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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: [link to come] Join the discussion on Talk [link to come] 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: 260 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
5,438 members, 383 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 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
5,190 members, 291 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: jbhunter (1), BobOseid (1), windflwr (1), knightlight777 (1), Marmie7 (1), cabockwrites (1), writerlibrarian (1), bookworm12 (1), Cariola (1), urania1 (1), N1na (1)12 more, This-n-That (1), michigantrumpet (1), Aigos.DaVila (2), aquamari (2), trlinatl (2), IrishSue (2), dkohler52 (3), bkmcneil (3), lorannen (3), kellyslist (4), bjappleg8 (4), kjgormley (5)

Thumbs down: Kuiperdolin

Score: 80.9

3
5,810 members, 354 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: MelonieMurray (1), kristenl (1), jtgodwin (1), khaki97 (1), bness2 (1), justmum (1), Micheller7 (1), windflwr (2), Sarah.Abbott (2), cabockwrites (2), carolfoisset (2)8 more, bjappleg8 (2), michigantrumpet (2), aprille (3), aquamari (3), beebeereads (4), katemcangus (4), ManWithAnAgenda (5), njinthesun (5)

Score: 65.27

4
5,351 members, 375 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: audiencedog (1), Deedledee (1), murraymint11 (1), raidergirl3 (1), daisy_may (1), Rchlwtsn (1), IrishSue (1), rhian_of_oz (1), jbhunter (2), Krisbee (2), chgstrom (2)7 more, MelonieMurray (3), Sarah.Abbott (3), aquamari (4), PrueGallagher (4), olegalCA (4), This-n-That (4), bookworm12 (5)

Thumbs down: Kuiperdolin

Score: 60.16

5
2,592 members, 184 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Familiar_Diversions (1), tldegray (1), Ashles (1), m_island (1), tsangal (1), Marmie7 (2), TempleCat (2), writerlibrarian (2), Nova_Mortem (3), souloftherose (5)

Score: 35.81

6
2,847 members, 151 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: dkohler52 (1), debnance (1), EllsieFind (1), arsolot (1), BobOseid (2), msf59 (2), Parker51 (2), Sarah.Abbott (4), aquamari (5), charl08 (5)

Score: 34.27

7
4,118 members, 272 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: chezbob (1), errata (1), dianeham (1), peterveen (2), waitingtoderail (2), jbhunter (3), BobOseid (3), sipthereader (4), margitc (4), Cariola (4), jeanned (5)

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50

Score: 33.97

8
2,326 members, 143 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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

Thumbs down: sblumens

Score: 28.97

9
5,013 members, 252 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: IMBOS (1), BLBera (1), kristenl (2), Micheller7 (2), This-n-That (2), Marmie7 (3), Susan.Macura (3), N1na (3), dkohler52 (4), beebeereads (5)

Thumbs down: SPPColumbus, JaneAustenNut

Score: 28.71

10
2,222 members, 137 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: christina_reads (1), foggidawn (1), oceancat (1), melmore (2), rosalita (2), souloftherose (3), Aquila (3), martitia (5)

Score: 27.48

11
2,748 members, 171 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: peterveen (1), kayanelson (1), audiencedog (2), charl08 (2), trlinatl (3), IrishSue (3), BobOseid (4), arsolot (5)

Score: 26.31

12
1,205 members, 69 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 25.67

13
3,066 members, 193 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Thumbs down: karenmarie

Score: 25.31

14
7,093 members, 527 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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

Score: 23.42

Explanations:

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

16
2,779 members, 149 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 22.04

17
2,132 members, 116 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: DWLDE (1), vwinsloe (1), ultrabookgeek (2), Ling.Lass (2), Marmie7 (4), TempleCat (5)

Score: 20.23

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.

18
13,677 members, 406 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), martitia (2), DWLDE (2), Kiwiclaire50 (3), muehlpfordt (4), plaugher (4)

Score: 19.42

19
12,771 members, 720 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: KarlzFragaz (1), olca02 (1), overthemoon (1), Francisco_Javier (2), amerynth (2), MelonieMurray (5)

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50

Score: 19.4

20
38,502 members, 578 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), rarm (1), muehlpfordt (2), martitia (3), Francisco_Javier (3)

Score: 17.44

21
5,599 members, 226 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 17.08

22
18,630 members, 621 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: pamdierickx (1), Porua (1), chezbob (3), DWLDE (3), Minthe (6)

Score: 16.63

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)

23
26,498 members, 830 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: martitia (1), overthemoon (1), Lauren_Shriver (2), Tess_W (2), muehlpfordt (3), bfkendrick (5)

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50, oregonobsessionz

Score: 16.44

24
1,182 members, 84 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 15.75

25
805 members, 47 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 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.

26
2,635 members, 177 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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

Score: 15.1

27
3,335 members, 92 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Kiwiclaire50 (1), conceptDawg (1), pamdierickx (2), ccatalfo (2)

Score: 14.73

28
19,402 members, 856 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), a.paravano (1), Kiwiclaire50 (2), Francisco_Javier (4)

Score: 14.19

29
1,523 members, 84 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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

Score: 14.19

30
1,167 members, 75 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

32
1,309 members, 62 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Thumbs down: aprille

Score: 12.68

33
2,569 members, 150 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Thumbs down: dmenon90

Score: 12.4

34
3,710 members, 265 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 12.23

35
1,056 members, 39 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

36
2,675 members, 216 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: gburlingham (1), ultrabookgeek (1), Micheller7 (3)

Score: 11.04

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.

37
1,926 members, 120 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: onlinealterego (1), Emilylaura (1), lottpoet (4)

Score: 10.83

38
3,621 members, 210 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), proserpinarex (2), JenMDB (2)

Score: 10.73

39
887 members, 71 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

40
5,547 members, 298 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

Explanations:

kristilabrie (1): Test List addition explanation notification, List created by another member.

41
27,933 members, 531 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

42
5,999 members, 382 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

43
2,416 members, 64 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: catcarlo (1), starbox (2), proserpinarex (3)

Score: 10.4

44
5,212 members, 273 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

45
907 members, 58 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), Susan.Macura (2), proserpinarex (4)

Score: 10.19

46
1,296 members, 77 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 10.09

47
529 members, 39 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

48
13,530 members, 1,056 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: TLievens (1), flips (2), Francisco_Javier (5)

Score: 10.04

50
5,604 members, 247 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

51
554 members, 19 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 9.66

52
18,721 members, 286 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Ciruelo (4), proserpinarex (5)

Score: 9.5

53
1,302 members, 90 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 9.35

54
1,323 members, 73 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 9.23

55
3,664 members, 199 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.

56
2,039 members, 117 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 9.08

57
1,505 members, 86 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 9.08

58
1,701 members, 83 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

59
703 members, 40 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 8.54

60
903 members, 30 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

61
5,734 members, 268 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), gypsysmom (1)

Score: 8

62
4,942 members, 92 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: JaneAustenNut (1), cbl_tn (1)

Score: 8

63
1,874 members, 87 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

64
1,009 members, 86 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

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

Thumbs down: dianeham

Score: 7.71

65
3,818 members, 178 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: RBeffa (1), kara.shamy (2)

Score: 7.36

66
3,400 members, 48 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (2)

Score: 7.36

67
1,805 members, 84 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: OHBibliophile (1), JaneAustenNut (2)

Score: 7.36

68
453 members, 23 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Leida (1), marieke54 (2)

Score: 7.36

69
441 members, 6 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), varielle (2)

Score: 7.36

70
86 members, 3 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), celaneus (2)

Score: 7.36

71
19,713 members, 360 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1), ThoughtPolice (3)

Score: 7.04

72
15,007 members, 286 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: bkmcneil (1), Rchlwtsn (3)

Score: 7.04

73
5,150 members, 92 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), amerynth (3)

Score: 7.04

74
2,314 members, 107 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), debnance (3)

Score: 7.04

75
1,614 members, 117 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: SohoReader (1), sipthereader (3)

Score: 7.04

76
1,430 members, 103 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), alphaorder (3)

Score: 7.04

77
1,190 members, 98 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), urania1 (3)

Score: 7.04

78
929 members, 62 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Ciruelo (1), bezzabouza (3)

Score: 7.04

79
794 members, 42 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), flips (3)

Score: 7.04

80
725 members, 49 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: lorannen (1), revbean (3)

Score: 7.04

81
593 members, 41 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Susan.Macura (1), melmore (3)

Score: 7.04

82
485 members, 21 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: prima1 (1), rapotter (3)

Score: 7.04

84
6,303 members, 140 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), FAMeulstee (4)

Score: 6.83

85
5,295 members, 141 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 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)

86
4,542 members, 144 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.

87
3,054 members, 217 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 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.

88
1,822 members, 105 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), encephalical (4)

Score: 6.83

89
1,440 members, 89 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: nivramkoorb (1), WendyRobyn (4)

Score: 6.83

90
1,434 members, 38 reviews
4.49 stars (4.49 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), SohoReader (4)

Score: 6.83

91
614 members, 24 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), tcereceda (4)

Score: 6.83

92
465 members, 38 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: Nova_Mortem (1), briarhills (4)

Score: 6.83

93
437 members, 7 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), rocketjk (4)

Score: 6.83

94
1,515 members, 96 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 6.73

95
586 members, 42 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: bookwoman84 (2), tina1969 (2)

Score: 6.73

96
15,549 members, 271 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (5)

Score: 6.68

97
10,718 members, 181 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), daisy_may (5)

Score: 6.68

98
1,893 members, 48 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), techeditor (5)

Score: 6.68

99
1,524 members, 117 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), Carmenere (5)

Score: 6.68

100
730 members, 35 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (1), Capybara_99 (5)

Score: 6.68

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