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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: 242 participating members (show all)

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1
14,575 members, 1,120 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 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
9,089 members, 689 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
14,562 members, 767 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: RBeffa (1), gypsysmom (1), Micheller7 (1), JenMDB (1), PATSEA6 (2), PollyMig (2), a_forester (2), silverada (2), amarie (2), mahrenew (3), DerBuecherwurm (3)6 more, terran (3), rodrick (3), dudes22 (3), Patient (4), LisbethE (4), Mallc (5)

Score: 56.35

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
5,155 members, 342 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 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
8,177 members, 571 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 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
3,704 members, 246 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
7,353 members, 402 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 31.75

8
14,415 members, 1,018 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
2,048 members, 202 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 28.77

10
2,218 members, 139 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
4,213 members, 245 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

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

Score: 24.92

12
12,408 members, 723 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 24.56

13
4,142 members, 247 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Score: 23.59

14
2,594 members, 142 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 21.31

15
2,738 members, 139 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 21.08

16
5,683 members, 285 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 20.12

17
2,240 members, 158 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

18
6,311 members, 329 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

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

Score: 19.21

19
1,676 members, 165 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 18.04

21
2,033 members, 116 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 17.13

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)

22
6,700 members, 506 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 16.81

23
4,336 members, 272 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 16.54

24
4,907 members, 328 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 15.91

25
2,738 members, 186 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 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
1,146 members, 97 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

27
3,699 members, 220 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 14.89

28
7,405 members, 561 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 14.04

29
12,087 members, 619 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

30
1,314 members, 69 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 12.92

31
1,740 members, 142 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

32
5,514 members, 291 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 12.12

33
1,441 members, 49 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

34
581 members, 53 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

35
4,000 members, 213 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

36
3,127 members, 193 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

37
1,431 members, 125 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 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)

38
5,031 members, 519 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

39
3,166 members, 251 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

40
17,221 members, 711 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

41
482 members, 42 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 9.56

42
9,763 members, 457 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.4

43
2,430 members, 155 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)

44
1,503 members, 103 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 9.02

45
12,872 members, 945 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 8.91

46
1,700 members, 104 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

47
24,983 members, 729 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

48
32,720 members, 695 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: fannyprice (1), kristilabrie (1)

Score: 8

49
30,771 members, 425 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Turambar (1), PaperbackPirate (1)

Score: 8

50
2,693 members, 234 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: karspeak (1), lorannen (1)

Score: 8

51
2,342 members, 32 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: proximity1 (1), ReneeGKC (1)

Score: 8

52
772 members, 48 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 8

53
22,421 members, 442 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), revbean (2)

Score: 7.36

54
15,453 members, 373 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), bookwoman84 (2)

Score: 7.36

55
12,393 members, 869 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Ape (1), terran (2)

Score: 7.36

56
7,083 members, 379 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), viktorasd (2)

Score: 7.36

57
1,296 members, 45 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1), plaugher (2)

Score: 7.36

58
1,040 members, 96 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), dara85 (2)

Score: 7.36

59
684 members, 66 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), seasonsoflove (2)

Score: 7.36

60
7,317 members, 340 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.

61
5,750 members, 294 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: TheDivineOomba (1), rarm (3)

Score: 7.04

62
5,081 members, 239 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 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
2,663 members, 57 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), dchaikin (3)

Score: 7.04

64
4,333 members, 228 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (2), baystateRA (2)

Score: 6.73

65
2,918 members, 143 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (2), inge87 (2)

Score: 6.73

66
4,330 members, 66 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), ursula (5)

Score: 6.68

67
3,179 members, 230 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: _debbie_ (1), erinclark (5)

Score: 6.68

68
2,526 members, 163 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: questionablepotato (1), zhejw (5)

Score: 6.68

69
2,406 members, 97 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), mdexter (5)

Score: 6.68

70
2,247 members, 231 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), baystateRA (5)

Score: 6.68

71
1,424 members, 110 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: uncharry (1), Parker51 (5)

Score: 6.68

73
2,778 members, 169 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), asrushton (6)

Score: 6.56

74
10,891 members, 1,181 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (2), Leida (3)

Score: 6.4

75
6,530 members, 156 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ursula (2), bookworm12 (3)

Score: 6.4

76
270 members, 2 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 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

77
2,948 members, 169 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (2), novelcommentary (4)

Score: 6.19

78
1,741 members, 173 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (2), saucybetty (4)

Score: 6.19

79
87 members, 16 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

80
1,604 members, 134 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: kbuxton (3), Euryale (3)

Score: 6.08

81
51 members, 1 review
3.13 stars (3.13 stars)

Lists: RavenRing (3), Ignolopi (3)

Score: 6.08

82
4,531 members, 355 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: erinclark (2), infjsarah (5)

Score: 6.04

83
2,511 members, 203 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

84
63,877 members, 1,055 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Brindle (3), Turambar (4)

Score: 5.87

85
6,446 members, 275 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: zhejw (3), Dilara86 (4)

Score: 5.87

86
2,175 members, 112 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (3), DanaSchipporeit (4)

Score: 5.87

87
2,065 members, 97 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: tardis (3), kbuxton (4)

Score: 5.87

88
1,364 members, 43 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

89
1,132 members, 67 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: claireb (3), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 5.87

90
25,789 members, 357 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: edmurbobby (3), Turambar (5)

Score: 5.71

91
24,572 members, 598 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)

92
3,459 members, 219 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (3), KimMeyer (5)

Score: 5.71

93
2,134 members, 83 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: revbean (3), jeanned (5)

Score: 5.71

94
1,931 members, 68 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
893 members, 65 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (3), foggidawn (5)

Score: 5.71

96
738 members, 35 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (3), plaugher (5)

Score: 5.71

97
4,448 members, 460 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: bookworm12 (4), crystallyn (4)

Score: 5.66

98
2,773 members, 158 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (4), foggidawn (4)

Score: 5.66

99
1,428 members, 91 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Risbom (4), KatyBee (4)

Score: 5.66

100
7,481 members, 483 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: amarie (4), DanaSchipporeit (5)

Score: 5.5

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Started by: lorannen (December 2015)

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Limit: 5 books

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