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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5,933 leden
332 besprekingen
½ 4.3
18 Members
knerd.knitter, mahsdad, kxn11, wanderlustlover, bigcurlyloz, ehough75, exfed, timetunnel, garylivingston, quondame, slittleson, Bubu1969, Kat_by, kyle555, Craftybilda, josie2479, melorafaelas, acristina00
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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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65 besprekingen
½ 4.3
16 Members
kellyslist, majkia, mvo62, abbottthomas, jeanned, Copperskye, L-Anne, Sarielle, traceylkb, AbigailAdams26, garylivingston, 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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198 besprekingen
4.1
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wookiebender, schmootc, knerd.knitter, kxn11, Eat_Read_Knit, rebcamuse, specialkay, vwinsloe, Juneberry, AnrMarri, ijamiedee, NancyAK, smoore14, MaureenONeill, Tboehne, yomnathefairy
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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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1,389 leden
55 besprekingen
3.9
14 Members
raidergirl3, redbookforest, Violette62, vancouverdeb, FerneMysteryReader, DeborahJ2016, Kendra_Gale, AnrMarri, GinaHMM, zzora, roxrosengarten, CelticGreyWolf, acristina00, bdeforest
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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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159 besprekingen
½ 4.3
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1,019 leden
66 besprekingen
4.1
10 Members
tardis, LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, tabemono, okeres, corcra, BookLizard, oceancat, jennifergeran, quondame
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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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4.2
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98 besprekingen
4.1
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3,094 leden
118 besprekingen
4.2
8 Members
LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, Eat_Read_Knit, merrystar, cabyrum, Constant2m, lovelypotato111, hiboutimide
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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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12,348 leden
476 besprekingen
½ 4.3
8 Members
Ling.Lass, sundancer, lovelypotato111, josie2479, zzora, roxrosengarten, cheree_blossoms, Retired2006
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sundancer: A delightful read- beautiful imagery, amazing storytelling, and excellent word building.
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4.2
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22 besprekingen
4.2
7 Members
tardis, amberwitch, Chatterbox, revbean, okeres, oceancat, quondame
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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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49 besprekingen
½ 4.3
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½ 4.5
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90 besprekingen
3.9
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1,879 leden
128 besprekingen
4.2
5 Members
thornton37814, CarltonC, SirThomas, bsmuts, airedalerd
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CarltonC: Harrowing subject matter, but beautiful and clear storytelling.
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359 besprekingen
4.1
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321 besprekingen
½ 4.3
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1,641 leden
82 besprekingen
4
5 Members
erinclark, PaulCranswick, Boand, rfl22338, airedalerd
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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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43 besprekingen
½ 4.4
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2,957 leden
180 besprekingen
4.1
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129 besprekingen
4.2
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350 besprekingen
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35 besprekingen
3.9
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½ 4.4
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½ 4.3
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14 besprekingen
½ 4.3
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73 besprekingen
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15 besprekingen
4.2
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30 besprekingen
3.9
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30 besprekingen
3.8
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522 leden
18 besprekingen
½ 4.5
4 Members
seabelis, ReluctantTechie, YPlfl, rfl22338
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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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59 besprekingen
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985 leden
47 besprekingen
3.9
4 Members
TheoClarke, CarltonC, Boand, Tosta
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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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45 besprekingen
4.1
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261 besprekingen
3.9
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406 leden
33 besprekingen
4
4 Members
CarltonC, PaulCranswick, traceylkb, Boand
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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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423 besprekingen
½ 4.4
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777 besprekingen
4.1
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½ 4.6
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119 besprekingen
½ 3.7
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43 besprekingen
3.8
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115 besprekingen
½ 3.7
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2,576 leden
52 besprekingen
3.9
3 Members
elahrairah, zzora, alai3
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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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4.1
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457 besprekingen
3.9
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1,976 leden
47 besprekingen
4.2
3 Members
lorax, FAMeulstee, birder4106
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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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161 besprekingen
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2,878 leden
223 besprekingen
4.2
3 Members
mahsdad, lscan2, exfed
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9,172 leden
168 besprekingen
4.2
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574 leden
39 besprekingen
4.1
3 Members
tardis, foggidawn, oceancat
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oceancat: the best fairytale retelling (reimagining?) i have ever read, and my favorite book this year
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37,900 leden
505 besprekingen
4.1
3 Members
Minthe, nojod, alai3
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618 leden
41 besprekingen
½ 4.3
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128 besprekingen
4.2
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2,847 leden
57 besprekingen
4.2
3 Members
Minthe, nx74defiant, alai3
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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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330 besprekingen
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, sinki
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1,850 leden
110 besprekingen
3.8
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43 besprekingen
4
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125 leden
6 besprekingen
½ 4.4
2 Members
Aquila, Euryale
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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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38 besprekingen
4
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35 besprekingen
3.9
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377 leden
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4.2
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19 besprekingen
4
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301 leden
25 besprekingen
3.9
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20,653 leden
273 besprekingen
4.1
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15 besprekingen
½ 3.7
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340 besprekingen
4.1
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1,383 leden
59 besprekingen
4.1
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343 leden
15 besprekingen
½ 4.5
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6,197 leden
392 besprekingen
3.9
2 Members
RBeffa, Carrieida
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4,347 leden
228 besprekingen
4.2
2 Members
pitjrw, BookLizard
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64,325 leden
3,479 besprekingen
½ 4.3
2 Members
cbl_tn, Bubu1969
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4,157 leden
162 besprekingen
½ 4.4
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1,334 leden
25 besprekingen
4.2
2 Members
acceptance, alai3
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752 leden
50 besprekingen
3.9
2 Members
rosalita, Macbeth
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Macbeth: A brilliant conclusion to the Jane Harper's trilogy with a twist I didn't see coming.
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728 leden
46 besprekingen
4.2
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296 leden
14 besprekingen
4
2 Members
lizzy50usa, L-Anne
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180 leden
4 besprekingen
3.9
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177 leden
21 besprekingen
3.9
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136 leden
11 besprekingen
4.2
2 Members
edgewood, exfed
92
4,869 leden
235 besprekingen
3.9
2 Members
kleo, aethercowboy
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2,363 leden
113 besprekingen
½ 4.4
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1,223 leden
53 besprekingen
3.9
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980 leden
28 besprekingen
3.8
2 Members
karenb, dhaxton
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546 leden
18 besprekingen
3.9
2 Members
kleo, Boand
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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 leden
19 besprekingen
½ 3.4
2 Members
revbean, edgewood
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925 leden
39 besprekingen
3.9
2 Members
schmootc, L-Anne
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694 leden
30 besprekingen
3.8
2 Members
Euryale, noveltea
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394 leden
15 besprekingen
3.2