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.
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18,755 members
880 reviews
½ 4.3
17 Members
amarie, Micheller7, DerBuecherwurm, Patient, terran, dudes22, Mallc, mahrenew, RBeffa, silverada, rodrick, gypsysmom, a_forester, JenMDB, PATSEA6, LisbethE, PollyMig
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a_forester: 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.
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6,393 members
388 reviews
4.1
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11,119 members
685 reviews
½ 4.3
10 Members
kristenl, charl08, terran, whymaggiemay, chgstrom, _debbie_, vancouverdeb, ahef1963, Grasshoppertld, Rchlwtsn
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whymaggiemay: An amazing curmudgeon who loves forever and more often than he thinks.
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4,345 members
278 reviews
3.9
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9,744 members
463 reviews
½ 4.3
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17,756 members
1,112 reviews
½ 3.6
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2,338 members
226 reviews
4
10
2,635 members
162 reviews
3.9
7 Members
ablachly, zhejw, kxn11, keywestnan, mary2515, Renabur, LisbethE
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Renabur: Wonderful writing, compelling story
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5,239 members
281 reviews
½ 4.5
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14,842 members
799 reviews
3.9
13
7,134 members
315 reviews
3.9
14
5,072 members
278 reviews
4.1
15
2,949 members
146 reviews
4
16
3,123 members
146 reviews
4
17
2,921 members
196 reviews
4.1
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7,727 members
368 reviews
½ 4.4
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1,817 members
168 reviews
4
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2,512 members
131 reviews
4.2
5 Members
tardis, Euryale, infjsarah, lkmiller, Familiar_Diversions
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Familiar_Diversions: 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.
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7,589 members
550 reviews
4
23
4,982 members
290 reviews
3.8
24
5,917 members
365 reviews
4
25
3,063 members
209 reviews
½ 3.6
5 Members
charl08, whymaggiemay, Leida, vancouverdeb, Rchlwtsn
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whymaggiemay: This is deservedly on many "best of" lists for 2015. Tyler makes her family our family and explains our family to us.
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1,232 members
98 reviews
4
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4,386 members
238 reviews
4
28
8,236 members
589 reviews
4
29
13,462 members
650 reviews
4
30
1,465 members
71 reviews
3.9
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1,990 members
150 reviews
3.8
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7,293 members
358 reviews
4
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1,760 members
60 reviews
4.2
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628 members
55 reviews
½ 3.7
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4,820 members
251 reviews
3.9
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3,757 members
212 reviews
½ 3.6
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7,441 members
326 reviews
4.1
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1,682 members
145 reviews
4.2
3 Members
norabelle414, rebl, ultrabookgeek
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rebl: 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.
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5,919 members
567 reviews
4
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3,596 members
273 reviews
4
3 Members
innominate, rarm, kxn11
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20,369 members
784 reviews
½ 4.4
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523 members
41 reviews
4.1
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11,561 members
495 reviews
4
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2,962 members
174 reviews
4
3 Members
infjsarah, lkmiller, Familiar_Diversions
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Familiar_Diversions: 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.
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1,712 members
106 reviews
3.8
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14,299 members
977 reviews
4
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2,085 members
122 reviews
4
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26,948 members
772 reviews
3.9
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36,170 members
742 reviews
4.1
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34,238 members
470 reviews
4.1
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2,942 members
250 reviews
4
2 Members
karspeak, lorannen
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2,609 members
38 reviews
½ 4.3
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935 members
55 reviews
3.9
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24,847 members
471 reviews
4.2
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16,466 members
384 reviews
3.9
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14,818 members
961 reviews
4.1
2 Members
terran, Ape
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7,698 members
406 reviews
4.1
2 Members
dudes22, viktorasd
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1,447 members
52 reviews
4
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1,124 members
100 reviews
4.1
2 Members
dara85, lauralkeet
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826 members
68 reviews
½ 3.6
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7,964 members
362 reviews
4.2
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7,953 members
374 reviews
4.1
2 Members
MarthaJeanne, cbl_tn
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MarthaJeanne: I read three books by Connie Willis, and all three deserve this spot.
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6,397 members
268 reviews
4.1
2 Members
amarie, MrsMathias
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amarie: This sweet memoir turned a vague person on the news to a truly admirable young woman.
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3,022 members
66 reviews
4.2
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2,856 members
108 reviews
3.8
2 Members
msf59, gypsysmom
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5,017 members
247 reviews
3.8
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3,613 members
163 reviews
4.1
2 Members
Parker51, inge87
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5,079 members
74 reviews
½ 4.3
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3,595 members
247 reviews
4.1
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3,414 members
197 reviews
½ 4.3
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2,934 members
249 reviews
4
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2,811 members
112 reviews
3.9
2 Members
ursula, mdexter
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1,641 members
119 reviews
½ 4.3
2 Members
Parker51, uncharry
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949 members
61 reviews
3.9
75
3,324 members
198 reviews
4
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14,050 members
1,237 reviews
½ 4.5
2 Members
Leida, Wassilissa
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7,473 members
168 reviews
3.9
2 Members
ursula, bookworm12
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303 members
2 reviews
3.8
2 Members
Renabur, briarhills
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Renabur: The wondrous facts reported in this accessible book have brought me joy this year. The story of reality is more wonderful than fiction
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3,303 members
177 reviews
3.9
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1,972 members
181 reviews
3.9
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100 members
16 reviews
3.9
82
1,940 members
149 reviews
4.2
2 Members
kbuxton, Euryale
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58 members
1 review
3.1
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5,307 members
399 reviews
4
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2,881 members
221 reviews
3.9
2 Members
whymaggiemay, kennethb97
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whymaggiemay: Beautifully written dystopia with wonderful universal themes
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72,013 members
1,163 reviews
3.8
2 Members
Brindle, Turambar
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7,692 members
296 reviews
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, Dilara86
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2,770 members
125 reviews
½ 3.6
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2,677 members
116 reviews
4.2
2 Members
kbuxton, tardis
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1,570 members
51 reviews
3.8
91
1,443 members
78 reviews
3.8
92
27,917 members
385 reviews
½ 3.6
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26,446 members
626 reviews
3.9
2 Members
fannyprice, a_forester
Explanations
a_forester: 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.
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4,662 members
243 reviews
½ 4.6
2 Members
KatyBee, KimMeyer
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2,272 members
89 reviews
½ 3.5
2 Members
revbean, jeanned
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2,257 members
78 reviews
½ 3.5
2 Members
edparks, JuliaMaria
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JuliaMaria: Aktueller Roman zum Thema Datenschutz, Wikileaks usw. - wie immer verpackt in leidenschaftliche gut erzählte Geschichte.
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1,035 members
76 reviews
3.8
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883 members
39 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
plaugher, Parker51
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6,237 members
543 reviews
3.9
100
3,531 members
163 reviews
½ 4.3