Top Five Books of 2023

Descrição
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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5,918 membros
335 críticas
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
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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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1,140 membros
65 críticas
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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4,562 membros
199 críticas
4.1
16 Members
wookiebender, schmootc, knerd.knitter, kxn11, Eat_Read_Knit, rebcamuse, specialkay, vwinsloe, Juneberry, AnrMarri, ijamiedee, NancyAK, smoore14, MaureenONeill, Tboehne, yomnathefairy
Explicações
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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1,395 membros
55 críticas
3.9
14 Members
raidergirl3, redbookforest, Violette62, vancouverdeb, FerneMysteryReader, DeborahJ2016, Kendra_Gale, AnrMarri, GinaHMM, zzora, roxrosengarten, CelticGreyWolf, acristina00, bdeforest
Explicações
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 membros
66 críticas
3.8
10
1,030 membros
66 críticas
4.1
11 Members
tardis, LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, tabemono, okeres, corcra, BookLizard, oceancat, jennifergeran, quondame, hikarugenji
Explicações
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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1,537 membros
91 críticas
4.2
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2,481 membros
161 críticas
½ 4.3
13
1,868 membros
98 críticas
4.1
14
3,108 membros
118 críticas
4.2
8 Members
LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, Eat_Read_Knit, merrystar, cabyrum, Constant2m, lovelypotato111, hiboutimide
Explicações
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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12,382 membros
477 críticas
½ 4.3
8 Members
Ling.Lass, sundancer, lovelypotato111, josie2479, zzora, roxrosengarten, cheree_blossoms, Retired2006
Explicações
sundancer: A delightful read- beautiful imagery, amazing storytelling, and excellent word building.
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961 membros
49 críticas
4.2
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467 membros
22 críticas
4.2
7 Members
tardis, amberwitch, Chatterbox, revbean, okeres, oceancat, quondame
Explicações
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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5,416 membros
359 críticas
4.1
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794 membros
49 críticas
½ 4.3
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251 membros
15 críticas
½ 4.5
22
2,971 membros
182 críticas
4.1
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2,003 membros
93 críticas
3.9
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1,888 membros
129 críticas
4.2
5 Members
thornton37814, CarltonC, SirThomas, bsmuts, airedalerd
Explicações
CarltonC: Harrowing subject matter, but beautiful and clear storytelling.
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6,167 membros
321 críticas
½ 4.3
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1,642 membros
82 críticas
4
5 Members
erinclark, PaulCranswick, Boand, rfl22338, airedalerd
Explicações
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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1,220 membros
43 críticas
½ 4.4
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1,566 membros
74 críticas
4.1
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1,155 membros
30 críticas
½ 4.3
30
2,935 membros
129 críticas
4.2
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8,371 membros
351 críticas
4.2
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5,275 membros
261 críticas
3.9
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556 membros
35 críticas
3.9
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1,426 membros
29 críticas
½ 4.4
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633 membros
14 críticas
½ 4.3
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215 membros
15 críticas
4.2
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656 membros
30 críticas
3.9
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707 membros
30 críticas
3.8
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524 membros
18 críticas
½ 4.5
4 Members
seabelis, ReluctantTechie, YPlfl, rfl22338
Explicações
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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1,297 membros
61 críticas
4
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988 membros
47 críticas
3.9
4 Members
TheoClarke, CarltonC, Boand, Tosta
Explicações
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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10,756 membros
253 críticas
4
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697 membros
45 críticas
4.1
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409 membros
33 críticas
4
4 Members
CarltonC, PaulCranswick, traceylkb, Boand
Explicações
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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4,078 membros
117 críticas
½ 4.4
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23,369 membros
423 críticas
½ 4.4
47
11,674 membros
778 críticas
4.1
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1,216 membros
40 críticas
½ 4.6
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485 membros
26 críticas
4
50
6,630 membros
119 críticas
½ 3.7
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2,351 membros
43 críticas
3.8
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2,354 membros
115 críticas
½ 3.7
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2,578 membros
52 críticas
3.9
3 Members
elahrairah, zzora, alai3
Explicações
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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1,521 membros
24 críticas
4.1
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211 membros
5 críticas
4
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13,197 membros
457 críticas
3.9
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1,980 membros
47 críticas
4.2
3 Members
lorax, FAMeulstee, birder4106
Explicações
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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3,145 membros
161 críticas
4
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2,879 membros
223 críticas
4.2
3 Members
mahsdad, lscan2, exfed
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9,173 membros
168 críticas
4.2
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577 membros
39 críticas
4.1
3 Members
tardis, foggidawn, oceancat
Explicações
oceancat: the best fairytale retelling (reimagining?) i have ever read, and my favorite book this year
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37,925 membros
505 críticas
4.1
3 Members
Minthe, nojod, alai3
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619 membros
41 críticas
½ 4.3
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2,209 membros
128 críticas
4.2
65
2,848 membros
57 críticas
4.2
3 Members
Minthe, nx74defiant, alai3
Explicações
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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17,701 membros
330 críticas
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, sinki
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1,853 membros
110 críticas
3.8
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741 membros
43 críticas
4
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126 membros
6 críticas
½ 4.4
2 Members
Aquila, Euryale
Explicações
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.
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734 membros
38 críticas
4
71
672 membros
35 críticas
3.9
72
380 membros
21 críticas
4.2
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350 membros
19 críticas
4
74
301 membros
25 críticas
3.9
76
20,653 membros
274 críticas
4.1
77
291 membros
16 críticas
½ 3.7
78
5,479 membros
342 críticas
4.1
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1,392 membros
59 críticas
4.1
80
344 membros
15 críticas
½ 4.5
81
6,198 membros
392 críticas
3.9
2 Members
RBeffa, Carrieida
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4,359 membros
228 críticas
4.2
2 Members
pitjrw, BookLizard
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64,378 membros
3,479 críticas
½ 4.3
2 Members
cbl_tn, Bubu1969
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4,167 membros
162 críticas
½ 4.4
85
1,335 membros
25 críticas
4.2
2 Members
acceptance, alai3
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747 membros
51 críticas
3.9
2 Members
rosalita, Macbeth
Explicações
Macbeth: A brilliant conclusion to the Jane Harper's trilogy with a twist I didn't see coming.
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736 membros
46 críticas
4.2
88
298 membros
14 críticas
4
2 Members
lizzy50usa, L-Anne
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181 membros
4 críticas
3.9
90
176 membros
21 críticas
3.9
91
136 membros
11 críticas
4.2
2 Members
edgewood, exfed
92
4,888 membros
235 críticas
3.9
2 Members
kleo, aethercowboy
93
2,366 membros
113 críticas
½ 4.4
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1,228 membros
53 críticas
3.8
95
983 membros
28 críticas
3.8
2 Members
karenb, dhaxton
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547 membros
19 críticas
3.9
2 Members
kleo, Boand
Explicações
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.
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400 membros
19 críticas
½ 3.4
2 Members
revbean, edgewood
98
935 membros
40 críticas
3.9
2 Members
schmootc, L-Anne
99
697 membros
30 críticas
3.8
2 Members
Euryale, noveltea
100
398 membros
15 críticas
3.2