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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: http://blog.librarything.com/main/2015/12/top-five-books-of-2015/

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Members: 247 participating members (show all)

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1
9,916 members, 857 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 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
5,729 members, 482 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)10 more, GirlMisanthrope (2), SimoneA (3), EllsieFind (3), chgstrom (3), questionablepotato (3), Her_Royal_Orangeness (3), BookLizard (4), azrowan (4), Peace2 (4), innominate (5)

Score: 71.81

3
9,751 members, 619 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 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
3,082 members, 225 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 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
4,956 members, 408 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 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
4,371 members, 297 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: MrsMathias (1), vancouverdeb (1), silverada (1), dara85 (1), Micheller7 (2), lindapanzo (2), JSWBooks (2), azrowan (3), PATSEA6 (4), terran (4)

Score: 34.79

7
2,617 members, 187 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

8
10,239 members, 835 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: ebrahmstadt (1), erinclark (1), chgstrom (2), Grasshoppertld (3), taxonet (3), seasonsoflove (3), mahrenew (4), LynnB (4), tina1969 (5)

Score: 28.81

9
1,552 members, 158 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 28.77

10
1,569 members, 110 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
2,756 members, 193 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

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

Score: 24.92

12
8,825 members, 584 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 24.56

13
2,828 members, 214 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
1,939 members, 120 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 21.31

15
2,082 members, 113 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 21.08

16
1,269 members, 75 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 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
3,839 members, 217 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 20.12

18
1,333 members, 100 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

19
3,721 members, 227 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 19.21

20
1,410 members, 159 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 18.04

22
5,003 members, 441 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 16.81

23
3,279 members, 220 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 16.54

24
3,251 members, 242 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 15.91

25
2,130 members, 159 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 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
923 members, 85 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

27
2,527 members, 168 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 14.89

28
5,909 members, 475 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 14.04

29
3,845 members, 430 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: azrowan (1), Patient (1), BookLizard (3), Corduroy7 (4)

Score: 13.87

30
9,648 members, 553 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

31
1,041 members, 61 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 12.92

32
1,348 members, 127 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

33
3,119 members, 189 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 12.12

34
845 members, 31 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

35
2,795 members, 192 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

36
454 members, 46 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

37
2,543 members, 140 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

38
2,201 members, 161 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

39
1,008 members, 86 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 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)

40
2,467 members, 219 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

41
12,786 members, 567 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

42
370 members, 35 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 9.56

43
7,227 members, 382 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 9.4

44
1,579 members, 111 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
980 members, 77 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 9.02

46
11,019 members, 884 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 8.91

47
1,130 members, 80 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

48
896 members, 55 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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

Score: 8.33

49
22,285 members, 673 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

50
28,236 members, 612 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: fannyprice (1), kristilabrie (1)

Score: 8

51
26,475 members, 366 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Turambar (1), PaperbackPirate (1)

Score: 8

52
2,240 members, 208 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: karspeak (1), lorannen (1)

Score: 8

53
1,961 members, 27 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: proximity1 (1), ReneeGKC (1)

Score: 8

54
497 members, 33 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 8

55
19,101 members, 375 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), revbean (2)

Score: 7.36

56
13,754 members, 336 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), bookwoman84 (2)

Score: 7.36

57
9,176 members, 703 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Ape (1), terran (2)

Score: 7.36

58
6,040 members, 330 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), viktorasd (2)

Score: 7.36

59
1,080 members, 38 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1), plaugher (2)

Score: 7.36

60
820 members, 78 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), dara85 (2)

Score: 7.36

61
492 members, 56 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), seasonsoflove (2)

Score: 7.36

62
6,258 members, 294 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
3,318 members, 208 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 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
2,645 members, 150 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: TheDivineOomba (1), rarm (3)

Score: 7.04

65
2,256 members, 44 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), dchaikin (3)

Score: 7.04

66
3,351 members, 197 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (2), baystateRA (2)

Score: 6.73

67
1,771 members, 99 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (2), inge87 (2)

Score: 6.73

68
5,238 members, 342 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: JSWBooks (1), azrowan (5)

Score: 6.68

69
3,304 members, 45 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), ursula (5)

Score: 6.68

70
2,583 members, 196 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: _debbie_ (1), erinclark (5)

Score: 6.68

71
1,756 members, 79 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), mdexter (5)

Score: 6.68

72
1,701 members, 120 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: kjforrest (1), imyril (5)

Score: 6.68

73
1,550 members, 112 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: questionablepotato (1), zhejw (5)

Score: 6.68

76
1,766 members, 125 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), asrushton (6)

Score: 6.56

77
7,492 members, 1,004 reviews
4.49 stars (4.49 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (2), Leida (3)

Score: 6.4

78
5,386 members, 126 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ursula (2), bookworm12 (3)

Score: 6.4

79
219 members, 3 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 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

80
2,354 members, 148 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (2), novelcommentary (4)

Score: 6.19

81
1,376 members, 160 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (2), saucybetty (4)

Score: 6.19

82
79 members, 16 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

83
1,007 members, 104 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: kbuxton (3), Euryale (3)

Score: 6.08

84
39 members, 1 review
3.13 stars (3.13 stars)

Lists: RavenRing (3), Ignolopi (3)

Score: 6.08

85
3,083 members, 278 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: erinclark (2), infjsarah (5)

Score: 6.04

86
1,970 members, 172 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

87
54,554 members, 912 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Brindle (3), Turambar (4)

Score: 5.87

88
4,086 members, 197 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: zhejw (3), Dilara86 (4)

Score: 5.87

89
1,491 members, 86 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (3), DanaSchipporeit (4)

Score: 5.87

90
1,319 members, 71 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: tardis (3), kbuxton (4)

Score: 5.87

91
949 members, 36 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

92
699 members, 45 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: claireb (3), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 5.87

93
22,864 members, 313 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: edmurbobby (3), Turambar (5)

Score: 5.71

94
22,263 members, 569 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 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)

95
1,733 members, 81 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: revbean (3), jeanned (5)

Score: 5.71

96
1,633 members, 141 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (3), KimMeyer (5)

Score: 5.71

97
1,391 members, 56 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.

98
636 members, 48 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (3), foggidawn (5)

Score: 5.71

99
460 members, 31 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (3), plaugher (5)

Score: 5.71

100
2,285 members, 316 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: bookworm12 (4), crystallyn (4)

Score: 5.66

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Started by: lorannen (December 2015)

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Limit: 5 books

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