Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week.
Reviews are linked (as always)!
Let’s start at the beginning! I take my time and read books many years after they’re published instead of a lot of newly released ones, thinking that books that continue to be discussed are often the really good ones and that longevity is one of the best sides of books. Also here’s the obligatory comment that I can’t believe 2009 was ten years ago.
2010 & 2011
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss
- It’s just the best two book ever (which is a highly divisive opinion, as it seems to be a book readers either love or hate)
- I really need to reread these books for the 5/6/7 time and write a review, haha
2012 & 2013
- The collection that made me discover Mary Oliver, my all time favourite poet, and honestly also got me into poetry
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Along with The Secret History by Tartt, it’s just so strange and great, with so many different type of stories in one
2014 & 2015
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson
- Possibly best ever overall epic fantasy author, I’ve never actually seen someone hate Sanderson’s writing or books
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- I loved this darker YA fantasy with a friendgroup creating their own family, heists and the darker main character that is Kaz Brekker
2016 & 2017
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
- The new book placed prior to The Golden Compass and His Dark Materials series, released so many years later. It wasn’t quite the same style, but also really didn’t disappoint!
2018 & 2019
I haven’t been reading too many 2019 releases yet, as I just haven’t been reading as much as I use to this year (hopefully, I’ll have time to catch up during the summer)