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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of the Last 10 Years

I thought this was really creative/fun/easy topic. I don’t pay too much attention to specific publication dates, more to decades/centuries/eras, so I was curious to see what would come up for me. I exported my Goodreads library and cutting down out extra columns, I managed to look at the years 2018-2009 on publication dates for books I’d rated 4 or 5 stars. I aimed for fiction when I could, but a few years I only had nonfiction. If there were two, and I thought that I preferred one over the other, I picked that. If there were two, and I thought both were equally deserving, I put both. I’m pretty sure I’ve featured most of the fiction on TTT multiple times, but what can I say, I love my favorites, and I’m quite picky. But, somebody PLEASE give Faerie Rebels  and the Swift duo more attention.

  • 2018 Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life by Sarah Clarkson
  • 2017 The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse
  • 2016 The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd (a standalone middle-grade novel, my favorite of hers, Appalachian magic, like the first, which I love; I usually think magic belongs in Old World settings, but there are specific areas/cultures where it fits in the New World, and Appalachia is one)
  • 2015 The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall (book four of The Penderwicks)
  • 2014 Nomad by R.J. Anderson (the second book of Swift duo, was supposed to be trilogy, but that hasn’t come and might not come, mourning)
  • 2013 Death by Living by N.D. Wilson
  • 2012 Swift by R.J. Anderson (book one of Swift, a continuation of the world from Faerie Rebels)
  • 2011 Entwined by Heather Dixon (a slight eery yet lovely retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairytale) and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall (book three in a charming middle-grade series about four sisters)
  • 2010 The Chesnut King by N.D. Wilson (the third book in The 100 Cupboards trilogy, a wonderful middle-grade fantasy trilogy)
  • 2009 Knife and Rebel by R.J. Anderson (books one and two of the Faerie Rebels series, an awesome fantasy series that straddles the line between middle grade and teen like Harry Potter)

4 Comments

  • R.J. Anderson

    I have good news for you: the third book in the Swift series IS coming!!! It’s still up in the air as to how and when (ie. whether I can find a publisher or have to self-publish) but it actually is written now.

    Thanks so much for choosing my faery books as some of your favorites!

    • Livia Rose

      !!!!! Oh! I’m so excited and my sisters will be too, they love the books just as much. Thanks for commenting!!!!!

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