Top Five Books of 2023

Descrizione
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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5,926 utenti
337 recensioni
½ 4.3
19 Members
knerd.knitter, mahsdad, kxn11, wanderlustlover, bigcurlyloz, ehough75, exfed, timetunnel, garylivingston, quondame, slittleson, Bubu1969, Kat_by, kyle555, Craftybilda, josie2479, melorafaelas, acristina00, revtizzy
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!
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1,146 utenti
65 recensioni
½ 4.3
17 Members
kellyslist, majkia, mvo62, abbottthomas, jeanned, Copperskye, L-Anne, Sarielle, traceylkb, AbigailAdams26, garylivingston, hikarugenji, AnrMarri, AnaraGuard, tabareads, jlkbmcd08, yomnathefairy
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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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4,569 utenti
200 recensioni
4.1
16 Members
wookiebender, schmootc, knerd.knitter, kxn11, Eat_Read_Knit, rebcamuse, specialkay, vwinsloe, 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.
8
1,403 utenti
55 recensioni
3.9
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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1,200 utenti
66 recensioni
3.8
10
1,033 utenti
66 recensioni
4.1
11 Members
tardis, LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, tabemono, okeres, corcra, BookLizard, oceancat, jennifergeran, quondame, hikarugenji
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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1,540 utenti
91 recensioni
4.2
12
2,490 utenti
162 recensioni
½ 4.3
13
1,869 utenti
98 recensioni
4.1
14
3,120 utenti
118 recensioni
4.2
8 Members
LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, Eat_Read_Knit, merrystar, cabyrum, Constant2m, lovelypotato111, 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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12,402 utenti
478 recensioni
½ 4.3
8 Members
Ling.Lass, sundancer, lovelypotato111, josie2479, zzora, roxrosengarten, cheree_blossoms, Retired2006
Spiegazioni
sundancer: A delightful read- beautiful imagery, amazing storytelling, and excellent word building.
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962 utenti
49 recensioni
4.2
18
470 utenti
23 recensioni
4.2
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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5,421 utenti
360 recensioni
4.1
20
797 utenti
49 recensioni
½ 4.3
21
251 utenti
15 recensioni
½ 4.5
22
2,974 utenti
184 recensioni
4.1
23
2,007 utenti
93 recensioni
3.9
24
1,892 utenti
131 recensioni
4.2
5 Members
thornton37814, CarltonC, SirThomas, bsmuts, airedalerd
Spiegazioni
CarltonC: Harrowing subject matter, but beautiful and clear storytelling.
25
6,184 utenti
322 recensioni
½ 4.3
26
1,646 utenti
83 recensioni
4
5 Members
erinclark, PaulCranswick, Boand, 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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1,210 utenti
43 recensioni
½ 4.4
28
1,579 utenti
76 recensioni
4.1
29
1,161 utenti
30 recensioni
½ 4.3
30
2,939 utenti
129 recensioni
4.2
31
8,383 utenti
351 recensioni
4.2
32
5,289 utenti
263 recensioni
3.9
33
558 utenti
35 recensioni
3.9
34
1,432 utenti
29 recensioni
½ 4.4
35
637 utenti
14 recensioni
½ 4.3
36
217 utenti
15 recensioni
4.2
37
660 utenti
30 recensioni
3.9
38
710 utenti
30 recensioni
3.8
39
527 utenti
18 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.
40
1,298 utenti
61 recensioni
4
41
990 utenti
47 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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10,762 utenti
253 recensioni
4
43
701 utenti
46 recensioni
4.1
44
410 utenti
33 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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23,379 utenti
423 recensioni
½ 4.4
47
11,684 utenti
779 recensioni
4.1
48
1,217 utenti
40 recensioni
½ 4.6
49
484 utenti
26 recensioni
4
50
6,631 utenti
119 recensioni
½ 3.7
51
2,353 utenti
43 recensioni
3.8
52
2,355 utenti
115 recensioni
½ 3.7
53
2,579 utenti
52 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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1,523 utenti
24 recensioni
4.1
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212 utenti
5 recensioni
4
56
13,205 utenti
458 recensioni
3.9
57
1,980 utenti
47 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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3,149 utenti
161 recensioni
4
59
2,880 utenti
223 recensioni
4.2
3 Members
mahsdad, lscan2, exfed
60
9,177 utenti
168 recensioni
4.2
61
579 utenti
39 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
62
37,935 utenti
505 recensioni
4.1
3 Members
Minthe, nojod, alai3
63
624 utenti
42 recensioni
½ 4.3
64
2,218 utenti
129 recensioni
4.2
65
2,848 utenti
57 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.
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17,703 utenti
330 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, sinki
67
1,854 utenti
110 recensioni
3.8
68
747 utenti
44 recensioni
4
69
132 utenti
6 recensioni
½ 4.4
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.
70
739 utenti
38 recensioni
4
71
672 utenti
35 recensioni
3.9
72
383 utenti
21 recensioni
4.2
73
353 utenti
19 recensioni
4
74
303 utenti
25 recensioni
3.9
76
20,663 utenti
275 recensioni
4.1
77
292 utenti
16 recensioni
½ 3.7
78
5,484 utenti
343 recensioni
4.1
79
1,393 utenti
59 recensioni
4.1
80
350 utenti
15 recensioni
½ 4.5
81
6,202 utenti
392 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
RBeffa, Carrieida
82
4,366 utenti
230 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
pitjrw, BookLizard
83
64,413 utenti
3,482 recensioni
½ 4.3
2 Members
cbl_tn, Bubu1969
84
4,173 utenti
162 recensioni
½ 4.4
85
1,335 utenti
25 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
acceptance, alai3
86
750 utenti
51 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.
87
741 utenti
46 recensioni
4.2
88
300 utenti
14 recensioni
4
2 Members
lizzy50usa, L-Anne
89
181 utenti
4 recensioni
3.9
90
175 utenti
21 recensioni
3.9
91
136 utenti
11 recensioni
4.2
2 Members
edgewood, exfed
92
4,896 utenti
236 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
kleo, aethercowboy
93
2,369 utenti
113 recensioni
½ 4.4
94
1,238 utenti
53 recensioni
3.8
95
984 utenti
28 recensioni
3.8
2 Members
karenb, dhaxton
96
547 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.
97
401 utenti
19 recensioni
½ 3.4
2 Members
revbean, edgewood
98
935 utenti
40 recensioni
3.9
2 Members
schmootc, L-Anne
99
700 utenti
30 recensioni
3.8
2 Members
Euryale, noveltea
100
398 utenti
15 recensioni
3.2