Top Five Books of 2020

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Add your favorite books read in 2020. Define favorite however you wish. Books don't need to be a 2020 pub date, just ones you read this year. You can see the LT Staffer picks at the LT Blog: https://blog.librarything.com/main/2020/12/top-5-books-2020/ And participate in the conversation on Talk: https://www.librarything.com/topic/327305
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355 participating members
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3,128 members
182 reviews
4.2
31 Members
innominate, princessmonster, krisa, modlibrary, tyrosine, booksinbed, charl08, thornton37814, N1na, sogamonk, Copperskye, msf59, Iudita, brenzi, celerydog, Leida, HelenBaker, elkiedee, BLBera, ominogue, vancouverdeb, JenMDB, Karen1Usher, Rchlwtsn, Stacy_Krout, Boand, RandyRasa, Houhoulis, mommamouro, rhonda35, LeonaML,MEGibb ,paintwithnick
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Boand: A simply stunning and well paced book which reaches a wonderful crescendo at the very last moment! Words fail me - just read this book!!!
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2,295 members
95 reviews
½ 4.3
27 Members
anglemark, krisa, Osbaldistone, modlibrary, rarm, bjappleg8, dhm, LDVoorberg, Capybara_99, sogamonk, KarenRice, eronn, celerydog, lottpoet, Mweb, lothiriel2003, NeilDalley, anju04, JenMDB, VW_Williams, Karen1Usher, This-n-That, Rchlwtsn, Stacy_Krout, elphie93, KelAnemone, Boand,paintwithnick
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Boand: The book I most wanted to read this year and so sad the series has now ended, although already knew the end anyway! It does not disappoint and was a joy to read.
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3,456 members
116 reviews
½ 4.3
21 Members
modlibrary, tyrosine, Micheller7, terran, Romonko, cataloga, loafhunter13, DCBlack, maskarakan, james.proffitt, Wilgot-A-Elf, msjudy, Rchlwtsn, Stacy_Krout, cipeciop, ManWithAnAgenda, Houhoulis, Potterydrapes, lekshmijay, luvlee68, eclements87,nathanm ,sunqueen ,bibliopolitan ,johnlrice ,Raspberrymocha ,paintwithnick
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ManWithAnAgenda: I had kept my list to 5, but I saw 'Promised Land' and others being thumbed down by users who had ONLY thumbed books down and not added anything. So I balanced the scales.
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3,850 members
224 reviews
½ 4.3
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ablachly, Ennas, foggidawn, deborah2202, mcfitz, Watry, bookcookie1920, Rchlwtsn, Stacy_Krout, Yeti21, audra35, lekshmijay, Danhanae, Bondmom, Tosta
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Yeti21: Cute and Light. Perfect for 2020. Also I want to steal Theodore. I have so many buttons for him <3
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3,327 members
182 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,877 members
103 reviews
4.2
14 Members
kageeh, richardderus, booksinbed, sogamonk, msf59, Milda-TX, brenzi, edparks, anju04, dbsovereign, .cris, Rchlwtsn, Stacy_Krout, Houhoulis,summonedbyfells
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summonedbyfells : A series of episodic events 'observational fiction' lacking much of a purpose, I had hoped that James Kelman would have had the last word on this depressing genre, sorry.
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4,343 members
206 reviews
4.1
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10,371 members
527 reviews
4.1
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krisa, juliecheri, celerydog, Leida, soldulac, JacobsBeloved, Stacy_Krout, SGilbreath, Mosholu, Jojo21, luvlee68, ldl2, Tosta, AnonymousPlatypus
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celerydog: suspend belief and be blown away by the creation of the setting ; place is an essential character in this book.
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4,862 members
199 reviews
4.1
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2,425 members
112 reviews
4.2
12 Members
booksinbed, lsh63, msf59, brenzi, celerydog, elkiedee, JenMDB, Rchlwtsn, Stacy_Krout, Jojo21, luvlee68, roojs
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celerydog: game-changing book because of characterisation and inter-linking of their stories
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3,903 members
256 reviews
3.9
12 Members
modlibrary, kageeh, summonedbyfells, cataloga, dbsovereign, Rchlwtsn, Stacy_Krout, shedgeco, Houhoulis, Mosholu, Jojo21, Tosta
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summonedbyfells: A seemingly unworkable pairing of subjects is so well written into a riveting narrative.
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1,683 members
93 reviews
3.9
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2,324 members
147 reviews
3.8
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5,296 members
202 reviews
4.1
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1,661 members
106 reviews
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1,240 members
83 reviews
4.1
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3,456 members
131 reviews
4.1
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1,739 members
135 reviews
½ 4.4
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1,560 members
95 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,217 members
82 reviews
4
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12,979 members
230 reviews
4.1
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2,571 members
143 reviews
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1,824 members
113 reviews
4.1
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15,650 members
800 reviews
½ 4.3
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578 members
36 reviews
4.1
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4,277 members
203 reviews
4.1
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2,526 members
100 reviews
4.2
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1,308 members
82 reviews
4.2
7 Members
terran, kteeley, Copperskye, eronn, sjgoins, Stacy_Krout, Bondmom
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sjgoins: Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache books show such introspection by Gamache and also his humanity.
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5,603 members
288 reviews
4.1
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3,261 members
86 reviews
4.2
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2,994 members
130 reviews
½ 4.4
7 Members
modlibrary, eo206, chellerystick, cataloga, Stacy_Krout, RandyRasa, luvlee68
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modlibrary: This should be required reading for every high school student
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1,738 members
114 reviews
4.2
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2,004 members
100 reviews
½ 3.7
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710 members
49 reviews
4
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485 members
26 reviews
4.1
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1,228 members
57 reviews
4.2
6 Members
thewordygecko, fannyprice, souloftherose, ominogue, Stacy_Krout, AnonymousPlatypus
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thewordygecko: A stunning book about the lives of the women who were murdered by the Ripper; not the horrible murders themselves, but the women's lives, as much as the author could discover from her research. Reveals the injustices and prejudices and misogyny of the era in which they lived. Grateful to the author for giving these women some voice and making them 'real' people, without the sensationalism.
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3,729 members
262 reviews
4.1
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25,707 members
735 reviews
3.9
7 Members
tyrosine, amanda4242, cbeausan, Stacy_Krout, Houhoulis, audra35, AnonymousPlatypus,oceancat ,LyndaInOregon
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amanda4242: This one languished on my shelves for ten years before I finally read it. I've now read it twice in three years and plan on reading it again.
LyndaInOregon : Absolutely impenetrable.
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1,407 members
65 reviews
4.1
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6,800 members
337 reviews
½ 4.4
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1,000 members
63 reviews
4.1
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3,429 members
243 reviews
3.9
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11,674 members
241 reviews
4.1
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9,874 members
719 reviews
4.1
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2,227 members
79 reviews
½ 4.5
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15,657 members
1,161 reviews
½ 4.3
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5,915 members
319 reviews
½ 4.3
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4,624 members
127 reviews
½ 4.4
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1,563 members
75 reviews
½ 3.7
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12,468 members
276 reviews
4
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875 members
37 reviews
4
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1,288 members
73 reviews
4
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1,294 members
76 reviews
4.1
4 Members
ReluctantTechie, sallylou61, elkiedee, DidIReallyReadThat
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elkiedee: Absorbing story but also a historical setting and culture etc that I knew nothing about.
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1,269 members
80 reviews
4.2
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13,433 members
742 reviews
3.9
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1,570 members
60 reviews
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580 members
28 reviews
3.9
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4,084 members
277 reviews
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247 members
15 reviews
3.8
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1,136 members
39 reviews
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4,311 members
299 reviews
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4,098 members
250 reviews
3.8
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7,222 members
338 reviews
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2,478 members
151 reviews
3.9
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9,046 members
430 reviews
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1,908 members
135 reviews
½ 4.4
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9,104 members
608 reviews
½ 4.3
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682 members
27 reviews
4
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19,417 members
248 reviews
4.1
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16,527 members
312 reviews
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2,629 members
92 reviews
3.9
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5,183 members
138 reviews
½ 4.3
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2,991 members
135 reviews
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674 members
37 reviews
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293 members
4 reviews
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dhm, warrickwynne, Stacy_Krout
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dhm: For me a Big book, will go on my shelf of treasures. (5 stars)
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74 members
4 reviews
3.1
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235 members
7 reviews
½ 4.3
4 Members
james.proffitt, ManWithAnAgenda, Houhoulis, waylandseal,nathanm
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ManWithAnAgenda: Balancing the scales.
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7,421 members
461 reviews
½ 4.4
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17,224 members
224 reviews
4
4 Members
aron124, FAMeulstee, SCPeterson, Stacy_Krout,Ennas
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Ennas : Boring and depressing
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2,643 members
102 reviews
3.9
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2,354 members
101 reviews
4.2
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654 members
38 reviews
4
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930 members
62 reviews
4
92
843 members
19 reviews
½ 4.3
93
2,238 members
31 reviews
3.8
4 Members
fulner, cbeausan, Stacy_Krout, ManWithAnAgenda,nathanm
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ManWithAnAgenda: Balancing the scales.
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450 members
32 reviews
½ 4.3
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1,076 members
37 reviews
4.1
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2,569 members
151 reviews
4
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775 members
50 reviews
4.2
98
394 members
25 reviews
½ 4.4
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17,561 members
324 reviews
4
3 Members
Dilara86, Stacy_Krout, elahrairah
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elahrairah: Wow, what a story, what writing. Stunning!
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1,210 members
51 reviews
3.9