Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Books From the Past 5 Years

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

So technically the prompt is "Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years", but I don't think I would have ten "all-time favorites" from the last 3 (or even 5) years. Some, maybe. Because there have been some darn fine books published in that time. But ALL-TIME favorite? I don't know. So these are my top ten regular favorite books that have come out in the last 5 years, in order of publication:

1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell -- This was my first Rainbow Rowell book; it was so very adorable.

2. A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan -- Super good scifi book based on Sleeping Beauty.

3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin -- I loved this one for Mara's delusions and her PTSD.

4. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore -- This choice is kind of in honor of how much I love Graceling and Fire, although Bitterblue is a great one, as well.

5. Pivot Point by Kasie West -- This one is trippy good-- think X-Men meets Sliding Doors.

6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman -- Oh, Neil Gaiman's creepy mind...

7. The Four Doors by Richard Paul Evans -- This book is so inspiring to me. It makes me want to jump up and take control of my life.

8. Cress by Marissa Meyer -- So far, Cress is my favorite of the Lunar Chronicles. Although that opinion might change after Winter comes out later this year.

9. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick -- Have you seen The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube? Why not...?!

10. Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay -- SUPER lovely novel with TONS of Austen influences.

And a bonus...

11. Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg -- I got this one for Christmas from my brother- and sister-in-law. Some of the text conversations are just ok; others are hysterical.


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    1. I highly recommend it! Not because Cinder's great - although it is - but because then you'll have to read the rest of the series, which is AMAZING.

  2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane was so close to making my list. It's my favorite Neil Gaiman (so far). I'm totally checking out Lizzy & Jane, anything that hints at Austen is immediately on my radar.

    1. Totally worth it. I stayed up till 3 am finishing it. I snagged it when it was $.99 on Amazon, but right now her other book, Dear Mr. Knightley, is 1.99 for Kindle.

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  4. I just bought The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet and am so excited to read it. The YouTube series hooked me right away!
    I've seen the Texts from Jane Eyre but I haven't read it. Obviously you think it's good; do you recommend it?
    Great list!
    My TTT

    1. You know, it's a little hit or miss. Some of the exchanges went over my head or fell flat, whether because I wasn't familiar with the original, or they just weren't as funny. The really good ones were REALLY good, though.
      If you're curious, this is a good place to start.
      BTW I really like your blog! I also attended BYU. ^_^

  5. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of my favorites! I have wanted to read Attachments for quite a while; it sounds really awesome. I hope you have a great week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I really liked Attachments. I noticed you have Fangirl on your list; it's the only Rainbow Rowell book I haven't read yet! I've heard it's a lot of people's favorite of her books, though, so I'm gonna read it soon.

      I LOOOOVE the creepy atmosphere in Mara Dyer, although I'm not sure I liked the supernatural elements that came into play at the end. Is the trilogy worth finishing?

  6. I loved the Lizzie Bennett Diaries. It was so clever! These are excellent choices. Some I've read, others look very intriguing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    Denise @ Life With No Plot


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