Ratings

How we've rated the books we've read since 2005, sorted from favorite to least favorite:
1 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 4.89
2 A Thread of Grace Mary Doria Russell 4.75
3 Sula Toni Morrison 4.67
4 All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr 4.56
5 Bel Canto Ann Patchett 4.56
6 Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston 4.50
7 Stoner John Williams 4.44
8 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo 4.44
9 O Pioneers! Willa Cather 4.41
10 Birds Without Wings Louis de Bernieres 4.38
11 Let the Great World Spin Colum McCann 4.38
12 Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese 4.36
13 The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro 4.35
14 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith 4.33
15 Dracula Bram Stoker 4.33
16 My Antonia Willa Cather 4.33
17 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle David Wroblewski 4.30
18 Fidelity Wendell Berry 4.29
19 Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth Strout 4.28
20 Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri 4.25
21 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier 4.25
22 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See 4.25
23 The Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman 4.25
24 Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather 4.22
25 Alias Grace Margaret Atwood 4.21
26 Shanghai Girls Lisa See 4.21
27 The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton 4.19
28 Out Stealing Horses Per Petterson 4.17
29 The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien 4.15
30 All the King's Men Robert Penn Warren 4.14
31 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov 4.14
32 Small Island Andrea Levy 4.13
33 Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner 4.07
34 Murder in the Cathedral T.S. Eliot 4.07
35 This Side of Brightness Colum McCann 4.07
36 My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante 4.06
37 Ru Kim Thuy 4.06
38 Watership Down Richard Adams 4.06
39 Unaccustomed Earth Jhumpa Lahiri 4.05
40 A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini 4.00
41 Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter 4.00
42 Frankenstein Mary Shelley 4.00
43 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert 4.00
44 Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 4.00
45 One of Ours Willa Cather 4.00
46 Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson 4.00
47 Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 4.00
48 The Lowland Jhumpa Lahiri 4.00
49 Water for Elephants Sara Gruen 3.96
50 The Elegance of the Hedgehog Muriel Barbery 3.95
51 The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway 3.95
52 The Devil in the White City Erik Larson 3.92
53 Lives of Girls and Women Alice Munro 3.90
54 The Wild Birds Wendell Berry 3.89
55 Daughter of Persia Sattareh Farman Farmaian 3.88
56 Cat's Table Michael Ondaatje
3.86
57 Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns 3.86
58 Family Matters Rohinton Mistry 3.86
59 Half-Blood Blues Esi Edugyan 3.86
60 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon 3.86
61 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler 3.85
62 Cleopatra Stacy Schiff 3.83
63 The Robber Bride Margaret Atwood 3.83
64 Ceremony Leslie Marmom Silko 3.81
65 Wicked Gregory Macguire 3.81
66 A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson 3.80
67 Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert 3.77
68 The History of Love Nicole Krauss 3.77
69 The Brain That Changes Itself Dr. Norman Doidge 3.75
70 Butcher's Crossing John Williams 3.71
71 Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson 3.71
72 Gilead Marilynne Robinson 3.69
73 The Maples Stories John Updike 3.69
74 The Master Butchers Singing Club Louise Erdrich 3.63
75 The Yiddish Policeman's Union Michael Chabon 3.63
76 The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell 3.61
77 Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov 3.60
78 An American Childhood Annie Dillard 3.58
79 The Color of Water James McBride 3.57
80 The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts Louis de Bernieres 3.56
81 Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid 3.55
82 The Nightingale Kristin Hannah 3.55
83 How It All Began Penelope Lively 3.50
84 Three Short Novels: Nathan Coulter, Remembering, A World Lost Wendell Berry 3.46
85 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner 3.44
86 A Canticle for Liebowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. 3.44
87 The Light Between Oceans M. L. Stedman 3.44
88 Links Nuruddin Farah 3.43
89 Lord of the Flies William Golding 3.39
90 The Audacity of Hope Barack Obama 3.36
91 The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky 3.36
92 Bring Up the Bodies Hillary Mantel 3.33
93 The Children Act Ian McEwen 3.33
94 Ordinary Wolves Seth Kantner 3.31
95 Dreamers of the Day Mary Doria Russell 3.30
96 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 3.30
97 The Bookseller of Kabul Asne Seierstad 3.25
98 The Emperor's Children Claire Messud 3.19
99 The Echo Maker Richard Powers 3.17
100 I'm Not Scared Niccolo Ammanitti 3.15
101 A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole 3.10
102 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke 3.10
103 Still Alice Lisa Genova 3.10
104 Flight Behavior Barbara Kingsolver 3.06
105 Little Bee Chris Cleeve 3.06
106 The Human Stain Philip Roth 2.93
107 The Historian Elizabeth Kostova 2.92
108 Truth & Beauty:  A Friendship Ann Patchett 2.86
109 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs 2.70
110 The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness Simon Wiesenthal 2.60
111 Swamplandia Karen Russell 2.57
112 Falling Upward Richard Rohr 2.44
113 And Then There Were None Agatha Christie 2.44
114 The Seduction of Water Carol Goodman 2.33
115 The Marriage Plot Jeffrey Eugenides 2.00
116 The Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch Albom 2.00
117 Mrs. Kimble Jennifer Haigh 1.86
118 Matrimony Joshua Henkin 1.75
119 The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett 1.70
120 The Dive From Clausen's Pier Ann Packer 1.69