HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
dismiss
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

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: 244 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
11,596 members, 964 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
6,931 members, 560 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
11,407 members, 682 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), mahrenew (3), DerBuecherwurm (3), terran (3)5 more, rodrick (3), dudes22 (3), Patient (4), LisbethE (4), Mallc (5)

Score: 52.35

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
3,889 members, 273 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 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
6,070 members, 484 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 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
3,048 members, 215 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
5,287 members, 337 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 31.75

8
11,813 members, 904 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
1,743 members, 182 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 28.77

10
1,843 members, 123 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
3,366 members, 217 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

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

Score: 24.92

12
10,217 members, 645 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 24.56

13
3,283 members, 229 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 23.59

14
2,234 members, 131 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

15
2,321 members, 122 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 21.08

16
1,597 members, 92 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 20.17

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)

17
4,629 members, 247 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 20.12

18
1,663 members, 122 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

19
4,655 members, 269 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Score: 19.21

20
1,513 members, 160 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 18.04

21
3,343 members, 203 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: BookWallah (1), bjappleg8 (1), mdexter (1), IsolaBlue (4), MrsMathias (4)

Score: 17.66

22
5,637 members, 472 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 16.81

23
3,726 members, 243 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 16.54

24
3,938 members, 280 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 15.91

25
2,392 members, 171 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 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
1,002 members, 91 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

27
3,044 members, 183 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 14.89

28
6,552 members, 505 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 14.04

29
10,455 members, 589 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

30
1,138 members, 64 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 12.92

31
1,599 members, 131 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

32
3,983 members, 221 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 12.12

33
1,074 members, 38 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

34
3,465 members, 229 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

35
516 members, 49 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

36
3,107 members, 166 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

37
2,595 members, 175 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

38
1,213 members, 107 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 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)

39
4,408 members, 463 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

40
2,878 members, 233 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

41
14,559 members, 625 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

42
412 members, 37 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 9.56

43
8,213 members, 401 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.4

44
1,932 members, 129 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
1,266 members, 91 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 9.02

46
11,796 members, 900 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 8.91

47
1,346 members, 89 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

48
1,106 members, 70 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 8.33

49
23,294 members, 692 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

50
30,055 members, 648 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: fannyprice (1), kristilabrie (1)

Score: 8

51
28,029 members, 381 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Turambar (1), PaperbackPirate (1)

Score: 8

52
2,447 members, 219 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: karspeak (1), lorannen (1)

Score: 8

53
2,123 members, 31 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: proximity1 (1), ReneeGKC (1)

Score: 8

54
595 members, 39 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 8

55
20,287 members, 403 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), revbean (2)

Score: 7.36

56
14,335 members, 347 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), bookwoman84 (2)

Score: 7.36

57
10,404 members, 768 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Ape (1), terran (2)

Score: 7.36

58
6,511 members, 348 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), viktorasd (2)

Score: 7.36

59
1,169 members, 38 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1), plaugher (2)

Score: 7.36

60
899 members, 81 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), dara85 (2)

Score: 7.36

61
592 members, 66 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), seasonsoflove (2)

Score: 7.36

62
6,665 members, 313 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.

63
3,961 members, 221 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 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.

64
3,829 members, 206 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: TheDivineOomba (1), rarm (3)

Score: 7.04

65
2,422 members, 47 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), dchaikin (3)

Score: 7.04

66
3,802 members, 214 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (2), baystateRA (2)

Score: 6.73

67
2,256 members, 114 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (2), inge87 (2)

Score: 6.73

68
3,713 members, 49 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), ursula (5)

Score: 6.68

69
2,832 members, 211 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: _debbie_ (1), erinclark (5)

Score: 6.68

70
2,524 members, 186 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: kjforrest (1), imyril (5)

Score: 6.68

71
1,999 members, 84 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), mdexter (5)

Score: 6.68

72
1,979 members, 129 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: questionablepotato (1), zhejw (5)

Score: 6.68

75
2,145 members, 141 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), asrushton (6)

Score: 6.56

76
8,747 members, 1,107 reviews
4.49 stars (4.49 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (2), Leida (3)

Score: 6.4

77
5,803 members, 143 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ursula (2), bookworm12 (3)

Score: 6.4

78
239 members, 3 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 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
2,599 members, 157 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (2), novelcommentary (4)

Score: 6.19

80
1,508 members, 166 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (2), saucybetty (4)

Score: 6.19

81
83 members, 16 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

82
1,288 members, 114 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kbuxton (3), Euryale (3)

Score: 6.08

83
44 members, 1 review
3.13 stars (3.13 stars)

Lists: RavenRing (3), Ignolopi (3)

Score: 6.08

84
3,752 members, 315 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: erinclark (2), infjsarah (5)

Score: 6.04

85
2,263 members, 183 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: kennethb97 (2), whymaggiemay (5)

Score: 6.04

Explanations:

whymaggiemay (5): Beautifully written dystopia with wonderful universal themes

86
57,824 members, 951 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Brindle (3), Turambar (4)

Score: 5.87

87
4,858 members, 222 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: zhejw (3), Dilara86 (4)

Score: 5.87

88
1,749 members, 99 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (3), DanaSchipporeit (4)

Score: 5.87

89
1,601 members, 80 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: tardis (3), kbuxton (4)

Score: 5.87

90
1,112 members, 36 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

91
886 members, 59 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: claireb (3), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 5.87

92
23,709 members, 326 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: edmurbobby (3), Turambar (5)

Score: 5.71

93
23,067 members, 578 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)

94
2,294 members, 167 reviews
4.57 stars (4.57 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (3), KimMeyer (5)

Score: 5.71

95
1,888 members, 82 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: revbean (3), jeanned (5)

Score: 5.71

96
1,623 members, 61 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 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.

97
744 members, 54 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (3), foggidawn (5)

Score: 5.71

98
585 members, 32 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (3), plaugher (5)

Score: 5.71

99
3,212 members, 372 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: bookworm12 (4), crystallyn (4)

Score: 5.66

100
2,204 members, 130 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (4), foggidawn (4)

Score: 5.66

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date

About this list

Started by: lorannen (December 2015)

Type: Numbered

Limit: 5 books

Related tags

19th century (6,798) 20th century (8,110) American (5,662) American literature (8,704) biography (7,978) British (5,509) classic (21,875) classics (21,538) England (10,055) fantasy (38,601) fiction (209,514) historical fiction (24,794) history (17,133) humor (5,523) literature (19,888) memoir (7,506) mystery (15,882) non-fiction (26,428) novel (28,124) read (20,015) romance (6,737) science fiction (38,032) to-read (123,629) WWII (8,077) young adult (6,091)