{Top Ten Tuesday} 10 Favorite Books From Last 10 Years

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is 10 favorite books from the last 10 years.

This was so hard! Having to narrow down ONE book a year is almost impossible to do. Some years I read so many amazing books that it’s hard to pick an absolute favorite. But I did, minus 2016, where I had to pick 2 books, because they are my two absolute favorite books of all time (It Ends With Us and Making Faces). These are all books that left a lasting impression on me.

 

Favorite Books of the Last 10 Years

 

{Top Ten Tuesday} Audio Book Love

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Audio Freebie (Any audio goes: audio books, music, podcasts, you name it.).

I only started listening to audio books again in the past year, and I love them. I listen while I’m running, cleaning, cooking and sometimes when I’m working. It has helped me clear off some of the books that have been on my TBR list for a long time, too. For this week’s TTT, I wanted to share some of my favorite audio books, and some audio books I want to listen to in the future.

 

Favorite Audio Books

Audio Books on my Wish List

I loved listening to The Hate U Give on audio – and I hope On the Come Up is just as good.

I’ve already read Daisy Jones (and loved it), but I keep hearing the audio is fantastic.

When I started listening to audio books again, my first book was a Peter Swanson book, which I really enjoyed.

I really want to read the whole Harry Potter series, but at this rate, I’m wondering if listening to the audio versions would be a more realistic goal for me.

I have loved the 2 nonfiction audio books I recently listened to, so I have Maid on hold from the library. If you have any great nonfiction audio book recommendations, please share!

 

 

{Top Ten Tuesday} Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads.

I learned two things by looking at the ratings of books I’ve read – I haven’t read many books below the 2,000 mark, and most of the books under that mark were romance. I don’t remember much about a few of these books, but apparently I loved them! 😀

    

    

 

Perfectly Undone – I listened to this one on audio and loved it. I have since read the author’s second book and loved it also!

Beautiful Disaster – I do remember bits and pieces of this book, even though I read it a long time ago. I loved it so much and was determined to read more books by this author…which never happened.

Once Upon a Wine – Obviously I was drawn to the title, but this was book was super cute and perfect for my mood at the time.

First Step Forward – This was a new-to-me author. I still haven’t read any more of her books, but I haven’t been in the mood for romance, either.

A Charmed Little Lie – This whole series is really cute.

Results May Vary – This is the book that made me fall in love with Bethany Chase’s writing and I’m kinda surprised there aren’t more ratings for it on Goodreads.

Stories I’d Tell in Bars – I’ve always loved Jen Lancaster’s memoirs.

Snow-Kissed – This still remains the best novella I’ve ever read.

Deep Dark – I’ve loved every book in this series. Laura Griffin writes really good romantic suspense.

In Her Bones – I loved this book on audio – I don’t know if I would’ve liked it as much had I actually read it. I really enjoy all of this author’s books on audio.

 

Have you read any of these?

{Top Ten Tuesday} Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About.

I have added a few books to my TBR list that I’m not sure are for me. Help me decide if I should give them a try, or skip them!

    

     

 

The Girl He Used To Know – I wasn’t a fan of a book by this author that I read years ago (and I was in the minority). It’s getting a lot of great early reviews, and even one of my favorite authors loved it.

The Drowning – It sounds good, and one of the bloggers I follow had it on their most anticipated books of 2019 list.

The Hiding Place – I liked (didn’t love) C.J. Tudor’s debut book. This could be one I get on audio.

Dangerous Beauty – I loved one of this author’s books last year. It was a romance that surprised me, because it wasn’t super cheesy. Lately I’m not having any luck reading romance books that don’t make me cringe.

All the Wrong Places – It has been years since I’ve read a Joy Fielding book. One of my favorite suspense novels of all time is by this author, but the last few books I read of hers were really meh.

We Came Here To Forget – First of all, I love the cover of this book. I’ve tried one of her books in the past, and couldn’t get into it. I am hoping to give this one a try.

One Little Secret – I will admit that I requested this book on Netgalley just because I liked the cover. It sounds good, but I’ve never read anything by this author.

Layover – I’ve read one other book by David Bell, and it didn’t wow me. I like the premise of this one, so I want to give it a try.

The Invited – Another book where I love the cover and the synopsis, but I didn’t love a book I’ve ready by this author in the past, so I’m hesitant. This sounds like a great Halloween read – and maybe a good one for audio.

The Starless Sea – Is it going to live up to The Night Circus? That’s a lot of pressure.

 

Have you heard of any of these? Which book should I keep on my list?

 

{Top Ten Tuesday} Most Recent Additions To My TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being featured on That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List.

I really try hard not to add books to my TBR every day, because my list just gets out of control, and I know I’ll never be able to read every book I want. These are just a few of the books I’ve added recently and really hope to read (maybe in 2019).

    

    

Beneath a Scarlet Sky / Puddle Jumping / The Pillars of the Earth / Educated / The Language of Flowers / Whitney, My Love / Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance /  And So It Begins / The Wartime Sisters /  How to Hack a Heartbreak

 

Have you read any of these? Which book should I read first?