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
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
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
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
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.