Favorite books of the last decade

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme from That Artsy Reader Girl with this week’s topic about our favorite books from over the last 10 years.

I am not going to lie. I don’t really follow the publishing dates of everything I read so this one took a little research. It was actually fun because some I didn’t realize were published so far back while others were published so recently. I was actually surprised by how many of my favorite books didn’t overlap years.


I fell in love with Ken Follett after reading Pillars of the Earth and its sequel World Without End. It was only natural that I would read Fall of Giants, the first book of the Century Trilogy. I have yet to read the others.


I didn’t read The Night Circus right away but when I did I was blown away. It was filled with magic, love and so much more. I can’t wait to read her second book.


This was the first of Gillian Flynn’s novels that I had ever read and I was instantly hooked. Her writing draws you in until you feel like you are part of the story. And the twists! I remember flipping off the bed and screaming when I got to the twist in this one. I totally didn’t see it coming. I soon learned that it is a signature style of Flynn.


Adichie is an amazing author. I read Americanah a few years ago right when immigration really became a forefront issue and I was completely dumbfounded. This book, while fiction, opened my eyes to a whole new perspective of the immigration issue.


I absolutely loved this book. It left me with tears in my eyes because it raised so many poignant issues and the way Kidd tells it was absolutely beautiful. I have since gone out and started buying her other books.


This was a great thriller that had me guessing until the end.


Another great book about immigration and the impact it has on people who move to the US. I absolutely fell in love with this story.


I had to read this book for book club and I am so glad I did. Lee touched my heart with this book about family identity.


Another book I read because of book club that ended up being a favorite. If you like Alfred Hitchcock you will definitely like this story. I didn’t know what to believe until the last page of the book. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, Finn would throw another curve ball.


I have not yet read anything published this year but you better believe that when Atwood’s sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale comes out, I will be on top of it.

Have you read any of the books on this list? What are some of your favorites from the last 10 years? Let’s discuss!


11 thoughts on “Favorite books of the last decade

    • I didn’t necessarily read those books when they came out. Many of them I read in the last 2 or 3 years. Honestly from 2012 to 2017, my annual reading count was probably less than 20 books. That was during my reporting years when I had no life besides work. LOL


  1. I’m reading Americanah right now after Suziey @ of all the books in all the libraries recommended it. Nice to see it’s received so many glowing reviews from book bloggers! I’m loving Obinze so far!


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