Top Five Books of 2014

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What are your top five reads for 2014? These books DO NOT need to have been published in 2014.
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lucybrown, spartahiker, Florinda, krazy4katz, MJC1946, Devlindusty, SherylHendrix, MeganHuntStewart, amyshaff, Trudial, cadacada, Barbsn, jan48, lyneaclark, LisaYork, painter1, kenjohnson, MichelleAbel, PaulKelleher, snyd1978, Jonas.Pieters, Tosta
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SherylHendrix: A riveting story that highlights the human emotions of individuals caught in the horrors of war.
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lorax, tardis, conceptDawg, Vierran, barrayaran, montano, Euryale, lkmiller, earthsinger, Vilakins, dot.zen, jamestream, Devlindusty, zjakkelien, gypsysmom, pjdscca, TempleCat, lorannen, ChristineParker, kenjohnson, SkippyRoxy
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lorannen: By far one of the most original and compelling space novels I've read in recent years.
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592 besprekingen
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innominate, skyeval, starfishian, ymkahn, mzonderm, sipthereader, rainpebble, nancyewhite, novelcommentary, chaminah, cmtl, JSWBooks, PoetVictoria, hubblegal, kenjohnson, elca1946, canaiden, SkippyRoxy, suerv
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innominate: A novel of time and place, of death and rebirth. Of foxes and not. Historical and ahistorical. A fantastic (in both senses of the word) read.
starfishian: Absolutely brilliant. Kate Atkinson is a gifted writer.
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356 besprekingen
½ 4.3
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5,048 leden
248 besprekingen
3.8
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Aquila, snora, zhejw, charl08, lsh63, chgstrom, KymmAC, Picarina, peterveen, gendeg, elca1946
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Aquila: Do I need to explain my choice? Loved the set up.
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12,288 leden
594 besprekingen
½ 4.4
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mzonderm, sipthereader, terran, MJC1946, koalakt, honkcronk, Trudial, gaylebutz, NoPlanetB, elca1946, FireflyLover
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NoPlanetB: Compelling story, brilliant writer.
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4.2
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booklover3258, RuMuse, crazy4reading, Liciasings, MeganHuntStewart, snookerkitty, mdrcamp4, renbedell, snyd1978, FireflyLover
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booklover3258: Sad story of love and loss. Why wouldn't I love this book?
RuMuse: I didn't expect I'd like this book, much less love it. It's the clear voice of the protagonist, Hazel, with her insights and mordant humor, that make this a great book.
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10 Members
tardis, waitingtoderail, barrayaran, SaraHope, Jambyfool, midnightblues, CapitalHackels, amaranthe, MeganHuntStewart, dexterdame
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amaranthe: It is extremely funny, and not in a stupid way.
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297 besprekingen
4.2
10 Members
Eat_Read_Knit, novelcommentary, njinthesun, jhaggis, JSWBooks, amyshaff, peterveen, LisaYork, elca1946, canaiden
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JSWBooks: There's so much to this book. One reader quoted The Guardian's review: "There are some novels that tell a great story and others that make you change the way you look at the world. ... Adichie's Americanah is a book that manages to do both." It is about race, immigrants, relationships. Beautiful, provacative writing.
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½ 4.3
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7,247 leden
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½ 3.7
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4.1
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3.8
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overthemoon, Bookmarque, reader517, spartahiker, pdebolt, EllsieFind, markatpie, painter1
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Bookmarque: Stories of orphans and outsiders usually follow a familiar storyline, but this novel surprised me both in characterization and in plot. Set in an unusual location and time it is an introspective and engrossing novel.
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innominate, KimarieBee, s2nowy, lsh63, rainpebble, Sharn, Brindle, ElizaBev
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innominate: A bare description of this novel (the tale of the last woman to be executed in Iceland) doesn't do justice to its complexity and clarity of purpose. A tale of death breathing life into a past society.
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½ 4.3
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3.8
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197 besprekingen
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susanj, tardis, mkunruh, Vierran, jsburbidge, amaranthe, pagesaplenty
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amaranthe: Maia unexpectedly becomes emperor after having lived his 18 years as an embarrassment in exile. He must learn to govern effectively without being killed, being manipulated by older members of the government, or becoming like his father. Lots of politics, intrigue, problem-solving, and heart.
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177 besprekingen
½ 4.4
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rosylibrarian, nancyewhite, Mirabelle, MeridianLRC, copperkid, NoPlanetB
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NoPlanetB: Eye-popping narrative.
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5 Members
Aquila, susanj, byzanne, rarm, jsburbidge
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Aquila: Like Rosemary Sutcliff, but with a female protagonist - and a bisexual one at that. Fascinating, integrated, beautifully written.
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½ 4.3
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365 besprekingen
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chgstrom, Her_Royal_Orangeness, flying_monkeys, brushman, iogrey
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flying_monkeys: Uses two mythological creatures to explore what it means to be human.
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isis27, boo-radley, flying_monkeys, ChristineParker, ardvisoor
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flying_monkeys: What's scarier than something you can't see but know is right beside you? Eek!
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booklover3258, melissarochelle, ToniTobin, pagesaplenty
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booklover3258: Funny story and loved the dysfunctional family.
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½ 4.5
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290 besprekingen
½ 4.3
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Vierran, leahbird, dexterdame, lorannen
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lorannen: Saga finally convinced me to become a regular reader of comics. It's a brilliant story, with artwork to match.
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3.9
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hailelib, isis27, BookLizard, Tanya-dogearedcopy
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Tanya-dogearedcopy: Urban Fantasy about a RC in modern-day London who discovers that he has wizarding skillz; The author was a scriptwriter for Doctor Who, and the story is very fast, funny, and quintessentially British.
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134 besprekingen
½ 4.3
4 Members
Picarina, nittnut, lottpoet, Wassilissa
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nittnut: Because it's the first book in a new to me series. It's such a pleasure to find a great new series.
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½ 3.7
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Parker51, JuliaMaria, kara.shamy
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JuliaMaria: Wie Frauen in der Kunstgeschichte unsichtbar gemacht werden. Verpackt in Beschreibung eines spannenden Duells zweier Ķünstler.
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282 besprekingen
3.9
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tottman, gaylebutz, miketopper
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tottman: Listened to this book on audio and it absolutely blew me away. Absolute gut-punch. Brilliant writing.
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4.1
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118 besprekingen
½ 4.4
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mzonderm, ikeyjamehoward, Mecaza
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Mecaza: The BEST book I have read this year by far..
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tiffin, Peace2, SimiSue75
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tiffin: Fascinating story.
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244 besprekingen
3.8
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Aquila, Laura1124
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Aquila: I read this without reading about it first, which was lucky, and it turned out to be a book exactly right for me.
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3.8