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Top Five Books of 2019

Members: 102 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
5,236 members, 360 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 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
4,450 members, 249 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
2,170 members, 153 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 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
2,553 members, 138 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
1,166 members, 71 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

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

Score: 24.54

6
1,090 members, 89 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Score: 21.99

7
1,445 members, 83 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 19.04

8
1,049 members, 71 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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

Score: 18.58

9
2,923 members, 194 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 16.96

10
1,259 members, 72 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 15.36

11
823 members, 49 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 14.19

12
1,171 members, 61 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

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

Score: 12.87

13
13,408 members, 398 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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

Score: 11.56

14
15,355 members, 656 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

15
1,239 members, 77 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 10.73

16
1,421 members, 87 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

17
4,750 members, 269 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

18
2,055 members, 131 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

19
1,532 members, 82 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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

Score: 9.77

20
948 members, 34 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 9.71

21
847 members, 72 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 9.44

22
4,860 members, 365 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 9.08

23
2,729 members, 161 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 8.91

24
674 members, 60 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

Score: 8.87

25
790 members, 40 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 8.87

26
964 members, 83 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 8.27

27
36,115 members, 1,970 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

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

Score: 8.21

28
225 members, 10 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: kissk0960 (1), Dilara86 (1)

Score: 8

29
2,943 members, 155 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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

Score: 7.94

30
11,406 members, 205 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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

Score: 7.5

31
2,163 members, 159 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 7.42

32
1,063 members, 59 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: wandaly (1), Micheller7 (2)

Score: 7.36

33
25,982 members, 825 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

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

Score: 7.12

34
2,021 members, 129 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), rhian_of_oz (3)

Score: 7.04

35
803 members, 37 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: dhm (1), jsburbidge (3)

Score: 7.04

36
70 members, 18 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 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.

37
29,327 members, 1,315 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ThoughtPolice (1), 123Bush (7)

Score: 6.46

38
5,064 members, 366 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: rhian_of_oz (2), chgstrom (3)

Score: 6.4

39
4,079 members, 215 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: mairzy (2), ablachly (3)

Score: 6.4

40
2,826 members, 50 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: kissk0960 (2), ibinu (3)

Score: 6.4

41
19,303 members, 359 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

Score: 6.38

42
1,360 members, 119 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 6.31

43
65,111 members, 1,293 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: anglemark (2), ibinu (4)

Score: 6.19

44
1,292 members, 39 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: tardis (2), Aquila (4)

Score: 6.19

45
1,588 members, 74 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (2), EllsieFind (5)

Score: 6.04

46
8,285 members, 565 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3), gypsysmom (4)

Score: 5.87

47
1,164 members, 75 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Leida (3), RBeffa (4)

Score: 5.87

48
1,013 members, 48 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Aquila (3), tardis (4)

Score: 5.87

49
288 members, 22 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: rosalita (3), mdexter (4)

Score: 5.87

50
131 members, 10 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: edparks (4), Copperskye

Score: 5.87

51
125 members, 10 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (3), terran (4)

Score: 5.87

53
1,545 members, 102 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: wandaly (2), terran (7)

Score: 5.82

54
4,927 members, 145 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: anglemark (3), gypsysmom (5)

Score: 5.71

55
1,034 members, 38 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: dianeham (3), kissk0960 (5)

Score: 5.71

56
3,361 members, 36 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (6), LyndaInOregon

Score: 5.6

57
782 members, 39 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ablachly (4), tardis (5)

Score: 5.5

58
418 members, 19 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: JenMDB (4), Parker51 (5)

Score: 5.5

59
899 members, 48 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: karenmarie (4), oregonobsessionz (6)

Score: 5.38

60
574 members, 29 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (4), Capybara_99 (6)

Score: 5.38

61
1,433 members, 95 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kayanelson (5), gypsysmom (8)

Score: 5.05

62
358 members, 26 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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
361 members, 20 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Aquila (5), gypsysmom (10)

Score: 4.92

64
5,917 members, 364 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: tina1969 (3), gypsysmom (26)

Score: 4.81

65
1,846 members, 118 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: EllsieFind (3), gypsysmom (27)

Score: 4.79

66
699 members, 48 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: ablachly (7), gypsysmom (11)

Score: 4.66

67
13,883 members, 269 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), gypsysmom (21)

Score: 4.54

68
28,439 members, 680 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: greeneyed_ives (5), gypsysmom (29)

Score: 4.4

69
850 members, 60 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Copperskye (5), gypsysmom (31)

Score: 4.37

70
996 members, 111 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: shomchick (5), gypsysmom (32)

Score: 4.36

71
327 members, 23 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: wandaly (5), gypsysmom (33)

Score: 4.34

72
18,949 members, 850 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Edward (1)

Score: 4

73
16,515 members, 189 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Mirabelle (1)

Score: 4

74
10,916 members, 597 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1)

Score: 4

75
6,354 members, 205 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1)

Score: 4

76
4,495 members, 114 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: FAMeulstee (1)

Score: 4

77
4,406 members, 94 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: SFF1928-1973 (1)

Score: 4

78
3,731 members, 132 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (1)

Score: 4

79
3,333 members, 86 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque (1)

Score: 4

80
3,061 members, 145 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1)

Score: 4

81
2,918 members, 60 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1)

Score: 4

82
2,254 members, 35 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: soraki (1)

Score: 4

83
1,964 members, 125 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Laura1124 (1)

Score: 4

84
1,349 members, 61 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1)

Score: 4

85
1,216 members, 42 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: RBeffa (1)

Score: 4

86
923 members, 11 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ibinu (1)

Score: 4

87
891 members, 63 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: mdexter (1)

Score: 4

88
762 members, 41 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: kayanelson (1)

Score: 4

89
731 members, 53 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (1)

Score: 4

90
679 members, 27 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: anglemark (1)

Score: 4

91
670 members, 42 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: tardis (1)

Score: 4

92
669 members, 42 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Micheller7 (1)

Score: 4

93
667 members, 38 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (1)

Score: 4

94
633 members, 34 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 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)

95
565 members, 51 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: bearette24 (1)

Score: 4

96
533 members, 35 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (1)

Score: 4

97
520 members, 41 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: tina1969 (1)

Score: 4

98
518 members, 28 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

Score: 4

99
429 members, 25 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: N1na (1)

Score: 4

100
385 members, 3 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 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)

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Started by: kjgormley (December 2019)

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