis (3), kbuxton (4)

Score: 5.87

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

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

Score: 5.87

91
479 members, 34 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: claireb (3), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 5.87

92
21,911 members, 299 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: edmurbobby (3), Turambar (5)

Score: 5.71

93
1,527 members, 74 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: revbean (3), jeanned (5)

Score: 5.71

94
1,118 members, 44 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 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
1,030 members, 109 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (3), KimMeyer (5)

Score: 5.71

96
513 members, 38 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (3), foggidawn (5)

Score: 5.71

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

Lists: Parker51 (3), plaugher (5)

Score: 5.71

98
1,441 members, 94 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (4), foggidawn (4)

Score: 5.66

99
1,313 members, 226 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: bookworm12 (4), crystallyn (4)

Score: 5.66

100
4,853 members, 368 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: amarie (4), DanaSchipporeit (5)

Score: 5.5

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Started by: lorannen (December 2015)

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