TOP TEN TUESDAY : Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years


Top Ten Tuesday! And this will be really very tough to just select one favorite book from a year for the last 10 years. Let me attempt it to my very best effort anyway.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl.


2009 : UNSTICKY

Okay. I really liked the book when it got out. Sara Manning was a favorite author back then and this one had a broody, silent, mysterious hero which was a thing for me back then. It’s also a modern day equivalent of Pretty Woman. It’s not perfect but I really enjoyed the hell out of it.

2010 : THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST

I didn’t read the book in 2010. But it’s definitely my favorite of the year. It was only after I finished the book that I discovered that the author had passed away after writing this book and there would be no more books in the series. You can’t imagine the despair I felt!

2011 : DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE

A book set in the world of chimeras and angels, with the captivating writing by Laini Taylor. There’s no doubt about how much I adore this book!

2012 : DIVERGENT

I was absolutely blown away by this book. I remember how crazily I was anticipating the sequels. If only I’d known what a train-wreck the third and final book in the trilogy would be!

2013 : A DIFFERENT BLUE

Again, I didn’t read this back in 2013. The story of Blue and how she defeats all odds with her strength, was very profound and a little hard to read, but nonetheless, a favorite.

2014 : LANDLINE

It’s got a lot of mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it. It’s a not light and humorous like her other books, but it’s got plenty of heart in it. Plus, he themes of second chances and a do-over have always been a winner for me.

2015 : SIX OF CROWS

I don’t know what to say about this book. Except maybe that Kaz and his band of misfits (read criminals) are EVERYTHING.

2016 : A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

I always love it when a book subverts all expectations without compromising the storytelling, but rather elevating it into something more magical. The other books in this series could only wish to be as good as this one!

2017 : STRANGE THE DREAMER

2017 was a year of amazing releases, and I have plenty of favorites from that year. But Strange The Dreamer just had something that takes it over the edge for me. Maybe it’s the magnificent writing, or the characters, or the beautiful world building.

2018 : MUSE OF NIGHTMARES

Again, a lot of favorite releases to contend with. But I just have to go with what my hear says. Muse of Nightmares was even better than Strange the Dreamer. It was beautiful and lovely and terrific and just all things good!


It’s weird how I went from struggling to find books to call favorite in the early years to being confused which to choose as favorite among many in the later years! This makes me happy that I’ve only read more books as the years have gone by.

 

39 thoughts on “TOP TEN TUESDAY : Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years

    • I’m happy to learn that Landline made your list too! It’s really underrated and doesn’t get enough appreciation. And I had a really hard time choosing my favorite for 2017 too!

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  1. Being one of the rare people who didn’t love The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I never continued that series. I didn’t hate it though. On the other hand, I love the Throne of Glass series and have somehow not gotten around to the Court of Thorns and Roses series yet. I must remedy that soon!

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    • I can see how The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo can not be cup of tea for everyone. I also loved Throne of Glass but found the story in the third and fourth books to be dragging a little. But the last 2 books were amazing!
      A Court of Roses and Thorns, on the other hand starts off slowly and finds its groove on the second half. The sequel just did such a spectacular turnaround that I didn’t expect and really loved. Also, I think because I read A Court of Roses and Thorns before Throne of Glass, I prefer it a little more.

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    • Yeah! I saw many people putting 2/3 books for each year and felt that I should’ve done that too! Would’ve saved me that struggle of choosing between my favorites.

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  2. I loved Divergent so much that I read it to death! I’ve read the entire series in English and Spanish, and the first book in German and part of the first book in Russian. I need a break from it now, LOL, but I’ll probably read it again sometime in the future. Lots of other good books on this list too!

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    • Wow! I can’t believe you know these many languages!
      I loved Divergent, liked Insurgent a lot. But Allegiant almost gave me a brain aneurysm. I have strong feelings about the book. And none of them good.

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  3. This post made me extremely happy! You have so many great books on here. I especially loved seeing A Different Blue and Landline on here. Those two don’t get as much love as other books from those authors.

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    • Thank you! Your comment makes me happy too! And I’m glad you agree. Those two books are really underrated. Landline, in particular, gets a lot of flak, And I think that’s mostly because it’s different from the other books of the author and people didn’t expect it to take that route.

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