Top Five Books of 2023

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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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5,928 medlemmar
338 recensioner
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
Förklaringar
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!
6
1,146 medlemmar
65 recensioner
½ 4.3
17 Members
kellyslist, majkia, mvo62, abbottthomas, jeanned, Copperskye, L-Anne, Sarielle, traceylkb, AbigailAdams26, garylivingston, hikarugenji, AnrMarri, AnaraGuard, tabareads, jlkbmcd08, yomnathefairy
Förklaringar
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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4,570 medlemmar
200 recensioner
4.1
16 Members
wookiebender, schmootc, knerd.knitter, kxn11, Eat_Read_Knit, rebcamuse, specialkay, vwinsloe, Juneberry, AnrMarri, ijamiedee, NancyAK, smoore14, MaureenONeill, Tboehne, yomnathefairy
Förklaringar
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
1,404 medlemmar
55 recensioner
3.9
14 Members
raidergirl3, redbookforest, Violette62, vancouverdeb, FerneMysteryReader, DeborahJ2016, Kendra_Gale, AnrMarri, GinaHMM, zzora, roxrosengarten, CelticGreyWolf, acristina00, bdeforest
Förklaringar
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.
9
1,200 medlemmar
66 recensioner
3.8
10
1,035 medlemmar
66 recensioner
4.1
11 Members
tardis, LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, tabemono, okeres, corcra, BookLizard, oceancat, jennifergeran, quondame, hikarugenji
Förklaringar
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.
11
1,535 medlemmar
91 recensioner
4.2
12
2,492 medlemmar
162 recensioner
½ 4.3
13
1,869 medlemmar
98 recensioner
4.1
14
3,122 medlemmar
118 recensioner
4.2
8 Members
LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, Eat_Read_Knit, merrystar, cabyrum, Constant2m, lovelypotato111, hiboutimide
Förklaringar
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!
15
12,406 medlemmar
478 recensioner
½ 4.3
8 Members
Ling.Lass, sundancer, lovelypotato111, josie2479, zzora, roxrosengarten, cheree_blossoms, Retired2006
Förklaringar
sundancer: A delightful read- beautiful imagery, amazing storytelling, and excellent word building.
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962 medlemmar
49 recensioner
4.2
18
471 medlemmar
23 recensioner
4.2
7 Members
tardis, amberwitch, Chatterbox, revbean, okeres, oceancat, quondame
Förklaringar
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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5,423 medlemmar
360 recensioner
4.1
20
797 medlemmar
49 recensioner
½ 4.3
21
251 medlemmar
15 recensioner
½ 4.5
22
2,975 medlemmar
185 recensioner
4.1
23
2,009 medlemmar
93 recensioner
3.9
24
1,892 medlemmar
131 recensioner
4.2
5 Members
thornton37814, CarltonC, SirThomas, bsmuts, airedalerd
Förklaringar
CarltonC: Harrowing subject matter, but beautiful and clear storytelling.
25
6,185 medlemmar
322 recensioner
½ 4.3
26
1,647 medlemmar
84 recensioner
4
5 Members
erinclark, PaulCranswick, Boand, rfl22338, airedalerd
Förklaringar
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
27
1,210 medlemmar
43 recensioner
½ 4.4
28
1,580 medlemmar
76 recensioner
4.1
29
1,163 medlemmar
30 recensioner
½ 4.3
30
2,939 medlemmar
129 recensioner
4.2
31
8,387 medlemmar
351 recensioner
4.2
32
5,291 medlemmar
263 recensioner
3.9
33
558 medlemmar
35 recensioner
3.9
34
1,431 medlemmar
29 recensioner
½ 4.4
35
637 medlemmar
14 recensioner
½ 4.3
36
217 medlemmar
15 recensioner
4.2
37
661 medlemmar
30 recensioner
3.9
38
711 medlemmar
30 recensioner
3.8
39
527 medlemmar
18 recensioner
½ 4.5
4 Members
seabelis, ReluctantTechie, YPlfl, rfl22338
Förklaringar
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 medlemmar
61 recensioner
4
41
990 medlemmar
47 recensioner
3.9
4 Members
TheoClarke, CarltonC, Boand, Tosta
Förklaringar
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.
42
10,764 medlemmar
253 recensioner
4
43
701 medlemmar
46 recensioner
4.1
44
410 medlemmar
33 recensioner
4
4 Members
CarltonC, PaulCranswick, traceylkb, Boand
Förklaringar
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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23,382 medlemmar
423 recensioner
½ 4.4
47
11,686 medlemmar
779 recensioner
4.1
48
1,217 medlemmar
40 recensioner
½ 4.6
49
484 medlemmar
26 recensioner
4
50
6,631 medlemmar
119 recensioner
½ 3.7
51
2,353 medlemmar
43 recensioner
3.8
52
2,355 medlemmar
115 recensioner
½ 3.7
53
2,580 medlemmar
52 recensioner
3.9
3 Members
elahrairah, zzora, alai3
Förklaringar
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.
54
1,523 medlemmar
24 recensioner
4.1
55
212 medlemmar
5 recensioner
4
56
13,207 medlemmar
459 recensioner
3.9
57
1,981 medlemmar
47 recensioner
4.2
3 Members
lorax, FAMeulstee, birder4106
Förklaringar
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].
58
3,151 medlemmar
161 recensioner
4
59
2,880 medlemmar
223 recensioner
4.2
3 Members
mahsdad, lscan2, exfed
60
9,177 medlemmar
168 recensioner
4.2
61
581 medlemmar
39 recensioner
4.1
3 Members
tardis, foggidawn, oceancat
Förklaringar
oceancat: the best fairytale retelling (reimagining?) i have ever read, and my favorite book this year
62
37,935 medlemmar
505 recensioner
4.1
3 Members
Minthe, nojod, alai3
63
624 medlemmar
42 recensioner
½ 4.3
64
2,219 medlemmar
129 recensioner
4.2
65
2,848 medlemmar
57 recensioner
4.2
3 Members
Minthe, nx74defiant, alai3
Förklaringar
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.
66
17,705 medlemmar
330 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, sinki
67
1,855 medlemmar
110 recensioner
3.8
68
747 medlemmar
44 recensioner
4
69
132 medlemmar
6 recensioner
½ 4.4
2 Members
Aquila, Euryale
Förklaringar
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 medlemmar
38 recensioner
4
71
673 medlemmar
35 recensioner
3.9
72
383 medlemmar
21 recensioner
4.2
73
353 medlemmar
19 recensioner
4
74
303 medlemmar
25 recensioner
3.9
76
20,663 medlemmar
275 recensioner
4.1
77
292 medlemmar
16 recensioner
½ 3.7
78
5,485 medlemmar
343 recensioner
4.1
79
1,393 medlemmar
59 recensioner
4.1
80
350 medlemmar
15 recensioner
½ 4.5
81
6,202 medlemmar
392 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
RBeffa, Carrieida
82
4,368 medlemmar
230 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
pitjrw, BookLizard
83
64,423 medlemmar
3,482 recensioner
½ 4.3
2 Members
cbl_tn, Bubu1969
84
4,173 medlemmar
162 recensioner
½ 4.4
85
1,335 medlemmar
25 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
acceptance, alai3
86
750 medlemmar
51 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
rosalita, Macbeth
Förklaringar
Macbeth: A brilliant conclusion to the Jane Harper's trilogy with a twist I didn't see coming.
87
741 medlemmar
46 recensioner
4.2
88
300 medlemmar
14 recensioner
4
2 Members
lizzy50usa, L-Anne
89
181 medlemmar
4 recensioner
3.9
90
175 medlemmar
21 recensioner
3.9
91
136 medlemmar
11 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
edgewood, exfed
92
4,896 medlemmar
236 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
kleo, aethercowboy
93
2,369 medlemmar
113 recensioner
½ 4.4
94
1,238 medlemmar
53 recensioner
3.8
95
984 medlemmar
28 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
karenb, dhaxton
96
547 medlemmar
19 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
kleo, Boand
Förklaringar
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 medlemmar
19 recensioner
½ 3.4
2 Members
revbean, edgewood
98
935 medlemmar
40 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
schmootc, L-Anne
99
700 medlemmar
30 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
Euryale, noveltea
100
398 medlemmar
15 recensioner
3.2