2023 Update: The Best Twenty Books You've Read in the Past Five Years

Description
There is a list like this, but it was started over a decade ago. Here's a chance to recommend a completely different set of favoured books!
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13,860 members
243 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963: Beautiful, multi-generational family story. Hard to believe that this polished piece was Allende's debut novel!
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4,331 members
179 reviews
4.1
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Aquila
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8,871 members
501 reviews
½ 4.4
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ahef1963
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117 members
6 reviews
½ 4.4
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Aquila
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5,392 members
359 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963
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172 members
7 reviews
½ 3.7
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Aquila
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5,167 members
181 reviews
½ 4.4
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ahef1963
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241 members
11 reviews
4.2
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Aquila
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545 members
16 reviews
½ 3.4
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Aquila
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199 members
6 reviews
½ 4.4
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ahef1963
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8,283 members
158 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963
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1,462 members
71 reviews
4
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Aquila
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18,352 members
248 reviews
4
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ahef1963
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568 members
39 reviews
½ 4.3
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Aquila
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19,746 members
365 reviews
½ 4.3
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ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963: I had resisted reading this book as it's so long, but I savoured every moment of King's mythos.
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393 members
20 reviews
4
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Aquila
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3,431 members
67 reviews
3.8
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ahef1963
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2,718 members
116 reviews
4.1
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Aquila
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6,019 members
312 reviews
½ 4.3
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ahef1963
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1,184 members
38 reviews
½ 3.6
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Aquila
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470 members
47 reviews
3.8
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ahef1963
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266 members
11 reviews
½ 3.7
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Aquila
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138 members
7 reviews
½ 3.7
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Aquila
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125 members
5 reviews
½ 3.5
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ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963: I was fascinated by the details of daily life in a sultan's harem.
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2,940 members
89 reviews
4.2
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ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963: Hands-down the best historical fiction I've ever read.
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366 members
14 reviews
4
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Aquila
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5,488 members
273 reviews
½ 4.3
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ahef1963
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20 members
3 reviews
½ 4.5
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Aquila
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3,934 members
209 reviews
3.9
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Aquila
30
1,096 members
8 reviews
½ 3.7
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ahef1963
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3,028 members
67 reviews
3.9
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ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963: It's been a long time since I read a book where every word had been carefully selected by the author. It was like poetry.
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1,765 members
51 reviews
4
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Aquila
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878 members
73 reviews
4
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ahef1963
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585 members
20 reviews
3.8
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Aquila
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3,634 members
165 reviews
4.2
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ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963: This was a magical book, like a fairy tale, only better.
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62 members
5 reviews
½ 4.6
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Aquila
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1,484 members
47 reviews
4.2
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ahef1963
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251 members
10 reviews
4.2
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Aquila
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3,197 members
217 reviews
4
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ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963: Love as a mathematical equation - this book makes that possible.
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1,284 members
58 reviews
3.9
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Aquila