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Top Five Books of 2019

Members: 104 participating members (show all)

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1
7,172 members, 425 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: This-n-That (1), SSLMoody (1), Leida (1), kristenl (1), chgstrom (1), gypsysmom (1), dara85 (1), njdcva (2), raidergirl3 (2), wandaly (3), Micheller7 (3)1 more, vwinsloe (4)

Score: 43.63

2
5,781 members, 284 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: julesnstu (1), njinthesun (1), terran (1), SSLMoody (2), lauralkeet (2), chgstrom (2), gypsysmom (2), Wassilissa (3), njdcva (4), bjappleg8 (4)

Score: 34.15

3
3,021 members, 204 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: rozymary (1), njdcva (1), LDVoorberg (1), bolero (2), N1na (2), dianeham (2), edparks (3), Leida (4), Eyriu (4), Micheller7 (4)

Score: 33.62

4
3,427 members, 168 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: plaugher (1), EllsieFind (1), Boand (1), kayanelson (2), LDVoorberg (2), njdcva (3), susannah65 (3)

Score: 24.81

Explanations:

Boand (1): By far and away the most original book I have read this year. It is also totally engaging, full of wondrous and shocking information. It made me cry in places but also smile at the wonders of trees. This book has stayed in my consciousness and remains one of my all time favourite reads, not just this year or decade but my entire life.… (more)

5
1,311 members, 86 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: zhejw (1), BLBera (1), lauralkeet (1), karenmarie (1), njinthesun (3), kayanelson (4), kristenl (5)

Score: 24.54

6
1,454 members, 103 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: brenzi (1), edparks (1), shaunie (4), Copperskye (4), lauralkeet (4), KatyBee (4), raidergirl3 (5)

Score: 21.99

7
1,695 members, 90 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: susannah65 (1), raidergirl3 (1), thorold (1), jeanned (1), zhejw (3)

Score: 19.04

8
1,309 members, 85 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: rosalita (1), tina1969 (2), Bookmarque (3), ahef1963 (3), rhian_of_oz (5), gypsysmom (7)

Score: 18.58

9
3,544 members, 223 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: SeasideBookClub (1), Capybara_99 (1), susannah65 (2), bjappleg8 (3), chgstrom (6)

Score: 16.96

10
2,009 members, 107 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: bolero (1), Aquila (1), ablachly (1), KatyBee (2)

Score: 15.36

11
1,847 members, 96 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Travelgem (1), 123Bush (1), zhejw (2), mooingzelda (2)

Score: 14.73

12
1,021 members, 61 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: revbean (1), souloftherose (1), Euryale (2), rarm (4)

Score: 14.19

13
1,535 members, 80 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Eyriu (1), sturlington (2), VW_Williams (4), Capybara_99 (5)

Score: 12.87

14
14,179 members, 422 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn (1), FranButt (3), Edward (5), gypsysmom (22)

Score: 11.56

15
16,653 members, 698 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: mairzy (1), ksd2 (1), jeanned (2)

Score: 11.36

16
30,545 members, 1,333 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), ThoughtPolice (1), 123Bush (7)

Score: 10.46

17
1,603 members, 95 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: FranButt (1), EllsieFind (2), JenMDB (3)

Score: 10.4

18
6,232 members, 332 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (1), KatyBee (3), LyndaInOregon

Score: 10.08

19
2,746 members, 164 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (1), kayanelson (3), kissk0960 (4)

Score: 9.87

20
1,664 members, 90 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: FranButt (2), mdexter (2), gypsysmom (3)

Score: 9.77

21
1,252 members, 46 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: shaunie (1), mooingzelda (3), ManWithAnAgenda (5)

Score: 9.71

22
960 members, 73 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: SeasideBookClub (2), Minthe (3), Copperskye

Score: 9.44

23
6,059 members, 412 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: 123Bush (2), jeanned (3), lauralkeet (5)

Score: 9.08

24
3,781 members, 198 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: kissk0960 (3), N1na (3), susannah65 (4)

Score: 8.91

25
810 members, 65 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: njinthesun (2), kristenl (4), Laura1124 (5)

Score: 8.87

26
978 members, 36 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: Euryale (1), ManWithAnAgenda (3), gypsysmom (23)

Score: 8.87

27
1,082 members, 94 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: bearette24 (5), terran (6), LyndaInOregon

Score: 8.27

28
1,114 members, 50 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Charon07 (4), karenmarie (4), oregonobsessionz (6)

Score: 8.21

29
38,243 members, 2,026 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: lottpoet (2), 123Bush (3), gypsysmom (24)

Score: 8.21

30
245 members, 11 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: kissk0960 (1), Dilara86 (1)

Score: 8

31
3,857 members, 173 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: shaunie (3), 123Bush (4), gypsysmom (14)

Score: 7.94

32
11,769 members, 212 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: plaugher (3), 123Bush (5), gypsysmom (25)

Score: 7.5

33
2,735 members, 179 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: SSLMoody (3), JenMDB (5), gypsysmom (30)

Score: 7.42

34
1,343 members, 71 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: wandaly (1), Micheller7 (2)

Score: 7.36

35
27,106 members, 849 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: EllsieFind (4), 123Bush (6), gypsysmom (28)

Score: 7.12

36
2,548 members, 148 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), rhian_of_oz (3)

Score: 7.04

37
1,014 members, 50 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: dhm (1), jsburbidge (3)

Score: 7.04

38
86 members, 18 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Eyriu (2), aethercowboy (2)

Score: 6.73

Explanations:

aethercowboy (2): I am a folklore junkie, and I love Crossley-Holland's book on Norse Mythology. Picking this one was a no-brainer.

39
6,167 members, 413 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: rhian_of_oz (2), chgstrom (3)

Score: 6.4

40
4,866 members, 258 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: mairzy (2), ablachly (3)

Score: 6.4

41
2,967 members, 52 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: kissk0960 (2), ibinu (3)

Score: 6.4

42
20,262 members, 371 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1), 123Bush (8)

Score: 6.38

43
1,469 members, 118 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: bookwoman84 (1), 123Bush (9)

Score: 6.31

44
68,239 members, 1,324 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: anglemark (2), ibinu (4)

Score: 6.19

45
1,914 members, 54 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: tardis (2), Aquila (4)

Score: 6.19

46
2,028 members, 93 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (2), EllsieFind (5)

Score: 6.04

47
8,759 members, 581 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3), gypsysmom (4)

Score: 5.87

48
1,541 members, 70 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Aquila (3), tardis (4)

Score: 5.87

49
1,518 members, 87 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Leida (3), RBeffa (4)

Score: 5.87

50
359 members, 24 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: rosalita (3), mdexter (4)

Score: 5.87

51
156 members, 11 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (3), terran (4)

Score: 5.87

52
147 members, 11 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: edparks (4), Copperskye

Score: 5.87

54
1,972 members, 133 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: wandaly (2), terran (7)

Score: 5.82

55
5,822 members, 176 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: anglemark (3), gypsysmom (5)

Score: 5.71

56
1,278 members, 43 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: dianeham (3), kissk0960 (5)

Score: 5.71

57
3,427 members, 37 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (6), LyndaInOregon

Score: 5.6

58
955 members, 54 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ablachly (4), tardis (5)

Score: 5.5

59
500 members, 25 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: JenMDB (4), Parker51 (5)

Score: 5.5

60
761 members, 35 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (4), Capybara_99 (6)

Score: 5.38

61
1,676 members, 111 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kayanelson (5), gypsysmom (8)

Score: 5.05

62
388 members, 27 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: LDVoorberg (5), gypsysmom (9)

Score: 4.98

Explanations:

LDVoorberg (5): So unexpected and interesting! Great nature descriptions and slow unveiling of the protagonist's tale of woe. A story in four parts, as indicated by the title.… (more)

63
452 members, 24 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Aquila (5), gypsysmom (10)

Score: 4.92

64
6,820 members, 390 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: tina1969 (3), gypsysmom (26)

Score: 4.81

65
2,076 members, 123 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: EllsieFind (3), gypsysmom (27)

Score: 4.79

66
890 members, 61 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: ablachly (7), gypsysmom (11)

Score: 4.66

67
14,566 members, 283 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), gypsysmom (21)

Score: 4.54

68
29,999 members, 712 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: greeneyed_ives (5), gypsysmom (29)

Score: 4.4

69
1,106 members, 68 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Copperskye (5), gypsysmom (31)

Score: 4.37

70
1,561 members, 137 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: shomchick (5), gypsysmom (32)

Score: 4.36

71
400 members, 26 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: wandaly (5), gypsysmom (33)

Score: 4.34

72
20,039 members, 882 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Edward (1)

Score: 4

73
17,323 members, 201 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Mirabelle (1)

Score: 4

74
11,659 members, 617 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1)

Score: 4

75
6,827 members, 213 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1)

Score: 4

76
4,706 members, 118 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: FAMeulstee (1)

Score: 4

77
4,603 members, 101 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: SFF1928-1973 (1)

Score: 4

78
4,017 members, 136 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (1)

Score: 4

79
3,399 members, 80 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque (1)

Score: 4

80
3,068 members, 62 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1)

Score: 4

81
3,029 members, 178 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Charon07 (1)

Score: 4

82
2,319 members, 40 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: soraki (1)

Score: 4

83
2,090 members, 128 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Laura1124 (1)

Score: 4

84
1,915 members, 84 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1)

Score: 4

85
1,319 members, 88 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: mdexter (1)

Score: 4

86
1,262 members, 42 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: RBeffa (1)

Score: 4

87
976 members, 14 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ibinu (1)

Score: 4

88
959 members, 66 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (1)

Score: 4

89
935 members, 46 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: kayanelson (1)

Score: 4

90
911 members, 57 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: tardis (1)

Score: 4

91
815 members, 34 reviews
4.47 stars (4.47 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

Score: 4

92
765 members, 67 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: bearette24 (1)

Score: 4

93
755 members, 40 reviews
4.59 stars (4.59 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (1)

Score: 4

94
735 members, 52 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: tina1969 (1)

Score: 4

95
706 members, 44 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Micheller7 (1)

Score: 4

96
684 members, 28 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: anglemark (1)

Score: 4

97
662 members, 39 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Cynfelyn (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

Cynfelyn (1): I could so easily choose five Terry Pratchett books as my five favourite books of this year, or of any year, but I really oughtn't. So I'll take this collection of non-fiction to my desert island.… (more)

98
570 members, 44 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (1)

Score: 4

99
490 members, 5 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: aethercowboy (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

aethercowboy (1): As a fan of Jordan Peterson's rational take on things, I had to read his magnum opus. It is like reading 12 Rules for Life with the training wheels off.… (more)

100
448 members, 40 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: JenMDB (1)

Score: 4

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Started by: kjgormley (December 2019)

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