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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: 257 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
4,380 members, 325 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 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
3,675 members, 211 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 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
4,390 members, 310 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

4
4,480 members, 290 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 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)6 more, bjappleg8 (2), michigantrumpet (2), aquamari (3), beebeereads (4), katemcangus (4), njinthesun (5)

Score: 59.55

5
1,872 members, 133 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 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
2,067 members, 118 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 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
3,606 members, 243 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 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
1,992 members, 118 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

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

Score: 30.97

9
3,642 members, 202 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 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
1,778 members, 110 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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

Score: 27.48

11
2,404 members, 144 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 26.31

12
1,026 members, 62 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 25.67

13
2,563 members, 163 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Thumbs down: karenmarie

Score: 25.31

15
2,154 members, 119 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 22.04

16
1,630 members, 88 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 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.

17
12,958 members, 376 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

18
6,070 members, 484 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

Explanations:

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

19
11,407 members, 682 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
37,023 members, 553 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 17.44

21
4,690 members, 195 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 17.08

22
17,746 members, 608 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: pamdierickx (1), Porua (1), chezbob (3), donsread (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
765 members, 58 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 15.75

24
708 members, 44 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 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.

25
2,289 members, 154 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 15.1

26
2,649 members, 77 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 14.73

27
18,396 members, 825 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 14.19

28
1,312 members, 72 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 14.19

29
912 members, 59 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

31
25,435 members, 807 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50, oregonobsessionz

Score: 13.08

32
2,047 members, 122 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Thumbs down: dmenon90

Score: 12.4

33
982 members, 34 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

34
2,151 members, 192 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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.

35
1,717 members, 102 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

36
774 members, 64 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

37
4,653 members, 269 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

Explanations:

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

38
975 members, 49 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

39
26,480 members, 517 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

40
4,021 members, 278 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

41
4,628 members, 247 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

42
1,006 members, 68 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 10.09

43
450 members, 32 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

44
12,006 members, 991 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 10.04

46
4,858 members, 222 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

47
448 members, 15 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

Score: 9.66

48
981 members, 72 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 9.35

49
1,168 members, 63 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 9.23

50
2,938 members, 168 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.

51
1,674 members, 93 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.08

52
1,292 members, 77 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 9.08

53
2,813 members, 213 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

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

Score: 8.87

54
1,269 members, 67 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

55
651 members, 36 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 8.54

56
703 members, 24 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

57
5,307 members, 257 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), gypsysmom (1)

Score: 8

58
4,643 members, 89 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: JaneAustenNut (1), cbl_tn (1)

Score: 8

59
1,638 members, 76 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

60
824 members, 75 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Thumbs down: dianeham

Score: 7.71

61
3,265 members, 45 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (2)

Score: 7.36

62
2,964 members, 175 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1), JenMDB (2)

Score: 7.36

63
2,264 members, 61 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: catcarlo (1), starbox (2)

Score: 7.36

64
1,729 members, 82 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: OHBibliophile (1), JaneAustenNut (2)

Score: 7.36

65
699 members, 50 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 7.36

66
418 members, 6 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), varielle (2)

Score: 7.36

67
366 members, 19 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Leida (1), marieke54 (2)

Score: 7.36

68
70 members, 3 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), celaneus (2)

Score: 7.36

69
18,749 members, 340 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1), ThoughtPolice (3)

Score: 7.04

70
14,197 members, 267 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: bkmcneil (1), Rchlwtsn (3)

Score: 7.04

71
4,879 members, 90 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), amerynth (3)

Score: 7.04

72
2,187 members, 103 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), debnance (3)

Score: 7.04

73
1,250 members, 88 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: SohoReader (1), sipthereader (3)

Score: 7.04

74
1,144 members, 96 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), urania1 (3)

Score: 7.04

75
1,091 members, 67 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), alphaorder (3)

Score: 7.04

76
806 members, 54 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Ciruelo (1), bezzabouza (3)

Score: 7.04

77
714 members, 37 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), flips (3)

Score: 7.04

78
560 members, 42 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: lorannen (1), revbean (3)

Score: 7.04

79
541 members, 34 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 7.04

80
376 members, 17 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: prima1 (1), rapotter (3)

Score: 7.04

82
17,429 members, 268 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Ciruelo (4)

Score: 6.83

83
6,156 members, 138 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), FAMeulstee (4)

Score: 6.83

84
5,078 members, 131 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 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
4,409 members, 140 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 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
2,879 members, 207 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
1,733 members, 104 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), encephalical (4)

Score: 6.83

88
1,268 members, 73 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: nivramkoorb (1), WendyRobyn (4)

Score: 6.83

89
1,159 members, 33 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), SohoReader (4)

Score: 6.83

90
594 members, 22 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), tcereceda (4)

Score: 6.83

91
424 members, 7 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), rocketjk (4)

Score: 6.83

92
373 members, 32 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Nova_Mortem (1), briarhills (4)

Score: 6.83

93
1,195 members, 86 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 6.73

94
479 members, 38 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: bookwoman84 (2), tina1969 (2)

Score: 6.73

95
14,486 members, 254 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (5)

Score: 6.68

96
9,944 members, 174 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), daisy_may (5)

Score: 6.68

97
1,814 members, 47 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), techeditor (5)

Score: 6.68

98
1,130 members, 104 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), Carmenere (5)

Score: 6.68

99
627 members, 29 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (1), Capybara_99 (5)

Score: 6.68

100
336 members, 17 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: rosalita (1), LyndaInOregon (5)

Score: 6.68

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Started by: ablachly (December 2018)

Type: Numbered

Limit: 5 books

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