Top Five Books of 2016

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What are your top five reads for 2016? These books DO NOT need to have been published in 2016. See the annual blog post for staff favorites: To add a book to your list, click the "Add work to list" button in the upper-right corner. This will take you to a search box, where you can search by title, author, keyword, etc. Clicking on the title will add the book to your list. You can reorder your list over on the right-hand side, by dragging and dropping titles in the "Your list" section.
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zhejw, Cariola, lsh63, dudes22, beebeereads, Carmenere, lindapanzo, JSWBooks, jcwharton, honkingcronk
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JSWBooks: Powerful - the story and the writing!
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781 besprekingen
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131 besprekingen
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7,782 leden
369 besprekingen
½ 4.4
7 Members
bookwoman84, rosalita, holly_golightly, greeneyed_ives, kara.shamy, jcwharton, aquariumministry
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rosalita: A contemporary black man's point of view about race relations in America. Some deeply uncomfortably truths for white Americans here, but so necessary to acknowledge and absorb.
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95 besprekingen
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520 besprekingen
½ 4.4
6 Members
Bookmarque, Cariola, beebeereads, Romonko, edparks, AmourFou
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Romonko: I absolutely loved this book! It was so understated, but so well written.
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93 besprekingen
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4,718 leden
243 besprekingen
½ 4.6
5 Members
rosalita, Jim53, gypsysmom, honkingcronk, Papermoon4
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rosalita: A searing look at the racial biases in the American criminal justice system.
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178 besprekingen
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4 Members
lkmiller, norabelle414, flying_monkeys, wolfeyluvr
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flying_monkeys: Because it's a mash-up of sci-fi and fantasy, and it's the weirdest book I read in 2016. And I mean "weird" in the best possible way.
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11,538 leden
498 besprekingen
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ccatalfo, highlander6022, Redheadlib, Cynthia_Moses
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highlander6022: Oh, how I wish this book was available 40 years ago. The best adjective I can give it is "rich". Rich in discussion. Rich in research documentation. Rich in providing a wonderful insight into myself, a confirmed introvert but with some extrovert tendencies. Rich in discussion of interactions between intros and extros. Rich in providing guidance on how to raise, teach, encourage intro and extro children. Rich in how to succeed in a business world where extros seem to be the "chosen ones" to lead us to the promised land of success.
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281 besprekingen
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18,550 leden
1,266 besprekingen
4.1
3 Members
krisa, IrishSue, flying_monkeys
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flying_monkeys: Because I could see that magic, close my eyes and touch it. All my senses were fully engaged. It's a rare book that uses smells and sounds with such clarity and power.
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3 Members
sianpr, cbl_tn, Willoyd
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262 besprekingen
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½ 4.3
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537 besprekingen
½ 4.3
3 Members
kaulsu, AmourFou, Laura1124
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kaulsu: I read little "good" fiction...and this was worth reading. I had it on my iphone for several years, but kept putting it off. Verghese is a marvel. More of his books in my future, I foresee.
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568 besprekingen
½ 3.4
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297 besprekingen
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13,180 leden
513 besprekingen
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2 Members
kgriffith, asyouth
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3,808 leden
221 besprekingen
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Micheller7, terran
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197 besprekingen
½ 3.6
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2,953 leden
160 besprekingen
½ 4.5
2 Members
charl08, lorannen
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½ 4.3
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Dilara86, rplinke
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ursula, krisa
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rarm, Jarandel
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614 besprekingen
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rarm, ahef1963
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jjwilson61, craso
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68 besprekingen
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2 Members
avatiakh, soraki
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26 besprekingen
3.9
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Kaffie, bethmariec
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44 besprekingen
½ 3.6
2 Members
okeres, lorannen
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227 besprekingen
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2 Members
chgstrom, JSWBooks
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JSWBooks: How kindness can change a community.
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346 besprekingen
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hipdeep, AmourFou
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1,280 besprekingen
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hipdeep, Cecrow
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3.8
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fannyprice, flips
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mahsdad, ahef1963
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lkmiller, flying_monkeys
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flying_monkeys: Because it's beautiful, macabre, diverse. And it speaks to a secret, lifelong quest: to find my door.
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lsh63, katiekrug
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123 besprekingen
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Jim53, lindapanzo
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EfEh, Laura1124
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zhejw, njinthesun
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251 besprekingen
½ 3.5
2 Members
EfEh, katemcangus
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105 besprekingen
½ 3.7
2 Members
kaulsu, chgstrom
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kaulsu: I've not previously read anything by Allende. I am told each of her novels is unlike the last. It took me a minute to get into the flash backs, but (I work in a retirement community) I did enjoy it. There were some pieces that didn't ring true (FBI field agents have a mandatory retirement age of 57, for example), but Twain said we shouldn't allow a few facts to spoil a good story. Or something.
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64 besprekingen
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14,965 leden
803 besprekingen
3.9
2 Members
Minthe, gtimcqueen