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Top Ten Tuesday // Ten favourite books for the last ten years (well, almost)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:

May 28: Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year)

For this week’s theme, I’ve chosen ten of my favourite books from the last decade and listed them in order of publication.

This was surprisingly tricky because for some years (2017, I am looking at you) there were lots of books I loved, and for others, there weren’t many.

So, don’t be surprised if some of these are doubled up, because I just couldn’t narrow it down to one book for that year. I’m weak, OK? I can’t choose between my faves.


2012

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I didn’t actually read DOSAB until 2017, five years after it came out, but I immediately fell in love with it and continued on with the series.

2014

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These two are such high calibre reads that I had to include them both. Vicious stunned me with its brilliant plot and characters, and Hold You Own showed me that poetry can hold incredible, live affirming power.

2015

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OK I literally could not choose between these two either. I adore them both so much. They both came out in the same year, I read them in the same year (2016), and I fell completely in love with them.

2016

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I haven’t read an Alice Oseman book that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy and connect with, but I think Radio Silence is my favourite of the books by her that I’ve read so far. The whole story is just special and the morals and messages really resonated with me.

2017

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These two sit well next to each other because they’re both powerful, moving books about social revolution and fighting for what you believe in. And they both captivated me completely.

2018

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Yes, I know, I know, it’s another Victoria Schwab book on the list. Is anyone surprised? (No.) But this was hands-down my favourite book of 2018. I read it as soon as it came out and I was emotionally fulfilled and destroyed at the same time. It was stunning and I couldn’t not include it.

2019

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This has been my favourite book of 2019 so far, and my first 5 star read of the year. I honestly don’t know if any other book I read this year can better it (it’s that incredible), but we’ll see what the rest of the year holds.


What have some of your favourites been over the last 10 years? Did any of these books make your list?

Until next time,KateNEW

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday // Ten favourite books for the last ten years (well, almost)

  1. I loved Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic too! I’m hoping to read Vengeful next month, but my other read for June is quite chunky as well, so we’ll see how much time I have. Daughter of Smoke and Bone I really enjoyed as well, though I went with a different 2012 pick. I feel very much the black sheep on Radio Silence because I didn’t really enjoy it that much? But then it’s not really the sort of book I tend to go for in the first place anyway. I tried to read The Hate U Give last year and couldn’t get into it, but I loved the movie, so I think it was just a timing thing and I’m going to try it again at some point. I still need to read Priory, but it’s so huge, I don’t know when I’ll have time!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/top-ten-tuesday-213/

  2. 2015 and 2017 had some amazing book releases. It was so hard to narrow it down to one. Daughter of Smoke and Bone will always be a favourite of mine as will any Schwab book.

  3. Darker Shade of Magic definitely was my “doesn’t matter what else came out this year, this wins” book. It was so hard to choose, I could do an entire second list for my runner’s up that would be equally amazing!

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