Top Five Books of 2014

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What are your top five reads for 2014? These books DO NOT need to have been published in 2014.
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14,868 membres
801 critiques
3.9
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18,128 membres
1,241 critiques
½ 4.3
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44,791 membres
2,123 critiques
½ 4.4
22 Members
lucybrown, spartahiker, Florinda, krazy4katz, MJC1946, Devlindusty, SherylHendrix, MeganHuntStewart, amyshaff, Trudial, cadacada, Barbsn, jan48, lyneaclark, LisaYork, painter1, kenjohnson, MichelleAbel, PaulKelleher, snyd1978, Jonas.Pieters, Tosta
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SherylHendrix: A riveting story that highlights the human emotions of individuals caught in the horrors of war.
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5,931 membres
365 critiques
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21 Members
lorax, tardis, conceptDawg, Vierran, barrayaran, montano, Euryale, lkmiller, earthsinger, Vilakins, dot.zen, jamestream, Devlindusty, zjakkelien, gypsysmom, pjdscca, TempleCat, lorannen, ChristineParker, kenjohnson, SkippyRoxy
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lorannen: By far one of the most original and compelling space novels I've read in recent years.
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8,247 membres
589 critiques
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19 Members
innominate, skyeval, starfishian, ymkahn, mzonderm, sipthereader, rainpebble, nancyewhite, novelcommentary, chaminah, cmtl, JSWBooks, PoetVictoria, hubblegal, kenjohnson, elca1946, canaiden, SkippyRoxy, suerv
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innominate: A novel of time and place, of death and rebirth. Of foxes and not. Historical and ahistorical. A fantastic (in both senses of the word) read.
starfishian: Absolutely brilliant. Kate Atkinson is a gifted writer.
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2,514 membres
113 critiques
4.1
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6,108 membres
455 critiques
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6,690 membres
353 critiques
½ 4.3
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5,031 membres
248 critiques
3.8
11 Members
Aquila, snora, zhejw, charl08, lsh63, chgstrom, KymmAC, Picarina, peterveen, gendeg, elca1946
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Aquila: Do I need to explain my choice? Loved the set up.
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12,207 membres
594 critiques
½ 4.4
11 Members
mzonderm, sipthereader, terran, MJC1946, koalakt, honkcronk, Trudial, gaylebutz, NoPlanetB, elca1946, FireflyLover
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NoPlanetB: Compelling story, brilliant writer.
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14,840 membres
961 critiques
4.1
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8,682 membres
517 critiques
3.9
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26,858 membres
1,550 critiques
4.2
10 Members
booklover3258, RuMuse, crazy4reading, Liciasings, MeganHuntStewart, snookerkitty, mdrcamp4, renbedell, snyd1978, FireflyLover
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booklover3258: Sad story of love and loss. Why wouldn't I love this book?
RuMuse: I didn't expect I'd like this book, much less love it. It's the clear voice of the protagonist, Hazel, with her insights and mordant humor, that make this a great book.
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10 Members
tardis, waitingtoderail, barrayaran, SaraHope, Jambyfool, midnightblues, CapitalHackels, amaranthe, MeganHuntStewart, dexterdame
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amaranthe: It is extremely funny, and not in a stupid way.
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7,704 membres
296 critiques
4.2
10 Members
Eat_Read_Knit, novelcommentary, njinthesun, jhaggis, JSWBooks, amyshaff, peterveen, LisaYork, elca1946, canaiden
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JSWBooks: There's so much to this book. One reader quoted The Guardian's review: "There are some novels that tell a great story and others that make you change the way you look at the world. ... Adichie's Americanah is a book that manages to do both." It is about race, immigrants, relationships. Beautiful, provacative writing.
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4,984 membres
290 critiques
3.8
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2,364 membres
183 critiques
½ 4.3
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7,171 membres
443 critiques
½ 3.7
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3,599 membres
247 critiques
4.1
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1,896 membres
137 critiques
3.8
8 Members
overthemoon, Bookmarque, reader517, spartahiker, pdebolt, EllsieFind, markatpie, painter1
Explications
Bookmarque: Stories of orphans and outsiders usually follow a familiar storyline, but this novel surprised me both in characterization and in plot. Set in an unusual location and time it is an introspective and engrossing novel.
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3,604 membres
273 critiques
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8 Members
innominate, KimarieBee, s2nowy, lsh63, rainpebble, Sharn, Brindle, ElizaBev
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innominate: A bare description of this novel (the tale of the last woman to be executed in Iceland) doesn't do justice to its complexity and clarity of purpose. A tale of death breathing life into a past society.
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11,678 membres
778 critiques
4.1
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18,436 membres
1,273 critiques
4.1
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6,921 membres
345 critiques
½ 4.3
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8,296 membres
722 critiques
3.8
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2,929 membres
197 critiques
4.1
7 Members
susanj, tardis, mkunruh, Vierran, jsburbidge, amaranthe, pagesaplenty
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amaranthe: Maia unexpectedly becomes emperor after having lived his 18 years as an embarrassment in exile. He must learn to govern effectively without being killed, being manipulated by older members of the government, or becoming like his father. Lots of politics, intrigue, problem-solving, and heart.
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1,250 membres
84 critiques
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1,691 membres
98 critiques
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7,708 membres
406 critiques
4.1
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1,489 membres
108 critiques
3.8
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2,732 membres
172 critiques
3.8
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9,072 membres
637 critiques
4.1
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3,200 membres
177 critiques
½ 4.4
6 Members
rosylibrarian, nancyewhite, Mirabelle, MeridianLRC, copperkid, NoPlanetB
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NoPlanetB: Eye-popping narrative.
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1,943 membres
149 critiques
4.2
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26,471 membres
627 critiques
3.9
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7,161 membres
399 critiques
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1,912 membres
83 critiques
4.2
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7,526 membres
477 critiques
4.1
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3,676 membres
178 critiques
½ 4.3
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4,814 membres
387 critiques
½ 4.3
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3,203 membres
199 critiques
½ 3.6
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9,896 membres
619 critiques
3.9
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1,568 membres
95 critiques
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5 Members
Aquila, susanj, byzanne, rarm, jsburbidge
Explications
Aquila: Like Rosemary Sutcliff, but with a female protagonist - and a bisexual one at that. Fascinating, integrated, beautifully written.
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2,960 membres
154 critiques
½ 4.3
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5,418 membres
360 critiques
4.1
5 Members
chgstrom, Her_Royal_Orangeness, flying_monkeys, brushman, iogrey
Explications
flying_monkeys: Uses two mythological creatures to explore what it means to be human.
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4,374 membres
292 critiques
4.1
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3,245 membres
254 critiques
3.8
5 Members
isis27, boo-radley, flying_monkeys, ChristineParker, ardvisoor
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flying_monkeys: What's scarier than something you can't see but know is right beside you? Eek!
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33,601 membres
931 critiques
4.1
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4,950 membres
147 critiques
½ 4.6
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19,709 membres
335 critiques
4.1
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3,182 membres
175 critiques
3.8
4 Members
booklover3258, melissarochelle, ToniTobin, pagesaplenty
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booklover3258: Funny story and loved the dysfunctional family.
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5,243 membres
281 critiques
½ 4.5
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4,722 membres
290 critiques
½ 4.3
4 Members
Vierran, leahbird, dexterdame, lorannen
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lorannen: Saga finally convinced me to become a regular reader of comics. It's a brilliant story, with artwork to match.
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6,014 membres
371 critiques
3.9
4 Members
hailelib, isis27, BookLizard, Tanya-dogearedcopy
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Tanya-dogearedcopy: Urban Fantasy about a RC in modern-day London who discovers that he has wizarding skillz; The author was a scriptwriter for Doctor Who, and the story is very fast, funny, and quintessentially British.
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13,908 membres
300 critiques
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2,723 membres
110 critiques
4.1
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4,425 membres
252 critiques
4.1
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6,116 membres
353 critiques
3.9
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4,323 membres
134 critiques
½ 4.3
4 Members
Picarina, nittnut, lottpoet, Wassilissa
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nittnut: Because it's the first book in a new to me series. It's such a pleasure to find a great new series.
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3,534 membres
153 critiques
3.9
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2,433 membres
132 critiques
½ 3.7
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917 membres
33 critiques
½ 3.7
3 Members
Parker51, JuliaMaria, kara.shamy
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JuliaMaria: Wie Frauen in der Kunstgeschichte unsichtbar gemacht werden. Verpackt in Beschreibung eines spannenden Duells zweier Ķünstler.
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4,361 membres
282 critiques
3.9
3 Members
tottman, gaylebutz, miketopper
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tottman: Listened to this book on audio and it absolutely blew me away. Absolute gut-punch. Brilliant writing.
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962 membres
69 critiques
4.1
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3,825 membres
118 critiques
½ 4.4
3 Members
mzonderm, ikeyjamehoward, Mecaza
Explications
Mecaza: The BEST book I have read this year by far..
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11,558 membres
272 critiques
4.2
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6,573 membres
215 critiques
4.2
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3,658 membres
157 critiques
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3 Members
tiffin, Peace2, SimiSue75
Explications
tiffin: Fascinating story.
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1,223 membres
35 critiques
4.2
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24,919 membres
577 critiques
4.1
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5,310 membres
400 critiques
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3,624 membres
163 critiques
4.1
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6,201 membres
392 critiques
3.9
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1,366 membres
43 critiques
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3,742 membres
139 critiques
4.1
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50,353 membres
450 critiques
½ 4.5
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2,200 membres
134 critiques
½ 3.7
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4,041 membres
165 critiques
3.9
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17,568 membres
269 critiques
3.9
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1,639 membres
119 critiques
½ 4.3
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1,457 membres
71 critiques
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34,011 membres
430 critiques
3.8
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3,008 membres
140 critiques
½ 4.3
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8,917 membres
353 critiques
3.8
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2,156 membres
121 critiques
½ 3.7
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5,878 membres
419 critiques
½ 3.4
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5,450 membres
150 critiques
½ 4.3
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13,033 membres
390 critiques
4.1
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10,128 membres
440 critiques
4.2
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3,793 membres
149 critiques
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3,684 membres
244 critiques
3.8
2 Members
Aquila, Laura1124
Explications
Aquila: I read this without reading about it first, which was lucky, and it turned out to be a book exactly right for me.
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3,163 membres
283 critiques
3.8