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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: 243 participating members (show all)

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1
13,054 members, 1,045 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
7,878 members, 618 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
12,771 members, 720 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
4,494 members, 309 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 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
7,093 members, 527 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
3,369 members, 236 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 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
6,214 members, 364 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
12,959 members, 967 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
1,876 members, 191 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
2,011 members, 133 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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
3,721 members, 234 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
11,222 members, 686 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
3,664 members, 239 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
2,384 members, 136 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
2,490 members, 135 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 21.08

16
5,212 members, 273 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 20.12

17
1,893 members, 136 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

18
5,547 members, 298 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 19.21

19
1,574 members, 162 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 18.04

20
3,704 members, 228 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 17.66

21
1,814 members, 102 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 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
6,115 members, 492 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 16.81

23
3,996 members, 261 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 16.54

24
4,404 members, 302 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 15.91

25
2,510 members, 183 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
1,090 members, 95 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 15.12

27
3,378 members, 204 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 14.89

28
6,873 members, 533 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 14.04

29
11,261 members, 605 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

30
1,222 members, 65 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 12.92

31
1,617 members, 136 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

32
4,674 members, 257 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 12.12

33
1,244 members, 43 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

34
543 members, 53 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

35
3,525 members, 187 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

36
2,821 members, 184 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

37
1,319 members, 122 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
4,617 members, 491 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

39
2,940 members, 243 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

40
15,882 members, 670 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

41
453 members, 39 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 9.56

42
8,886 members, 428 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.4

43
2,187 members, 142 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 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
1,348 members, 97 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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

Score: 9.02

45
12,335 members, 918 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 8.91

46
1,491 members, 94 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

47
24,057 members, 710 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

48
31,346 members, 675 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: fannyprice (1), kristilabrie (1)

Score: 8

49
29,352 members, 410 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Turambar (1), PaperbackPirate (1)

Score: 8

50
2,540 members, 230 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: karspeak (1), lorannen (1)

Score: 8

51
2,229 members, 35 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: proximity1 (1), ReneeGKC (1)

Score: 8

52
686 members, 44 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 8

53
21,270 members, 422 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), revbean (2)

Score: 7.36

54
14,738 members, 353 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), bookwoman84 (2)

Score: 7.36

55
11,442 members, 823 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Ape (1), terran (2)

Score: 7.36

56
6,756 members, 364 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (1), viktorasd (2)

Score: 7.36

57
4,014 members, 248 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 7.36

58
1,220 members, 44 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1), plaugher (2)

Score: 7.36

59
1,009 members, 88 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), dara85 (2)

Score: 7.36

60
617 members, 67 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), seasonsoflove (2)

Score: 7.36

61
6,959 members, 328 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 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.

62
4,727 members, 259 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: TheDivineOomba (1), rarm (3)

Score: 7.04

63
4,342 members, 230 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.

64
2,521 members, 52 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), dchaikin (3)

Score: 7.04

65
3,991 members, 225 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: SimoneA (2), baystateRA (2)

Score: 6.73

66
2,531 members, 131 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (2), inge87 (2)

Score: 6.73

67
3,996 members, 55 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), ursula (5)

Score: 6.68

68
2,979 members, 219 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: _debbie_ (1), erinclark (5)

Score: 6.68

69
2,206 members, 152 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: questionablepotato (1), zhejw (5)

Score: 6.68

70
2,206 members, 91 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ursula (1), mdexter (5)

Score: 6.68

71
1,941 members, 215 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), baystateRA (5)

Score: 6.68

74
2,407 members, 154 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), asrushton (6)

Score: 6.56

75
9,708 members, 1,147 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (2), Leida (3)

Score: 6.4

76
6,138 members, 151 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ursula (2), bookworm12 (3)

Score: 6.4

77
252 members, 3 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 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

78
2,764 members, 163 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (2), novelcommentary (4)

Score: 6.19

79
1,590 members, 174 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (2), saucybetty (4)

Score: 6.19

80
84 members, 16 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

81
1,426 members, 122 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: kbuxton (3), Euryale (3)

Score: 6.08

82
50 members, 1 review
3.13 stars (3.13 stars)

Lists: RavenRing (3), Ignolopi (3)

Score: 6.08

83
3,980 members, 333 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: erinclark (2), infjsarah (5)

Score: 6.04

84
2,347 members, 197 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

85
60,594 members, 1,002 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Brindle (3), Turambar (4)

Score: 5.87

86
5,604 members, 247 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: zhejw (3), Dilara86 (4)

Score: 5.87

87
1,938 members, 106 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (3), DanaSchipporeit (4)

Score: 5.87

88
1,827 members, 87 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: tardis (3), kbuxton (4)

Score: 5.87

89
1,223 members, 39 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

90
1,002 members, 62 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: claireb (3), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 5.87

91
24,263 members, 337 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: edmurbobby (3), Turambar (5)

Score: 5.71

92
23,798 members, 587 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)

93
2,923 members, 198 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (3), KimMeyer (5)

Score: 5.71

94
1,967 members, 84 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: revbean (3), jeanned (5)

Score: 5.71

95
1,758 members, 65 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.

96
814 members, 60 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (3), foggidawn (5)

Score: 5.71

97
652 members, 34 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (3), plaugher (5)

Score: 5.71

98
3,735 members, 414 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: bookworm12 (4), crystallyn (4)

Score: 5.66

99
2,462 members, 140 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (4), foggidawn (4)

Score: 5.66

100
1,265 members, 84 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Risbom (4), KatyBee (4)

Score: 5.66

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Started by: lorannen (December 2015)

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Limit: 5 books

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