Top Five Books of 2018

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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.
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9,262 members
523 reviews
½ 4.4
31 Members
aquamari, janoorani24, Euryale, SheLovesMaisie, charl08, sipthereader, raidergirl3, troutstreamman, ReluctantTechie, bjappleg8, LDVoorberg, greeneyed_ives, chgstrom, bezzabouza, carolfoisset, dkohler52, Dec31, lothiriel2003, Krisbee, bfkendrick, Tess_W, ahef1963, trlinatl, JenMDB, NoPlanetB, peremees, Sarah.Abbott, MelonieMurray, Letegretsoo, adherskowitx, davidflem1984, ,dianeham ,
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ahef1963: 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.
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5,644 members
355 reviews
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5,475 members
251 reviews
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5,887 members
339 reviews
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8,627 members
345 reviews
½ 4.4
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3,969 members
202 reviews
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3,931 members
203 reviews
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22,306 members
703 reviews
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Minthe, Porua, pamdierickx, DWLDE, Travelgem, chezbob, CMSharkey, davidflem1984
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Porua: 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!
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4,007 members
197 reviews
4.1
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4,819 members
256 reviews
½ 3.7
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11,397 members
691 reviews
½ 4.3
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mahsdad, martitia, aethercowboy, Dec31, Krisbee, Rchlwtsn, Lauren_Shriver
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aethercowboy: This books is both touching and funny, and in the end, it almost made me cry bittersweet tears.
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19,007 members
888 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,760 members
81 reviews
4.1
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5,244 members
212 reviews
3.9
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44,686 members
699 reviews
4.2
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30,477 members
899 reviews
½ 4.3
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16,487 members
480 reviews
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9,198 members
334 reviews
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3,124 members
139 reviews
½ 3.6
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2,663 members
169 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,136 members
61 reviews
½ 3.7
5 Members
sturlington, BLBera, vwinsloe, flying_monkeys, HeatherMoss
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HeatherMoss: This was really different, but still within the realm of believable legislation that could befall us. I love her writing style.
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3,672 members
232 reviews
3.8
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139 reviews
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941 reviews
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2,079 members
104 reviews
½ 3.7
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2,011 members
110 reviews
½ 4.3
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85 reviews
3.9
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299 reviews
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218 reviews
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6,240 members
363 reviews
½ 4.4
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2,266 members
121 reviews
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45 reviews
½ 3.7
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4,013 members
259 reviews
3.9
3 Members
Micheller7, ultrabookgeek, gburlingham
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ultrabookgeek: When you want all the characters to win when they are at odds with each other, then you have an exceptional story.
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2,666 members
158 reviews
4.1
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5,678 members
282 reviews
½ 4.3
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7,850 members
372 reviews
½ 4.4
3 Members
plaugher, celaneus, kristilabrie
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kristilabrie: Test List addition explanation notification, List created by another member.
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35,781 members
631 reviews
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14,579 members
623 reviews
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2,906 members
76 reviews
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7,239 members
323 reviews
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76 reviews
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105 reviews
3.9
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1,286 reviews
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478 reviews
½ 4.5
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790 members
30 reviews
½ 3.7
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330 reviews
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2,074 members
133 reviews
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1,857 members
98 reviews
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6,601 members
285 reviews
4.1
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vwinsloe, ultrabookgeek, jtoneill0
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ultrabookgeek: an amazing and loving family saga that never went the way you expect.
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3,066 members
154 reviews
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3,705 members
151 reviews
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890 members
49 reviews
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49 reviews
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297 reviews
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22 reviews
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2,681 members
106 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,561 members
118 reviews
½ 3.5
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4,765 members
204 reviews
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RBeffa, kara.shamy
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54 reviews
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65 reviews
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31 reviews
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marieke54, Leida
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7 reviews
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3 reviews
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426 reviews
½ 4.4
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NoPlanetB, chwiggy
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332 reviews
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bkmcneil, Rchlwtsn
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126 reviews
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188 reviews
½ 4.3
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169 reviews
½ 4.4
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109 reviews
½ 3.6
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80 reviews
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3.9
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revbean, lorannen
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59 reviews
4.1
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46 reviews
½ 4.3
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overthemoon, flips
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804 members
33 reviews
½ 3.6
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prima1, rapotter
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92 members
7 reviews
3.8
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varielle, celaneus
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7,056 members
148 reviews
½ 3.6
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6,395 members
165 reviews
3.9
2 Members
overthemoon, ahef1963
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ahef1963: 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.
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5,260 members
173 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
VW_Williams, HeatherMoss
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HeatherMoss: I can't believe I waited so long to read this. I thought it was delightful.
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3,713 members
244 reviews
3.8
2 Members
holly_golightly, celaneus
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holly_golightly: I read this in March and I still think about it regularly. It is not an exaggeration to call this book mind-altering.
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2,366 members
61 reviews
½ 4.5
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2,334 members
120 reviews
4.2
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2,186 members
116 reviews
½ 3.6
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743 members
31 reviews
3.9
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714 members
48 reviews
½ 4.3
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491 members
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2,312 members
136 reviews
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1,051 members
58 reviews
½ 3.7
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20,333 members
324 reviews
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13,592 members
207 reviews
½ 4.3
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166 reviews
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55 reviews
4.1