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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: . Join the discussion on Talk 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: 229 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
5,424 members, 383 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: BBleil (1), Anashana (1), cataloga (1), Tess_W (1), IngerH (1), agjuba (1), sleedev (1), LisaSHarvey (1), kristenl (1), VintageReader (1), lindapanzo (1)8 more, Devlindusty (1), hazel1123 (1), clue (1), snora (1), cawcat333 (2), karenmarie (2), krazy4katz (2), This-n-That (2)

Score: 73.45

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
4,113 members, 272 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 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
5,333 members, 286 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 40.56

4
1,370 members, 85 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
7,498 members, 267 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 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
3,704 members, 265 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 28.92

7
5,595 members, 226 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

8
2,631 members, 177 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Simone2 (1), revbean (1), dhm (2), RidgewayGirl (3), N1na (4), beebeereads (4), ErinDenver (5)

Score: 22.74

9
2,748 members, 171 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 22.48

10
2,198 members, 167 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

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

Score: 21.56

11
5,874 members, 272 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Score: 19.63

12
3,612 members, 210 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

Score: 18.58

13
2,315 members, 169 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 18.4

14
6,848 members, 460 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

Score: 18.04

15
5,209 members, 273 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
2,063 members, 131 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

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

Score: 16.38

17
7,873 members, 618 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 16.27

18
3,116 members, 196 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 15.79

19
3,793 members, 186 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 15.79

20
2,005 members, 190 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 15.27

21
3,980 members, 333 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 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.

22
1,814 members, 146 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 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.

23
2,896 members, 107 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 13.56

24
5,682 members, 349 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

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

Score: 12.91

25
4,610 members, 275 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 12.71

26
6,075 members, 370 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

27
2,039 members, 110 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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

Score: 12.54

28
568 members, 128 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

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

Score: 12.06

29
10,705 members, 235 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 11.53

30
8,469 members, 568 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 11.53

31
3,832 members, 154 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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

Score: 11.04

32
974 members, 98 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

33
430 members, 43 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

34
2,382 members, 136 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

35
4,718 members, 259 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

36
1,619 members, 70 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

37
3,660 members, 199 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

38
956 members, 47 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 10.04

39
20,690 members, 369 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

40
2,750 members, 230 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 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)

41
1,504 members, 86 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.5

42
1,901 members, 87 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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

Score: 9.23

43
1,417 members, 67 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

44
1,251 members, 69 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 8.7

45
5,900 members, 127 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 8.39

46
2,663 members, 76 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: bearymore (1), FAMeulstee (1)

Score: 8

Explanations:

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

47
801 members, 59 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), Euryale (1)

Score: 8

48
32,101 members, 446 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: shaunie (1), Annie_Arnott (2)

Score: 7.36

49
19,395 members, 855 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: serhatx (1), Annie_Arnott (3)

Score: 7.04

50
4,488 members, 309 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: flips (1), KimarieBee (3)

Score: 7.04

51
2,921 members, 198 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
1,035 members, 68 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (1), KatyBee (3)

Score: 7.04

53
1,000 members, 77 reviews
4.66 stars (4.66 stars)

Lists: raidergirl3 (1), Storeetllr (3)

Score: 7.04

54
11,752 members, 159 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Wolfman08 (1), Annie_Arnott (4)

Score: 6.83

55
997 members, 39 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: lanewillson (1), davidabrams (4)

Score: 6.83

56
732 members, 34 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: melmore (1), dhm (4)

Score: 6.83

57
606 members, 12 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: cometahalley (1), Jambyfool (4)

Score: 6.83

58
532 members, 19 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), flying_monkeys (4)

Score: 6.83

59
9,391 members, 124 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: sundance (2), FAMeulstee (2)

Score: 6.73

60
1,355 members, 95 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Simone2 (2), maritimer (2)

Score: 6.73

61
13,518 members, 1,056 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KerryD1971 (1), chgstrom (5)

Score: 6.68

62
4,936 members, 326 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (1), tina1969 (5)

Score: 6.68

63
4,541 members, 139 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: kristilabrie (1), anglemark (5)

Score: 6.68

64
3,280 members, 249 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), sturlington (5)

Score: 6.68

65
2,619 members, 149 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: gilroy (1), lottpoet (5)

Score: 6.68

66
1,244 members, 43 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: BLBera (1), bugaderes39 (5)

Score: 6.68

67
569 members, 39 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), RidgewayGirl (5)

Score: 6.68

68
504 members, 13 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), booksinbed (5)

Score: 6.68

69
394 members, 26 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ablachly (1), norabelle414 (5)

Score: 6.68

70
9,408 members, 211 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
4,929 members, 283 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: kristenl (2), lanewillson (3)

Score: 6.4

73
285 members, 10 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: Jumpball (2), greeneyed_ives (3)

Score: 6.4

74
82 members, 5 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (2), yalliejane (3)

Score: 6.4

75
3,729 members, 414 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: kamoorephoto (2), virginiahomeschooler (4)

Score: 6.19

76
2,702 members, 105 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: virginiahomeschooler (2), Tess_W (4)

Score: 6.19

77
1,081 members, 97 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 6.19

78
1,001 members, 62 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (2), revbean (4)

Score: 6.19

79
805 members, 63 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: angiestahl (2), njinthesun (4)

Score: 6.19

80
693 members, 44 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (2), ablachly (4)

Score: 6.19

81
548 members, 57 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: greeneyed_ives (2), ReluctantTechie (4)

Score: 6.19

82
5,342 members, 375 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 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
1,924 members, 120 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Euryale (3), raidergirl3 (3)

Score: 6.08

84
653 members, 13 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: bearymore (3), jillmwo (3)

Score: 6.08

85
8,487 members, 525 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: cometahalley (2), kristilabrie (5)

Score: 6.04

86
767 members, 60 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: Euryale (2), bookwoman84 (5)

Score: 6.04

87
390 members, 20 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: briarhills (2), souloftherose (5)

Score: 6.04

88
9,242 members, 144 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Tinuvia (3), jtoneill0 (4)

Score: 5.87

89
1,947 members, 170 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: TempleCat (3), timetunnel (4)

Score: 5.87

90
1,415 members, 124 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 5.87

91
2,431 members, 107 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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

Score: 5.71

92
983 members, 55 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: terran (3), njinthesun (5)

Score: 5.71

93
662 members, 67 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)

Lists: seasonsoflove (3), SBoren (5)

Score: 5.71

94
229 members, 50 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 5.71

95
6,951 members, 624 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 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
1,538 members, 104 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: elphie93 (4), mooingzelda (4)

Score: 5.66

97
1,320 members, 73 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: pan0ramix (4), fannyprice (4)

Score: 5.66

98
885 members, 71 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: lindapanzo (4), debnance (4)

Score: 5.66

99
11,212 members, 686 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: yalliejane (5), KerryD1971 (5)

Score: 5.35

100
67,520 members, 1,206 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 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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Started by: lorannen (December 2017)

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Limit: 5 books

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