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Top Five Books of 2017

Description: What are your top five reads for 2017? These books DO NOT need to have been published in 2017. See the annual blog post for staff favorites: http://blog.librarything.com/main/2017/12/top-five-2017/

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Members: 228 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
2,916 members, 245 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: BBleil (1), Anashana (1), cataloga (1), tess_schoolmarm (1), IngerH (1), agjuba (1), sleedev (1), LisaSHarvey (1), kristenl (1), VintageReader (1), azrowan (1)9 more, lindapanzo (1), Devlindusty (1), hazel1123 (1), clue (1), snora (1), cawcat333 (2), karenmarie (2), krazy4katz (2), This-n-That (2)

Score: 77.45

Explanations:

agjuba (1): This is perhaps my all-time favorite book -- the writing is smart and clever, the characters are beautifully fleshed-out, and the premise is unusual.

2
2,704 members, 200 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), cawcat333 (1), zhejw (1), feeling.is.first (1), debnance (1), karenmarie (1), davidabrams (1), RiversideReader (2), LisaSHarvey (2), bibliotess (2), melmore (3)5 more, Devlindusty (3), ErinDenver (3), maritimer (4), bjappleg8 (4), jtoneill0 (5)

Score: 55.54

Explanations:

RiversideReader (2): Exceptional, brilliant!

3
2,554 members, 151 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Bellettres (1), angiestahl (1), carol.iam (1), dawnlovesbooks (1), KatyBee (2), Devlindusty (2), Micheller7 (2), worldisquiet (3), cawcat333 (3), LisaSHarvey (3), fannyprice (5)

Score: 37.88

4
809 members, 62 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: worldisquiet (1), Emmay (1), RidgewayGirl (1), yalliejane (1), missizicks (1), PatsyMurray (1), JenMDB (2), Parker51 (2), Cait86 (4), BLBera (4)

Score: 36.38

Explanations:

missizicks (1): This is as close to perfect as a book gets for me.

PatsyMurray (1): This is the year I discovered Ali Smith.

5
4,074 members, 146 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: wildtusker (1), moonwatcher (1), hihopehere (1), MTCDBIBLIO (1), blkrk4000 (1), worldisquiet (2), bugaderes39 (2), feeling.is.first (2), karenmarie (5), elphie93 (5)

Score: 35.44

6
3,210 members, 136 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (1), bookworm12 (1), armysquirrel (2), Storeetllr (2), feeling.is.first (3), worldisquiet (4), carol.iam (4), Annie_Arnott (5)

Score: 26.1

7
1,837 members, 143 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: bjappleg8 (1), krazy4katz (1), This-n-That (1), beebeereads (2), vwinsloe (2), souloftherose (2), cawcat333 (4)

Score: 24.92

8
1,675 members, 122 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: dmofnd (1), njinthesun (2), ErinDenver (2), N1na (2), BLBera (3), lauralkeet (5), cawcat333 (5)

Score: 22.48

9
1,383 members, 134 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: Jumpball (1), amerynth (1), IsolaBlue (1), RidgewayGirl (2), hazel1123 (2), Devlindusty (4)

Score: 21.56

10
4,592 members, 213 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ClaudaJB (1), timetunnel (2), bookwoman84 (2), armysquirrel (3), mooingzelda (3), Soupdragon (4)

Score: 19.63

11
1,729 members, 118 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Simone2 (1), revbean (1), RidgewayGirl (3), N1na (4), beebeereads (4), ErinDenver (5)

Score: 19.37

12
2,212 members, 144 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: beebeereads (1), dawnlovesbooks (2), angiestahl (3), yalliejane (4), Devlindusty (5), kgriffith (5)

Score: 18.58

13
1,411 members, 113 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ashmolean1 (1), Lapsus16 (1), seasonsoflove (1), raidergirl3 (2), lindapanzo (3)

Score: 18.4

14
5,623 members, 406 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: janeprichard (1), amforker (1), PaperbackPirate (1), ashmolean1 (2), worldisquiet (5)

Score: 18.04

15
3,785 members, 216 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: dchaikin (1), kara.shamy (2), carol.iam (2), Laura1124 (3), Mirabelle (3)

Score: 16.81

Explanations:

dchaikin (1): I love the whole series, my favorite books in a long time. I was swept away.

16
1,472 members, 107 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: eo206 (1), ClaudaJB (2), _Zoe_ (2), greeneyed_ives (4), souloftherose (4)

Score: 16.38

17
1,885 members, 131 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Capybara_99 (1), ClaudaJB (3), ashmolean1 (3), SBoren (3), beebeereads (5)

Score: 15.79

18
2,072 members, 109 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (1), SBoren (2), mahsdad (3), chwiggy (4), Cali_T (6)

Score: 15.79

19
1,325 members, 142 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: debnance (2), clue (2), kristenl (3), mdexter (4), ReluctantTechie (5)

Score: 15.27

20
3,029 members, 279 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: AnnabelHart (1), Storeetllr (1), peatr (1), virginiahomeschooler (3)

Score: 15.04

Explanations:

peatr (1): first time in years I have been totally excited and shocked and shaken by a book! stunning.

21
974 members, 102 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: generalkala (1), BoundTogetherForGood (1), lahochstetler (1), kara.shamy (3)

Score: 15.04

Explanations:

BoundTogetherForGood (1): I was riveted by this tragic telling of the devastation that befell these young American women.

22
5,692 members, 483 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: plaugher (1), nx74defiant (2), foggidawn (3), ClaudaJB (4)

Score: 13.23

23
3,026 members, 207 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: SBoren (1), debnance (3), kgriffith (3), norabelle414 (4)

Score: 12.91

24
3,914 members, 243 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Ling.Lass (1), KimarieBee (2), ClaudaJB (5), christina_reads (5)

Score: 12.71

25
3,946 members, 258 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), TessaSlingerland (3), feeling.is.first (4), chwiggy (5)

Score: 12.54

26
1,416 members, 82 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Micheller7 (1), dawnlovesbooks (3), LisaSHarvey (4), BLBera (5)

Score: 12.54

27
430 members, 120 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), fannyprice (3), ErinDenver (4), Capybara_99 (4)

Score: 12.06

28
9,799 members, 221 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Ling.Lass (3), ashmolean1 (4), lahochstetler (4), JISimpson (4)

Score: 11.53

29
2,289 members, 99 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: sundance (1), chgstrom (1), hazel1123 (3)

Score: 11.04

30
436 members, 57 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Annie_Arnott (1), greeneyed_ives (1), christina_reads (4)

Score: 10.83

31
312 members, 41 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: bibliotess (1), Bookmarque (1), RidgewayGirl (4)

Score: 10.83

32
1,921 members, 119 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: jeanned (1), hoddybook (2), rstaedter (3)

Score: 10.4

33
2,585 members, 147 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (1), mooingzelda (2), TempleCat (4)

Score: 10.19

34
1,597 members, 55 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: rsa (1), shaunie (2), bookwoman84 (4)

Score: 10.19

35
1,157 members, 61 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: rarm (1), BLBera (2), LDVoorberg (4)

Score: 10.19

36
1,930 members, 112 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: dehelen (1), krazy4katz (3), beebeereads (3)

Score: 10.08

37
504 members, 27 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: yoyogod (1), melmore (2), feeling.is.first (5)

Score: 10.04

38
17,694 members, 318 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: pedro.pessoa (1), Minthe (3), carol.iam (5)

Score: 9.71

39
2,146 members, 202 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: heidialice (1), carol.iam (3), Capybara_99 (5)

Score: 9.71

Explanations:

heidialice (1): A beautifully lyrical meditation on family, relationships and how they change over time and aging. A timeless, utterly believable, faltering voice, Lucy is naive and childlike in so many ways, yet incredibly perceptive when it comes to observing other people and their inner struggles.… (more)

40
1,010 members, 63 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (1), KatyBee (4), dehelen (5)

Score: 9.5

41
1,314 members, 67 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: yalliejane (2), jtoneill0 (3), shaunie (4)

Score: 9.23

42
840 members, 46 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: timetunnel (3), sturlington (3), KatyBee (5)

Score: 8.75

43
7,325 members, 515 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (3), sipthereader (4), Ling.Lass (4)

Score: 8.7

44
722 members, 48 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: lauralkeet (3), Simone2 (4), bibliotess (4)

Score: 8.7

45
4,521 members, 99 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: bjappleg8 (3), LisaSHarvey (5), dchaikin (5)

Score: 8.39

46
2,175 members, 70 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: bearymore (1), FAMeulstee (1)

Score: 8

Explanations:

bearymore (1): Absolutely a classic. Very moving, a modern War and Peace.

47
412 members, 36 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), Euryale (1)

Score: 8

48
28,694 members, 403 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: shaunie (1), Annie_Arnott (2)

Score: 7.36

49
17,318 members, 790 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: serhatx (1), Annie_Arnott (3)

Score: 7.04

50
3,018 members, 226 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: flips (1), KimarieBee (3)

Score: 7.04

51
1,596 members, 141 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: ReluctantTechie (1), vwinsloe (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

ReluctantTechie (1): A well-written narrative about injustice in our judicial system that I was not aware of. It was also an inspiring example of personal commitment and activism.… (more)

52
676 members, 63 reviews
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (1), Storeetllr (3)

Score: 7.04

53
668 members, 52 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (1), KatyBee (3)

Score: 7.04

54
10,582 members, 137 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Wolfman08 (1), Annie_Arnott (4)

Score: 6.83

55
666 members, 31 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: lanewillson (1), davidabrams (4)

Score: 6.83

56
484 members, 10 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: cometahalley (1), Jambyfool (4)

Score: 6.83

57
347 members, 14 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), flying_monkeys (4)

Score: 6.83

58
142 members, 9 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: fowlie (1), SBoren (4)

Score: 6.83

59
8,360 members, 112 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: sundance (2), FAMeulstee (2)

Score: 6.73

60
978 members, 80 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Simone2 (2), maritimer (2)

Score: 6.73

61
10,103 members, 882 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: KerryD1971 (1), chgstrom (5)

Score: 6.68

62
4,208 members, 127 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (1), anglemark (5)

Score: 6.68

63
3,528 members, 256 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (1), tina1969 (5)

Score: 6.68

64
2,807 members, 234 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), sturlington (5)

Score: 6.68

65
2,468 members, 142 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: gilroy (1), lottpoet (5)

Score: 6.68

66
830 members, 31 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: BLBera (1), bugaderes39 (5)

Score: 6.68

67
428 members, 11 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), booksinbed (5)

Score: 6.68

68
323 members, 19 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), RidgewayGirl (5)

Score: 6.68

69
231 members, 14 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ablachly (1), norabelle414 (5)

Score: 6.68

70
8,434 members, 194 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: missizicks (2), shaunie (3)

Score: 6.4

Explanations:

missizicks (2): This book blew me away with its tenderness and sadness.

71
3,343 members, 204 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: kristenl (2), lanewillson (3)

Score: 6.4

73
221 members, 10 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: Jumpball (2), greeneyed_ives (3)

Score: 6.4

74
67 members, 4 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (2), yalliejane (3)

Score: 6.4

75
2,236 members, 314 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: kamoorephoto (2), virginiahomeschooler (4)

Score: 6.19

76
2,074 members, 88 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (2), tess_schoolmarm (4)

Score: 6.19

77
676 members, 43 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (2), revbean (4)

Score: 6.19

78
649 members, 54 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: angiestahl (2), njinthesun (4)

Score: 6.19

79
564 members, 53 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (2), ca.bookwyrm (4)

Score: 6.19

80
372 members, 49 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: greeneyed_ives (2), ReluctantTechie (4)

Score: 6.19

81
326 members, 25 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (2), ablachly (4)

Score: 6.19

82
2,592 members, 205 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: BoundTogetherForGood (3), bibliotess (3)

Score: 6.08

Explanations:

BoundTogetherForGood (3): This book visits the life of a quirky young woman. The reader is allowed to watch as her life begins to transform into one of greater awareness and occasional delight.… (more)

83
1,352 members, 83 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Euryale (3), raidergirl3 (3)

Score: 6.08

84
399 members, 9 reviews
4.57 stars (4.57 stars)

Lists: bearymore (3), jillmwo (3)

Score: 6.08

85
7,137 members, 466 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: cometahalley (2), kristilabrie (5)

Score: 6.04

86
450 members, 41 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2), bookwoman84 (5)

Score: 6.04

87
234 members, 12 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: briarhills (2), souloftherose (5)

Score: 6.04

88
8,200 members, 116 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Tinuvia (3), jtoneill0 (4)

Score: 5.87

89
1,099 members, 102 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

90
1,096 members, 102 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (3), timetunnel (4)

Score: 5.87

91
1,415 members, 70 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: bcrowl399 (3), ca.bookwyrm (5)

Score: 5.71

92
500 members, 58 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: seasonsoflove (3), SBoren (5)

Score: 5.71

93
468 members, 31 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: terran (3), njinthesun (5)

Score: 5.71

94
198 members, 48 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (3), This-n-That (5)

Score: 5.71

95
5,846 members, 553 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: angiestahl (4), BoundTogetherForGood (4)

Score: 5.66

Explanations:

BoundTogetherForGood (4): A story for story-lovers. It's all the nicer because it revolves around a mysterious bookstore.

96
851 members, 45 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: pan0ramix (4), fannyprice (4)

Score: 5.66

97
810 members, 50 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (4), mooingzelda (4)

Score: 5.66

98
610 members, 53 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: lindapanzo (4), debnance (4)

Score: 5.66

99
8,731 members, 584 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: yalliejane (5), KerryD1971 (5)

Score: 5.35

100
60,637 members, 1,093 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: alaskaEditor (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

alaskaEditor (1): A classic that I'd never read but finally got around to when a neighbor handed me this and the parody, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Read 'em both and loved them.… (more)

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