Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday - Books Released in the Last 10 Years That I Read This Year

Every week That Artsy Reader Girl hosts Top Ten Tuesday where we get to make Top Ten lists off a set topic.  This week's topic is Favorite Books Released in the Last 10 Years.  However, when I was flipping through my book record for the year I noticed that my goal of reading some of my own books is starting to pay off and I've read a book published from each of the 10 years this year!  So here are 10 books from the last 10 years that I've read this year and what I thought of them.

2009 - Untraceable by Laura Griffin - I love a good romantic suspense and enjoyed listening to this though the "heroine" drove me insane with her illogical and unprofessional actions.  The later books in this series are much stronger thankfully.

2010 - Ghost Moon by Heather Graham - I've really enjoyed this paranormal romantic suspense trilogy set in Key West but this final book was my least favorite.  I'm not so sure that Graham is particularly good at ending trilogies or books with repeating primary characters.

2011 - Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis - This was a reread (though I listened this time) and was a lot of fun.  I had forgotten just how much fun the community of Lucky Harbor is.

2012 - Cloaked in Malice by Annette Blair - This is a fun paranormal cozy with vintage clothes and a ghost that resembles Cary Grant.  This wasn't the realistic mystery but it was so much fun!

2013 - The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart - I've found this series to be inconsistent but I really enjoyed this one about the daughter of a Bernie Madoff type figure who is trying to survive in the wake of her father's downfall.

2014 - Blood Magick by Nora Roberts - I had mixed feelings when I first read the first two books in the trilogy and went years without ever reading this one.  However recently I listened to the first two and really enjoyed them and of course had to get this one.  I thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

2015 - Dead Wake by Erik Larson - I've been hearing about this author for years and this book is one of the most recommended.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved listening to it!

2016 - Island of Glass by Nora Roberts - I really enjoyed this trilogy and this last one didn't disappoint even though the couple this one focused on weren't my favorite.

2017 - Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell - This was a fun series starter with a great main character and another main character who thoroughly annoyed me. It's definitely one I want to continue with.

2018 - The Last Lie by Alex Lake - I loved this thriller where every chapter revealed a new secret or a new POV.  I really want to read more from this author.

So what are some books you've enjoyed from the last 10 years?


  1. Oh I haven't read that Shalvos book. I need to add that!

  2. I've collected so many of Heather Grahams' paranormal suspense novels on my Nook over the past 10 years. I just need to dive in and read them!

  3. Go you on tackling your own TBR pile. I've read most or have others in my own tbr pile!

  4. I love a good mystery or suspense read!

  5. Well done on the TBR effort, small steps pay off I find. I have read three from your list - the Shalvis, Griffin and Roberts books.

  6. It is hard to remember what all we were reading for the last ten years. Some books were certainly favorites at the time but are no longer on that list. My 10 years of favorites

  7. What a great list! I have many of them on my TBR.

  8. Wonderful list. I'm glad you feel like you are making progress with reading your own books. I find that when I read my own books, I generally do so a few years after they are published.

  9. I've read the Laura Griffin book, which I thought was okay. I haven't read any of these others, although several of them are on my TBR list. I love Cary Grant, so the one with his lookalike ghost might have to be a book I read sooner than later!

  10. I was curious...what is your Let's Collaborate button for?

  11. I have Blood Magick but I still haven't gotten around to reading it. I haven't heard of a few of this. Great list!

    ~Kendra @ Kendra Loves Books

  12. You and Annemieke have put The Wizards of Once solidly on my TBR! 📚✨