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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! Don’t forget to head over to That Artsy Reader Girl and join the linkup!

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Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years

(one book for each year)

Now first of all… this is favorite books by release date. I am not always the best about reading new books, so the first couple of years might be a bit slim on choices. Also, I probably didn’t read the book in the same year it was released. I am trying to be a bit more balanced about new releases vs. older books, but I’m not doing that great yet (and only started trying for that balance this year).

2019: In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) by Seanan McGuire

released January 8, 2019

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Yes, I know, 2019 isn’t over yet. I couldn’t not include this one, though, because I love it so and it’s my favorite of this year’s releases (so far).

2018: Becoming by Michelle Omaba

released November 13, 2018

I listened to the audiobook version, and I think (but am not positive) that the audiobook was released at the same time as the paper copy. Even if it wasn’t, I’m counting it here.

2017: All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

released May 2, 2017

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Murderbot! Yay!

2016: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

released August 9, 2016

This was a really fun book, and I’m glad that it also won the Newbery Medal.

2015: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

released September 22, 2015

I read this as part of the Nebula Award Winners collection.

2014: NPCs (Swords, Spells, and Stealth #1) by Drew Hayes

released April 29, 2014

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This is one of my favorite series ever. Now if only Drew Hayes would write faster…  😉

2013: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

released June 18, 2013

My favorite part about this one is the audiobook.

2012: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

released April 17, 2012

Something about this book is special. I think it’s the blend of irreverent humor and deadly seriousness written in the pages. Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) is a treasure.

2011: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

released September 13, 2011

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This is definitely one I read well after its release date, but I still really enjoyed it.

2010: The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) by Kelley Armstrong

released April 6, 2010

I beta-read this one for Kelley, so I’m probably biased. But I really enjoyed this series, which was only helped by the fact that I got to help out in their polishing stages. I’m also not sure now if I read this book in 2010, its release year, or if it was 2009 when I beta-read it. (Probably 2009.) I mean it still counts here, because this list is about release dates. I just find it funny that I read most of the books on this list at least a year AFTER their release, while this one I probably read the year BEFORE it was published.

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24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday ~ Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years

    1. Thanks! The Night Circus is a really pretty book, I loved the descriptions of it. I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it! (I procrastinated it a lot too, though, so no pressure from me on it.)

  1. I don’t get the feeling our tastes are all that different- but I haven’t read any of the books on your list either! I do want to give The Night Circus a try though.

    1. LOL, a lot of it, though, is just what we end up picking up. I know that I will often be interested in a book, and then get distracted by something else and not get to the book that initially interested me at first.

      1. Yes- that’s me. I’m a mood reader to the core. This is largely why I hesitate to commit to reviewing ARCs. Because then I’m obligated and it feels like a chore. I do pick up a select few- but mostly I work my way through my massive TBR… one book at a time. Or three or four. Lol

        1. I used to do ARCs, and the LibraryThing Early Reviewers books. And then I never got to reviewing the books before their release dates, and then I felt guilty, so I put off reading the books still longer… so yup. I completely understand.

          1. It’s nice to know I’m not alone! I feel like the worst book blogger for reviewing things other people read 3/4 years ago. But I don’t read to blog, I blog because I read. And that’s just the way I like it!

      1. Agreed! I don’t want it to be too similar, but I’m curious if The Night Circus was a “once in a lifetime” kind of book or if she has a good eye for writing and just takes longer to do it.

    1. Thanks! I know not everyone liked The Night Circus, but it seems that those who did like it *REALLY* liked it. (I know I am in that group.)

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