Top Ten Tuesday | A Decade of Favorites

Posted May 28, 2019 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 12 Comments

I’ve only been on Goodreads since 2011 so, fortunately, I didn’t have to completely rely on my memory to remember what books I read what year. Honestly, what did we do before Goodreads? It was so much fun to scroll through and look at what I’ve read the last decade but crazy to think how long it’s been since I’ve read certain titles. I pulled up my old End of Year surveys and it was interesting to see what I had picked as my favorite for the year and how I ended up changing some because some titles just resonate more with me to this day. 2011 was an awesome year of reading and was by far the hardest favorite to pick. Oddly enough, that was the year I joined Goodreads so that’s totally thanks to finding a whole slew of people I call friends and getting their amazing recommendations. Without further ado, these are my last decade of favorites.

2018: Foundryside (Founders #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett

2017: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews

2016: The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

2015: Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker

2014: The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

2013: The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

2012: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

2011: The Collector by John Fowles

2010: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

2009: The Wood Wife by Terri Windling



12 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday | A Decade of Favorites

  1. I enjoyed looking back as well. One thing that did strike me though was the amount of series I need to complete! I am really curious about the Sweep books since I feel in love with Ilona Andrews this year after started the Kate Daniels books. I am seeing Foundryside everywhere so I better grab it soon huh?

  2. I haven’t been interested in doing a TTT in a long time, but I am going to do this one. What a great topic. I think we’ll overlap with Pollock and Hill.

  3. I really really like your picks! It’s just super cool to read through the blog posts from that weeks topic. It’s very much fascinating to see how reading tastes may have changed, stayed the same, what favorites are mentioned on several lists etc. I’m mostly interested in your 2009-2013 favorites, those look totally like my kind of thing. Especially The Secret History and The Devil All The Time. Also, I definitely want to read Foundryside this year (and that cover is beautifully magical!)
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