Top Five Books of 2023

List of the Month
desembre 2023 (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 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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6,040 membres
343 ressenyes
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
Explicacions
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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1,226 membres
68 ressenyes
½ 4.3
18 Members
kellyslist, majkia, mvo62, abbottthomas, jeanned, Copperskye, L-Anne, Sarielle, traceylkb, frfinch, AbigailAdams26, garylivingston, hikarugenji, AnrMarri, AnaraGuard, tabareads, jlkbmcd08, yomnathefairy
Explicacions
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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4,694 membres
205 ressenyes
4.1
16 Members
wookiebender, schmootc, knerd.knitter, kxn11, Eat_Read_Knit, rebcamuse, specialkay, vwinsloe, Juneberry, AnrMarri, ijamiedee, NancyAK, smoore14, MaureenONeill, Tboehne, yomnathefairy
Explicacions
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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1,474 membres
57 ressenyes
3.9
14 Members
raidergirl3, redbookforest, Violette62, vancouverdeb, FerneMysteryReader, DeborahJ2016, Kendra_Gale, AnrMarri, GinaHMM, zzora, roxrosengarten, CelticGreyWolf, acristina00, bdeforest
Explicacions
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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1,236 membres
68 ressenyes
3.8
10
1,070 membres
69 ressenyes
4.1
11 Members
tardis, LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, tabemono, okeres, corcra, BookLizard, oceancat, jennifergeran, quondame, hikarugenji
Explicacions
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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1,574 membres
91 ressenyes
4.2
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2,584 membres
166 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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3,196 membres
123 ressenyes
4.2
9 Members
LadyUndomiel, Storeetllr, Eat_Read_Knit, merrystar, cabyrum, Constant2m, lovelypotato111, Daveann, hiboutimide
Explicacions
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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1,895 membres
100 ressenyes
4.1
15
12,418 membres
480 ressenyes
½ 4.3
8 Members
Ling.Lass, sundancer, lovelypotato111, josie2479, zzora, roxrosengarten, cheree_blossoms, Retired2006
Explicacions
sundancer: A delightful read- beautiful imagery, amazing storytelling, and excellent word building.
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977 membres
49 ressenyes
4.2
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500 membres
24 ressenyes
4.1
7 Members
tardis, amberwitch, Chatterbox, revbean, okeres, oceancat, quondame
Explicacions
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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5,439 membres
364 ressenyes
4.1
20
814 membres
50 ressenyes
½ 4.3
21
253 membres
15 ressenyes
½ 4.5
22
2,996 membres
187 ressenyes
4.1
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2,100 membres
95 ressenyes
3.9
24
1,932 membres
133 ressenyes
4.2
5 Members
thornton37814, CarltonC, SirThomas, bsmuts, airedalerd
Explicacions
CarltonC: Harrowing subject matter, but beautiful and clear storytelling.
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6,274 membres
329 ressenyes
½ 4.3
26
1,688 membres
86 ressenyes
4
5 Members
erinclark, PaulCranswick, Boand, rfl22338, airedalerd
Explicacions
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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1,234 membres
43 ressenyes
½ 4.4
28
1,695 membres
86 ressenyes
4.1
29
1,234 membres
31 ressenyes
½ 4.3
30
2,973 membres
130 ressenyes
4.2
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8,434 membres
354 ressenyes
4.2
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5,410 membres
266 ressenyes
3.9
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574 membres
39 ressenyes
3.9
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1,518 membres
32 ressenyes
½ 4.4
35
655 membres
14 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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222 membres
16 ressenyes
4.2
37
703 membres
33 ressenyes
3.9
38
787 membres
30 ressenyes
3.8
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539 membres
19 ressenyes
½ 4.5
4 Members
seabelis, ReluctantTechie, YPlfl, rfl22338
Explicacions
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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1,347 membres
61 ressenyes
4
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1,013 membres
48 ressenyes
3.9
4 Members
TheoClarke, CarltonC, Boand, Tosta
Explicacions
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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10,795 membres
253 ressenyes
4
43
719 membres
48 ressenyes
4.1
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430 membres
33 ressenyes
4
4 Members
CarltonC, PaulCranswick, traceylkb, Boand
Explicacions
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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23,457 membres
424 ressenyes
½ 4.4
47
11,766 membres
780 ressenyes
4.1
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1,227 membres
40 ressenyes
½ 4.6
49
493 membres
26 ressenyes
4
50
6,646 membres
119 ressenyes
½ 3.7
51
2,383 membres
43 ressenyes
3.8
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2,372 membres
116 ressenyes
½ 3.7
53
2,581 membres
52 ressenyes
3.9
3 Members
elahrairah, zzora, alai3
Explicacions
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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1,530 membres
24 ressenyes
4.1
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219 membres
5 ressenyes
4
56
13,237 membres
459 ressenyes
3.9
57
2,015 membres
48 ressenyes
4.2
3 Members
lorax, FAMeulstee, birder4106
Explicacions
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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3,205 membres
162 ressenyes
4
59
2,897 membres
224 ressenyes
4.2
3 Members
mahsdad, lscan2, exfed
60
9,191 membres
167 ressenyes
4.2
61
605 membres
42 ressenyes
4.1
3 Members
tardis, foggidawn, oceancat
Explicacions
oceancat: the best fairytale retelling (reimagining?) i have ever read, and my favorite book this year
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38,109 membres
507 ressenyes
4.1
3 Members
Minthe, nojod, alai3
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655 membres
42 ressenyes
½ 4.3
64
160 membres
1 ressenya
½ 4.7
65
2,261 membres
130 ressenyes
4.2
66
2,858 membres
58 ressenyes
4.2
3 Members
Minthe, nx74defiant, alai3
Explicacions
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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17,767 membres
331 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, sinki
68
1,875 membres
110 ressenyes
3.8
69
783 membres
49 ressenyes
4
70
135 membres
6 ressenyes
½ 4.4
2 Members
Aquila, Euryale
Explicacions
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.
71
763 membres
38 ressenyes
4
72
700 membres
37 ressenyes
3.9
73
398 membres
21 ressenyes
4.2
74
364 membres
19 ressenyes
4
75
310 membres
25 ressenyes
3.9
77
20,739 membres
276 ressenyes
4.1
78
300 membres
17 ressenyes
½ 3.6
79
5,557 membres
349 ressenyes
4.1
80
1,423 membres
60 ressenyes
4.1
81
360 membres
15 ressenyes
½ 4.5
82
6,218 membres
393 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
RBeffa, Carrieida
83
4,421 membres
234 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
pitjrw, BookLizard
84
64,624 membres
3,490 ressenyes
½ 4.3
2 Members
cbl_tn, Bubu1969
85
4,231 membres
164 ressenyes
½ 4.4
86
1,338 membres
25 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
acceptance, alai3
87
815 membres
51 ressenyes
4.2
88
769 membres
52 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
rosalita, Macbeth
Explicacions
Macbeth: A brilliant conclusion to the Jane Harper's trilogy with a twist I didn't see coming.
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310 membres
14 ressenyes
4
2 Members
lizzy50usa, L-Anne
90
185 membres
4 ressenyes
3.9
91
181 membres
22 ressenyes
3.9
92
136 membres
11 ressenyes
4.2
2 Members
edgewood, exfed
93
4,972 membres
238 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
kleo, aethercowboy
94
2,389 membres
113 ressenyes
½ 4.4
95
1,271 membres
53 ressenyes
3.8
96
1,006 membres
28 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
karenb, dhaxton
97
555 membres
19 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
kleo, Boand
Explicacions
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.
98
405 membres
19 ressenyes
½ 3.4
2 Members
revbean, edgewood
99
964 membres
40 ressenyes
3.9
2 Members
schmootc, L-Anne
100
689 membres
30 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
Euryale, noveltea