It’s been a little while since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday, but I’m excited to be back and I’m super excited about this topic! This week is a freebie, and since I missed May 28th’s topic, I’m doing a mini-throwback to that one: My 10 Favorite Books Released in the Last 10 Years. It’s one I was really excited to dive into.
We’re supposed to be limiting it to one book per year, and honestly, I did my best, but for two of the years I just couldn’t decide, so I’m going with a tie. As a bonus, you get two extra wonderful books this week! Without further ado, here are some of my favorite books published within the past decade:
2019: A Woman Is No Man & The Dreamers (tied)
Obviously these two books are very different, but both were 5-star reads for me so far this year. They’re also both thought-provoking and would make great discussion at a book club.
A Woman Is No Man review + recipe
The Dreamers review + recipe
I was so excited to get an early copy of this from NetGalley and it was one of my first reads last year. It absolutely blew me away. What a story! review + recipe
2017: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo & The Heart’s Invisible Furies (tied)
At first glance, these two novels also seem quite different, but both tell a life story, of growth and of finding oneself. I loved them both and I couldn’t decide.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo review + recipe
The Heart’s Invisible Furies review + recipe
2016: Small Great Things
I think this may have been my first 5-star read while reviewing for the blog. I couldn’t shut up about it and I still can’t shut up about. A must-read. review + recipe
2015: The Nightingale
If you don’t already know me (through my blog or personally), you’re probably discovering I like quite a few serious reads. This WWII novel was tragic and gripping, and was featured in one of my first blog posts. review + recipe
2014: The Martian
I’m considering re-reading this one, just so I can feature a potato-centric recipe on the blog… but also because it was truly amazing and I would love to experience this story again.
2013: The Rosie Project
This novel had me cracking up on the NYC subway, and it’s still my go-to recommendation for a light-hearted, easy read.
2012: The Age of Miracles
Even though this was published 4 years before I started The Hungry Bookworm, this novel (which was a rare re-read for me!) was featured in my very first post. And it’s the reason I couldn’t wait to pick up The Dreamers, mentioned above. Karen Thompson Walker, bravo! review + recipe
2011: Ready Player One
When I read this book, I couldn’t put it down. Literally. I read it start-to-finish on a bus ride, and I’ve never had 4 hours fly by so quickly. What a wonderful travel companion it was 🙂
2010: The Kitchen House
A unique look at the slavery era in America, I was completely captivated by Kathleen Grissom’s storytelling. review + recipe
What were some of your favorite books published in the last decade? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly blog meme that was created at The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted over at The Artsy Reader Girl. I participate about once a month, but each week there is a fun new bookish topic for bloggers to create literary lists about. If you’d like to know more about it, check it out here.
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