Top Five Books of 2014

Descrição
What are your top five reads for 2014? These books DO NOT need to have been published in 2014.
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14,712 membros
795 resenhas
3.9
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17,779 membros
1,230 resenhas
½ 4.3
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44,306 membros
2,117 resenhas
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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5,856 membros
363 resenhas
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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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8,183 membros
587 resenhas
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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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7,520 membros
548 resenhas
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5,876 membros
565 resenhas
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2,483 membros
113 resenhas
4.1
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6,053 membros
455 resenhas
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6,614 membros
348 resenhas
½ 4.3
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4,989 membros
247 resenhas
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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12,032 membros
592 resenhas
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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14,611 membros
957 resenhas
4.1
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26,493 membros
1,544 resenhas
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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5,079 membros
290 resenhas
½ 4.3
10 Members
tardis, waitingtoderail, barrayaran, SaraHope, Jambyfool, midnightblues, CapitalHackels, amaranthe, MeganHuntStewart, dexterdame
Explicações
amaranthe: It is extremely funny, and not in a stupid way.
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7,604 membros
294 resenhas
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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4,936 membros
289 resenhas
3.8
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2,349 membros
181 resenhas
½ 4.3
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7,036 membros
442 resenhas
½ 3.7
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3,565 membros
247 resenhas
4.1
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1,879 membros
137 resenhas
3.8
8 Members
overthemoon, Bookmarque, reader517, spartahiker, pdebolt, EllsieFind, markatpie, painter1
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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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3,570 membros
269 resenhas
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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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11,441 membros
772 resenhas
4.1
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18,149 membros
1,267 resenhas
4.1
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6,872 membros
343 resenhas
½ 4.3
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8,227 membros
720 resenhas
3.8
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2,869 membros
195 resenhas
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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1,226 membros
84 resenhas
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1,672 membros
97 resenhas
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7,666 membros
404 resenhas
4.1
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1,475 membros
107 resenhas
3.8
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2,694 membros
171 resenhas
3.8
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8,950 membros
634 resenhas
4.1
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3,174 membros
176 resenhas
½ 4.4
6 Members
rosylibrarian, nancyewhite, Mirabelle, MeridianLRC, copperkid, NoPlanetB
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NoPlanetB: Eye-popping narrative.
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1,922 membros
150 resenhas
4.2
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26,249 membros
622 resenhas
3.9
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6,991 membros
395 resenhas
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1,888 membros
82 resenhas
½ 4.3
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7,377 membros
475 resenhas
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3,638 membros
177 resenhas
½ 4.3
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4,763 membros
385 resenhas
½ 4.3
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3,164 membros
197 resenhas
½ 3.6
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9,812 membros
614 resenhas
3.9
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1,558 membros
95 resenhas
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5 Members
Aquila, susanj, byzanne, rarm, jsburbidge
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Aquila: Like Rosemary Sutcliff, but with a female protagonist - and a bisexual one at that. Fascinating, integrated, beautifully written.
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2,923 membros
153 resenhas
½ 4.3
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5,378 membros
359 resenhas
4.1
5 Members
chgstrom, Her_Royal_Orangeness, flying_monkeys, brushman, iogrey
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flying_monkeys: Uses two mythological creatures to explore what it means to be human.
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4,343 membros
291 resenhas
4.1
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3,194 membros
253 resenhas
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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33,416 membros
927 resenhas
4.1
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4,784 membros
143 resenhas
½ 4.6
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19,513 membros
334 resenhas
4.1
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3,159 membros
175 resenhas
3.8
4 Members
booklover3258, melissarochelle, ToniTobin, pagesaplenty
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booklover3258: Funny story and loved the dysfunctional family.
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5,149 membros
281 resenhas
½ 4.5
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4,678 membros
290 resenhas
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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5,935 membros
370 resenhas
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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13,748 membros
299 resenhas
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2,687 membros
109 resenhas
4.1
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4,362 membros
250 resenhas
4.1
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6,011 membros
351 resenhas
3.9
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4,304 membros
134 resenhas
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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3,488 membros
153 resenhas
3.9
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2,410 membros
132 resenhas
½ 3.7
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906 membros
33 resenhas
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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4,334 membros
280 resenhas
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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953 membros
69 resenhas
4.1
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3,773 membros
118 resenhas
½ 4.4
3 Members
mzonderm, ikeyjamehoward, Mecaza
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Mecaza: The BEST book I have read this year by far..
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11,420 membros
270 resenhas
4.2
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6,463 membros
213 resenhas
4.2
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3,609 membros
156 resenhas
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3 Members
tiffin, Peace2, SimiSue75
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tiffin: Fascinating story.
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1,206 membros
35 resenhas
4.2
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24,734 membros
574 resenhas
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5,226 membros
394 resenhas
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3,561 membros
159 resenhas
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6,152 membros
391 resenhas
3.9
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1,357 membros
43 resenhas
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3,708 membros
138 resenhas
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49,978 membros
449 resenhas
½ 4.5
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2,184 membros
134 resenhas
½ 3.7
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3,968 membros
161 resenhas
3.9
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17,414 membros
268 resenhas
3.9
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1,624 membros
119 resenhas
½ 4.3
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1,453 membros
71 resenhas
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33,510 membros
427 resenhas
3.8
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2,986 membros
139 resenhas
½ 4.3
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8,783 membros
352 resenhas
3.8
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2,128 membros
120 resenhas
½ 3.7
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5,816 membros
418 resenhas
½ 3.4
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5,408 membros
146 resenhas
½ 4.3
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12,954 membros
387 resenhas
4.1
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10,012 membros
435 resenhas
4.2
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3,750 membros
148 resenhas
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3,660 membros
244 resenhas
3.8
2 Members
Aquila, Laura1124
Explicações
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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3,138 membros
282 resenhas
3.8