Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is “Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years”. I chose not to count any books from this year. I was surprised how easily the first 8 came to me… 9 and 10 took some serious consideration though.
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
This book is a little bit ridiculous, really funny, heartbreaking, and just overall great.
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Half the people I know had to read this in high school, but I can’t see how a high school student would fully appreciate the beauty of this novel/novella. Thankfully, I read it a couple of years ago. Hemingway’s prose is to die for, and this is a heartbreaking story.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I’ve talked a lot about why I like this book, so I won’t go into it again. I Capture the Castle really appealed to me because I could relate to a lot of the sentiments about not know where to set you heart on settling down.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Another book I’ve talked a lot about in the past. This book made me feel lots of feels and brought me back to when I was in high school and college and fandom was my life.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I was recommended this by a friend who I’m actually no longer that good of friends with, so I can’t really thank her for introducing this book to me. Still, it’s one of my favorite YA novels to come out in recent years.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I adore this book! It’s original and smart and creepy and funny. I can’t wait to see what Riggs has in store for the third book!
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
One of my favorite books of 2014. Leckie writes masterfully. The story is compelling and characters complex. A tough read, but well worth the effort.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I don’t have much more to say about this than I already have. Just go read it already, if you haven’t.
The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
The third book in an amazing trilogy by Lev Grossman. I didn’t like this one as much as the first book, but it’s still awesome and was well worth the wait.
Seeking Crystal by Joss Stirling
Somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine, I absolutely love this book. It’s a cute, quick read with adorable characters, a love story, and a girl who saves the day (with a little help from a hot band of brothers). Also check out the first two in the series: Finding Sky and Stealing Phoenix.