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Top Five Books of 2018

Description: Description: What are your top five reads for 2018? These books DO NOT need to have been published in 2018. See the annual blog post for staff favorites:
http://blog.librarything.com/main/2018/12/top-five-2018/

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Members: 240 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
2,684 members, 231 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): Vivid, detailed, alive, heartening. The Count is sentenced to permanent house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, and needs to learn how to live in the hotel as passionately as he did in the outside world.… (more)

2
1,302 members, 72 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: cabockwrites (1), writerlibrarian (1), bookworm12 (1), Cariola (1), urania1 (1), N1na (1), This-n-That (1), michigantrumpet (1), Aigos.DaVila (2), aquamari (2), trlinatl (2)7 more, IrishSue (2), dkohler52 (3), bkmcneil (3), lorannen (3), kellyslist (4), bjappleg8 (4), kjgormley (5)

Thumbs down: Kuiperdolin

Score: 60.9

3
1,550 members, 106 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: kristenl (1), jtgodwin (1), khaki97 (1), bness2 (1), justmum (1), Micheller7 (1), cabockwrites (2), carolfoisset (2), bjappleg8 (2), michigantrumpet (2), aquamari (3)3 more, beebeereads (4), katemcangus (4), njinthesun (5)

Score: 48.83

4
2,323 members, 171 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Deedledee (1), murraymint11 (1), raidergirl3 (1), daisy_may (1), Rchlwtsn (1), IrishSue (1), rhian_of_oz (1), Krisbee (2), chgstrom (2), aquamari (4), PrueGallagher (4)3 more, olegalCA (4), This-n-That (4), bookworm12 (5)

Thumbs down: Kuiperdolin

Score: 46.72

5
602 members, 39 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: dkohler52 (1), azrowan (1), debnance (1), EllsieFind (1), arsolot (1), msf59 (2), Parker51 (2), aquamari (5), charl08 (5)

Score: 32.08

6
815 members, 63 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Familiar_Diversions (1), tldegray (1), Ashles (1), m_island (1), tsangal (1), TempleCat (2), writerlibrarian (2), souloftherose (5)

Score: 29.4

7
2,643 members, 185 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: errata (1), dianeham (1), peterveen (2), azrowan (2), waitingtoderail (2), sipthereader (4), margitc (4), Cariola (4), jeanned (5)

Score: 29.25

8
674 members, 46 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: anglemark (1), bfkendrick (2), Rchlwtsn (2), MGovers (2), CarltonC (3), charl08 (3), N1na (4), Cariola (5)

Score: 25.67

9
1,589 members, 102 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: bookwoman84 (1), melmore (1), yarmando (1), norabelle414 (2), zhejw (3), LDVoorberg (3), sturlington (3), nivramkoorb (4)

Thumbs down: karenmarie

Score: 25.31

10
716 members, 49 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (1), foggidawn (1), oceancat (1), melmore (2), rosalita (2), souloftherose (3), Aquila (3)

Score: 24.81

11
977 members, 36 reviews
4.57 stars (4.57 stars)

Lists: IMBOS (1), BLBera (1), kristenl (2), Micheller7 (2), This-n-That (2), N1na (3), dkohler52 (4), beebeereads (5)

Thumbs down: SPPColumbus, JaneAustenNut

Score: 22.63

12
1,535 members, 107 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: peterveen (1), kayanelson (1), charl08 (2), trlinatl (3), IrishSue (3), arsolot (5)

Score: 20.12

13
960 members, 62 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: karenmarie (1), bkmcneil (2), kjgormley (2), PrueGallagher (3), trlinatl (4), nivramkoorb (5)

Score: 19.27

14
1,063 members, 56 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: RaMurray (1), muehlpfordt (1), Bookmarque (1), lowelibrary (2), amuskopf (5)

Score: 18.04

15
926 members, 57 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: donsread (1), vwinsloe (1), ultrabookgeek (2), Ling.Lass (2), TempleCat (5)

Score: 17.4

Explanations:

ultrabookgeek (2): because I cried and still felt hopeful. also, because I want to visit the places in this book even though I would most likely die in 30 seconds.

16
2,968 members, 125 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Aigos.DaVila (1), zmeischa (1), peremees (2), kristilabrie (3), mahsdad (5)

Score: 17.08

17
4,700 members, 398 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: Dec31 (1), mahsdad (2), aethercowboy (2), Krisbee (3), Rchlwtsn (4)

Score: 16.6

Explanations:

aethercowboy (2): This books is both touching and funny, and in the end, it almost made me cry bittersweet tears.

18
215 members, 21 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: tldegray (2), Ashles (2), m_island (2), tsangal (4), Aquila (4)

Score: 15.75

19
463 members, 33 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), HeatherMoss (2), vwinsloe (4), BLBera (4), sturlington (5)

Score: 15.7

Explanations:

HeatherMoss (2): This was really different, but still within the realm of believable legislation that could befall us. I love her writing style.

20
1,614 members, 106 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: zhejw (2), cabockwrites (3), SohoReader (3), JenMDB (4), bkmcneil (4)

Score: 15.1

21
682 members, 43 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Davida.Chazan (1), errata (2), bfkendrick (4)

Score: 14.19

23
16,443 members, 580 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: pamdierickx (1), Porua (1), donsread (3), Minthe (6)

Score: 13.6

Explanations:

Porua (1): The crimes of H. H. Holmes filled me with a sense of dread and loneliness. Intertwined with this macabre tale is the struggle to bring the spectacular 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to life. That may sound dull, but trust me it isn't!… (more)

24
11,869 members, 343 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), donsread (2), muehlpfordt (4), plaugher (4)

Score: 13.02

25
1,133 members, 75 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), Corduroy7 (1), rhian_of_oz (2), bfkendrick (3)

Thumbs down: dmenon90

Score: 12.4

26
34,516 members, 516 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), rarm (1), muehlpfordt (2)

Score: 11.36

27
9,307 members, 598 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: olca02 (1), overthemoon (1), amerynth (2)

Score: 11.36

28
845 members, 30 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: LyndaInOregon (1), celaneus (1), timspalding (2)

Score: 11.36

29
24,064 members, 779 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), tess_schoolmarm (2), muehlpfordt (3), bfkendrick (5)

Thumbs down: oregonobsessionz

Score: 11.08

30
264 members, 16 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: beebeereads (1), ablachly (1), charl08 (4)

Score: 10.83

31
1,543 members, 44 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: conceptDawg (1), pamdierickx (2), ccatalfo (2)

Score: 10.73

32
567 members, 50 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: alphaorder (1), bookworm12 (2), ablachly (2)

Score: 10.73

33
3,502 members, 213 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: plaugher (1), kristilabrie (1), celaneus (5)

Score: 10.68

34
369 members, 17 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: jtoneill0 (1), boo-radley (1), N1na (5)

Score: 10.68

35
24,178 members, 484 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), KittyFiend (2), Aigos.DaVila (3)

Score: 10.4

36
516 members, 41 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (1), IMBOS (2), michelynn2016 (3)

Score: 10.4

37
3,628 members, 208 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: reesetee (1), zmeischa (2), rarm (4)

Score: 10.19

38
353 members, 18 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: LyndaInOregon (2), Cariola (2), urania1 (2)

Score: 10.09

39
302 members, 20 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: FAMeulstee (1), Cariola (3), BLBera (3)

Score: 10.08

41
3,895 members, 194 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), zmeischa (3), SohoReader (5)

Score: 9.71

42
250 members, 12 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (1), craso (4), Euryale (4)

Score: 9.66

44
275 members, 18 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Aquila (1), rhian_of_oz (5), ablachly (5)

Score: 9.35

45
820 members, 44 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: KeyonnaB. (2), Deedledee (3), sturlington (4)

Score: 9.23

46
1,696 members, 98 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ultrabookgeek (3), jtoneill0 (3), vwinsloe (3)

Score: 9.12

Explanations:

ultrabookgeek (3): an amazing and loving family saga that never went the way you expect.

47
925 members, 55 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), LyndaInOregon (3), melmore (5)

Score: 9.08

48
792 members, 46 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: murraymint11 (2), YSBookRev (3), katemcangus (5)

Score: 9.08

49
1,687 members, 128 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (2), kristenl (4), PaperbackPirate (5)

Score: 8.87

50
603 members, 32 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: neurokarma (3), amuskopf (3), Laralille (5)

Score: 8.75

51
437 members, 26 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: JenMDB (3), Bookmarque (4), shaunie (5)

Score: 8.54

52
361 members, 11 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: briarhills (5), tsangal (5), yarmando (5)

Score: 8.03

53
17,153 members, 782 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), a.paravano (1)

Score: 8

54
4,780 members, 244 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), gypsysmom (1)

Score: 8

55
4,120 members, 79 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: JaneAustenNut (1), cbl_tn (1)

Score: 8

56
710 members, 14 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: rasna777 (1), Kuiperdolin (1), aethercowboy (1)

Thumbs down: Soupdragon, Mirabelle

Score: 8

Explanations:

aethercowboy (1): This is an insightful collection of good advice for people who find themselves floundering in a sea of disorder.

57
1,213 members, 60 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: Mirabelle (4), Dilara86 (4), zmeischa (12)

Score: 7.81

58
345 members, 46 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: KeyonnaB. (1), Davida.Chazan (3), Verkruissen (5)

Thumbs down: dianeham

Score: 7.71

59
9,912 members, 860 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: TLievens (1), flips (2)

Score: 7.36

60
3,032 members, 42 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (2)

Score: 7.36

61
2,099 members, 136 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), JenMDB (2)

Score: 7.36

62
2,008 members, 54 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: catcarlo (1), starbox (2)

Score: 7.36

63
1,576 members, 81 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: OHBibliophile (1), JaneAustenNut (2)

Score: 7.36

64
373 members, 4 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), varielle (2)

Score: 7.36

65
120 members, 6 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Leida (1), marieke54 (2)

Score: 7.36

66
50 members, 3 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), celaneus (2)

Score: 7.36

67
17,312 members, 325 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1), ThoughtPolice (3)

Score: 7.04

68
13,073 members, 237 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: bkmcneil (1), Rchlwtsn (3)

Score: 7.04

69
4,499 members, 84 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), amerynth (3)

Score: 7.04

70
1,991 members, 93 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), debnance (3)

Score: 7.04

71
1,125 members, 108 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ultrabookgeek (1), Micheller7 (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

ultrabookgeek (1): When you want all the characters to win when they are at odds with each other, then you have an exceptional story.

72
1,024 members, 89 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), urania1 (3)

Score: 7.04

73
593 members, 39 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Ciruelo (1), bezzabouza (3)

Score: 7.04

74
557 members, 31 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), flips (3)

Score: 7.04

75
381 members, 24 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: SohoReader (1), sipthereader (3)

Score: 7.04

76
318 members, 25 reviews
4.55 stars (4.55 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), alphaorder (3)

Score: 7.04

77
255 members, 26 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: lorannen (1), revbean (3)

Score: 7.04

78
210 members, 11 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: prima1 (1), rapotter (3)

Score: 7.04

80
15,566 members, 247 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Ciruelo (4)

Score: 6.83

81
5,855 members, 135 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), FAMeulstee (4)

Score: 6.83

82
4,667 members, 121 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), ahef1963 (4)

Score: 6.83

Explanations:

ahef1963 (4): My introduction to Willa Cather and I was blown away by the story, the prairie, and the amount of determination that can be rustled up in the middle of nowhere.… (more)

83
4,041 members, 131 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1), HeatherMoss (4)

Score: 6.83

Explanations:

HeatherMoss (4): I can't believe I waited so long to read this. I thought it was delightful.

84
2,531 members, 189 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: holly_golightly (1), celaneus (4)

Score: 6.83

Explanations:

holly_golightly (1): I read this in March and I still think about it regularly. It is not an exaggeration to call this book mind-altering.

85
1,513 members, 83 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), encephalical (4)

Score: 6.83

86
1,348 members, 78 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Emilylaura (1), lottpoet (4)

Score: 6.83

87
713 members, 20 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), SohoReader (4)

Score: 6.83

88
550 members, 19 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), tcereceda (4)

Score: 6.83

89
509 members, 27 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: nivramkoorb (1), WendyRobyn (4)

Score: 6.83

90
408 members, 7 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), rocketjk (4)

Score: 6.83

91
393 members, 32 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: plaugher (2), boo-radley (2)

Score: 6.73

92
245 members, 31 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: bookwoman84 (2), tina1969 (2)

Score: 6.73

93
12,748 members, 227 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (5)

Score: 6.68

94
9,045 members, 163 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), daisy_may (5)

Score: 6.68

95
1,665 members, 44 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), techeditor (5)

Score: 6.68

96
326 members, 18 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (1), Capybara_99 (5)

Score: 6.68

97
253 members, 32 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), Carmenere (5)

Score: 6.68

98
147 members, 6 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: rosalita (1), LyndaInOregon (5)

Score: 6.68

99
103 members, 10 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: margitc (1), kristenl (5)

Score: 6.68

100
5,483 members, 182 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (2), errata (3)

Score: 6.4

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