Top Five Books of 2023

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Dicembre 2023 (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 2023. Please note that books don't need to have been published in 2023, just read this year. You can see the LT Staff picks on the blog: https://blog.librarything.com/2023/12/top-five-books-of-2023/, and you can join the conversation on Talk: https://www.librarything.com/topic/355740
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6,347 utenti
345 recensioni
½ 4.3
23 Members
knerd.knitter, mahsdad, kxn11, wanderlustlover, bigcurlyloz, ehough75, deva1984, exfed, KMAnder1, timetunnel, garylivingston, quondame, slittleson, RODNEYP, Bubu1969, Kat_by, kyle555, Craftybilda, josie2479, melorafaelas, acristina00, revtizzy, mjmurphy1980
Spiegazioni
knerd.knitter: This book was so much fun to read. The kind of book that you simultaneously want to read as fast as possible and read slowly so it never ends!
5
1,396 utenti
75 recensioni
½ 4.3
18 Members
kellyslist, majkia, mvo62, abbottthomas, jeanned, Copperskye, L-Anne, Sarielle, traceylkb, frfinch, AbigailAdams26, garylivingston, hikarugenji, AnrMarri, AnaraGuard, tabareads, jlkbmcd08, yomnathefairy
Spiegazioni
traceylkb: Listened to the recorded book. Enjoyed it very much, but want to "re-read" the physical book, so it is still on my wish list.
AnaraGuard: All the books in the Thursday Murder Club series are a delight to read, but this one takes the characters to deeper places, and brings the reader along. Some serious topics of dementia and death are handled gracefully and generously. A good one to tide us over for a few years until he writes another one.
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5,088 utenti
212 recensioni
4.1
17 Members
wookiebender, schmootc, knerd.knitter, kxn11, Eat_Read_Knit, rebcamuse, specialkay, vwinsloe, KMAnder1, Juneberry, AnrMarri, ijamiedee, NancyAK, smoore14, MaureenONeill, Tboehne, yomnathefairy
Spiegazioni
knerd.knitter: So many things in this book were familiar to me, having grown up in the 80s/90s and enjoying video games and online role-playing games. It’s always fun to read a book where you can relate to the experiences of the characters.
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1,308 utenti
69 recensioni
3.8
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1,681 utenti
62 recensioni
4
14 Members
raidergirl3, redbookforest, Violette62, vancouverdeb, FerneMysteryReader, DeborahJ2016, Kendra_Gale, AnrMarri, GinaHMM, zzora, roxrosengarten, CelticGreyWolf, acristina00, bdeforest
Spiegazioni
FerneMysteryReader: An author's debut that is stunning in storytelling and beautifully written, atmospheric, and immersive. I loved the strength of the women, the determination, reaching deep within themselves, confident that the natural world empowers them and that their legacy from the past is greater than the men who wish to control them. I found the women resilient and inspiring. They are women to remember not as characters but as the women who came before us and why their strength can become ours.
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1,185 utenti
70 recensioni
4.1
13 Members
tardis, LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, tabemono, okeres, corcra, BookLizard, oceancat, jennifergeran, deva1984, quondame, hikarugenji, hrendahl
Spiegazioni
Storeetllr: Murderbot. What else needs to be said? Oh, right. ART. Murderbot and ART. And Three. And 2.0!!! Well, sort of. The saga continues.
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2,862 utenti
177 recensioni
4.2
12
1,692 utenti
99 recensioni
4.2
13
12,950 utenti
477 recensioni
½ 4.3
10 Members
Ling.Lass, sundancer, KMAnder1, RODNEYP, lovelypotato111, josie2479, zzora, roxrosengarten, cheree_blossoms, Retired2006
Spiegazioni
sundancer: A delightful read- beautiful imagery, amazing storytelling, and excellent word building.
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3,492 utenti
132 recensioni
4.1
9 Members
LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, Eat_Read_Knit, merrystar, cabyrum, Constant2m, lovelypotato111, Daveann, hiboutimide
Spiegazioni
Storeetllr: As advertised, this is high fantasy with low stakes, though the stakes are worth fighting for, just not in the way you might imagine, what with an orc involved. So much fun!
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1,980 utenti
104 recensioni
4.1
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1,028 utenti
48 recensioni
4.2
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1,784 utenti
87 recensioni
4
7 Members
erinclark, PaulCranswick, amyshaff, Boand, RODNEYP, rfl22338, airedalerd
Spiegazioni
Boand: Simply my favourite book of the year! A completely new way of looking at this period of history from a woman’s point of view. Excellent and intriguing stuff
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2,404 utenti
96 recensioni
3.8
20
556 utenti
28 recensioni
4.1
7 Members
tardis, amberwitch, Chatterbox, revbean, okeres, oceancat, quondame
Spiegazioni
oceancat: the imperial radch trilogy should be read first but this is an amazing story about personhood set in the same universe
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5,495 utenti
368 recensioni
4.1
22
854 utenti
51 recensioni
½ 4.3
23
261 utenti
17 recensioni
½ 4.5
24
3,087 utenti
186 recensioni
4.1
25
1,973 utenti
102 recensioni
4.1
26
3,063 utenti
132 recensioni
4.2
27
8,593 utenti
353 recensioni
4.2
28
2,063 utenti
135 recensioni
4.2
5 Members
thornton37814, CarltonC, SirThomas, bsmuts, airedalerd
Spiegazioni
CarltonC: Harrowing subject matter, but beautiful and clear storytelling.
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6,581 utenti
333 recensioni
½ 4.3
30
1,305 utenti
43 recensioni
½ 4.3
31
1,391 utenti
37 recensioni
½ 4.3
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5,684 utenti
272 recensioni
3.9
33
605 utenti
39 recensioni
3.9
34
1,467 utenti
61 recensioni
4
35
1,758 utenti
38 recensioni
½ 4.3
36
702 utenti
15 recensioni
½ 4.3
37
234 utenti
16 recensioni
4.2
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850 utenti
41 recensioni
3.9
39
974 utenti
22 recensioni
3.9
40
582 utenti
21 recensioni
½ 4.5
4 Members
seabelis, ReluctantTechie, YPlfl, rfl22338
Spiegazioni
ReluctantTechie: A vivid, detailed true story from a child's point of view of a illegal immigrant's journey to the USA, without any politics mentioned. Powerful.
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1,045 utenti
50 recensioni
3.9
4 Members
TheoClarke, CarltonC, Boand, Tosta
Spiegazioni
CarltonC: Pure entertainment, on a par with Wodehouse, although there is more characterisation; a delightful confection.
Boand: Another wonderful novel by Kate Atkinson which really set the tone of the 1920’s in London. Based on true stories but woven into a completely captivating tale.
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10,912 utenti
254 recensioni
4
43
784 utenti
49 recensioni
4.1
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447 utenti
34 recensioni
4
4 Members
CarltonC, PaulCranswick, traceylkb, Boand
Spiegazioni
Boand: A many layered Irish novel which gradually peels back the years to reveal several shocking underlying truths. Very sad and beautifully written story of the Irish Republic’s history through the protagonist’s eyes.
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23,713 utenti
426 recensioni
½ 4.4
47
12,020 utenti
783 recensioni
4.1
48
1,273 utenti
40 recensioni
½ 4.6
49
519 utenti
28 recensioni
4
50
6,687 utenti
121 recensioni
½ 3.7
51
2,500 utenti
46 recensioni
3.8
52
2,405 utenti
118 recensioni
½ 3.7
53
2,598 utenti
50 recensioni
3.9
3 Members
elahrairah, zzora, alai3
Spiegazioni
elahrairah: Fantastic and heartbreaking story; a novel the same age as me that forsaw where capitalism was taking us at a time when most people couldn't even predict Reagan or Thatcher. A novel that showed us very clearly that our parents had a choice between utopia and dystopia, and they chose dystopia.
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1,057 utenti
30 recensioni
3.8
55
1,552 utenti
23 recensioni
4.1
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247 utenti
7 recensioni
4
57
13,263 utenti
462 recensioni
3.9
58
2,077 utenti
49 recensioni
4.2
3 Members
lorax, FAMeulstee, birder4106
Spiegazioni
birder4106: A book that has influenced my view of nature and the world almost as lastingly as [The Origin of Species] by [Charles Darwin] and [The Origin of Continents and Oceans] [Alfred Wegener].
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3,370 utenti
168 recensioni
4
60
2,996 utenti
227 recensioni
4.1
3 Members
mahsdad, lscan2, exfed
61
9,269 utenti
167 recensioni
4.2
62
673 utenti
48 recensioni
4.1
3 Members
tardis, foggidawn, oceancat
Spiegazioni
oceancat: the best fairytale retelling (reimagining?) i have ever read, and my favorite book this year
63
38,545 utenti
507 recensioni
4.1
3 Members
Minthe, nojod, alai3
64
712 utenti
40 recensioni
½ 4.3
65
188 utenti
1 recensione
½ 4.7
66
2,401 utenti
131 recensioni
4.2
67
2,881 utenti
58 recensioni
4.2
3 Members
Minthe, nx74defiant, alai3
Spiegazioni
nx74defiant: Favorite Trollope so far. The focus on greed is still relevant. I really enjoyed Paul Montague growth from a push over to standing up for himself and what he believed was right.
68
17,963 utenti
330 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, sinki
69
2,021 utenti
115 recensioni
½ 3.7
70
861 utenti
54 recensioni
4
71
141 utenti
6 recensioni
½ 4.3
2 Members
Aquila, Euryale
Spiegazioni
Aquila: I've waited nine years for the second book about Hild of Whitby and it's even better than the first. 7th Century Britain.
72
834 utenti
42 recensioni
4
73
793 utenti
42 recensioni
3.9
74
452 utenti
20 recensioni
4.2
75
397 utenti
19 recensioni
4
76
323 utenti
28 recensioni
3.9
78
21,314 utenti
278 recensioni
4.1
79
338 utenti
18 recensioni
½ 3.6
80
5,734 utenti
351 recensioni
4.1
81
1,524 utenti
66 recensioni
4.1
82
426 utenti
14 recensioni
½ 4.5
83
6,300 utenti
392 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
RBeffa, Carrieida
84
4,551 utenti
234 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
pitjrw, BookLizard
85
65,458 utenti
3,493 recensioni
½ 4.3
2 Members
cbl_tn, Bubu1969
86
4,391 utenti
168 recensioni
½ 4.4
87
1,352 utenti
26 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
acceptance, alai3
88
992 utenti
50 recensioni
4.2
89
797 utenti
57 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
rosalita, Macbeth
Spiegazioni
Macbeth: A brilliant conclusion to the Jane Harper's trilogy with a twist I didn't see coming.
90
345 utenti
17 recensioni
4
2 Members
lizzy50usa, L-Anne
91
191 utenti
21 recensioni
3.9
92
188 utenti
4 recensioni
3.9
93
142 utenti
12 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
edgewood, exfed
94
5,147 utenti
241 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
kleo, aethercowboy
95
2,462 utenti
115 recensioni
½ 4.4
96
1,400 utenti
55 recensioni
3.8
97
592 utenti
19 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
kleo, Boand
Spiegazioni
Boand: This is the first book I have read by Rushdie and I found it an amazing an inspiring read. I adored the way he wove ancient myths and legends and history into this deeply engrossing tale.
98
436 utenti
20 recensioni
½ 3.5
2 Members
revbean, edgewood
99
1,063 utenti
40 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
schmootc, L-Anne
100
727 utenti
31 recensioni
3.8
2 Members
Euryale, noveltea