Top Five Books of 2022

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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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6,010 membres
312 critiques
½ 4.3
2
4,277 membres
188 critiques
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
Explications
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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1,814 membres
97 critiques
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
Explications
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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3,063 membres
156 critiques
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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
Explications
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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2,975 membres
126 critiques
½ 4.3
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5,701 membres
324 critiques
½ 4.3
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4,884 membres
260 critiques
4.2
10
5,453 membres
266 critiques
4.2
10 Members
Edward, fastred, craso, brendaough, jburlinson, jeanned, aethercowboy, Sarielle, Julie_in_the_Library, LesFleming
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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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1,800 membres
120 critiques
4.2
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1,544 membres
73 critiques
4.2
8 Members
tardis, Herenya, reconditereader, roses7184, oceancat, pussreboots, Verkruissen, Brandy1411
Explications
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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1,569 membres
83 critiques
4.1
14
5,092 membres
252 critiques
3.9
15
9,414 membres
365 critiques
4.2
16
3,623 membres
165 critiques
4.2
7 Members
agjuba, Storeetllr, sipthereader, almin, Trifolia, hattie_lou, CaschuNut
Explications
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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1,463 membres
87 critiques
4.2
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13,790 membres
607 critiques
4.1
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979 membres
27 critiques
4
7 Members
streamsong, justjukka, Her_Royal_Orangeness, megbmore, AthenaR, hughesjones, KeithChaffee
Explications
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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1,143 membres
34 critiques
4.2
6 Members
Aquila, bookwoman84, Sarahsponda, cmbohn, rarm, Narilka
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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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11,477 membres
773 critiques
4.1
22
1,321 membres
65 critiques
4
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8,258 membres
349 critiques
4.2
24
2,867 membres
112 critiques
4.2
6 Members
tardis, ca.bookwyrm, ktoonen, roses7184, SOlson096, Brandy1411
Explications
tardis: This was such a comforting book, I read it twice.
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925 membres
48 critiques
4.1
26
1,131 membres
69 critiques
½ 4.3
27
248 membres
15 critiques
½ 4.6
5 Members
jillmwo, swhite58, reconditereader, merrystar, Laura.a
Explications
Laura.a: I read this book three times in 2022. That was some good pudding.
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762 membres
49 critiques
½ 4.3
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655 membres
42 critiques
4.1
4 Members
Bookmarque, zhejw, noveltea, RODNEYP
Explications
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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7,637 membres
361 critiques
½ 4.4
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1,422 membres
72 critiques
4.1
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6,037 membres
355 critiques
½ 4.4
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1,194 membres
62 critiques
½ 3.7
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226 membres
16 critiques
4.1
36
3,498 membres
180 critiques
4.1
37
10,009 membres
433 critiques
3.8
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3,066 membres
154 critiques
4.1
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1,458 membres
97 critiques
3.9
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37,638 membres
504 critiques
4.1
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668 membres
15 critiques
4
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50,052 membres
449 critiques
½ 4.5
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1,146 membres
38 critiques
½ 4.4
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1,124 membres
47 critiques
4.2
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4,599 membres
231 critiques
½ 3.7
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284 membres
14 critiques
4.1
47
15,199 membres
201 critiques
4.1
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3,138 membres
124 critiques
½ 4.3
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1,136 membres
79 critiques
½ 3.7
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1,051 membres
49 critiques
4
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729 membres
42 critiques
4.1
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1,810 membres
54 critiques
3.8
3 Members
conceptDawg, knerd.knitter, kleo
Explications
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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2,409 membres
124 critiques
4.2
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1,064 membres
52 critiques
4.1
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478 membres
16 critiques
½ 4.5
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1,302 membres
58 critiques
3.9
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288 membres
20 critiques
½ 4.3
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1,048 membres
55 critiques
4
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349 membres
18 critiques
4.2
3 Members
tardis, swhite58, oceancat
Explications
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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681 membres
20 critiques
4
2 Members
meadcl, anju04
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268 membres
16 critiques
4.2
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3,517 membres
96 critiques
4.1
2 Members
SimoneA, DoomLuz
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180 membres
6 critiques
4.2
2 Members
LDVoorberg, JenMDB
Explications
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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147 membres
7 critiques
½ 4.4
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8,748 membres
182 critiques
3.9
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2,443 membres
163 critiques
4
2 Members
erinclark, RBeffa
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919 membres
36 critiques
4
2 Members
onyx95, N1na
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8,246 membres
182 critiques
3.8
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1,122 membres
62 critiques
4
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687 membres
36 critiques
4.1
2 Members
ablachly, dacejav
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509 membres
25 critiques
4.2
2 Members
Trifolia, banjo123
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2,893 membres
195 critiques
4.1
2 Members
Storeetllr, Laura.a
Explications
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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1,498 membres
66 critiques
4.2
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315 membres
19 critiques
4
2 Members
N1na, CarltonC
Explications
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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43,707 membres
702 critiques
4.1
2 Members
TseMoana, RODNEYP
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5,817 membres
301 critiques
4.1
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1,498 membres
77 critiques
3.9
2 Members
terran, vwinsloe
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847 membres
18 critiques
3.9
79
493 membres
21 critiques
3.9
2 Members
Capybara_99, KatyBee
Explications
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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453 membres
20 critiques
3.8
2 Members
Bookmarque, sturlington
Explications
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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6,288 membres
385 critiques
4.1
82
5,324 membres
337 critiques
4.1
2 Members
Deedledee, Tosta
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756 membres
43 critiques
3.8
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624 membres
20 critiques
4
85
169 membres
5 critiques
4.2
2 Members
swhite58, Dwaz
86
34,596 membres
269 critiques
3.9
87
3,665 membres
168 critiques
½ 4.3
88
2,274 membres
118 critiques
4.2
89
2,019 membres
43 critiques
4.2
2 Members
zhejw, timetunnel
90
494 membres
22 critiques
3.8
2 Members
revbean, bjappleg8
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316 membres
16 critiques
3.9
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34,438 membres
784 critiques
½ 4.3
2 Members
SirThomas, chwiggy
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1,933 membres
95 critiques
½ 4.3
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14,636 membres
221 critiques
4
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1,129 membres
43 critiques
½ 4.3
2 Members
mahsdad, Boand
Explications
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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531 membres
26 critiques
½ 3.7
2 Members
paroof, dianeham
97
16,227 membres
475 critiques
4.2
2 Members
kleo, hildretha
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3,182 membres
102 critiques
½ 4.3
99
2,121 membres
123 critiques
4.2
2 Members
revbean, Laura.a
Explications
Laura.a: Mind blown, combined with wanting to live in the world of the book.
100
1,552 membres
99 critiques
4
2 Members
jeanned, cmtl