Tuesday 28 May 2019

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Books From The Last Ten Years That I Still Need To Read

And the award for the most complicated title goes to...
Honestly I struggled with how to word it but hopefully once I explain my take on this weeks topic it'll be a little bit clearer!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that highlights ten books that all relate to a certain topic and is  hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks topic is...

Favorite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year) but I was kinda struggling with this one to be honest so I decided to put a little twist on it. For each year I've chosen one book that's still on my TBR and said why I still desperately need to read it. Making this list also made me realise just how many books there are that I still want to read and it's kinda stressing me out! Let's go...

2009 - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead 

Back when I first joined Goodreads this was one of the first books that I found on the site. So many people were talking about it and so I think it ended up as one of the first ever books I added to my TBR. This is a middle grade which isn't my prefered type of book but this has such good reviews that this is still one that I want to get to eventually.

2010 - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare  

I've heard that this is such a good series and so much better then The Mortal Instruments series but I feel like I want to read the rest of the books in that series first (I've actually only read the first book and there's six in total so that's slightly daunting). What do you guys think, is it ok to read The Infernal Devices series before Mortal Instruments or should I stick with my original plan?

2011 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King 

I haven't actually read too much by Stephen King but what I have read I've really enjoyed. This was such a massively talked about book when it was released and of course it got turned into a mini-series as well. I love historical elements in books and this is one that I already own so I should hopefully read this pretty soon.

2012 - Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan 

I have to admit, graphic novels are by far my least read genre. I've never really got the appeal but it's something I want to rectify as I think I could enjoy them and I just need to find the right one for me. This is one that I hear about so much, all over twitter, blogs and booktube and comes highly recommended. I think it's one i'll enjoy but I just need to motivate myself to actually go out and pick it up.

2013 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I actually took this book out of the library a few years ago but the size of it was just so intimidating so I never ended up getting any further then about 100 pages. What I did read I really loved, the writing was beautiful so I went out and bought myself my own copy. Again though, the size of it as kept me from picking it up so I just need to bite the bullet and start reading.

2014 - The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan

I can distinctly remember hearing about Marina Keegan's death and then once this book was released I saw it everywhere. I feel like these essays will really resonate with me because of where I am at this point in my life so that's a massive part of why I want to get round to reading this sooner rather than later.

2015 - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 

This is another example of feeling like I need to read the original books, in this case the Grisha Trilogy, before I start reading the companion series in order to familiarise myself with the world. I feel like I'll probably enjoy these books more then The Shadow and Bone Trilogy but I still want to complete that series first.

2016 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman

I actually ordered this book over the weekend and I'm just waiting for it to get delivered. This wasn't initially on my radar but when I was browsing booktube I stumbled upon Becca and The Book's channel and her Dystopian Book Recommendations video and this book was one of the recommendations. I've read the Unwind Series by the same author and really enjoyed it so I'm hoping I'll love this one too.

2017 - The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

I was so ecstatic to find this book in a charity shop last week (even though it was slightly bruised and battered) and although I was trying not to buy any more book (which didn't last seeing as I ended up placing an online order for 3 secondhand books including Scythe above!), I couldn't help myself - I had to buy it. It's been on my TBR ever since it was released so it was a no brainer really.


2018 - Circe by Madeline Miller 

Another one that has just got so much hype that I'm feeling really left out for not having read it yet. It is one that I will definitely get to at some point, hopefully this year but i'm going back and forth on whether to read her first novel The Song Of Archilles first or not. What do you guys think?

Bonus Book    

2019 - The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

I decided to include this one as I feel like everyone is talking about this book but it is so freakin' huge that I have no idea when I'm going to end up reading it. I bought it on Kindle as I don't think I have enough strength in my arms to hold up a book this big and also it was only £1.89 which is an absolute bargain for a brand new release!

So those are some of the book that are high on my TBR. Have you read any of these releases? If so, let me know which ones I should be prioritising. Link your own Top Ten Tuesdays in the comments for me to check out!


  1. I hope you enjoy all of these books. I have the same dilemma about The Priory of the Orange Tree. Everyone loves it, but I don't know if I can commit to such a long book. Haha.

    My TTT.

  2. Ah Six of Crows is a really great book, as is Scythe, so I hope you enjoy both of them. I really want to read Priory, but I am also struggling with the size. I may read it on e-book or audio and just have the hardback for display purposes!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/top-ten-tuesday-213/

  3. Great list! I want to read several of these. Hah, I just picked up The Priory of the Orange Tree this weekend because it was on sale and I'd been wanting to read it. I guess that's the bonus of buying in ebook - you don't really know how long it is. :)

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  4. I bought Priory while on sale too! The book is a beast so, like you, I don't know when I'll read it but I'm happy to have it waiting! :)

    Clockwork Prince is a good one. I love that series.

  5. Tough choice between Six of Crows and Clockwork Angel! I'm working on Priory right now, but it is so long, I'm having trouble finishing it and still reading the books I need to read for my review schedule!

    I think I'm going to have to add 11/22/63 to my TBR. I've seen it a few times this week.

  6. I like your twist on this week's topic. I've only read one of the books on your list -- SCYTHE -- but I didn't love it. I'm usually a huge Shusterman fan, but I'm not going to continue with this series. Lots of people love it, though -- I hope you're one of them :)

    Happy TTT!

  7. Saga was on my list too <3 Great choices!

  8. Saga, Clockwork Angel, 11/22/63, Circe, and Six of Crows are marvelous! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me


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