TTT #164 – Favorite Books of the Last 10 Years

Posted May 28, 2019 by Lillian in Features / 14 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was 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

Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year).” I love this topic! I’m a huge fan of books in general, but the last ten years have been good reading for me. I exited the dark years (aka college) in 2008 and have been avidly reading since. Below is a list of my favorite books released during the last ten years counting down from 2018 to 2009. As always, covers/Titles link to Blog/Goodreads/Amazon(aff).

My Favorite Books Released in the Last Ten Years

2018 – Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas: This was my favorite read last year. I love the series and the ending couldn’t have been more perfect in my opinion. Aelin shines in this book.

2017 – Caraval by Stephanie Garber: This book is still one of my all-time favorites. I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy and devoured it. The imagery, the magic, the romance, it’s perfection.

2016 – The Crown by Kiera Cass: I adore The Selection series. I even liked the two books about the daughter. This one though is a culmination of the series. Eadlyn does what her parents couldn’t.

2015 – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: I love fairytale retellings and this one is amazing! While it is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Maas creates her own world and spins a beautiful story about love and heartbreak.

2014 – Winterspell by Claire Legrand: The Nutcracker is one of my all-time favorite fairy tales. I loved it as a girl and still do as an adult. I’m passing that love down to my son who we have to go see the ballet every year with. It isn’t Christmas until we do 😉 Legrand’s retelling is fantastic. I loved the world she created here and even though it’s been almost five years since I read the book, I remember every detail.

2013 – Endless Knight by Kresley Cole: This is the second book in Cole’s Arcana Chronicles and I liked it more than the first. I love Evie and Jack, but I adore Death. I never thought I’d fall for the bad guy in the series, but I am firmly #TeamDeath here.

2012 – Cinder by Marissa Meyer: I didn’t read this book until the release of Cress and binged the three together. I’d heard from multiple bloggers and friends that I needed to read this book. They were right of course. I loved this cyborg Cinderella. It’s the start of a wonderful sci-fi series that I would read more of if Meyer ever decides to release more 😉

2011 – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: I read this series in 2015. I binged all three books over about 4 days. Y’all I was tired but it was so worth it. No one tells a story like Taylor. Fantastic doesn’t scrape the surface.

2010 – Matched by Ally Condie: My obsession with dystopias began with this trilogy. I devoured each book as it was released with no shame. I love Condie’s blend of dystopia with romance. There was enough of each to not feel like it was strictly romance or only scifi. It was just right.

2009 – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl: I read this book sometime around the fall of 2013. The movie had just came out and I had purchased the series on my Kindle. I binged the series in order to watch the show. First off, I loved the books. Like LOVED them. The movie….not so much 😅

Your Turn! What are your favorite books from the past ten years? Let’s discuss below

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