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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: 247 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
3,009 members, 252 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
1,770 members, 99 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: knightlight777 (1), Marmie7 (1), cabockwrites (1), writerlibrarian (1), bookworm12 (1), Cariola (1), urania1 (1), N1na (1), This-n-That (1), michigantrumpet (1), Aigos.DaVila (2)9 more, aquamari (2), trlinatl (2), IrishSue (2), dkohler52 (3), bkmcneil (3), lorannen (3), kellyslist (4), bjappleg8 (4), kjgormley (5)

Thumbs down: Kuiperdolin

Score: 68.9

3
2,332 members, 163 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

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

Score: 52.19

4
2,726 members, 215 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Kuiperdolin

Score: 49.76

5
871 members, 48 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

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

Score: 34.91

6
979 members, 73 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 32.77

7
2,767 members, 202 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 29.25

8
1,837 members, 100 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 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

9
759 members, 49 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 25.67

10
1,763 members, 113 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

11
950 members, 63 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

Score: 24.81

12
1,220 members, 73 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

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

Score: 22.04

13
1,039 members, 60 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: donsread (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.

14
1,734 members, 121 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 20.12

16
1,174 members, 77 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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

Score: 19.27

17
9,740 members, 617 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

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

Score: 18.73

18
3,285 members, 140 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Score: 17.08

19
4,950 members, 408 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.

20
312 members, 29 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 15.75

21
500 members, 36 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 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.

22
1,783 members, 117 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

Score: 15.1

23
34,902 members, 520 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 14.4

24
869 members, 49 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 14.19

25
16,669 members, 583 reviews
4 stars (4 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)

26
12,057 members, 350 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 13.02

27
1,330 members, 89 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Thumbs down: dmenon90

Score: 12.4

28
868 members, 29 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

29
24,294 members, 782 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Thumbs down: oregonobsessionz

Score: 11.08

30
17,397 members, 791 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

31
1,370 members, 84 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

32
397 members, 28 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

33
1,751 members, 52 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

34
622 members, 55 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

35
3,720 members, 227 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

36
489 members, 25 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

37
24,526 members, 489 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

38
1,232 members, 98 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

39
3,835 members, 217 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

40
481 members, 30 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 10.09

41
336 members, 26 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

42
10,232 members, 886 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Score: 10.04

44
4,081 members, 197 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

45
293 members, 14 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 9.66

47
414 members, 30 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Score: 9.35

48
866 members, 45 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 9.23

49
2,020 members, 118 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 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.

50
1,038 members, 63 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 9.08

51
1,037 members, 68 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 9.08

52
1,915 members, 146 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 8.87

53
707 members, 37 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

54
484 members, 30 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 8.54

55
431 members, 13 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

56
4,896 members, 245 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), gypsysmom (1)

Score: 8

57
4,137 members, 78 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: JaneAustenNut (1), cbl_tn (1)

Score: 8

58
913 members, 27 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 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.

59
1,301 members, 62 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

60
451 members, 53 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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

Thumbs down: dianeham

Score: 7.71

61
3,059 members, 43 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (2)

Score: 7.36

62
2,275 members, 143 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), JenMDB (2)

Score: 7.36

63
2,066 members, 54 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: catcarlo (1), starbox (2)

Score: 7.36

64
1,602 members, 82 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: OHBibliophile (1), JaneAustenNut (2)

Score: 7.36

65
377 members, 4 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), varielle (2)

Score: 7.36

66
191 members, 11 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Leida (1), marieke54 (2)

Score: 7.36

67
51 members, 3 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), celaneus (2)

Score: 7.36

68
17,565 members, 324 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1), ThoughtPolice (3)

Score: 7.04

69
13,285 members, 244 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: bkmcneil (1), Rchlwtsn (3)

Score: 7.04

70
4,540 members, 84 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), amerynth (3)

Score: 7.04

71
2,021 members, 97 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), debnance (3)

Score: 7.04

72
1,329 members, 134 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 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.

73
1,048 members, 91 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), urania1 (3)

Score: 7.04

74
624 members, 46 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Ciruelo (1), bezzabouza (3)

Score: 7.04

75
619 members, 45 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: SohoReader (1), sipthereader (3)

Score: 7.04

76
588 members, 34 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), flips (3)

Score: 7.04

77
486 members, 39 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), alphaorder (3)

Score: 7.04

78
313 members, 30 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: lorannen (1), revbean (3)

Score: 7.04

79
284 members, 16 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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

Score: 7.04

80
252 members, 13 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: prima1 (1), rapotter (3)

Score: 7.04

82
15,889 members, 250 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Ciruelo (4)

Score: 6.83

83
5,914 members, 135 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), FAMeulstee (4)

Score: 6.83

84
4,734 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)

85
4,062 members, 134 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.

86
2,609 members, 194 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.

87
1,561 members, 89 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), encephalical (4)

Score: 6.83

88
787 members, 23 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), SohoReader (4)

Score: 6.83

89
728 members, 46 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: nivramkoorb (1), WendyRobyn (4)

Score: 6.83

90
555 members, 19 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), tcereceda (4)

Score: 6.83

91
410 members, 7 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), rocketjk (4)

Score: 6.83

92
635 members, 55 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 6.73

93
288 members, 32 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: bookwoman84 (2), tina1969 (2)

Score: 6.73

94
13,037 members, 231 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (5)

Score: 6.68

95
9,324 members, 164 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), daisy_may (5)

Score: 6.68

96
1,699 members, 45 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), techeditor (5)

Score: 6.68

97
485 members, 60 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), Carmenere (5)

Score: 6.68

98
445 members, 25 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (1), Capybara_99 (5)

Score: 6.68

99
200 members, 7 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: rosalita (1), LyndaInOregon (5)

Score: 6.68

100
116 members, 9 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: margitc (1), kristenl (5)

Score: 6.68

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