Top Five Books of 2022

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Dicembre 2022 (see all)
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The year is coming to an end, and our December List of the Month is dedicated to LibraryThing members' Top Five Books of 2022. Please note that books don't need to have been published in 2022, just read this year. You can see the LT Staff picks on the blog: https://blog.librarything.com/2022/12/top-five-books-of-2022/, and you can join the conversation on Talk: https://www.librarything.com/topic/346468
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6,598 utenti
334 recensioni
½ 4.3
2
5,120 utenti
213 recensioni
4.1
24 Members
timspalding, Euryale, mooingzelda, N1na, BookLizard, edparks, KatyBee, anju04, Her_Royal_Orangeness, megbmore, KathyPlank, jpahl, hughesjones, LesFleming, Vamc, evangelinabriggs, CaschuNut, shecraig, Amy1030, dburkholder, rgiddey, Willowmoss13, Hilisoma, Suem330
Spiegazioni
CaschuNut: Love the combination of friendship, love, tech, and gaming, which I knew nothing about. The rich details about the elements of the games was fascinating!
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1,989 utenti
105 recensioni
4.1
22 Members
reader517, knerd.knitter, lmiller62, jeanned, stephenis, Leida, gypsysmom, noveltea, Haviland, jpahl, nankan, nyowh, LesFleming, ASTribe, Wynmasterfunk81, Craftybilda, shecraig, Amy1030, dburkholder, rgiddey, Willowmoss13, Hilisoma
Spiegazioni
knerd.knitter: This story was very fascinating. It's probably the first book I've read that addresses Covid, so that made it feel very familiar. The characters seemed very real and were well developed, which is one of my favorite things in a book. Another thing I enjoyed in this book was the use of multiple meanings of language, for example the title re-appearing many times throughout the story in different contexts with different meanings.
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3,329 utenti
168 recensioni
4
22 Members
swhite58, craso, mjfisher, terran, lmiller62, Whisper1, N1na, CarltonC, anju04, banjo123, Verkruissen, jzin, timetunnel, felixanta, BMer916, KathyPlank, Wynmasterfunk81, shecraig, Amy1030, dburkholder, rgiddey, Willowmoss13
Spiegazioni
CarltonC: It’s written in that seemingly simple, easy flowing prose, which guides you confidently through leaps in time and space, narrative jumps. It’s knowing and self referential, in a playful way, especially the section about an author on a book tour. But it’s a pandemic novel, because of the awareness of self isolation with a sense of a before and after, the chance and arbitrary nature of life. A good read.
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12,997 utenti
477 recensioni
½ 4.3
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3,616 utenti
153 recensioni
½ 4.4
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6,374 utenti
346 recensioni
½ 4.3
8
5,773 utenti
298 recensioni
4.2
10
5,995 utenti
282 recensioni
4.2
10 Members
Edward, fastred, craso, brendaough, jburlinson, jeanned, aethercowboy, Sarielle, Julie_in_the_Library, LesFleming
Spiegazioni
aethercowboy: I greatly enjoyed the imaginative nature of this story, the unreliable narrator, and the gradual unfolding of the mystery behind the labyrinth. Almost as good as Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.
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2,075 utenti
135 recensioni
4.2
12
1,777 utenti
85 recensioni
4.1
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5,702 utenti
274 recensioni
3.9
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10,556 utenti
388 recensioni
4.2
15
1,819 utenti
89 recensioni
4.2
7 Members
tardis, reconditereader, roses7184, oceancat, pussreboots, Verkruissen, Brandy1411
Spiegazioni
oceancat: by turns dark and funny and bittersweet, this is a fairy tale retelling that still feels like a fairy tale, pulling elements from so many different stories. i want to read everything t. kingfisher has written now!
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3,956 utenti
169 recensioni
4.2
7 Members
agjuba, Storeetllr, sipthereader, almin, Trifolia, hattie_lou, CaschuNut
Spiegazioni
CaschuNut: Possibly one of my favorites of all time. Loved the characters and the way they intertwined at the end. So amazingly creative and original.
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1,700 utenti
99 recensioni
½ 4.3
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14,832 utenti
622 recensioni
4.1
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1,129 utenti
32 recensioni
4
7 Members
streamsong, justjukka, Her_Royal_Orangeness, megbmore, AthenaR, hughesjones, KeithChaffee
Spiegazioni
KeithChaffee: lyrical fantasy laced with righteous anger, about what we risk when we refuse to deal with our personal and collective trauma
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1,345 utenti
36 recensioni
4.2
6 Members
Aquila, bookwoman84, Sarahsponda, cmbohn, rarm, Narilka
Spiegazioni
Aquila: A lot of series books in my top five this year, all ones where you have to read the other books first. Nona was a delight.
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12,037 utenti
783 recensioni
4.1
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1,420 utenti
66 recensioni
4
23
8,608 utenti
353 recensioni
4.2
24
3,518 utenti
134 recensioni
4.1
6 Members
tardis, ca.bookwyrm, ktoonen, roses7184, SOlson096, Brandy1411
Spiegazioni
tardis: This was such a comforting book, I read it twice.
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1,031 utenti
49 recensioni
4.2
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1,287 utenti
82 recensioni
½ 4.3
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262 utenti
17 recensioni
½ 4.5
5 Members
jillmwo, swhite58, reconditereader, merrystar, Laura.a
Spiegazioni
Laura.a: I read this book three times in 2022. That was some good pudding.
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855 utenti
51 recensioni
½ 4.3
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789 utenti
49 recensioni
4.1
4 Members
Bookmarque, zhejw, noveltea, RODNEYP
Spiegazioni
Bookmarque: a strange novel, but one that works well to encapsulate how old wrongs can haunt people for a long time.
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7,978 utenti
371 recensioni
½ 4.4
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1,730 utenti
78 recensioni
4.1
33
6,323 utenti
363 recensioni
½ 4.4
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1,288 utenti
64 recensioni
½ 3.7
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263 utenti
15 recensioni
4.1
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3,728 utenti
186 recensioni
4.1
37
10,956 utenti
450 recensioni
3.8
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3,525 utenti
174 recensioni
4.1
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1,650 utenti
100 recensioni
3.9
40
38,579 utenti
507 recensioni
4.1
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678 utenti
15 recensioni
4
42
50,895 utenti
453 recensioni
½ 4.5
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1,313 utenti
43 recensioni
½ 4.3
44
1,203 utenti
50 recensioni
4.2
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4,982 utenti
239 recensioni
½ 3.7
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1,223 utenti
64 recensioni
4.1
47
331 utenti
15 recensioni
4.1
48
15,496 utenti
207 recensioni
4.1
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3,448 utenti
129 recensioni
½ 4.3
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1,267 utenti
83 recensioni
½ 3.7
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1,152 utenti
52 recensioni
4
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763 utenti
43 recensioni
4.1
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1,906 utenti
56 recensioni
3.8
3 Members
conceptDawg, knerd.knitter, kleo
Spiegazioni
knerd.knitter: I saved this book as my last Murakami to read because I love his longer books. This one did not disappoint! It had all the elements I expect from a Murakami book and felt familiar almost from the start. I love reading a long book that is written well and enjoyable. You begin to really feel that you know the characters and the settings. This book made me feel that I wanted it to go on forever.
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2,555 utenti
129 recensioni
4.2
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587 utenti
21 recensioni
½ 4.5
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1,399 utenti
62 recensioni
3.9
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316 utenti
21 recensioni
½ 4.3
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1,123 utenti
60 recensioni
4
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377 utenti
18 recensioni
4.2
3 Members
tardis, swhite58, oceancat
Spiegazioni
oceancat: the second book in a trilogy often flags, but not so here. my only complaint is i wish these books were longer, i want to stay in the world they create
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802 utenti
22 recensioni
4
2 Members
meadcl, anju04
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292 utenti
17 recensioni
4.2
62
3,666 utenti
96 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
SimoneA, DoomLuz
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209 utenti
7 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
LDVoorberg, JenMDB
Spiegazioni
LDVoorberg: Amazing essays of her trauma and survival, in a way that is so truly humble. I talked about this book all year.
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162 utenti
9 recensioni
½ 4.4
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8,832 utenti
184 recensioni
3.9
66
2,551 utenti
163 recensioni
4
2 Members
erinclark, RBeffa
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1,084 utenti
54 recensioni
4.1
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1,072 utenti
37 recensioni
4
2 Members
onyx95, N1na
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8,407 utenti
181 recensioni
3.8
70
1,244 utenti
67 recensioni
4.1
71
779 utenti
41 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
ablachly, dacejav
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531 utenti
25 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
Trifolia, banjo123
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3,006 utenti
195 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
Storeetllr, Laura.a
Spiegazioni
Storeetllr: As someone else said, nothing much happens, yet this coming-of-age-in-a-crucible story is compelling. I love how it handles otherness and the growth of the characters.
Laura.a: I read this book three times in 2022. That was some delicious pudding.
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1,596 utenti
66 recensioni
4.2
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339 utenti
19 recensioni
4
2 Members
N1na, CarltonC
Spiegazioni
CarltonC: Storytelling. Jump straight in, the variation is familiar, anonymous officialdom and borders, wordplay and playfulness, changing time frames, accidentals and historical tales. That was life. Everything suspect. Nothing uncorrupt. Fun and engaging, as ever.
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44,574 utenti
709 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
TseMoana, RODNEYP
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1,720 utenti
84 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
terran, vwinsloe
79
899 utenti
20 recensioni
3.9
80
546 utenti
24 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
Capybara_99, KatyBee
Spiegazioni
Capybara_99: If I counted re-reads my No. 1 would be Middlemarch. But George Saunders always lives up to the high bar he has set for his stories.
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502 utenti
23 recensioni
3.8
2 Members
Bookmarque, sturlington
Spiegazioni
Bookmarque: not quite as perfectly executed as Needless Street, but creepy, unsettling, intricate and odd horror tale. But in a good way.
82
6,568 utenti
388 recensioni
4.1
83
5,746 utenti
352 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
Deedledee, Tosta
84
926 utenti
47 recensioni
3.8
85
685 utenti
19 recensioni
4
86
202 utenti
5 recensioni
½ 4.4
2 Members
swhite58, Dwaz
87
35,497 utenti
277 recensioni
3.9
88
3,867 utenti
167 recensioni
½ 4.3
89
2,362 utenti
119 recensioni
4.2
90
2,220 utenti
44 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, timetunnel
91
547 utenti
23 recensioni
3.8
2 Members
revbean, bjappleg8
92
345 utenti
17 recensioni
3.9
93
35,235 utenti
794 recensioni
½ 4.3
2 Members
SirThomas, chwiggy
94
2,084 utenti
104 recensioni
½ 4.3
95
14,980 utenti
222 recensioni
4
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1,279 utenti
46 recensioni
½ 4.3
2 Members
mahsdad, Boand
Spiegazioni
Boand: A book I thought might just be interesting enough to read, turned out to be a really engrossing biography full of ambition, loss and love. The dedication, hard slog, and gruelling journey of Dave Grohl is everywhere laced with respect and devotion for those around him.
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609 utenti
27 recensioni
½ 3.7
2 Members
paroof, dianeham
98
16,550 utenti
476 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
kleo, hildretha
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3,214 utenti
102 recensioni
½ 4.3
100
2,406 utenti
131 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
revbean, Laura.a
Spiegazioni
Laura.a: Mind blown, combined with wanting to live in the world of the book.