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Top Five Books of 2018

Description: Description: What are your top five reads for 2018? These books DO NOT need to have been published in 2018. See the annual blog post for staff favorites: [link to come] Join the discussion on Talk [link to come] 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: 257 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
4,344 members, 325 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): Vivid, detailed, alive, heartening. The Count is sentenced to permanent house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, and needs to learn how to live in the hotel as passionately as he did in the outside world.… (more)

2
3,626 members, 210 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: jbhunter (1), BobOseid (1), windflwr (1), knightlight777 (1), Marmie7 (1), cabockwrites (1), writerlibrarian (1), bookworm12 (1), Cariola (1), urania1 (1), N1na (1)12 more, This-n-That (1), michigantrumpet (1), Aigos.DaVila (2), aquamari (2), trlinatl (2), IrishSue (2), dkohler52 (3), bkmcneil (3), lorannen (3), kellyslist (4), bjappleg8 (4), kjgormley (5)

Thumbs down: Kuiperdolin

Score: 80.9

3
4,345 members, 308 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: audiencedog (1), Deedledee (1), murraymint11 (1), raidergirl3 (1), daisy_may (1), Rchlwtsn (1), IrishSue (1), rhian_of_oz (1), jbhunter (2), Krisbee (2), chgstrom (2)7 more, MelonieMurray (3), Sarah.Abbott (3), aquamari (4), PrueGallagher (4), olegalCA (4), This-n-That (4), bookworm12 (5)

Thumbs down: Kuiperdolin

Score: 60.16

4
4,426 members, 286 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: MelonieMurray (1), kristenl (1), jtgodwin (1), khaki97 (1), bness2 (1), justmum (1), Micheller7 (1), windflwr (2), Sarah.Abbott (2), cabockwrites (2), carolfoisset (2)6 more, bjappleg8 (2), michigantrumpet (2), aquamari (3), beebeereads (4), katemcangus (4), njinthesun (5)

Score: 59.55

5
1,848 members, 132 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Familiar_Diversions (1), tldegray (1), Ashles (1), m_island (1), tsangal (1), Marmie7 (2), TempleCat (2), writerlibrarian (2), Nova_Mortem (3), souloftherose (5)

Score: 35.81

6
2,040 members, 118 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: dkohler52 (1), debnance (1), EllsieFind (1), arsolot (1), BobOseid (2), msf59 (2), Parker51 (2), Sarah.Abbott (4), aquamari (5), charl08 (5)

Score: 34.27

7
3,577 members, 242 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: chezbob (1), errata (1), dianeham (1), peterveen (2), waitingtoderail (2), jbhunter (3), BobOseid (3), sipthereader (4), margitc (4), Cariola (4), jeanned (5)

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50

Score: 33.97

8
1,978 members, 118 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: karenmarie (1), chezbob (2), bkmcneil (2), kjgormley (2), PrueGallagher (3), jbhunter (4), MelonieMurray (4), trlinatl (4), BobOseid (5), nivramkoorb (5)

Score: 30.97

9
3,591 members, 200 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: IMBOS (1), BLBera (1), kristenl (2), Micheller7 (2), This-n-That (2), Marmie7 (3), Susan.Macura (3), N1na (3), dkohler52 (4), beebeereads (5)

Thumbs down: SPPColumbus, JaneAustenNut

Score: 28.71

10
1,757 members, 109 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (1), foggidawn (1), oceancat (1), melmore (2), rosalita (2), souloftherose (3), Aquila (3), martitia (5)

Score: 27.48

11
2,385 members, 144 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: peterveen (1), kayanelson (1), audiencedog (2), charl08 (2), trlinatl (3), IrishSue (3), BobOseid (4), arsolot (5)

Score: 26.31

12
1,024 members, 62 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: anglemark (1), bfkendrick (2), Rchlwtsn (2), Trifolia (2), CarltonC (3), charl08 (3), N1na (4), Cariola (5)

Score: 25.67

13
2,538 members, 162 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: bookwoman84 (1), melmore (1), yarmando (1), norabelle414 (2), zhejw (3), LDVoorberg (3), sturlington (3), nivramkoorb (4)

Thumbs down: karenmarie

Score: 25.31

15
2,130 members, 119 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Francisco_Javier (1), RaMurray (1), muehlpfordt (1), Bookmarque (1), lowelibrary (2), amuskopf (5)

Score: 22.04

16
1,615 members, 88 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: donsread (1), vwinsloe (1), ultrabookgeek (2), Ling.Lass (2), Marmie7 (4), TempleCat (5)

Score: 20.23

Explanations:

ultrabookgeek (2): because I cried and still felt hopeful. also, because I want to visit the places in this book even though I would most likely die in 30 seconds.

17
12,920 members, 376 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), martitia (2), donsread (2), Kiwiclaire50 (3), muehlpfordt (4), plaugher (4)

Score: 19.42

18
6,038 members, 482 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: Dec31 (1), mahsdad (2), aethercowboy (2), Krisbee (3), martitia (4), Rchlwtsn (4)

Score: 19.42

Explanations:

aethercowboy (2): This books is both touching and funny, and in the end, it almost made me cry bittersweet tears.

19
11,356 members, 678 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: KarlzFragaz (1), olca02 (1), overthemoon (1), Francisco_Javier (2), amerynth (2), MelonieMurray (5)

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50

Score: 19.4

20
36,968 members, 550 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), rarm (1), muehlpfordt (2), martitia (3), Francisco_Javier (3)

Score: 17.44

21
4,648 members, 195 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Aigos.DaVila (1), zmeischa (1), peremees (2), kristilabrie (3), mahsdad (5)

Score: 17.08

22
17,714 members, 608 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: pamdierickx (1), Porua (1), chezbob (3), donsread (3), Minthe (6)

Score: 16.63

Explanations:

Porua (1): The crimes of H. H. Holmes filled me with a sense of dread and loneliness. Intertwined with this macabre tale is the struggle to bring the spectacular 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to life. That may sound dull, but trust me it isn't!… (more)

23
756 members, 57 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: tldegray (2), Ashles (2), m_island (2), tsangal (4), Aquila (4)

Score: 15.75

24
699 members, 44 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), HeatherMoss (2), vwinsloe (4), BLBera (4), sturlington (5)

Score: 15.7

Explanations:

HeatherMoss (2): This was really different, but still within the realm of believable legislation that could befall us. I love her writing style.

25
2,275 members, 153 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: zhejw (2), cabockwrites (3), SohoReader (3), JenMDB (4), bkmcneil (4)

Score: 15.1

26
2,627 members, 77 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Kiwiclaire50 (1), conceptDawg (1), pamdierickx (2), ccatalfo (2)

Score: 14.73

27
18,430 members, 824 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), a.paravano (1), Kiwiclaire50 (2), Francisco_Javier (4)

Score: 14.19

28
1,297 members, 69 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Davida.Chazan (1), errata (2), bfkendrick (4)

Score: 14.19

29
901 members, 59 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: beebeereads (1), ablachly (1), chezbob (4), charl08 (4)

Score: 13.66

31
25,400 members, 804 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: martitia (1), overthemoon (1), Tess_W (2), muehlpfordt (3), bfkendrick (5)

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50, oregonobsessionz

Score: 13.08

32
2,033 members, 121 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), FerneMysteryReader (1), rhian_of_oz (2), bfkendrick (3)

Thumbs down: dmenon90

Score: 12.4

33
979 members, 32 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: LyndaInOregon (1), celaneus (1), timspalding (2)

Score: 11.36

34
2,127 members, 190 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: gburlingham (1), ultrabookgeek (1), Micheller7 (3)

Score: 11.04

Explanations:

ultrabookgeek (1): When you want all the characters to win when they are at odds with each other, then you have an exceptional story.

35
1,706 members, 101 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: onlinealterego (1), Emilylaura (1), lottpoet (4)

Score: 10.83

36
771 members, 64 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: alphaorder (1), bookworm12 (2), ablachly (2)

Score: 10.73

37
4,614 members, 268 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: plaugher (1), kristilabrie (1), celaneus (5)

Score: 10.68

Explanations:

kristilabrie (1): Test List addition explanation notification, List created by another member.

38
963 members, 46 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: jtoneill0 (1), boo-radley (1), N1na (5)

Score: 10.68

39
26,448 members, 517 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), KittyFiend (2), Aigos.DaVila (3)

Score: 10.4

40
3,961 members, 278 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (1), IMBOS (2), michelynn2016 (3)

Score: 10.4

41
4,607 members, 246 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: reesetee (1), zmeischa (2), rarm (4)

Score: 10.19

42
997 members, 67 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: LyndaInOregon (2), Cariola (2), urania1 (2)

Score: 10.09

43
450 members, 32 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: FAMeulstee (1), Cariola (3), BLBera (3)

Score: 10.08

44
11,958 members, 988 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: TLievens (1), flips (2), Francisco_Javier (5)

Score: 10.04

46
4,830 members, 221 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), zmeischa (3), SohoReader (5)

Score: 9.71

47
443 members, 15 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (1), craso (4), Euryale (4)

Score: 9.66

48
969 members, 70 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Aquila (1), rhian_of_oz (5), ablachly (5)

Score: 9.35

49
1,163 members, 62 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: KeyonnaB. (2), Deedledee (3), sturlington (4)

Score: 9.23

50
2,910 members, 167 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ultrabookgeek (3), jtoneill0 (3), vwinsloe (3)

Score: 9.12

Explanations:

ultrabookgeek (3): an amazing and loving family saga that never went the way you expect.

51
1,644 members, 93 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: murraymint11 (2), YSBookRev (3), katemcangus (5)

Score: 9.08

52
1,282 members, 77 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), LyndaInOregon (3), melmore (5)

Score: 9.08

53
2,870 members, 207 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (2), kristenl (4), PaperbackPirate (5)

Score: 8.87

54
1,252 members, 65 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: neurokarma (3), amuskopf (3), Lille_lara (5)

Score: 8.75

55
646 members, 35 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: JenMDB (3), Bookmarque (4), shaunie (5)

Score: 8.54

56
694 members, 24 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: briarhills (5), tsangal (5), yarmando (5)

Score: 8.03

57
5,345 members, 257 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), gypsysmom (1)

Score: 8

58
4,628 members, 89 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: JaneAustenNut (1), cbl_tn (1)

Score: 8

59
1,632 members, 75 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Mirabelle (4), Dilara86 (4), zmeischa (12)

Score: 7.81

60
818 members, 75 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: KeyonnaB. (1), Davida.Chazan (3), Verkruissen (5)

Thumbs down: dianeham

Score: 7.71

61
3,260 members, 45 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (2)

Score: 7.36

62
2,938 members, 174 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), JenMDB (2)

Score: 7.36

63
2,258 members, 61 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: catcarlo (1), starbox (2)

Score: 7.36

64
1,726 members, 82 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: OHBibliophile (1), JaneAustenNut (2)

Score: 7.36

65
698 members, 50 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), Susan.Macura (2)

Score: 7.36

66
416 members, 6 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), varielle (2)

Score: 7.36

67
363 members, 19 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Leida (1), marieke54 (2)

Score: 7.36

68
71 members, 3 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), celaneus (2)

Score: 7.36

69
18,721 members, 340 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1), ThoughtPolice (3)

Score: 7.04

70
14,173 members, 266 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: bkmcneil (1), Rchlwtsn (3)

Score: 7.04

71
4,864 members, 90 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), amerynth (3)

Score: 7.04

72
2,184 members, 103 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), debnance (3)

Score: 7.04

73
1,236 members, 88 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: SohoReader (1), sipthereader (3)

Score: 7.04

74
1,145 members, 96 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), urania1 (3)

Score: 7.04

75
1,068 members, 66 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), alphaorder (3)

Score: 7.04

76
805 members, 54 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Ciruelo (1), bezzabouza (3)

Score: 7.04

77
713 members, 37 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), flips (3)

Score: 7.04

78
552 members, 42 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: lorannen (1), revbean (3)

Score: 7.04

79
535 members, 34 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Susan.Macura (1), melmore (3)

Score: 7.04

80
372 members, 17 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: prima1 (1), rapotter (3)

Score: 7.04

82
17,396 members, 268 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Ciruelo (4)

Score: 6.83

83
6,148 members, 138 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), FAMeulstee (4)

Score: 6.83

84
5,065 members, 131 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 6.83

Explanations:

ahef1963 (4): My introduction to Willa Cather and I was blown away by the story, the prairie, and the amount of determination that can be rustled up in the middle of nowhere.… (more)

85
4,399 members, 140 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), HeatherMoss (4)

Score: 6.83

Explanations:

HeatherMoss (4): I can't believe I waited so long to read this. I thought it was delightful.

86
2,898 members, 207 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: holly_golightly (1), celaneus (4)

Score: 6.83

Explanations:

holly_golightly (1): I read this in March and I still think about it regularly. It is not an exaggeration to call this book mind-altering.

87
1,731 members, 104 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), encephalical (4)

Score: 6.83

88
1,261 members, 73 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: nivramkoorb (1), WendyRobyn (4)

Score: 6.83

89
1,148 members, 33 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), SohoReader (4)

Score: 6.83

90
594 members, 22 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), tcereceda (4)

Score: 6.83

91
424 members, 7 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), rocketjk (4)

Score: 6.83

92
367 members, 32 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Nova_Mortem (1), briarhills (4)

Score: 6.83

93
1,184 members, 86 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: plaugher (2), boo-radley (2)

Score: 6.73

94
474 members, 37 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: bookwoman84 (2), tina1969 (2)

Score: 6.73

95
14,498 members, 253 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (5)

Score: 6.68

96
9,936 members, 174 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), daisy_may (5)

Score: 6.68

97
1,813 members, 47 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), techeditor (5)

Score: 6.68

98
1,116 members, 102 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), Carmenere (5)

Score: 6.68

99
674 members, 29 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (1), Capybara_99 (5)

Score: 6.68

100
334 members, 17 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: rosalita (1), LyndaInOregon (5)

Score: 6.68

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