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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
3,024 members, 252 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), 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
2,776 members, 203 reviews
4 stars (4 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
2,688 members, 155 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 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
839 members, 63 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 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
4,178 members, 150 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 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
3,294 members, 140 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
1,928 members, 147 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 24.92

8
1,737 members, 121 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 22.48

9
1,423 members, 138 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

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

Score: 21.56

10
4,647 members, 216 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 19.63

11
1,787 members, 117 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 19.37

12
2,282 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
1,439 members, 115 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 18.4

14
5,674 members, 407 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 18.04

15
3,839 members, 217 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 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
1,498 members, 108 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

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

Score: 16.38

17
1,957 members, 128 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 15.79

18
2,136 members, 111 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 15.79

19
1,345 members, 141 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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

Score: 15.27

20
3,083 members, 278 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
1,001 members, 103 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 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
5,729 members, 482 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 13.23

23
3,160 members, 214 reviews
4.49 stars (4.49 stars)

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

Score: 12.91

24
3,953 members, 243 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 12.71

25
3,997 members, 260 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

26
1,460 members, 84 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

27
444 members, 119 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

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

Score: 12.06

28
9,835 members, 221 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 11.53

29
2,377 members, 100 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

30
446 members, 59 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

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

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

Score: 10.83

32
1,939 members, 120 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

33
2,646 members, 150 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

34
1,621 members, 55 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

35
1,180 members, 61 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

36
2,023 members, 118 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

37
508 members, 26 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 10.04

38
17,800 members, 319 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

39
2,190 members, 203 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
1,042 members, 63 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 9.5

41
1,343 members, 67 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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

Score: 9.23

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

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

Score: 8.75

43
7,352 members, 517 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 8.7

44
760 members, 49 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 8.7

45
4,565 members, 100 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 8.39

46
2,188 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
420 members, 37 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), Euryale (1)

Score: 8

48
28,808 members, 401 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: shaunie (1), Annie_Arnott (2)

Score: 7.36

49
17,402 members, 791 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: serhatx (1), Annie_Arnott (3)

Score: 7.04

50
3,083 members, 225 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: flips (1), KimarieBee (3)

Score: 7.04

51
1,633 members, 141 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 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
692 members, 62 reviews
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (1), Storeetllr (3)

Score: 7.04

53
681 members, 53 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (1), KatyBee (3)

Score: 7.04

54
10,611 members, 138 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Wolfman08 (1), Annie_Arnott (4)

Score: 6.83

55
684 members, 30 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: lanewillson (1), davidabrams (4)

Score: 6.83

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

Lists: cometahalley (1), Jambyfool (4)

Score: 6.83

57
348 members, 13 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), flying_monkeys (4)

Score: 6.83

58
146 members, 9 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: fowlie (1), SBoren (4)

Score: 6.83

59
8,415 members, 111 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sundance (2), FAMeulstee (2)

Score: 6.73

60
991 members, 81 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Simone2 (2), maritimer (2)

Score: 6.73

61
10,249 members, 886 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: KerryD1971 (1), chgstrom (5)

Score: 6.68

62
4,217 members, 127 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (1), anglemark (5)

Score: 6.68

63
3,603 members, 258 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (1), tina1969 (5)

Score: 6.68

64
2,828 members, 235 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), sturlington (5)

Score: 6.68

65
2,495 members, 141 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: gilroy (1), lottpoet (5)

Score: 6.68

66
845 members, 31 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: BLBera (1), bugaderes39 (5)

Score: 6.68

67
429 members, 12 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), booksinbed (5)

Score: 6.68

68
328 members, 19 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), RidgewayGirl (5)

Score: 6.68

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

Lists: ablachly (1), norabelle414 (5)

Score: 6.68

70
8,470 members, 197 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
3,403 members, 207 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: kristenl (2), lanewillson (3)

Score: 6.4

73
225 members, 9 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 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
2,285 members, 316 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kamoorephoto (2), virginiahomeschooler (4)

Score: 6.19

76
2,093 members, 87 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (2), tess_schoolmarm (4)

Score: 6.19

77
699 members, 45 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (2), revbean (4)

Score: 6.19

78
655 members, 53 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: angiestahl (2), njinthesun (4)

Score: 6.19

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

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

Score: 6.19

80
376 members, 50 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: greeneyed_ives (2), ReluctantTechie (4)

Score: 6.19

81
329 members, 24 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (2), ablachly (4)

Score: 6.19

82
2,737 members, 216 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
1,371 members, 84 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Euryale (3), raidergirl3 (3)

Score: 6.08

84
404 members, 10 reviews
4.55 stars (4.55 stars)

Lists: bearymore (3), jillmwo (3)

Score: 6.08

85
7,175 members, 468 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: cometahalley (2), kristilabrie (5)

Score: 6.04

86
459 members, 41 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2), bookwoman84 (5)

Score: 6.04

87
242 members, 12 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: briarhills (2), souloftherose (5)

Score: 6.04

88
8,233 members, 116 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Tinuvia (3), jtoneill0 (4)

Score: 5.87

89
1,125 members, 102 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (3), timetunnel (4)

Score: 5.87

90
1,112 members, 105 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

91
1,455 members, 76 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 5.71

92
509 members, 58 reviews
3.29 stars (3.29 stars)

Lists: seasonsoflove (3), SBoren (5)

Score: 5.71

93
488 members, 32 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: terran (3), njinthesun (5)

Score: 5.71

94
201 members, 49 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 5.71

95
5,906 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
868 members, 45 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: pan0ramix (4), fannyprice (4)

Score: 5.66

97
843 members, 52 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (4), mooingzelda (4)

Score: 5.66

98
624 members, 56 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: lindapanzo (4), debnance (4)

Score: 5.66

99
8,826 members, 584 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: yalliejane (5), KerryD1971 (5)

Score: 5.35

100
60,840 members, 1,092 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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