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.
- 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.