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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5,179 medlemmer
279 anmeldelser
4.2
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1,662 medlemmer
90 anmeldelser
4.2
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5,936 medlemmer
332 anmeldelser
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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1,450 medlemmer
66 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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1,135 medlemmer
65 anmeldelser
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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4,550 medlemmer
198 anmeldelser
4.1
16 Members
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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1,390 medlemmer
55 anmeldelser
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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1,193 medlemmer
66 anmeldelser
3.8
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2,468 medlemmer
159 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
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1,018 medlemmer
66 anmeldelser
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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1,536 medlemmer
90 anmeldelser
4.2
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1,862 medlemmer
98 anmeldelser
4.1
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3,096 medlemmer
118 anmeldelser
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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12,352 medlemmer
476 anmeldelser
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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958 medlemmer
49 anmeldelser
4.2
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4,511 medlemmer
103 anmeldelser
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467 medlemmer
22 anmeldelser
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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793 medlemmer
49 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
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250 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
½ 4.5
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1,992 medlemmer
91 anmeldelser
3.9
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1,879 medlemmer
128 anmeldelser
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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5,415 medlemmer
359 anmeldelser
4.1
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6,151 medlemmer
321 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
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1,641 medlemmer
82 anmeldelser
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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1,220 medlemmer
43 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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2,958 medlemmer
180 anmeldelser
4.1
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2,924 medlemmer
129 anmeldelser
4.2
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8,367 medlemmer
350 anmeldelser
4.2
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556 medlemmer
35 anmeldelser
3.9
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1,417 medlemmer
27 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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1,145 medlemmer
29 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
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630 medlemmer
14 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
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1,558 medlemmer
73 anmeldelser
4.1
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214 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
4.2
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651 medlemmer
30 anmeldelser
3.9
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704 medlemmer
30 anmeldelser
3.8
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523 medlemmer
18 anmeldelser
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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1,289 medlemmer
59 anmeldelser
4
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985 medlemmer
47 anmeldelser
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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10,753 medlemmer
253 anmeldelser
4
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699 medlemmer
45 anmeldelser
4.1
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5,265 medlemmer
261 anmeldelser
3.9
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407 medlemmer
33 anmeldelser
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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4,072 medlemmer
117 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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23,355 medlemmer
423 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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11,658 medlemmer
777 anmeldelser
4.1
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1,212 medlemmer
40 anmeldelser
½ 4.6
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486 medlemmer
26 anmeldelser
4
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6,629 medlemmer
119 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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2,349 medlemmer
43 anmeldelser
3.8
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2,355 medlemmer
115 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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2,576 medlemmer
52 anmeldelser
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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1,517 medlemmer
24 anmeldelser
4.1
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211 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
4
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13,192 medlemmer
457 anmeldelser
3.9
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1,976 medlemmer
47 anmeldelser
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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3,134 medlemmer
161 anmeldelser
4
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2,878 medlemmer
223 anmeldelser
4.2
3 Members
mahsdad, lscan2, exfed
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9,172 medlemmer
168 anmeldelser
4.2
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575 medlemmer
39 anmeldelser
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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37,902 medlemmer
505 anmeldelser
4.1
3 Members
Minthe, nojod, alai3
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618 medlemmer
41 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
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2,205 medlemmer
128 anmeldelser
4.2
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2,847 medlemmer
57 anmeldelser
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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17,693 medlemmer
330 anmeldelser
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, sinki
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1,852 medlemmer
110 anmeldelser
3.8
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740 medlemmer
43 anmeldelser
4
69
125 medlemmer
6 anmeldelser
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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731 medlemmer
38 anmeldelser
4
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668 medlemmer
35 anmeldelser
3.9
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377 medlemmer
19 anmeldelser
4.2
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349 medlemmer
19 anmeldelser
4
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301 medlemmer
25 anmeldelser
3.9
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280 medlemmer
8 anmeldelser
4.2
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20,653 medlemmer
273 anmeldelser
4.1
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290 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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5,462 medlemmer
340 anmeldelser
4.1
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1,383 medlemmer
59 anmeldelser
4.1
80
343 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
½ 4.5
81
6,198 medlemmer
392 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
RBeffa, Carrieida
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4,348 medlemmer
228 anmeldelser
4.2
2 Members
pitjrw, BookLizard
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64,335 medlemmer
3,479 anmeldelser
½ 4.3
2 Members
cbl_tn, Bubu1969
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4,159 medlemmer
162 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
85
1,334 medlemmer
25 anmeldelser
4.2
2 Members
acceptance, alai3
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752 medlemmer
50 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
rosalita, Macbeth
Forklaringer
Macbeth: A brilliant conclusion to the Jane Harper's trilogy with a twist I didn't see coming.
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729 medlemmer
46 anmeldelser
4.2
88
296 medlemmer
14 anmeldelser
4
2 Members
lizzy50usa, L-Anne
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181 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
3.9
90
176 medlemmer
21 anmeldelser
3.9
91
136 medlemmer
11 anmeldelser
4.2
2 Members
edgewood, exfed
92
4,874 medlemmer
235 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
kleo, aethercowboy
93
2,364 medlemmer
113 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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1,224 medlemmer
53 anmeldelser
3.9
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980 medlemmer
28 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
karenb, dhaxton
96
546 medlemmer
18 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
kleo, Boand
Forklaringer
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 medlemmer
19 anmeldelser
½ 3.4
2 Members
revbean, edgewood
98
926 medlemmer
39 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
schmootc, L-Anne
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695 medlemmer
30 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
Euryale, noveltea
100
395 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
3.2