Top Five Books of 2022

List of the Month
desembre 2022 (see all)
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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 2022. Please note that books don't need to have been published in 2022, just read this year. You can see the LT Staff picks on the blog: https://blog.librarything.com/2022/12/top-five-books-of-2022/, and you can join the conversation on Talk: https://www.librarything.com/topic/346468
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6,297 membres
329 ressenyes
½ 4.3
2
4,740 membres
206 ressenyes
4.1
24 Members
timspalding, Euryale, mooingzelda, N1na, BookLizard, edparks, KatyBee, anju04, Her_Royal_Orangeness, megbmore, KathyPlank, jpahl, hughesjones, LesFleming, Vamc, evangelinabriggs, CaschuNut, shecraig, Amy1030, dburkholder, rgiddey, Willowmoss13, Hilisoma, Suem330
Explicacions
CaschuNut: Love the combination of friendship, love, tech, and gaming, which I knew nothing about. The rich details about the elements of the games was fascinating!
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1,903 membres
100 ressenyes
4.1
22 Members
reader517, knerd.knitter, lmiller62, jeanned, stephenis, Leida, gypsysmom, noveltea, Haviland, jpahl, nankan, nyowh, LesFleming, ASTribe, Wynmasterfunk81, Craftybilda, shecraig, Amy1030, dburkholder, rgiddey, Willowmoss13, Hilisoma
Explicacions
knerd.knitter: This story was very fascinating. It's probably the first book I've read that addresses Covid, so that made it feel very familiar. The characters seemed very real and were well developed, which is one of my favorite things in a book. Another thing I enjoyed in this book was the use of multiple meanings of language, for example the title re-appearing many times throughout the story in different contexts with different meanings.
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3,231 membres
163 ressenyes
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22 Members
swhite58, craso, mjfisher, terran, lmiller62, Whisper1, N1na, CarltonC, anju04, banjo123, Verkruissen, jzin, timetunnel, felixanta, BMer916, KathyPlank, Wynmasterfunk81, shecraig, Amy1030, dburkholder, rgiddey, Willowmoss13
Explicacions
CarltonC: It’s written in that seemingly simple, easy flowing prose, which guides you confidently through leaps in time and space, narrative jumps. It’s knowing and self referential, in a playful way, especially the section about an author on a book tour. But it’s a pandemic novel, because of the awareness of self isolation with a sense of a before and after, the chance and arbitrary nature of life. A good read.
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12,475 membres
480 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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3,365 membres
146 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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6,067 membres
344 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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5,365 membres
288 ressenyes
4.2
10
5,768 membres
282 ressenyes
4.2
10 Members
Edward, fastred, craso, brendaough, jburlinson, jeanned, aethercowboy, Sarielle, Julie_in_the_Library, LesFleming
Explicacions
aethercowboy: I greatly enjoyed the imaginative nature of this story, the unreliable narrator, and the gradual unfolding of the mystery behind the labyrinth. Almost as good as Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.
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1,940 membres
133 ressenyes
4.2
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1,708 membres
87 ressenyes
4.2
8 Members
tardis, Herenya, reconditereader, roses7184, oceancat, pussreboots, Verkruissen, Brandy1411
Explicacions
oceancat: by turns dark and funny and bittersweet, this is a fairy tale retelling that still feels like a fairy tale, pulling elements from so many different stories. i want to read everything t. kingfisher has written now!
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1,686 membres
83 ressenyes
4.1
14
5,442 membres
266 ressenyes
3.9
15
10,018 membres
381 ressenyes
4.2
16
3,797 membres
173 ressenyes
4.2
7 Members
agjuba, Storeetllr, sipthereader, almin, Trifolia, hattie_lou, CaschuNut
Explicacions
CaschuNut: Possibly one of my favorites of all time. Loved the characters and the way they intertwined at the end. So amazingly creative and original.
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1,577 membres
93 ressenyes
4.2
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14,376 membres
621 ressenyes
4.1
19
1,058 membres
30 ressenyes
4
7 Members
streamsong, justjukka, Her_Royal_Orangeness, megbmore, AthenaR, hughesjones, KeithChaffee
Explicacions
KeithChaffee: lyrical fantasy laced with righteous anger, about what we risk when we refuse to deal with our personal and collective trauma
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1,295 membres
36 ressenyes
4.2
6 Members
Aquila, bookwoman84, Sarahsponda, cmbohn, rarm, Narilka
Explicacions
Aquila: A lot of series books in my top five this year, all ones where you have to read the other books first. Nona was a delight.
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11,791 membres
783 ressenyes
4.1
22
1,373 membres
66 ressenyes
4
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8,451 membres
354 ressenyes
4.2
24
3,223 membres
124 ressenyes
4.2
6 Members
tardis, ca.bookwyrm, ktoonen, roses7184, SOlson096, Brandy1411
Explicacions
tardis: This was such a comforting book, I read it twice.
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980 membres
49 ressenyes
4.2
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1,222 membres
79 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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255 membres
15 ressenyes
½ 4.5
5 Members
jillmwo, swhite58, reconditereader, merrystar, Laura.a
Explicacions
Laura.a: I read this book three times in 2022. That was some good pudding.
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818 membres
51 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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724 membres
48 ressenyes
4.1
4 Members
Bookmarque, zhejw, noveltea, RODNEYP
Explicacions
Bookmarque: a strange novel, but one that works well to encapsulate how old wrongs can haunt people for a long time.
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7,790 membres
369 ressenyes
½ 4.4
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1,591 membres
79 ressenyes
4.1
33
6,171 membres
362 ressenyes
½ 4.4
34
1,257 membres
66 ressenyes
½ 3.7
35
241 membres
16 ressenyes
4.1
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3,631 membres
182 ressenyes
4.1
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10,525 membres
454 ressenyes
3.8
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3,407 membres
172 ressenyes
4.1
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1,584 membres
99 ressenyes
3.9
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38,172 membres
506 ressenyes
4.1
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671 membres
15 ressenyes
4
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50,588 membres
452 ressenyes
½ 4.5
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1,246 membres
43 ressenyes
½ 4.4
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1,174 membres
51 ressenyes
4.2
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4,795 membres
239 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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326 membres
15 ressenyes
4
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15,375 membres
206 ressenyes
4.1
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3,291 membres
130 ressenyes
½ 4.3
49
1,224 membres
87 ressenyes
½ 3.7
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1,115 membres
53 ressenyes
4
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754 membres
43 ressenyes
4.1
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1,866 membres
54 ressenyes
3.8
3 Members
conceptDawg, knerd.knitter, kleo
Explicacions
knerd.knitter: I saved this book as my last Murakami to read because I love his longer books. This one did not disappoint! It had all the elements I expect from a Murakami book and felt familiar almost from the start. I love reading a long book that is written well and enjoyable. You begin to really feel that you know the characters and the settings. This book made me feel that I wanted it to go on forever.
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2,496 membres
128 ressenyes
4.2
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1,158 membres
59 ressenyes
4.1
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542 membres
19 ressenyes
½ 4.5
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1,365 membres
62 ressenyes
3.9
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303 membres
22 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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1,093 membres
58 ressenyes
4
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363 membres
18 ressenyes
4.2
3 Members
tardis, swhite58, oceancat
Explicacions
oceancat: the second book in a trilogy often flags, but not so here. my only complaint is i wish these books were longer, i want to stay in the world they create
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755 membres
22 ressenyes
4
2 Members
meadcl, anju04
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282 membres
18 ressenyes
4.2
62
3,585 membres
96 ressenyes
4.1
2 Members
SimoneA, DoomLuz
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199 membres
7 ressenyes
4.1
2 Members
LDVoorberg, JenMDB
Explicacions
LDVoorberg: Amazing essays of her trauma and survival, in a way that is so truly humble. I talked about this book all year.
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155 membres
8 ressenyes
½ 4.4
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8,789 membres
183 ressenyes
3.9
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2,498 membres
165 ressenyes
4
2 Members
erinclark, RBeffa
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1,035 membres
52 ressenyes
4.1
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1,012 membres
37 ressenyes
4
2 Members
onyx95, N1na
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8,348 membres
185 ressenyes
3.8
70
1,184 membres
65 ressenyes
4.1
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744 membres
40 ressenyes
4.1
2 Members
ablachly, dacejav
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527 membres
25 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
Trifolia, banjo123
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2,955 membres
197 ressenyes
4.1
2 Members
Storeetllr, Laura.a
Explicacions
Storeetllr: As someone else said, nothing much happens, yet this coming-of-age-in-a-crucible story is compelling. I love how it handles otherness and the growth of the characters.
Laura.a: I read this book three times in 2022. That was some delicious pudding.
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1,559 membres
68 ressenyes
4.2
75
331 membres
19 ressenyes
4
2 Members
N1na, CarltonC
Explicacions
CarltonC: Storytelling. Jump straight in, the variation is familiar, anonymous officialdom and borders, wordplay and playfulness, changing time frames, accidentals and historical tales. That was life. Everything suspect. Nothing uncorrupt. Fun and engaging, as ever.
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44,131 membres
708 ressenyes
4.1
2 Members
TseMoana, RODNEYP
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6,184 membres
312 ressenyes
4.1
78
1,622 membres
82 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
terran, vwinsloe
79
871 membres
19 ressenyes
3.9
80
531 membres
24 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
Capybara_99, KatyBee
Explicacions
Capybara_99: If I counted re-reads my No. 1 would be Middlemarch. But George Saunders always lives up to the high bar he has set for his stories.
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475 membres
22 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
Bookmarque, sturlington
Explicacions
Bookmarque: not quite as perfectly executed as Needless Street, but creepy, unsettling, intricate and odd horror tale. But in a good way.
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6,487 membres
393 ressenyes
4.1
83
5,576 membres
351 ressenyes
4.1
2 Members
Deedledee, Tosta
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861 membres
47 ressenyes
3.8
85
657 membres
19 ressenyes
4
86
187 membres
5 ressenyes
½ 4.3
2 Members
swhite58, Dwaz
87
35,083 membres
272 ressenyes
3.9
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3,759 membres
169 ressenyes
½ 4.3
89
2,318 membres
120 ressenyes
4.2
90
2,137 membres
43 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, timetunnel
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524 membres
23 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
revbean, bjappleg8
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338 membres
17 ressenyes
3.9
93
34,880 membres
792 ressenyes
½ 4.3
2 Members
SirThomas, chwiggy
94
2,015 membres
100 ressenyes
½ 4.3
95
14,868 membres
224 ressenyes
4
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1,206 membres
45 ressenyes
½ 4.3
2 Members
mahsdad, Boand
Explicacions
Boand: A book I thought might just be interesting enough to read, turned out to be a really engrossing biography full of ambition, loss and love. The dedication, hard slog, and gruelling journey of Dave Grohl is everywhere laced with respect and devotion for those around him.
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569 membres
27 ressenyes
½ 3.7
2 Members
paroof, dianeham
98
16,432 membres
478 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
kleo, hildretha
99
3,196 membres
103 ressenyes
½ 4.3
100
2,271 membres
130 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
revbean, Laura.a
Explicacions
Laura.a: Mind blown, combined with wanting to live in the world of the book.