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Recommend the 20 best books you've read in the last five years

Description: A casual acquaintance is looking for ideas about books to read, but you don't know much about their tastes. Thinking back over your last five years of reading, which books would you recommend?

Members: 539 participating members (show all)

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1
38,996 members, 2,029 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: NidiaMR86 (1), Priyanka.6033 (1), TheCottonShoe (1), AeroArne (1), bookaholicgirl (1), akerr (1), perennialreader (1), agsblend (1), Tosta (1), AmySKNunez (1), archanads (1)81 more, KittyShields (1), thelibraryofjess (1), Jen8888 (1), tmrocks (1), Kiwiclaire50 (1), contegobay (1), brignogan (1), dara85 (1), eheld (1), patty6116 (1), neicybee (1), victoriawitthoff (1), margosneezer (1), Rdra1962 (1), JukieH (1), ikomilo (1), askthedust (1), mwinem (1), Prinzessin_Erdbeer (1), Vicariousz (1), artisu (1), bnbsalvatore (1), chellerystick (1), cherylc (1), catiescarlette (1), RickyHaas (1), kamrie (1), klhorn (1), FKQG (1), Minneba (1), Begona (1), lmbix (1), m_island (1), marianoel (1), beckibell (1), LisaGregory (1), AvitaCosno (1), dawndouble (1), HelenGress (1), authordanagoodman (1), marthamwatson (1), roojs (2), chezbob (2), hosehead51 (2), Fjumonvi (2), Jelissa88 (2), MaggieFlo (2), Jillian_Kay (2), Tim.Looney (2), lynnrae523 (2), hgalligher (2), ThoughtPolice (2), melaniejayne (2), yourotherleft (2), Diane-bpcb (3), JaneAustenNut (3), stephenis (3), booksinbed (3), 985077MA (3), KimarieBee (3), LisbethE (4), critterbug (4), LDVoorberg (4), prof_em (5), bookworm12 (5), Volkertvos (5), cmtl (5), laluna179 (5), Krisbee (5), linlef (5), CarterPJ (6), JPodlaski (7), Peace2 (7), chgstrom (8), tina1969 (9), Risbom (9), Brandy1411 (10), kszr (10), shutch (14), myers3 (19), martensgirl

Thumbs down: Lidbud, SpreeMetVoeten, Femklutz, Rynooo, kazzer2u, saucybetty, Selliers, KrisM, kidsread, lorannen, jtcarter, gypsysmom, Eowyn1

Score: 296.38

Explanations:

gypsysmom (0): Did not like this book but I realize I am in a minority

2
69,463 members, 1,345 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Explanations:

Diane-bpcb (0): never liked this; note sure why

lordcharles (13): In its time and place it was very important in having a white lawyer defend a black man. People had to understand that skin color is not painful. Watching a child caught between worlds was fundamental as well.… (more)

3
18,075 members, 547 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Explanations:

Somateria (1): My favourite novel of all time, first read at school many years ago, before I'd been to Cornwall. Re-read several times, most recently for a book club.… (more)

mishy215 (10): I've read this book twice seen the movie several times. I just love the suspenseful tone of the book.

6
48,121 members, 1,234 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: truffles (1), sblumens (1), Adennis (1), izzy45 (2), Lauren_Shriver (2), dara85 (2), goldenmoon (2), LesleyWebb (2), LoneS (2), Jbritz (2), kootibkiteer (2)40 more, TeriAndersonNeedham (3), margosneezer (3), kamalsood (3), goldenlobo (3), jeanie0510 (3), Elle10021 (3), Priyanka.6033 (4), kerihudson (4), neicybee (4), pathogenik (4), cherylc (4), frenchmama (4), Saultimate (4), unspuncapricorn (4), patty6116 (5), Vicariousz (5), bnbsalvatore (5), hawaiiimarg (5), FKQG (5), bookaholicgirl (6), kappasigma (6), MaggieFlo (6), NancieLea (6), critterbug (6), roojs (7), Rdra1962 (7), sbodmer (7), IrishSue (7), shutch (8), teeth (8), PollyMig (8), laluna179 (9), Mallc (12), Peace2 (16), HelenGress (16), fifthbusy (16), booksinbed (17), dawndouble (17), kszr (18), martensgirl

Thumbs down: Kiwiclaire50

Score: 139.49

7
12,777 members, 940 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: nankan (1), edithyau (1), chezbob (1), jkrrish001 (1), SBG1962 (1), bookhobbyjapan (1), Mallc (1), Saultimate (1), keul (1), teeth (1), crookedcat (1)38 more, peterveen (1), emmendelson (1), kerihudson (2), ParanoidMaryMarvel (2), maryzee (2), mwinem (2), pathogenik (2), beebeereads (2), copperkid (2), staceyftwo (2), goldenmoon (3), Vicariousz (3), artisu (3), elainemberman (3), lmbix (3), njinthesun (3), nanlanglois (3), JukieH (4), tina1969 (4), MaggieFlo (4), ucla70 (4), roojs (5), Rdra1962 (5), dianeham (5), baldosmum (5), patty6116 (6), ShelfMonkey (6), Minneba (6), 985077MA (6), _Zoe_ (6), bookaholicgirl (7), dawndouble (7), NancieLea (8), kszr (8), unspuncapricorn (9), CarterPJ (10), fifthbusy (12), myers3 (12)

Thumbs down: Eiseley.Staff, Rynooo, grnman, Selliers, Kathy_Dyer, Krisbee, Eliz12, jaylcee, KarenFunt

Score: 135.51

8
16,696 members, 479 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
9
10,535 members, 167 reviews
4.64 stars (4.64 stars)
10
11,400 members, 698 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
11
14,872 members, 1,161 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: lauradl (1), akbookworm33445 (1), ycr_ycr (1), LDVoorberg (1), honyocker (2), DougJ110 (2), archanads (3), thelibraryofjess (3), Femklutz (3), prof_em (3), ikomilo (3)35 more, PollyMig (3), marthamwatson (3), NidiaMR86 (4), KittyShields (4), lmbix (4), jackanthony (4), niquetteb (5), Peace2 (5), KatyBee (5), contegobay (6), Jelissa88 (6), artisu (6), jdyork74 (6), Vicariousz (7), elainemberman (7), Lagnella (7), caseylondon (7), Vulco1 (8), JukieH (8), Morphidae (8), Jillian_Kay (8), roojs (9), Mallc (9), bookworm12 (9), kappasigma (10), HelenGress (10), Charon07 (12), mhhacker (12), Rdra1962 (13), dawndouble (13), starfishian (13), patty6116 (14), fifthbusy (15), eclecticdodo (18), myers3 (20)

Thumbs down: pdebolt, Eiseley.Staff, CAGEYM, zapzap, 47degreesnorth, revamanda, princessmonster

Score: 108.89

12
70,679 members, 1,248 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)
13
5,192 members, 306 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: kindlibrarian (1), jack2410 (1), bsnbabe68 (1), pam933 (1), honyocker (1), prof_em (1), alpiner (1), RobinBrz (1), maryzee (1), Christy.Riege (1), LenoreR (1)25 more, lmbix (2), tugrice (2), venus.radfordbell (2), hammockqueen (2), Winny99 (2), kappasigma (3), Morphidae (3), sbodmer (4), mccin68 (4), stephenis (4), perennialreader (5), artisu (5), Minneba (5), sdunford (5), LisbethE (5), caseylondon (5), kageeh (6), generalkala (7), merrystar (9), Eowyn1 (9), Rdra1962 (10), myers3 (10), patty6116 (11), kxn11 (12), booksinbed (16)

Thumbs down: Diane-bpcb, arethusarose

Score: 107.91

14
12,274 members, 864 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: treedavis (1), PollyMig (1), Euryale (1), LouiseJones (1), nankan (2), La_gatta (2), DanZuke (2), cherylc (2), amyshaff (2), IrishSue (3), 47degreesnorth (3)27 more, jbhunter (4), truffles (4), NidiaMR86 (5), Jenny1013 (5), ParanoidMaryMarvel (5), elainemberman (5), catiescarlette (5), LenoreR (5), Vicariousz (6), Lagnella (6), contegobay (7), JukieH (7), NancieLea (7), Mallc (7), Winny99 (7), HelenGress (7), CarolineMCarrico (8), dawndouble (8), WylieMaercklein (9), TeriAndersonNeedham (10), hailelib (10), Rdra1962 (12), roojs (13), Eowyn1 (13), patty6116 (17), citygirl (18), smasler

Thumbs down: Bookmarque, jenrazzle, zapzap

Score: 98.56

15
7,328 members, 554 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: jbhunter (1), glade1 (1), CarolineMCarrico (1), JSWBooks (1), starfishian (1), cmtl (1), JenMDB (2), lauradl (2), booksbooks63 (2), elizabethmkruis (2), jennyo (2)23 more, zapzap (2), chgstrom (2), Dehinde (3), peterveen (3), brenzi (4), goldenlobo (4), vwinsloe (4), truffles (5), cherylc (6), klhorn (7), FKQG (7), goldenmoon (8), kappasigma (8), unspuncapricorn (8), JukieH (9), lauralkeet (9), roojs (11), TeriAndersonNeedham (11), devilish2 (12), Mallc (15), patty6116 (18), Rdra1962 (19), smasler

Thumbs down: thenothing

Score: 96.69

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9,036 members, 558 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: lazasuba02 (1), smt883 (1), booksbooks63 (1), pennyinsole (1), LisbethE (1), stephenis (1), susannelson (1), sallypursell (2), pearlmath (2), frenchmama (2), CarterPJ (2)24 more, nankan (3), pam933 (3), cherylc (3), authordanagoodman (3), kszr (3), Lauren_Shriver (4), teeth (4), baldosmum (4), marthamwatson (4), goldenlobo (5), ikomilo (5), beckibell (5), copperkid (5), HelenGress (6), artisu (8), JukieH (10), bookaholicgirl (11), mhhacker (11), dawnlovesbooks (12), mmignano11 (13), roojs (14), Rdra1962 (17), lmbix (17), patty6116 (19)

Thumbs down: SpreeMetVoeten, Femklutz, Jukov, bmilla48, princessmonster

Score: 92.42

19
15,699 members, 295 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Lapsus16 (1), dmsteyn (1), fredsmithx (1), ncgraham (1), archanads (2), ManWithAnAgenda (2), jack2410 (2), Sherryll (2), rozymary (2), JuliaMaria (2), cpg (2)22 more, audreyj (2), Lyn5r (2), sallypursell (3), susanbooks (4), lynnrae523 (4), johnpdeever (5), booksinbed (5), sianpr (5), izzy45 (6), aprille (6), LoneS (6), goldenlobo (6), pitjrw (6), bookhobbyjapan (7), sbodmer (8), JukieH (11), mmignano11 (11), MaggieFlo (13), roojs (15), kappasigma (16), Cecrow (17), Rdra1962 (18)

Thumbs down: Eiseley.Staff, ParanoidMaryMarvel, KerryMcGuire, hilarykiley

Score: 87.05

20
21,718 members, 1,480 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)
21
24,445 members, 468 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Charon07 (2), Tosta (2), skyrad43 (2), Dehinde (2), DAGray08 (3), LisbethE (3), ChrisWay (4), fifthbusy (4), pam933 (5), mwinem (5), NancieLea (5)25 more, mccin68 (5), critterbug (5), sallypursell (6), jbhunter (6), Kiwiclaire50 (6), Tim.Looney (6), FKQG (6), truffles (7), neicybee (7), Jillian_Kay (7), crookedcat (7), Jenny1013 (8), IrishSue (8), laluna179 (8), dawnlovesbooks (9), bookaholicgirl (10), sianpr (10), goldenmoon (11), unspuncapricorn (11), kappasigma (12), MaggieFlo (12), Mallc (13), dawndouble (14), HelenGress (15), kszr (17)

Thumbs down: sbodmer, KerryMcGuire, KarenFunt

Score: 85.99

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27,297 members, 1,448 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)
23
12,243 members, 719 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Explanations:

Diane-bpcb (0): awful story

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14,447 members, 1,115 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: chrisgrim (1), mlhershey (1), Alexiou (1), AlanAndrews33 (2), M.Birostris (2), rdwhitenack (2), DanZuke (3), nankan (4), joyceclark (4), smt883 (4), Nodosaurus (4)21 more, cubsfan3410 (4), kamrie (4), Peace2 (4), bmilla48 (5), KittyShields (6), hildretha (6), izzy45 (7), perennialreader (7), mwinem (7), elainemberman (9), Vulco1 (11), gypsysmom (11), sallypursell (12), mccin68 (12), bookaholicgirl (13), Jillian_Kay (13), Vicariousz (14), vwinsloe (16), jbhunter (17), RickyHaas (19), ArieJvdP

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks, Elle10021

Score: 81.72

25
7,362 members, 217 reviews
4.54 stars (4.54 stars)

Lists: Diane-bpcb (1), friedrb (1), corleycorrea (1), mic_cee (1), accessit (1), joannawolotira (1), Crypto-Willobie (1), crookedcat (2), 47degreesnorth (2), mhhacker (2), joyceclark (3)18 more, KatyBee (3), ikomilo (4), PollyMig (4), melaniejayne (4), cubsfan3410 (5), IrishSue (5), klhorn (5), myers3 (8), kappasigma (9), goldenmoon (10), jackanthony (11), TeriAndersonNeedham (12), tmrocks (13), Minneba (13), mmignano11 (14), roojs (16), shutch (16), RuMuse

Thumbs down: easytarget, ParanoidMaryMarvel

Score: 80.49

26
26,784 members, 1,142 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: crespinpc (2), JCBest (2), MDGentleReader (2), jack2410 (3), KittyTwist (3), margosneezer (4), beebeereads (4), Lyn5r (4), shutch (5), pdebolt (5), Lauren_Shriver (6)22 more, hosehead51 (6), prof_em (6), PollyMig (6), bytheseabchcmbr (6), sallypursell (7), ParanoidMaryMarvel (7), lmbix (7), ikomilo (8), jdyork74 (8), klhorn (8), nanlanglois (8), goldenlobo (9), IrishSue (9), copperkid (9), HelenGress (11), bookaholicgirl (14), TeriAndersonNeedham (14), JukieH (14), Eowyn1 (14), dawndouble (15), myers3 (16), Mallc (18)

Thumbs down: aoi_yerba, libelulla1, unspuncapricorn, mamamork, kathyann1229

Score: 73.05

27
16,024 members, 878 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Explanations:

GreenVelvet (0): I thought this book was really poorly written.

28
5,768 members, 425 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: MJC1946 (1), madhatter73 (2), kageeh (2), dara85 (3), pearlmath (3), frenchmama (3), hawaiiimarg (4), copperkid (4), nankan (5), pathogenik (5), Elle10021 (5)18 more, teeth (5), HelenGress (5), kszr (5), LittleTaiko (6), IrishSue (6), baldosmum (6), dawndouble (6), kappasigma (7), sallypursell (8), Mallc (8), MaggieFlo (9), myers3 (9), 985077MA (11), bookaholicgirl (16), eclecticdodo (17), CarterPJ (18), Rdra1962 (20), amysisson (21)

Thumbs down: millefleurs, edwina4

Score: 71.48

29
18,400 members, 754 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: MaggieFlo (1), hestermaree (1), treedavis (2), FormerLifeBookLover (2), smt883 (3), mcountr (3), JSWBooks (3), Tosta (4), dara85 (4), frenchmama (5), madhatter73 (5)18 more, beebeereads (6), FKQG (8), lmbix (8), lynnrae523 (8), neicybee (9), IrishSue (12), teeth (12), sallypursell (13), jbhunter (13), amyshaff (13), NancieLea (14), JukieH (15), bookaholicgirl (17), shutch (17), fifthbusy (17), roojs (18), CarolineMCarrico (20), CarterPJ (20)

Thumbs down: KarenFunt

Score: 71.21

30
25,634 members, 606 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: fruitsaladd (1), kazzer2u (2), WendyRobyn (3), lemicnic1227 (4), skyrad43 (4), ChrisWay (5), unspuncapricorn (5), chezbob (6), Crypto-Willobie (6), ValLloyd (6), aprille (7)17 more, izzy45 (8), jbhunter (9), bnbsalvatore (9), contegobay (10), ParanoidMaryMarvel (10), LoneS (10), laluna179 (10), sallypursell (11), rozymary (11), neicybee (11), Vicariousz (12), gypsysmom (12), amyshaff (12), booksinbed (14), sianpr (16), roojs (17), ThoughtPolice (17)

Score: 68.58

31
8,170 members, 394 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: booboo123 (1), rozymary (1), zumstein (1), gemhawker (1), mlmarcus (1), mishy215 (2), vixcoe (3), ainsleytewce (4), bookhobbyjapan (6), beckibell (6), mmignano11 (6)13 more, artisu (7), baldosmum (7), jackanthony (7), kszr (7), sdunford (8), Morphidae (10), jbhunter (11), _Zoe_ (11), goldenmoon (13), WendyRobyn (13), sallypursell (14), kappasigma (15), smasler

Score: 66.32

32
10,826 members, 627 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: crespinpc (1), pschlik (1), tarmina (1), pdebolt (1), LisbethE (2), lauradl (3), missmaryS (3), crookedcat (3), dawnlovesbooks (3), hildretha (4), NancieLea (4)17 more, kszr (4), ucla70 (5), jbhunter (7), vpfluke (8), sallypursell (9), linlef (9), starfishian (9), sbodmer (10), AnjaMeta (10), bookhobbyjapan (10), rozymary (13), goldenmoon (16), JukieH (16), bookaholicgirl (18), kappasigma (19), RuMuse, laurenhynde

Thumbs down: joyceclark, Morphidae, Eliz12, Nycticebus, AmourFou

Score: 65.66

33
82,056 members, 1,081 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: hosehead51 (1), Deweydecibook (1), oregonobsessionz (1), grnman (2), shutch (2), La_gatta (3), Peace2 (3), hildretha (5), Risbom (5), Alan1946 (5), agsblend (6)13 more, richard_c (6), Vicariousz (8), merrystar (8), beckibell (8), truffles (9), LoneS (9), goldenlobo (10), sbodmer (12), bookhobbyjapan (15), TeriAndersonNeedham (16), briarhills (16), MaggieFlo (19), cej1027

Score: 64.29

34
24,733 members, 710 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Alan1946 (1), Risbom (3), zuvendis (3), La_gatta (4), MaggieFP (6), Saultimate (6), unspuncapricorn (6), kara.shamy (7), chezbob (7), LoneS (7), ikomilo (7)17 more, critterbug (7), sdunford (9), chgstrom (9), izzy45 (10), Jenny1013 (10), IrishSue (10), teeth (10), lynnrae523 (10), beckibell (11), WendyRobyn (12), JukieH (13), goldenmoon (14), jbhunter (15), sallypursell (16), HelenGress (17), MaggieFlo (18), Mallc (20)

Thumbs down: Jukov, ayaeckel

Score: 63.09

35
8,743 members, 506 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: JSWBooks (2), hestermaree (2), dianeham (4), Femklutz (5), RobinMG (5), beebeereads (5), bnbsalvatore (7), LoneS (8), fifthbusy (8), bookhobbyjapan (9), lmbix (9)17 more, sallypursell (10), jbhunter (10), neicybee (10), FKQG (10), NancieLea (10), IrishSue (11), klhorn (11), PollyMig (11), devilish2 (13), copperkid (13), WendyRobyn (14), dhm (15), MaggieFlo (16), kszr (16), Laura1124, ArieJvdP, RuMuse

Thumbs down: kappasigma, KerryMcGuire

Score: 62.52

36
20,358 members, 886 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: MadaDursma (1), NancieLea (1), dianeham (1), m_island (3), treedavis (4), dhm (4), susanbooks (6), honyocker (6), ChrisWay (6), rretzler (6), kszr (6)14 more, nankan (7), elainemberman (8), RobinBrz (8), Vicariousz (9), brianc6 (9), contegobay (11), WendyRobyn (11), crookedcat (11), goldenlobo (13), goldenmoon (17), jbhunter (19), neicybee (20), laurenhynde, citygirl

Thumbs down: belmarchris

Score: 62.34

37
6,282 members, 476 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: hawaiiimarg (1), marjy.heath (1), tricia.devlin (1), cindyst2000 (1), bmilla48 (4), dara85 (5), PollyMig (5), nankan (6), shutch (6), catiescarlette (6), pdebolt (6)14 more, teeth (7), nanlanglois (7), dawnlovesbooks (8), mhhacker (8), contegobay (9), HelenGress (9), tina1969 (10), dawndouble (10), KimarieBee (10), kappasigma (11), jbhunter (12), Mallc (14), sallypursell (15), kristenl (15)

Thumbs down: unlucky, jaylcee

Score: 61.92

38
36,587 members, 488 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: CharlesTheB (1), pamelad (2), sdunford (2), WhatUsername (2), kszr (2), ayaeckel (3), chgstrom (3), grnman (4), gilroy (5), Risbom (6), kamalsood (7)14 more, chellerystick (7), truffles (8), johnpdeever (8), richard_c (8), ParanoidMaryMarvel (9), ikomilo (9), KrisM (9), booksinbed (9), izzy45 (11), jackanthony (13), jbhunter (16), sallypursell (17), TeriAndersonNeedham (17), goldenmoon (18)

Thumbs down: Dave_Underwood, KerryMcGuire

Score: 61.07

39
28,868 members, 517 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
40
16,930 members, 311 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: thebooklover1 (1), starbox (2), pdebolt (2), unspuncapricorn (3), marjy.heath (3), RobinBrz (3), mcountr (4), richard_c (5), nitascrib1 (6), jennyo (6), prof_em (7)13 more, chezbob (8), ParanoidMaryMarvel (8), Jenny1013 (9), WendyRobyn (9), cherylc (9), crookedcat (9), johnpdeever (10), jbhunter (14), HelenGress (14), TeriAndersonNeedham (15), goldenmoon (15), bookaholicgirl (19), martensgirl

Thumbs down: dmsteyn

Score: 59.53

41
11,983 members, 616 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: mermind (1), Vaysh (1), kazzer2u (1), Cariola (1), ayaeckel (2), Michael_Gibbons (3), souloftherose (3), peterveen (4), susanbooks (5), brenzi (5), Crypto-Willobie (5)12 more, crookedcat (6), bjappleg8 (8), bookhobbyjapan (8), klhorn (9), PollyMig (10), hipdeep (10), kxn11 (11), kappasigma (14), sdunford (14), MaggieFlo (15), anglemark (19), Mallc (19)

Thumbs down: Morphidae, gypsysmom

Score: 58.61

42
51,941 members, 834 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: M0vingon (1), bookworm12 (1), Eiseley.Staff (5), thelibraryofjess (5), booklove2 (5), mcountr (6), rozymary (6), agsblend (7), susanbooks (7), madhatter73 (7), JaneAustenNut (8)13 more, ParanoidMaryMarvel (11), johnpdeever (12), beckibell (12), izzy45 (14), sbodmer (14), Jillian_Kay (14), bjappleg8 (15), IrishSue (15), briarhills (17), bookhobbyjapan (18), TeriAndersonNeedham (19), bookaholicgirl (20), roojs (20)

Score: 57.27

43
10,061 members, 354 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: lemicnic1227 (1), jennyo (1), zapzap (1), Summ (1), Dilara86 (1), peterveen (2), souloftherose (2), AmourFou (2), aprille (4), linlef (4), treedavis (5)12 more, lanewillson (5), lmbix (6), kara.shamy (8), goldenlobo (8), Mallc (10), catiescarlette (11), rozymary (12), Osbaldistone (12), kappasigma (17), sallypursell (18), perennialreader (20), cbl_tn (20)

Thumbs down: thenothing, shutch, LittleTaiko, KerryMcGuire

Score: 56.85

44
8,965 members, 547 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: CyndiCiavarella (1), KittyTwist (1), laluna179 (1), KerryMcGuire (1), mhhacker (1), mlhershey (2), Chankie (3), cindyst2000 (3), nitascrib1 (7), booksinbed (7), nankan (8)9 more, unspuncapricorn (10), truffles (11), Jenny1013 (12), neicybee (12), goldenlobo (14), KimarieBee (14), jbhunter (20), smasler, citygirl

Score: 56.07

45
34,392 members, 1,491 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: corleycorrea (2), hailelib (2), FormerLifeBookLover (3), shutch (3), honyocker (4), jeanie0510 (4), hgalligher (4), smt883 (5), rretzler (5), RickyHaas (5), mhhacker (6)11 more, Elle10021 (7), katie4098 (7), Jenny1013 (11), goldenlobo (11), sbodmer (11), bookhobbyjapan (11), izzy45 (12), sdunford (15), dawndouble (16), jbhunter (18), eclecticdodo (19)

Thumbs down: dldbizacct

Score: 53.62

46
48,210 members, 689 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ArjayE (1), SabrinaEstabrook (1), sblumens (2), AlanAndrews33 (3), CharlesTheB (3), accessit (3), archanads (4), Alan1946 (4), sdunford (4), KrisM (6), Risbom (7)10 more, sianpr (9), gilroy (9), Lyn5r (9), jdyork74 (10), johnpdeever (11), goldenlobo (12), izzy45 (13), truffles (13), _Zoe_ (19), mmignano11 (27)

Thumbs down: KerryMcGuire

Score: 53.39

47
43,888 members, 691 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
48
1,707 members, 154 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: amyshaff (1), rollout4u (1), mishy215 (1), Smits (2), Chankie (2), staceyftwo (3), pdebolt (4), tricia.devlin (4), CarterPJ (4), crookedcat (5), teeth (6)7 more, lynnrae523 (6), cherylc (8), artisu (10), MaggieFlo (17), kappasigma (18), sallypursell (19), roojs (19)

Thumbs down: shutch, revamanda

Score: 46.41

49
4,835 members, 302 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ddh1 (1), StefanieGeeks (1), zapzap (3), mhhacker (3), CharlesTheB (4), marjy.heath (4), DougJ110 (5), honyocker (8), amyshaff (8), linlef (8), crookedcat (10)7 more, skid0612 (11), contegobay (12), klhorn (13), Lynsey2 (15), goldenlobo (16), LoneS (19), JukieH (20)

Score: 46.09

50
7,070 members, 377 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: KatyBee (1), KimarieBee (1), SqueakyChu (3), hammockqueen (3), pammab (4), KittyTwist (4), Penske (4), archanads (5), Winny99 (5), WendyRobyn (6), richard_c (7)9 more, kxn11 (8), nankan (9), Jenny1013 (13), bookworm12 (15), aprille (16), IrishSue (16), goldenlobo (17), goldenmoon (19), amysisson

Thumbs down: pitjrw, revamanda, aulsmith

Score: 45.84

Explanations:

revamanda (0): Bad science fiction, terrible dialogue, and really bad theology.

51
9,255 members, 329 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: mermind (2), Luisali (2), mlhershey (3), ucla70 (3), starfishian (3), Lapsus16 (4), rozymary (5), ahef1963 (7), amyshaff (7), pdebolt (9), bmilla48 (10)8 more, NancieLea (11), contegobay (14), Somateria (14), johnpdeever (14), bookhobbyjapan (17), tommi180744 (17), myers3 (17), sallypursell (20)

Thumbs down: 47degreesnorth

Score: 45.03

52
8,970 members, 681 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (1), Vaysh (3), kazzer2u (3), ShelfMonkey (3), rdwhitenack (4), CharlesTheB (5), joyceclark (5), Femklutz (6), zapzap (6), ChrisWay (7), Charon07 (8)6 more, nankan (10), truffles (14), Jillian_Kay (16), JenMDB (17), goldenlobo (19), smasler

Score: 43.7

53
12,712 members, 712 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: niquetteb (1), oregonobsessionz (2), lemicnic1227 (3), Tosta (5), chellerystick (6), frenchmama (6), johnpdeever (9), jdyork74 (11), chgstrom (11), truffles (12), IrishSue (13)8 more, JooniperD (13), njinthesun (13), rozymary (14), bookhobbyjapan (14), copperkid (14), WylieMaercklein (14), NancieLea (15), sdunford (18)

Thumbs down: arethusarose

Score: 43.61

54
12,316 members, 216 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: tmrocks (2), zuvendis (2), JaneAustenNut (2), Lapsus16 (3), Alan1946 (3), chellerystick (4), Crypto-Willobie (4), Lyn5r (5), mccin68 (6), Euryale (7), mhhacker (7)6 more, mmignano11 (9), ikomilo (10), Elle10021 (12), jackanthony (12), lahochstetler (14), izzy45 (15)

Thumbs down: Broer

Score: 42.93

55
16,030 members, 644 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: WendyRobyn (1), MadaDursma (2), vwinsloe (2), gypsysmom (5), peterveen (7), RODNEYP (9), iggyjreilly (10), nankan (11), susanbooks (11), Vicariousz (11), Crypto-Willobie (11)10 more, Morphidae (13), Jenny1013 (14), LoneS (14), sianpr (14), rozymary (16), devilish2 (16), truffles (17), aprille (20), laurenhynde, ArieJvdP

Thumbs down: joyceclark, arethusarose, PitcherBooks, KrisM

Score: 42.09

56
6,653 members, 375 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
57
34,137 members, 587 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: vanjr (1), rplinke (1), Sherryll (3), AmourFou (3), ayaeckel (4), Lapsus16 (5), archanads (6), amyshaff (6), KrisM (7), ucla70 (8), catiescarlette (10)6 more, booksinbed (10), honyocker (11), johnpdeever (15), sbodmer (16), goldenlobo (18), pseudoeden

Thumbs down: PHQTUBS, KerryMcGuire

Score: 40.45

58
14,633 members, 404 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: shutch (1), tmrocks (3), corleycorrea (3), Canadian_Down_Under (5), Fjumonvi (6), MaggieFP (7), chellerystick (8), LoneS (12), bookworm12 (12), teeth (13), neicybee (14)5 more, Morphidae (14), sbodmer (15), Jillian_Kay (15), JukieH (18), bookhobbyjapan (19)

Score: 38.61

59
19,536 members, 1,198 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: kootibkiteer (1), briarhills (1), rozymary (4), RobinMG (4), WhatUsername (4), Jelissa88 (8), Risbom (8), KittyShields (9), donutage (11), richard_c (11), ParanoidMaryMarvel (13)4 more, HelenGress (13), fifthbusy (13), Peace2 (14), smasler

Score: 38.58

Explanations:

donutage (11): An inventive and, by the end, surprisingly moving story of an orphan raised in and by a graveyard. Categorized as a YA title, which is understandable, but I consider it also a meditation on parenthood.… (more)

60
10,425 members, 559 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: bjappleg8 (2), Jencey (3), rdwhitenack (3), tmrocks (4), JSWBooks (4), JPodlaski (4), kristenl (4), smt883 (6), Lauren_Shriver (8), LittleTaiko (10), frenchmama (10)5 more, Jillian_Kay (11), contegobay (13), Tess_W (17), teeth (17), applemcg (19)

Thumbs down: bmilla48

Score: 38.35

61
11,525 members, 315 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ainsleytewce (1), Simone2 (2), cpg (3), Eiseley.Staff (6), Krisbee (6), ncgraham (6), mcountr (7), kxn11 (7), sianpr (7), mmignano11 (8), richard_c (9)4 more, susanbooks (10), bytheseabchcmbr (10), crookedcat (12), neicybee (15)

Thumbs down: KerryMcGuire

Score: 36.82

62
3,648 members, 324 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: CarterPJ (1), KerryMcGuire (2), nanlanglois (2), LDVoorberg (2), NancieLea (3), honyocker (5), kageeh (5), myers3 (7), crookedcat (8), baldosmum (8), teeth (9)5 more, mishy215 (9), dawndouble (12), mmignano11 (12), JukieH (17), Mallc (17)

Thumbs down: Eliz12, Bookmarque, amysisson

Score: 36.55

63
20,828 members, 925 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: friedrb (2), StefanieGeeks (2), Jencey (4), skyrad43 (5), hgalligher (5), LenoreR (6), hawaiiimarg (7), mccin68 (7), Lagnella (8), nanlanglois (9), elainemberman (10)7 more, copperkid (11), Elle10021 (13), MsButterfly (15), Tess_W (16), bookhobbyjapan (16), TeriAndersonNeedham (20), LoneS (20)

Thumbs down: lexxa83, PitcherBooks, merrystar, unspuncapricorn

Score: 35.44

64
37,028 members, 1,071 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)
65
3,431 members, 48 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: vpfluke (1), accessit (2), RobinBrz (2), thorold (2), KerryMcGuire (3), venus.radfordbell (3), Penske (3), Dilara86 (5), CharlesTheB (6), honyocker (9), kxn11 (10)1 more, nankan (12)

Score: 35.15

66
37,168 members, 998 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: zuvendis (1), marjy.heath (2), friedrb (3), ekelnor (3), RobinBrz (4), ValLloyd (4), iggyjreilly (4), gilroy (4), mhhacker (5), bookworm12 (8), kxn11 (9)5 more, KittyShields (10), honyocker (10), Morphidae (12), Vicariousz (13), jdyork74 (17)

Thumbs down: happyhinsons, sadbookgirl, ayaeckel, bmilla48

Score: 34.84

67
25,137 members, 474 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: booboo123 (2), merrystar (2), generalkala (2), ncgraham (2), bookworm12 (3), AnnaClaire (5), rozymary (7), JaneAustenNut (7), Krisbee (7), WendyRobyn (8), catiescarlette (9)5 more, richard_c (10), LoneS (11), johnpdeever (13), briarhills (15), citygirl

Thumbs down: KerryMcGuire, tugrice, janerawoof, kathyann1229

Score: 34.13

68
25,536 members, 975 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: MakLock (2), bookworm12 (2), Eowyn1 (3), Femklutz (7), JSWBooks (7), agsblend (8), mcountr (8), CharlesTheB (9), kszr (9), nankan (13), ikomilo (13)5 more, neicybee (16), lorannen (17), iggyjreilly (17), LoneS (18), rozymary (19)

Thumbs down: friedrb, KerryMcGuire

Score: 34.07

69
5,486 members, 297 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: lillypatti72 (1), pechmerle (1), kazzer2u (4), Michael_Gibbons (4), Kieln (4), peterveen (5), Lapsus16 (6), CharlesTheB (7), rstaedter (7), LoneS (15), linlef (16)1 more, rozymary (17)

Score: 32.64

Explanations:

pechmerle (1): A combination of East Asian history, historical romance, suspense, and writing style that is irresistible. A little knowledge of Japanese history before reading makes it a much richer reading experience.… (more)

70
3,481 members, 261 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: booklove2 (1), dbsovereign (2), KatyBee (2), dianeham (3), Osbaldistone (3), amyshaff (4), vixcoe (4), rozymary (8), susanbooks (9), truffles (15), ahef1963 (18)

Score: 31.13

71
34,405 members, 602 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: friedrb (4), oliviabiba (4), RobinBrz (7), CharlesTheB (8), KrisM (8), PollyMig (9), bytheseabchcmbr (9), LoneS (13), izzy45 (16), truffles (16), johnpdeever (16)3 more, Peace2 (17), bookhobbyjapan (20), martensgirl

Thumbs down: grnman

Score: 29.71

72
33,225 members, 462 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: madhatter73 (4), JaneAustenNut (6), generalkala (6), WendyRobyn (7), lynnrae523 (7), Eiseley.Staff (8), prof_em (8), rozymary (9), LittleTaiko (9), dawnlovesbooks (10), booksinbed (11)4 more, susanbooks (12), Jillian_Kay (12), Dilara86 (12), sdunford (16)

Thumbs down: grnman, KerryMcGuire, janerawoof

Score: 29.13

73
16,938 members, 314 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: lillypatti72 (2), hipdeep (3), JSWBooks (5), lemicnic1227 (6), aprille (8), Jelissa88 (9), CharlesTheB (10), Crypto-Willobie (10), sdunford (11), NancieLea (13), Jenny1013 (15)1 more, truffles (18)

Score: 29.1

74
3,824 members, 240 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (5), jennyo (7), pdebolt (10), Volkertvos (10), chgstrom (10), ikomilo (12), peterveen (12), AnjaMeta (16), rozymary (18), goldenlobo (20), edparks2 more, laurenhynde, smasler

Score: 28.76

75
4,880 members, 326 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: SusiLibrarian (1), Aquila (2), RobinMG (2), gypsysmom (2), zjakkelien (5), Shrike58 (6), Euryale (6), lorannen (8), Dilara86 (16), dhm (20), ArieJvdP

Thumbs down: ayaeckel

Score: 28.61

Explanations:

Shrike58 (6): Another current example of the best state of the art of modern SF that builds on the traditions of the field (imagine what a collaboration between Le Guin & Cherryh would look like) while trying to extend the state of the art. Some people think this is a bad thing, and I'm not always sure that Leckie's tricks of language always work, but this is ultimately a very individual story of how one comes by personal dignity.… (more)

76
22,082 members, 386 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: Nodosaurus (2), NidiaMR86 (7), tmrocks (7), souloftherose (7), pathogenik (8), AmourFou (8), Eiseley.Staff (9), perennialreader (12), LittleTaiko (12), CharlesTheB (14), bookworm12 (14)1 more, izzy45 (17)

Score: 28.21

77
8,438 members, 284 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: pjwest (2), katie4098 (2), Dehinde (4), bytheseabchcmbr (4), shaunie (5), catiescarlette (8), bookworm12 (10), ncgraham (13), nankan (15), rozymary (15), booklove2 (18)1 more, citygirl

Thumbs down: TashMason

Score: 28.11

78
12,941 members, 331 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: 985077MA (2), lahochstetler (2), vpfluke (3), kxn11 (5), joyceclark (6), RobinBrz (6), library_mistress (10), unspuncapricorn (13), nankan (14), neicybee (17), izzy45 (18)1 more, rozymary (20)

Thumbs down: schmootc

Score: 27.78

79
2,829 members, 156 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: kxn11 (1), cmtl (3), dara85 (6), starfishian (6), pdebolt (7), MaggieFP (8), frenchmama (8), lynnrae523 (9), teeth (15), nankan (16), njinthesun (19)1 more, amyshaff (19)

Thumbs down: Luisali

Score: 27.54

80
6,554 members, 429 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: skid0612 (1), JenMDB (1), edparks (1), ahef1963 (4), perennialreader (8), CharlesTheB (15), nankan (17), aprille (19), bjappleg8 (19), burneyfan

Score: 27.35

81
1 member, 0 reviews

Explanations:

Cecrow (0): This is not "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", which I think most people meant to vote for.

82
5,209 members, 150 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: lisatimbers (1), AmourFou (1), Penske (2), Crypto-Willobie (3), LDVoorberg (3), caseylondon (3), ThoughtPolice (7), myers3 (11), mhhacker (13), JukieH (19)

Thumbs down: KarenFunt

Score: 27.16

84
12,743 members, 297 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: Jillian_Kay (1), oregonobsessionz (3), DanZuke (4), Canadian_Down_Under (4), dara85 (7), bmilla48 (7), dhm (13), amyshaff (16), WylieMaercklein (18)

Score: 23.66

85
13,363 members, 129 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (1), missmaryS (2), dmsteyn (2), ucla70 (2), lemicnic1227 (7), sdunford (7), Crypto-Willobie (7), CharlesTheB (11), johnpdeever (18)

Thumbs down: KerryMcGuire

Score: 23.61

86
7,652 members, 313 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Volkertvos (3), kazzer2u (5), corleycorrea (5), DougJ110 (7), agsblend (10), dbsovereign (11), CharlesTheB (13), LoneS (17), izzy45 (19), edparks

Score: 23.54

87
3,262 members, 154 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: KrisM (3), SqueakyChu (4), cindyst2000 (5), digitalmaven (8), pamelad (12), susanbooks (14), brianc6 (14), Dilara86 (15), unspuncapricorn (16), ThoughtPolice (18)

Score: 23.18

88
2,899 members, 180 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: missmaryS (1), Eowyn1 (2), bmilla48 (6), RobinBrz (9), linlef (10), FKQG (11), cindyst2000 (11), NancieLea (12), crookedcat (13)

Score: 23.13

89
7,206 members, 397 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Brandy1411 (2), cmtl (2), caitlindyan (3), rretzler (7), Femklutz (8), Fjumonvi (8), bnbsalvatore (14), FKQG (16), teeth (19)

Score: 22.97

90
8,416 members, 170 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: kristenl (2), souloftherose (4), Osbaldistone (4), Dehinde (5), pathogenik (6), hipdeep (9), Simone2 (9), sbodmer (17), johnpdeever (17)

Score: 22.81

91
30,828 members, 477 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: tjsween (1), aprille (3), dmsteyn (3), AmourFou (4), NidiaMR86 (12), CharlesTheB (12), unspuncapricorn (15), smasler, pseudoeden, donutage

Thumbs down: booksbooks63, KerryMcGuire

Score: 21.99

Explanations:

donutage (4): It's a "classic" for a reason. Ambitious, profound, playful, at times bizarre. Like many, I read this back in high school and was somewhat flummoxed by the "boring" "digressions" about whale anatomy and sailing ships. When I re-read it a couple years ago, I was more willing to take the sprawling narrative on its own terms and found it infinitely enjoyable.… (more)

92
6,083 members, 324 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: mermind (3), jSummer (4), Cariola (7), peterveen (8), Vaysh (9), bjappleg8 (9), honyocker (13), dhm (16), starbox (16)

Score: 21.43

93
7,216 members, 379 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: elliepotten (4), zapzap (5), christin.schroeder (6), Tafadhali (8), nitascrib1 (9), WendyRobyn (10), oliviabiba (10), crookedcat (14), teeth (18), Her_Royal_Orangeness (20)

Thumbs down: KarenFunt

Score: 21.15

94
5,476 members, 300 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: mishy215 (3), corleycorrea (4), RobinBrz (5), dawnlovesbooks (5), CarterPJ (9), rozymary (10), IrishSue (14), KarenFunt, smasler

Thumbs down: Jukov

Score: 21.13

95
13,737 members, 339 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Edward (1), mermind (4), Euryale (4), linlef (6), Dilara86 (7), skid0612 (9), elainemberman (11), andomck (14), amysisson (22)

Thumbs down: PitcherBooks

Score: 21.09

96
5,766 members, 283 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: mmseiple (1), MaggieFP (9), shaunie (12), susanbooks (13), bnbsalvatore (13), KrisM (14), klhorn (14), RobinMG (18), Laura1124

Score: 21

97
4,162 members, 242 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: Rozanjeff (1), JooniperD (3), gypsysmom (4), JSWBooks (8), Femklutz (10), mcountr (10), pamelad (14), Elle10021 (17)

Score: 20.78

98
1,284 members, 160 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: oregonobsessionz (5), gypsysmom (8), mcountr (9), kristenl (9), cindyst2000 (10), honyocker (12), gbelik (15), bjappleg8 (17), smasler

Score: 20.32

99
32,596 members, 691 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: andomck (2), Firemind (2), Dilara86 (6), Vicariousz (10), KittyShields (11), richard_c (12), Jenny1013 (16), LoneS (16), mmignano11 (23), citygirl, amysisson

Thumbs down: Eiseley.Staff, PitcherBooks, janerawoof

Score: 20.21

100
11,998 members, 457 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: andomck (1), oliviabiba (2), corleycorrea (7), Vulco1 (12), agsblend (13), lmbix (14), susanbooks (16), CharlesTheB (17)

Score: 20.12

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