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Top Five Books of 2017

Description: What are your top five reads for 2017? These books DO NOT need to have been published in 2017. See the annual blog post for staff favorites: http://blog.librarything.com/main/2017/12/top-five-2017/

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Members: 226 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
2,538 members, 211 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: BBleil (1), Anashana (1), cataloga (1), tess_schoolmarm (1), IngerH (1), agjuba (1), sleedev (1), LisaSHarvey (1), kristenl (1), VintageReader (1), azrowan (1)9 more, lindapanzo (1), Devlindusty (1), hazel1123 (1), clue (1), snora (1), cawcat333 (2), karenmarie (2), krazy4katz (2), Lisa805 (2)

Score: 77.45

Explanations:

agjuba (1): This is perhaps my all-time favorite book -- the writing is smart and clever, the characters are beautifully fleshed-out, and the premise is unusual.

2
2,467 members, 179 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), cawcat333 (1), zhejw (1), feeling.is.first (1), debnance (1), karenmarie (1), davidabrams (1), RiversideReader (2), LisaSHarvey (2), bibliotess (2), melmore (3)4 more, Devlindusty (3), ErinDenver (3), maritimer (4), bjappleg8 (4)

Score: 52.87

Explanations:

RiversideReader (2): Exceptional, brilliant!

3
739 members, 49 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: worldisquiet (1), Emmay (1), RidgewayGirl (1), yalliejane (1), missizicks (1), PatsyMurray (1), JenMDB (2), Parker51 (2), Cait86 (4), BLBera (4)

Score: 36.38

Explanations:

missizicks (1): This is as close to perfect as a book gets for me.

PatsyMurray (1): This is the year I discovered Ali Smith.

4
3,447 members, 129 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: wildtusker (1), moonwatcher (1), hihopehere (1), MTCDBIBLIO (1), blkrk4000 (1), worldisquiet (2), bugaderes39 (2), feeling.is.first (2), karenmarie (5), elphie93 (5)

Score: 35.44

5
2,069 members, 120 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: angiestahl (1), carol.iam (1), dawnlovesbooks (1), KatyBee (2), Devlindusty (2), Micheller7 (2), worldisquiet (3), cawcat333 (3), LisaSHarvey (3), fannyprice (5)

Score: 33.88

6
2,740 members, 119 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (1), bookworm12 (1), armysquirrel (2), Storeetllr (2), feeling.is.first (3), worldisquiet (4), carol.iam (4), Annie_Arnott (5)

Score: 26.1

7
1,553 members, 119 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: bjappleg8 (1), krazy4katz (1), Lisa805 (1), beebeereads (2), vwinsloe (2), souloftherose (2), cawcat333 (4)

Score: 24.92

8
1,418 members, 98 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: dmofnd (1), njinthesun (2), ErinDenver (2), N1na (2), BLBera (3), lauralkeet (5), cawcat333 (5)

Score: 22.48

9
1,281 members, 130 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: Jumpball (1), amerynth (1), IsolaBlue (1), RidgewayGirl (2), hazel1123 (2), Devlindusty (4)

Score: 21.56

10
4,541 members, 204 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ClaudaJB (1), timetunnel (2), bookwoman84 (2), armysquirrel (3), mooingzelda (3), Soupdragon (4)

Score: 19.63

11
1,511 members, 100 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Simone2 (1), revbean (1), RidgewayGirl (3), N1na (4), beebeereads (4), ErinDenver (5)

Score: 19.37

12
2,007 members, 127 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: beebeereads (1), dawnlovesbooks (2), angiestahl (3), yalliejane (4), Devlindusty (5), kgriffith (5)

Score: 18.58

13
1,255 members, 107 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ashmolean1 (1), Lapsus16 (1), seasonsoflove (1), raidergirl3 (2), lindapanzo (3)

Score: 18.4

14
5,437 members, 398 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: janeprichard (1), amforker (1), PaperbackPirate (1), ashmolean1 (2), worldisquiet (5)

Score: 18.04

15
3,489 members, 203 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: dchaikin (1), kara.shamy (2), carol.iam (2), Laura1124 (3), Mirabelle (3)

Score: 16.81

Explanations:

dchaikin (1): I love the whole series, my favorite books in a long time. I was swept away.

16
1,446 members, 99 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: eo206 (1), ClaudaJB (2), _Zoe_ (2), greeneyed_ives (4), souloftherose (4)

Score: 16.38

17
1,582 members, 106 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Capybara_99 (1), ClaudaJB (3), ashmolean1 (3), SBoren (3), beebeereads (5)

Score: 15.79

18
1,800 members, 96 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), SBoren (2), mahsdad (3), chwiggy (4), Cali_T (6)

Score: 15.79

19
1,231 members, 132 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: debnance (2), clue (2), kristenl (3), mdexter (4), ReluctantTechie (5)

Score: 15.27

20
2,953 members, 263 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: AnnabelHart (1), Storeetllr (1), peatr (1), virginiahomeschooler (3)

Score: 15.04

Explanations:

peatr (1): first time in years I have been totally excited and shocked and shaken by a book! stunning.

21
798 members, 89 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: generalkala (1), BoundTogetherForGood (1), lahochstetler (1), kara.shamy (3)

Score: 15.04

Explanations:

BoundTogetherForGood (1): I was riveted by this tragic telling of the devastation that befell these young American women.

22
5,369 members, 460 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: plaugher (1), nx74defiant (2), foggidawn (3), ClaudaJB (4)

Score: 13.23

23
2,417 members, 165 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: SBoren (1), debnance (3), kgriffith (3), norabelle414 (4)

Score: 12.91

24
3,769 members, 238 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Ling.Lass (1), KimarieBee (2), ClaudaJB (5), christina_reads (5)

Score: 12.71

25
3,541 members, 241 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), TessaSlingerland (3), feeling.is.first (4), chwiggy (5)

Score: 12.54

26
1,218 members, 76 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Micheller7 (1), dawnlovesbooks (3), LisaSHarvey (4), BLBera (5)

Score: 12.54

27
392 members, 116 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), fannyprice (3), ErinDenver (4), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 12.06

28
9,657 members, 216 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Ling.Lass (3), ashmolean1 (4), lahochstetler (4), JISimpson (4)

Score: 11.53

29
1,898 members, 81 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: sundance (1), chgstrom (1), hazel1123 (3)

Score: 11.04

30
337 members, 47 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Annie_Arnott (1), greeneyed_ives (1), christina_reads (4)

Score: 10.83

31
289 members, 38 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: bibliotess (1), Bookmarque (1), RidgewayGirl (4)

Score: 10.83

32
1,882 members, 114 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: jeanned (1), hoddybook (2), rstaedter (3)

Score: 10.4

33
2,250 members, 125 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (1), mooingzelda (2), TempleCat (4)

Score: 10.19

34
1,376 members, 46 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: rsa (1), shaunie (2), bookwoman84 (4)

Score: 10.19

35
1,081 members, 57 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: rarm (1), BLBera (2), LDVoorberg (4)

Score: 10.19

36
1,547 members, 87 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: dehelen (1), krazy4katz (3), beebeereads (3)

Score: 10.08

37
444 members, 24 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: yoyogod (1), melmore (2), feeling.is.first (5)

Score: 10.04

38
17,246 members, 313 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: pedro.pessoa (1), Minthe (3), carol.iam (5)

Score: 9.71

39
2,043 members, 191 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: heidialice (1), carol.iam (3), Capybara_99 (5)

Score: 9.71

Explanations:

heidialice (1): A beautifully lyrical meditation on family, relationships and how they change over time and aging. A timeless, utterly believable, faltering voice, Lucy is naive and childlike in so many ways, yet incredibly perceptive when it comes to observing other people and their inner struggles.… (more)

40
848 members, 51 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (1), KatyBee (4), dehelen (5)

Score: 9.5

41
749 members, 38 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: timetunnel (3), sturlington (3), KatyBee (5)

Score: 8.75

42
7,198 members, 511 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (3), sipthereader (4), Ling.Lass (4)

Score: 8.7

43
572 members, 40 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (3), Simone2 (4), bibliotess (4)

Score: 8.7

44
4,302 members, 92 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: bjappleg8 (3), LisaSHarvey (5), dchaikin (5)

Score: 8.39

45
2,108 members, 66 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: bearymore (1), FAMeulstee (1)

Score: 8

Explanations:

bearymore (1): Absolutely a classic. Very moving, a modern War and Peace.

46
350 members, 31 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), Euryale (1)

Score: 8

47
28,250 members, 394 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: shaunie (1), Annie_Arnott (2)

Score: 7.36

48
17,087 members, 780 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: serhatx (1), Annie_Arnott (3)

Score: 7.04

49
2,842 members, 216 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: flips (1), KimarieBee (3)

Score: 7.04

50
1,437 members, 130 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: ReluctantTechie (1), vwinsloe (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

ReluctantTechie (1): A well-written narrative about injustice in our judicial system that I was not aware of. It was also an inspiring example of personal commitment and activism.… (more)

51
620 members, 53 reviews
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (1), Storeetllr (3)

Score: 7.04

52
601 members, 42 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (1), KatyBee (3)

Score: 7.04

53
10,389 members, 134 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Wolfman08 (1), Annie_Arnott (4)

Score: 6.83

54
586 members, 28 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: lanewillson (1), davidabrams (4)

Score: 6.83

55
474 members, 10 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: cometahalley (1), Jambyfool (4)

Score: 6.83

56
311 members, 14 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), flying_monkeys (4)

Score: 6.83

57
122 members, 10 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: fowlie (1), SBoren (4)

Score: 6.83

58
8,256 members, 111 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sundance (2), FAMeulstee (2)

Score: 6.73

59
889 members, 77 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Simone2 (2), maritimer (2)

Score: 6.73

60
9,546 members, 837 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: KerryD1971 (1), chgstrom (5)

Score: 6.68

61
4,199 members, 124 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (1), anglemark (5)

Score: 6.68

62
3,280 members, 244 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (1), tina1969 (5)

Score: 6.68

63
2,694 members, 231 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), sturlington (5)

Score: 6.68

64
2,599 members, 138 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: gilroy (1), lottpoet (5)

Score: 6.68

65
743 members, 29 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: BLBera (1), bugaderes39 (5)

Score: 6.68

66
415 members, 10 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), booksinbed (5)

Score: 6.68

67
282 members, 16 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), RidgewayGirl (5)

Score: 6.68

68
193 members, 10 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ablachly (1), norabelle414 (5)

Score: 6.68

69
8,345 members, 189 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: missizicks (2), shaunie (3)

Score: 6.4

Explanations:

missizicks (2): This book blew me away with its tenderness and sadness.

70
3,056 members, 189 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: kristenl (2), lanewillson (3)

Score: 6.4

72
206 members, 8 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: Jumpball (2), greeneyed_ives (3)

Score: 6.4

73
63 members, 2 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (2), yalliejane (3)

Score: 6.4

74
2,067 members, 290 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kamoorephoto (2), virginiahomeschooler (4)

Score: 6.19

75
1,972 members, 84 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (2), tess_schoolmarm (4)

Score: 6.19

76
1,259 members, 62 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: yalliejane (2), shaunie (4)

Score: 6.19

77
627 members, 40 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (2), revbean (4)

Score: 6.19

78
614 members, 51 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: angiestahl (2), njinthesun (4)

Score: 6.19

79
481 members, 48 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (2), ca.bookwyrm (4)

Score: 6.19

80
314 members, 46 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: greeneyed_ives (2), ReluctantTechie (4)

Score: 6.19

81
271 members, 21 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (2), ablachly (4)

Score: 6.19

82
1,976 members, 149 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: BoundTogetherForGood (3), bibliotess (3)

Score: 6.08

Explanations:

BoundTogetherForGood (3): This book visits the life of a quirky young woman. The reader is allowed to watch as her life begins to transform into one of greater awareness and occasional delight.… (more)

83
1,279 members, 78 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Euryale (3), raidergirl3 (3)

Score: 6.08

84
363 members, 8 reviews
4.56 stars (4.56 stars)

Lists: bearymore (3), jillmwo (3)

Score: 6.08

85
6,879 members, 458 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: cometahalley (2), kristilabrie (5)

Score: 6.04

86
383 members, 33 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2), bookwoman84 (5)

Score: 6.04

87
195 members, 10 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: briarhills (2), souloftherose (5)

Score: 6.04

88
1,028 members, 95 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

89
930 members, 83 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (3), timetunnel (4)

Score: 5.87

90
1,223 members, 62 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: bcrowl399 (3), ca.bookwyrm (5)

Score: 5.71

91
452 members, 55 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: seasonsoflove (3), SBoren (5)

Score: 5.71

92
348 members, 23 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: terran (3), njinthesun (5)

Score: 5.71

93
188 members, 49 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (3), Lisa805 (5)

Score: 5.71

94
5,666 members, 534 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: angiestahl (4), BoundTogetherForGood (4)

Score: 5.66

Explanations:

BoundTogetherForGood (4): A story for story-lovers. It's all the nicer because it revolves around a mysterious bookstore.

95
770 members, 43 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: pan0ramix (4), fannyprice (4)

Score: 5.66

96
690 members, 44 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (4), mooingzelda (4)

Score: 5.66

97
527 members, 46 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: lindapanzo (4), debnance (4)

Score: 5.66

98
8,453 members, 567 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: yalliejane (5), KerryD1971 (5)

Score: 5.35

99
59,627 members, 1,082 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: alaskaEditor (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

alaskaEditor (1): A classic that I'd never read but finally got around to when a neighbor handed me this and the parody, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Read 'em both and loved them.… (more)

100
30,001 members, 939 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: bcrowl399 (1)

Score: 4

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