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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
2,371 members, 202 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 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), Lisa805 (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
2,330 members, 174 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 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)4 more, Devlindusty (3), ErinDenver (3), maritimer (4), bjappleg8 (4)

Score: 52.87

Explanations:

RiversideReader (2): Exceptional, brilliant!

3
705 members, 48 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 32.38

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.

4
3,240 members, 121 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 32.08

5
1,909 members, 107 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 30.84

6
1,448 members, 109 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: bjappleg8 (1), krazy4katz (1), Lisa805 (1), beebeereads (2), vwinsloe (2), souloftherose (2), cawcat333 (4)

Score: 24.92

7
2,637 members, 116 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 23.27

8
1,338 members, 91 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 22.48

9
1,230 members, 128 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

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

Score: 21.56

10
4,457 members, 194 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 19.63

11
1,429 members, 93 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 19.37

12
1,959 members, 120 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

Score: 18.58

13
1,182 members, 96 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 18.4

14
3,412 members, 202 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.

15
1,410 members, 94 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

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

Score: 16.38

16
1,477 members, 106 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Score: 15.79

17
1,645 members, 94 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 15.79

18
5,361 members, 398 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 15.36

19
1,165 members, 128 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Score: 15.27

20
2,865 members, 262 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
760 members, 87 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 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
5,272 members, 455 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 13.23

23
2,186 members, 149 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

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

Score: 12.91

24
3,920 members, 238 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 12.71

25
3,465 members, 236 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

26
1,153 members, 74 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

27
375 members, 115 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

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

Score: 12.06

28
9,616 members, 215 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 11.53

29
1,759 members, 77 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

30
309 members, 47 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

31
280 members, 37 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

32
1,828 members, 113 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

33
2,118 members, 111 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

34
1,304 members, 44 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

35
1,044 members, 57 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

36
1,409 members, 76 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

37
387 members, 24 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 10.04

38
17,166 members, 311 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

39
1,959 members, 190 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 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
809 members, 48 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.5

41
702 members, 36 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

42
7,156 members, 508 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 8.7

43
518 members, 41 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 8.7

44
4,243 members, 91 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 8.39

45
2,087 members, 66 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.

46
328 members, 28 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), Euryale (1)

Score: 8

47
28,100 members, 393 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: shaunie (1), Annie_Arnott (2)

Score: 7.36

48
16,937 members, 776 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: serhatx (1), Annie_Arnott (3)

Score: 7.04

49
2,715 members, 215 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: flips (1), KimarieBee (3)

Score: 7.04

50
1,396 members, 129 reviews
4.6 stars (4.6 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)

51
602 members, 50 reviews
4.65 stars (4.65 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (1), Storeetllr (3)

Score: 7.04

52
561 members, 40 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (1), KatyBee (3)

Score: 7.04

53
10,316 members, 131 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Wolfman08 (1), Annie_Arnott (4)

Score: 6.83

54
559 members, 27 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: lanewillson (1), davidabrams (4)

Score: 6.83

55
469 members, 10 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: cometahalley (1), Jambyfool (4)

Score: 6.83

56
287 members, 14 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), flying_monkeys (4)

Score: 6.83

57
116 members, 10 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: fowlie (1), SBoren (4)

Score: 6.83

58
8,181 members, 111 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sundance (2), FAMeulstee (2)

Score: 6.73

59
885 members, 74 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Simone2 (2), maritimer (2)

Score: 6.73

60
9,439 members, 834 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: KerryD1971 (1), chgstrom (5)

Score: 6.68

61
4,152 members, 123 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (1), anglemark (5)

Score: 6.68

62
3,174 members, 243 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (1), tina1969 (5)

Score: 6.68

63
2,673 members, 231 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), sturlington (5)

Score: 6.68

64
2,564 members, 138 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: gilroy (1), lottpoet (5)

Score: 6.68

65
730 members, 28 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: BLBera (1), bugaderes39 (5)

Score: 6.68

66
409 members, 10 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), booksinbed (5)

Score: 6.68

67
269 members, 15 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), RidgewayGirl (5)

Score: 6.68

68
176 members, 11 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ablachly (1), norabelle414 (5)

Score: 6.68

69
8,272 members, 188 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.

70
2,947 members, 182 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: kristenl (2), lanewillson (3)

Score: 6.4

72
203 members, 8 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: Jumpball (2), greeneyed_ives (3)

Score: 6.4

73
61 members, 2 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (2), yalliejane (3)

Score: 6.4

74
1,973 members, 283 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kamoorephoto (2), virginiahomeschooler (4)

Score: 6.19

75
1,952 members, 82 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (2), tess_schoolmarm (4)

Score: 6.19

76
1,184 members, 60 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: yalliejane (2), shaunie (4)

Score: 6.19

77
609 members, 52 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: angiestahl (2), njinthesun (4)

Score: 6.19

78
609 members, 39 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (2), revbean (4)

Score: 6.19

79
453 members, 47 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

80
296 members, 44 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: greeneyed_ives (2), ReluctantTechie (4)

Score: 6.19

81
253 members, 21 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (2), ablachly (4)

Score: 6.19

82
1,721 members, 131 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 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
1,233 members, 75 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Euryale (3), raidergirl3 (3)

Score: 6.08

84
349 members, 8 reviews
4.56 stars (4.56 stars)

Lists: bearymore (3), jillmwo (3)

Score: 6.08

85
6,812 members, 454 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: cometahalley (2), kristilabrie (5)

Score: 6.04

86
355 members, 29 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2), bookwoman84 (5)

Score: 6.04

87
173 members, 7 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: briarhills (2), souloftherose (5)

Score: 6.04

88
992 members, 91 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

89
874 members, 78 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (3), timetunnel (4)

Score: 5.87

90
1,153 members, 57 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 5.71

91
440 members, 54 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: seasonsoflove (3), SBoren (5)

Score: 5.71

92
315 members, 21 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: terran (3), njinthesun (5)

Score: 5.71

93
186 members, 49 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (3), Lisa805 (5)

Score: 5.71

94
5,566 members, 530 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.

95
728 members, 39 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: pan0ramix (4), fannyprice (4)

Score: 5.66

96
647 members, 42 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (4), mooingzelda (4)

Score: 5.66

97
511 members, 44 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: lindapanzo (4), debnance (4)

Score: 5.66

98
8,307 members, 563 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: yalliejane (5), KerryD1971 (5)

Score: 5.35

99
59,334 members, 1,074 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)

100
29,779 members, 933 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: bcrowl399 (1)

Score: 4

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Started by: lorannen (December 2017)

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Limit: 5 books

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