Top Five Books of 2022

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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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6,190 utenti
322 recensioni
½ 4.3
2
4,573 utenti
200 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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1,869 utenti
98 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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3,152 utenti
161 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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12,412 utenti
478 recensioni
½ 4.3
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3,248 utenti
139 recensioni
½ 4.3
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5,931 utenti
338 recensioni
½ 4.3
8
5,212 utenti
284 recensioni
4.2
10
5,693 utenti
280 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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1,892 utenti
131 recensioni
4.2
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1,648 utenti
84 recensioni
4.2
8 Members
tardis, Herenya, 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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1,641 utenti
83 recensioni
4.1
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5,293 utenti
263 recensioni
3.9
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9,793 utenti
375 recensioni
4.2
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3,725 utenti
171 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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1,536 utenti
91 recensioni
4.2
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14,157 utenti
612 recensioni
4.1
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1,015 utenti
30 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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1,255 utenti
35 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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11,690 utenti
779 recensioni
4.1
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1,355 utenti
65 recensioni
4
23
8,386 utenti
351 recensioni
4.2
24
3,124 utenti
118 recensioni
4.2
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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962 utenti
49 recensioni
4.2
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1,195 utenti
77 recensioni
½ 4.3
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251 utenti
15 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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797 utenti
49 recensioni
½ 4.3
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701 utenti
46 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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7,738 utenti
368 recensioni
½ 4.4
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1,540 utenti
76 recensioni
4.1
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6,117 utenti
360 recensioni
½ 4.4
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1,241 utenti
66 recensioni
½ 3.7
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241 utenti
15 recensioni
4.1
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3,590 utenti
181 recensioni
4.1
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10,342 utenti
447 recensioni
3.8
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3,352 utenti
169 recensioni
4.1
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1,547 utenti
99 recensioni
3.9
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37,937 utenti
505 recensioni
4.1
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670 utenti
15 recensioni
4
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50,356 utenti
450 recensioni
½ 4.5
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1,212 utenti
43 recensioni
½ 4.4
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1,152 utenti
50 recensioni
4.2
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4,726 utenti
233 recensioni
½ 3.7
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301 utenti
15 recensioni
4.1
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15,328 utenti
205 recensioni
4.1
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3,230 utenti
127 recensioni
½ 4.3
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1,197 utenti
85 recensioni
½ 3.7
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1,088 utenti
50 recensioni
4
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750 utenti
43 recensioni
4.1
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1,851 utenti
54 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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2,464 utenti
126 recensioni
4.2
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1,131 utenti
56 recensioni
4.1
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527 utenti
18 recensioni
½ 4.5
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1,340 utenti
59 recensioni
3.9
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295 utenti
21 recensioni
½ 4.3
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1,071 utenti
56 recensioni
4
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358 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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725 utenti
22 recensioni
4
2 Members
meadcl, anju04
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278 utenti
16 recensioni
4.2
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3,549 utenti
96 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
SimoneA, DoomLuz
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192 utenti
7 recensioni
4.1
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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153 utenti
8 recensioni
½ 4.4
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8,773 utenti
182 recensioni
3.9
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2,479 utenti
164 recensioni
4
2 Members
erinclark, RBeffa
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986 utenti
37 recensioni
4
2 Members
onyx95, N1na
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8,310 utenti
183 recensioni
3.8
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1,172 utenti
65 recensioni
4
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725 utenti
40 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
ablachly, dacejav
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523 utenti
25 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
Trifolia, banjo123
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2,930 utenti
197 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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1,539 utenti
67 recensioni
4.2
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326 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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43,996 utenti
704 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
TseMoana, RODNEYP
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1,583 utenti
80 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
terran, vwinsloe
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862 utenti
19 recensioni
3.9
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519 utenti
23 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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462 utenti
20 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.
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6,414 utenti
391 recensioni
4.1
82
5,486 utenti
343 recensioni
4.1
2 Members
Deedledee, Tosta
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836 utenti
46 recensioni
3.8
84
645 utenti
20 recensioni
4
85
183 utenti
5 recensioni
½ 4.3
2 Members
swhite58, Dwaz
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34,922 utenti
272 recensioni
3.9
87
3,729 utenti
169 recensioni
½ 4.3
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2,303 utenti
118 recensioni
4.2
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2,092 utenti
43 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, timetunnel
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518 utenti
22 recensioni
3.8
2 Members
revbean, bjappleg8
91
330 utenti
16 recensioni
3.9
92
34,761 utenti
788 recensioni
½ 4.3
2 Members
SirThomas, chwiggy
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1,983 utenti
97 recensioni
½ 4.3
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14,798 utenti
224 recensioni
4
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1,182 utenti
44 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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554 utenti
27 recensioni
½ 3.7
2 Members
paroof, dianeham
97
16,354 utenti
475 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
kleo, hildretha
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3,194 utenti
103 recensioni
½ 4.3
99
2,221 utenti
129 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
revbean, Laura.a
Spiegazioni
Laura.a: Mind blown, combined with wanting to live in the world of the book.
100
1,591 utenti
99 recensioni
4
2 Members
jeanned, cmtl