Hey, guys! Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts like this around the blogosphere in which people pick their favorite reads in the past years. It could be from the time they started to read, to blog or to use Goodreads. In this post, I’ll be sharing my favorite books I read in the last 9 years because I started to blog about them back in 2010. It’s crazy to think that it’s been that long already! But it’s been a remarkable journey, thus far.
A quick disclaimer! I’ve discovered that this prompt came from Top Ten Tuesday which is a popular bookish meme. I used to do this way back in my early days of book blogging because it’s fun. But I stopped because feel bad for some reason whenever I get busy and not be able to do it every week. Anyway, I want to credit Top Ten Tuesday for this idea.
It’s a fun and nostalgic way to look back at the books you’ve read, enjoyed and to remember the memories that came along with it. Personally, I felt relieved and really pleased with myself to discover that I’ve managed to read a book or two in the past 9 years despite my recurring reading slump three years ago. I’ve come to realize that it scares me to think that I didn’t read a book for a year. It’s an alarming thought! Dark times, but I came through. Lelz.
Now on to my list!
Fun fact: It was Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick that urged me to start a book blog. But looking back, my favorite 2010 read is Cornelia Funke’s middle-grade novel, Inkheart. It’s timeless and simply magical!
This year was momentous for me because it was when I discovered so many books that I love up until today including The Hunger Games, The Mortal Instruments series and Percy Jackson series. I didn’t include them on the list because they’re pretty much a given. I picked out these three amazing books which left me anything but impressed. Kat Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis, Blood Red Road by Moira Young and Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez. I still highly recommend them.
My reading slump kind of started during this year which also affected my book blog. Eventually, I went on a hiatus. I’ve read a few books during this time but my personal favorite read is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
I love Anna & the French Kiss, but my fantasy-prone heart will always belong to Graceling by Kristin Cashore.
I consider 2014 and 2015 as my golden years in reading. These were the times when I read really amazing books! Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Princess topped my reading list for 2014. It’s got one of the best epilogues!
I’ve read a handful of contemporary books during this year, but again, not surprisingly, Grisha trilogy won me over.
I love the quirky romance of Nick and Norah *insert authors name* but I found Coraline to be so much more interesting and unforgettable. Such an incredible and entertaining book!
I’ve read a lot of books and have encountered many great characters that greatly influenced the way I see life in general but after reading The Hobbit, I realized that he is my spirit animal. I wish everyone could have a chance to read this masterpiece.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – this fluffy and mushy contemporary story by Jenny Han is my best read in 2018 because I found Lara Jean to be so relatable in so many levels. Plus! Asian representation y’all!
So far, Children of Blood & Bone has been the best read I’ve had this year. I love Amari so much! Similar to Lara Jean, I greatly identified with her too. I wish to see more of her in the next book.
So, that’s my list so far. Obviously, many books will be added in the future and I hope to encounter more interesting and diverse reads along the way. I hope you guys enjoy this post! See ya!