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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: 264 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
6,619 members, 432 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 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
7,037 members, 352 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
7,023 members, 412 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: MelonieMurray (1), kristenl (1), jtgodwin (1), khaki97 (1), bness2 (1), justmum (1), Micheller7 (1), Tosta (2), windflwr (2), Sarah.Abbott (2), cabockwrites (2)9 more, carolfoisset (2), bjappleg8 (2), michigantrumpet (2), aprille (3), aquamari (3), beebeereads (4), katemcangus (4), ManWithAnAgenda (5), njinthesun (5)

Score: 68.63

4
6,402 members, 432 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Tosta (1), audiencedog (1), Deedledee (1), murraymint11 (1), raidergirl3 (1), daisy_may (1), Rchlwtsn (1), IrishSue (1), rhian_of_oz (1), jbhunter (2), Krisbee (2)8 more, chgstrom (2), MelonieMurray (3), Sarah.Abbott (3), aquamari (4), PrueGallagher (4), olegalCA (4), This-n-That (4), bookworm12 (5)

Thumbs down: Kuiperdolin

Score: 64.16

5
3,514 members, 242 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Familiar_Diversions (1), tldegray (1), Ashles (1), m_island (1), tsangal (1), Marmie7 (2), TempleCat (2), writerlibrarian (2), Nova_Mortem (3), Charon07 (5), souloftherose (5)

Score: 38.48

6
3,730 members, 181 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
4,880 members, 296 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 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
2,800 members, 172 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 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
2,839 members, 159 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

Score: 27.48

10
6,297 members, 298 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 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: AmourFou, SPPColumbus, JaneAustenNut

Score: 26.71

11
3,167 members, 179 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
3,628 members, 215 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

13
19,688 members, 653 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Travelgem (1), pamdierickx (1), Porua (1), davidflem1984 (2), chezbob (3), DWLDE (3), Minthe (6)

Score: 24

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)

14
8,196 members, 568 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 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.

15
14,516 members, 766 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: Charon07 (1), KarlzFragaz (1), olca02 (1), overthemoon (1), Francisco_Javier (2), amerynth (2), MelonieMurray (5)

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50

Score: 23.4

16
1,396 members, 73 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 22.31

18
3,450 members, 171 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 22.04

19
27,667 members, 861 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50, oregonobsessionz

Score: 19.48

20
14,519 members, 427 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 19.42

21
40,269 members, 607 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 17.44

22
6,673 members, 269 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 17.08

24
1,656 members, 119 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

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

Score: 15.75

25
919 members, 56 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 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
2,953 members, 193 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 15.1

27
3,971 members, 112 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 14.73

28
20,475 members, 888 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

Score: 14.19

29
1,721 members, 91 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Score: 14.19

30
1,391 members, 88 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 13.66

31
996 members, 75 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: alphaorder (1), bookworm12 (2), ablachly (2), Tosta (4)

Score: 13.56

32
6,421 members, 272 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Travelgem (2), zmeischa (3), SohoReader (5)

Score: 13.08

33
1,719 members, 90 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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

Thumbs down: aprille

Score: 12.68

34
3,156 members, 175 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Thumbs down: dmenon90

Score: 12.4

35
4,489 members, 308 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 12.23

36
1,730 members, 98 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 11.75

37
1,134 members, 41 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

38
3,133 members, 235 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.

39
2,172 members, 125 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 10.83

40
4,287 members, 238 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

41
6,296 members, 329 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

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

Score: 10.68

Explanations:

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

42
29,839 members, 553 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

43
8,010 members, 463 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

44
2,565 members, 67 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

45
5,818 members, 283 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

46
1,107 members, 66 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 10.19

47
1,670 members, 87 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

Score: 10.09

48
599 members, 45 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

49
15,067 members, 1,135 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 10.04

51
624 members, 25 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 9.66

52
20,271 members, 304 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Score: 9.5

53
1,600 members, 106 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Score: 9.35

54
1,497 members, 83 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

Score: 9.23

55
4,714 members, 228 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 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
2,358 members, 134 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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

Score: 9.08

57
2,226 members, 102 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 8.75

58
759 members, 44 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 8.54

59
1,147 members, 37 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 8.03

60
6,066 members, 280 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), gypsysmom (1)

Score: 8

61
5,415 members, 95 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: JaneAustenNut (1), cbl_tn (1)

Score: 8

62
917 members, 47 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

63
1,172 members, 101 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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

Thumbs down: dianeham

Score: 7.71

64
4,089 members, 190 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

Score: 7.36

65
3,549 members, 50 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (2)

Score: 7.36

66
1,884 members, 87 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: OHBibliophile (1), JaneAustenNut (2)

Score: 7.36

67
531 members, 24 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Leida (1), marieke54 (2)

Score: 7.36

68
476 members, 6 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), varielle (2)

Score: 7.36

69
100 members, 3 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), celaneus (2)

Score: 7.36

70
20,690 members, 376 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1), ThoughtPolice (3)

Score: 7.04

71
15,766 members, 296 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: bkmcneil (1), Rchlwtsn (3)

Score: 7.04

72
5,429 members, 91 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), amerynth (3)

Score: 7.04

73
2,451 members, 113 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), debnance (3)

Score: 7.04

74
2,056 members, 149 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: SohoReader (1), sipthereader (3)

Score: 7.04

75
1,800 members, 120 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: kgriffith (1), alphaorder (3)

Score: 7.04

76
1,234 members, 104 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), urania1 (3)

Score: 7.04

77
1,044 members, 66 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Ciruelo (1), bezzabouza (3)

Score: 7.04

78
865 members, 43 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), flips (3)

Score: 7.04

79
865 members, 60 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: lorannen (1), revbean (3)

Score: 7.04

80
774 members, 48 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 7.04

81
585 members, 24 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: prima1 (1), rapotter (3)

Score: 7.04

83
6,526 members, 141 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), FAMeulstee (4)

Score: 6.83

84
5,608 members, 151 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
4,796 members, 153 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
3,316 members, 227 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 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
1,962 members, 108 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), encephalical (4)

Score: 6.83

88
1,753 members, 46 reviews
4.49 stars (4.49 stars)

Lists: sipthereader (1), SohoReader (4)

Score: 6.83

89
1,675 members, 99 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: nivramkoorb (1), WendyRobyn (4)

Score: 6.83

90
645 members, 25 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), tcereceda (4)

Score: 6.83

91
556 members, 45 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Nova_Mortem (1), briarhills (4)

Score: 6.83

92
456 members, 8 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), rocketjk (4)

Score: 6.83

93
1,787 members, 115 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

Score: 6.73

94
719 members, 44 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: bookwoman84 (2), tina1969 (2)

Score: 6.73

95
16,887 members, 286 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), Mencius (5)

Score: 6.68

96
11,501 members, 186 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), daisy_may (5)

Score: 6.68

97
2,007 members, 51 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: overthemoon (1), techeditor (5)

Score: 6.68

98
1,878 members, 136 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: BookLizard (1), Carmenere (5)

Score: 6.68

99
836 members, 42 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (1), Capybara_99 (5)

Score: 6.68

100
482 members, 22 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: rosalita (1), LyndaInOregon (5)

Score: 6.68

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