Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Wow, look at me doing two top ten Tuesdays in a row! This week’s topic is your top ten favourite books from the past 3 years. That’s definitely a topic I can work with, although you will have seen most (if not all) of the books on this list in some of my previous top tens. I only started really keeping track of what I read at the end of 2013, so there weren’t all that many books to choose from.
Also, just to clarify: these aren’t necessarily books that were published in the last 3 years, but books I read (for the first time) in the last 3 years.
Anyway, here’s my top ten, as always in no particular order.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green — I mean, this should really not come as a surprise. The times I raved about this book… I should really reread it soon. Been saying that for ages though.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak — It was one of my favourites from last year, after my father went on and on about me having to read it. Thanks, dad!
- The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer — A story about mental illness that was both beautiful and absolutely, gutwrenchingly heartbreaking.
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer — I read this one in the summer of 2013, so it’s been a little while, but I was so impressed by it! Also heartbreaking, though.
- One Day by David Nicholls — Ugh, speaking about heartbreak… Why are all the sad stories also the best ones?
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart — Ditto. Seriously, all of the books on this list up until now have been of the heartbreak persuasion. Does this mean I have a problem?
- The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster — Aha! This one’s not about heartbreak! This book made me doubt the entire concept of truth (and I’m writing my BA thesis on that this semester!)
- Looking for Alaska by John Green — Aaah. Back to the heartbreak (fun drinking game: drink everytime I say heartbreak in this post).
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion — I loved that this story was written from the perspective of Don, who (I think) has some form of Asperger Syndrome.
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins — The whole trilogy was amazing, but I think I loved the last book the most, so The Hunger Games is represented by Mockingjay in this list.
What we’ve learned today: Apparently I like heartbreak. Oh, well.
19 thoughts on “Top Ten Favourite Books From The Past 3 Years”
Great list. I still need to read a few from the list.
Thank you! These were all so good 🙂
Great list! I’ve Got The Fault in Our Stars on mine as well, and We Were Liars almost made it too!
Thank you! I read We Were Liars in January and absolutely adored it. I love when endings are so completely unexpected!
Thank you! 🙂
The Rosie Project! Great choice. I also enjoyed One Day, which I didn’t think I’d like. I’ve heard really good things about The Shock of the Fall, so I definitely want to check that one out, especially if it made your list! 🙂
I’d been wanting to read One Day for at least a year, I think, when I finally got to it, so I’m really glad I loved it so much! I’m also looking forward to reading The Rosie Effect, when I finally get my hands on a copy. 🙂 I do hope you’ll like The Shock of the Fall! It’s quite a heavy story, but such a good one too.
I love The Book Thief! It’s a story that really stayed with me. And The Fault in Our Stars too. I just got The Shock of the Fall from the library, I’m excited to read it! And The Rosie Project is definitely on my to-read list too.
Same! It’s such a powerful and sad story, I really had to recover from it. Of course, I also had to recover from TFiOS! I hope you like The Shock of the Fall! It’s a heavy story, but a very good one, I think.
Thank you! 🙂
This is a lovely mixture of titles for this week’s top ten! Of course I heartily agree with The Book Thief! I do need to read The Rosie Project–I’ve heard great things. And I enjoyed We Were Liars too–definitely was caught unaware with that one…
Thank you! The Book Thief was amazing, definitely one of my all time favourites. The Rosie Project is just such a wonderful story, I do hope you like it! I had the same thing with We Were Liars! Did definitely NOT see that ending coming!
The Book Thief and We Were Liars were great reads! They left a lasting impression on me. Love your list!
My Top Ten
They had that same effect on me as well! Thank you very much. 🙂
Great list! The Fault in Our Stars, We Were Liars, and Looking for Alaska are such great books! We Were Liars completely blew my mind in the end. Looking for Alaska is my favorite John Green book. I hope it gets made into a movie! *fingers crossed* I’m a new follower. 😀
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
Thank you! We Were Liars blew my mind as well — I kept waiting for the huge plot twist, but I definitely did not see that ending coming! Looking for Alaska will be made into a film by the same people as TFiOS and Paper Towns! It was announced last week, I think. 🙂 Thank you very much! I hope you’ll enjoy my posts. 🙂
I’ve read of wonderful things regarding Shock of the Fall but haven’t had a chance to actually read it. Ahh, so many of these choices feel like they’d have staying power–and that’s a great thing!
joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.
I really loved The Shock of the Fall. It was quite a heavy story, but such a good one as well. Thank you for your comment! 🙂