Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday – this week’s theme is Favourite Books Released In The Last Ten Years, according to the prompts page the idea is to have one per year… I didn’t start blogging until 2017, and I didn’t keep great records of my reading before then, Goodreads was certainly not regularly updated, so I wasn’t sure how well I’d do with this. I certainly didn’t read them all the year they were released, and I has a little help from some ‘Best Of Year’ lists but I’m surprised how close I managed to get to one a year between 2010 and now!
I’ve intentionally not included more than one book from any series, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think other books in the series aren’t worth mentioning, just that you might find a list made up solely of Robert Galbraith and James Oswald a little dull….
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Favourite Books Released In the Last Ten Years
2011 – Rivers of London – Ben Aaronovitch
The first in the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch introduced us to Peter Grant and DCI Nightingale and the wonderful world of magical Britain and the chaos that seems to follow Peter around.
2012 – Natural Causes – James Oswald
Magic and crime cross paths again in this first novel in the Detective McLean series from James Oswald. I stumbled across this accidentally when I needed to use up a credit on Audible – James is now on my auto-buy list
2013 – The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
How I love Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, they make such a brilliant double act and I love following their adventures.
2014 – The One Plus One – Jojo Moyes
I must confess when I read this one I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, I don’t think of myself as much of a fan of “chick lit” not meaning to disparage it in anyway it’s just not very me. I did love this however
2016 – The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher
I’m a huge Star Wars fan and this provided such a unique insight into life as part of one of the biggest franchises in history.
2017 – Gilded Cage – Vic James
Gilded Cage is the beginning of the Dark Gifts trilogy and what a trilogy it was! Vic creates a wonderful world and a plot filled with twists and turns that will have you experiencing every emotion going!
2017 – One Of Us Is Lying – Karen M. McManus
One Of Us Is Lying I think was my first trip back into young adult mystery / thrillers and what a book it was! I was a bit worried about the sequel but having recently read the blurb I’m now really looking forward to it!
2017 – The Cost Of Living – Rachel Ward
This is at the cosy crime end of the spectrum and not my usual end of the crime scale but Rachel creates such wonderful characters in Ant and Bea it’s impossible not to enjoy it.
2018 – Everless – Sara Holland
I have repeated raved about this book repeatedly and I will do it once again, I loved the land Sara created in Sempera, Jules was such a wonderful central character and I although the duology is complete I’d love it if Sara revisited the world one day.
I only read this book last weekend but I can already tell you this will feature on any best of 2019 post I write this year, it’s amazing!
What are your favourite books from the last ten years? Let me know in the comments!