May 28: Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year) (submitted by Anne @ Head Full of Books)
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was very challenging! I had a hard time narrowing it down to just one favorite book per year. I used Goodreads and sorted my “read” books by publication year and picked the one that still stands out in my memory. In some cases where it was impossible to pick, I chose a lesser known book or author. Here goes…
2019 – The Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth
I loved this book! In a genre that sometimes feels over saturated this story was surprisingly refreshing and original. Read my review here.
2018 – Rush by Lisa Patton
I love southern fiction. This was a beautiful and relatable story of mothers and daughters and the ending had me in tears.
2017 – Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Incredible writing and characters who stay with you. To say this is a book “just” about hockey would be an injustice. This is a book about marriage, family, loyalty and teamwork. The players and their families and coaches came alive through Mr. Backman’s beautiful, sensitive and realistic characterizations.
2016 – The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
I absolutely adored this gorgeous story of Rachel and Jake and all the crazy characters living in a tiny town called Quinn. So colorful and vivid and daring. Redemption and forgiveness and shame and guilt. Laughed out loud and got out the tissues too. And the clothes. Oh the clothes!
2015 – Come Away With Me by Karma Brown
This debut novel made me a forever fan of author Karma Brown. It’s an emotional rollercoaster as we see a couple who is grieving. So much beauty and hope in this tragic and heartwarming read.
2014 – What I Remember Most by Cathy Lamb
My first book by Cathy Lamb and I snort-laughed and gasp-cried reading it! She tells a story like no other and this book was emotional and honest and heartfelt. All her characters feel like real people. I will read anything she writes!
2013 – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Can you imagine if you found a letter from your husband like this one? “Dear wife, if you find this letter, I’ve died.” Except you find the letter while your husband is very much alive! And he freaks out and begs you not to open it! One of my favorites by this author.
2012 – The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff
I had not read much in the historical fiction genre until I discovered this author. I love her style of writing and her characters are full of passion and strength. I love a good spy story and in this one, the main character, a Jewish newlywed must pose as a Nazi. I was completely transported and couldn’t put it down. Fast paced and exciting.
2011 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Zero to hero. Loved this book – all the pop culture references was made for someone who grew up in the 80s. It was exciting and well done without being over the top.
2010 – Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman
This was a startling look at a woman’s experience in prison after being convicted of an offense ten years earlier. The series they made based on this book is excellent, however in the original true story, Piper was in prison for just 15 months.
QOTD: Do we share any of the same favorites? Let me know in the comments.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
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