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Top Five Books of 2019

Members: 94 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
2,812 members, 209 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Leida (1), kristenl (1), chgstrom (1), gypsysmom (1), dara85 (1), raidergirl3 (2), wandaly (3), Micheller7 (3), vwinsloe (4)

Score: 32.27

2
901 members, 58 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

Score: 25.62

3
735 members, 51 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

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

Score: 24.54

4
2,868 members, 166 reviews
4.47 stars (4.47 stars)

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

Score: 23.96

5
539 members, 47 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 21.99

6
1,502 members, 81 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 21.77

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)

7
925 members, 52 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 19.04

8
690 members, 50 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 18.58

9
1,980 members, 123 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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

Score: 16.96

10
420 members, 13 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 15.36

11
540 members, 25 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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

Score: 14.19

12
723 members, 38 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

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

Score: 12.87

13
13,776 members, 588 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

14
1,056 members, 60 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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

Score: 10.4

15
2,735 members, 150 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

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

Score: 10.08

16
970 members, 68 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

Score: 9.87

17
1,177 members, 61 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 9.77

18
707 members, 60 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.44

19
1,318 members, 76 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 8.91

20
12,477 members, 364 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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

Score: 8.89

21
532 members, 50 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 8.87

22
193 members, 8 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: kissk0960 (1), Dilara86 (1)

Score: 8

23
529 members, 31 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: wandaly (1), Micheller7 (2)

Score: 7.36

24
1,377 members, 88 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: briarhills (1), rhian_of_oz (3)

Score: 7.04

25
506 members, 16 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: shaunie (1), mooingzelda (3)

Score: 7.04

26
347 members, 18 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: zhejw (2), mooingzelda (2)

Score: 6.73

27
51 members, 13 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 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.

28
3,799 members, 300 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: rhian_of_oz (2), chgstrom (3)

Score: 6.4

29
3,154 members, 177 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: mairzy (2), ablachly (3)

Score: 6.4

30
2,694 members, 48 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: kissk0960 (2), ibinu (3)

Score: 6.4

31
61,495 members, 1,209 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: anglemark (2), ibinu (4)

Score: 6.19

32
570 members, 17 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: tardis (2), Aquila (4)

Score: 6.19

33
1,001 members, 49 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (2), EllsieFind (5)

Score: 6.04

34
7,694 members, 533 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3), gypsysmom (4)

Score: 5.87

35
348 members, 17 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Aquila (3), tardis (4)

Score: 5.87

36
153 members, 12 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: rosalita (3), mdexter (4)

Score: 5.87

37
96 members, 7 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: edparks (4), Copperskye

Score: 5.87

38
83 members, 4 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (3), terran (4)

Score: 5.87

40
447 members, 15 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: Euryale (1), gypsysmom (23)

Score: 5.83

41
4,175 members, 119 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: anglemark (3), gypsysmom (5)

Score: 5.71

42
3,623 members, 266 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: jeanned (3), lauralkeet (5)

Score: 5.71

43
713 members, 21 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: dianeham (3), kissk0960 (5)

Score: 5.71

44
425 members, 44 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: bearette24 (5), LyndaInOregon

Score: 5.71

45
3,272 members, 35 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (6), LyndaInOregon

Score: 5.6

46
406 members, 22 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ablachly (4), tardis (5)

Score: 5.5

47
260 members, 14 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: JenMDB (4), Parker51 (5)

Score: 5.5

48
675 members, 34 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: karenmarie (4), oregonobsessionz (6)

Score: 5.38

49
263 members, 10 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (4), Capybara_99 (6)

Score: 5.38

50
33,759 members, 1,885 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: lottpoet (2), gypsysmom (24)

Score: 5.17

51
1,525 members, 80 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: shaunie (3), gypsysmom (14)

Score: 5.11

52
1,032 members, 74 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kayanelson (5), gypsysmom (8)

Score: 5.05

53
307 members, 22 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 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)

54
169 members, 6 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Aquila (5), gypsysmom (10)

Score: 4.92

55
10,976 members, 201 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: plaugher (3), gypsysmom (25)

Score: 4.83

56
4,817 members, 312 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: tina1969 (3), gypsysmom (26)

Score: 4.81

57
1,565 members, 94 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: EllsieFind (3), gypsysmom (27)

Score: 4.79

58
396 members, 29 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: ablachly (7), gypsysmom (11)

Score: 4.66

59
24,870 members, 794 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: EllsieFind (4), gypsysmom (28)

Score: 4.57

60
12,975 members, 245 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), gypsysmom (21)

Score: 4.54

61
26,695 members, 632 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: greeneyed_ives (5), gypsysmom (29)

Score: 4.4

62
1,648 members, 133 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: JenMDB (5), gypsysmom (30)

Score: 4.38

63
567 members, 47 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Copperskye (5), gypsysmom (31)

Score: 4.37

64
382 members, 50 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: shomchick (5), gypsysmom (32)

Score: 4.36

65
244 members, 12 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: wandaly (5), gypsysmom (33)

Score: 4.34

66
27,833 members, 1,270 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ThoughtPolice (1)

Score: 4

67
15,532 members, 170 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Mirabelle (1)

Score: 4

68
9,995 members, 564 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: VW_Williams (1)

Score: 4

69
5,878 members, 194 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: Minthe (1)

Score: 4

70
4,158 members, 109 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: FAMeulstee (1)

Score: 4

71
4,142 members, 90 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: SFF1928-1973 (1)

Score: 4

72
3,315 members, 123 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Wassilissa (1)

Score: 4

73
3,260 members, 78 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Bookmarque (1)

Score: 4

74
2,829 members, 131 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1)

Score: 4

75
2,738 members, 60 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1)

Score: 4

76
2,174 members, 33 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: soraki (1)

Score: 4

77
1,863 members, 121 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Laura1124 (1)

Score: 4

78
824 members, 11 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ibinu (1)

Score: 4

79
639 members, 26 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: anglemark (1)

Score: 4

80
527 members, 30 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)

81
484 members, 30 reviews
4.53 stars (4.53 stars)

Lists: mooingzelda (1)

Score: 4

82
441 members, 29 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Parker51 (1)

Score: 4

83
437 members, 18 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: kayanelson (1)

Score: 4

84
386 members, 30 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Micheller7 (1)

Score: 4

85
367 members, 33 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: tina1969 (1)

Score: 4

86
305 members, 19 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: mdexter (1)

Score: 4

87
283 members, 32 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: JenMDB (1)

Score: 4

88
280 members, 16 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: tardis (1)

Score: 4

89
276 members, 2 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 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)

90
275 members, 27 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: foggidawn (1)

Score: 4

91
272 members, 21 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: bearette24 (1)

Score: 4

92
267 members, 21 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: N1na (1)

Score: 4

93
197 members, 2 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: jsburbidge (1)

Score: 4

94
197 members, 15 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: IsolaBlue (1)

Score: 4

95
183 members, 17 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: shomchick (1)

Score: 4

96
180 members, 5 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Porua (1)

Score: 4

97
178 members, 4 reviews
4.71 stars (4.71 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

Score: 4

98
153 members, 15 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: lottpoet (1)

Score: 4

99
134 members, 7 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: greeneyed_ives (1)

Score: 4

100
86 members, 4 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (1): A bloody good tale of revenge, steeped in the Gothic tradition, that'll have you rooting for the "monster" to succeed.

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Started by: kjgormley (December 3, 2019)

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