Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Books from the Last 10 Years

A weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Writing this I feel…old, lol. I don’t quite think I was reading a lot of YA ten years ago; I really just read whatever sounded good.  Of course, that’s really how I read today, too. Anyway, today I’ll feature some of my favorite books that were published the last 10 years, but not necessarily ones I read during that year.

This list is probably way longer than you think it is, but stick with me.

Published in 2011:

While Cassie Clare isn’t my favorite author, I enjoyed Clockwork Prince far more than Clockwork Angel, and really sold me on the Shadowhunter world. I had read The Mortal Instruments not quite sure what to think. However, I’m really glad gave Clare another try.

Marie Lu and Laini Taylor are two of my favorite authors now. I was blown away by the audiobook of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and I read Legend after I read The Young Elites trilogy.

Published in 2012:

These books were really just my gateway to some of my now favorite authors, LOL. And the amazing thing about them is each book in the series got better and better!

Published in 2013:

The epic conclusion to The Infernal Devices and the book that made me cry my eyes out! Yep! The Falconer is the first book in a historical fantasy novel set in Victorian Scotland with some steampunk and Fae thrown it. It’s a blast. The Bone Season is amazing, too, set in futuristic England.

Published in 2014:

Eeeeeeek, this was the year one of my favorite books of all times was published, The Winner’s Curse! The Kiss of Deception was a very solid beginning to a great fantasy series, too. You may be wondering why I didn’t include the first two books of the Shatter Me series. It’s because I only rated those 3.5 but I gave Ignite Me a solid 4 stars, and it’s still one of my favorites in the series.

Published in 2015:

I didn’t want to feature an author twice but I can’t help it. Six of Crows was just SO good. Leigh’s writing matured so much and the story was brilliant, and I’m still not over the sequel or this series! (And no, I haven’t read King of Scars yet!)

Also, how little did I know I would come to love An Ember in the Ashes? I gave that book 5 stars as soon as I finished. Illuminae made me love Amie and Jay writing together so much and each book in this series is so good! I also Golden Son made me love the Red Rising series. I looked back at my review and it’s basically filled with gifs, LOL.

Published in 2016:

Perhaps this was the year I started enjoying contemporaries? And I still love historical fiction, especially how over-the-top My Lady Jane is.

Published in 2017:

I’d just like to say that so many GOOD books came out in 2017! Here are some that I rated 5 stars!

Also! More contemporaries!

Published in 2018:

I rave about The Astonishing Color of After all the time, so do yourself a favor and read it!

Published in 2019 (so far):

First off, we are truly blessed by all these gorgeous covers!

Second, I know 2019 is barely halfway over and there are just so many more books to look forward to, but basically this counts for one book a month so far, right? lol

Can I predict books I’ll love for 2020 yet? Well, I’m doing it anyway, hahahaha. Most of these don’t have covers so I’m just going to list and link them below:

Books, books, so many books! LOL

Tell me some of your favorites!!

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