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Top 10 Tuesday 12th September

on September 12, 2017

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created and hosted by the girls at The Broke & the Bookish featuring a different literary theme each week. This week is a throwback freebie and one of the suggestions was top 10 books from the year you started blogging so I thought I might go with that one! I started in May of 2010 so that should give me enough time to find 10 good reads.

Top 10 Books I Read In 2010

  1. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. I actually read this before I started this particular blog. Somewhere in the depths of the internet is a short paragraph review I did on it for my personal blog. I started off just writing short reviews for each book on my original blog but soon they were taking over and so I decided to start a blog just for reviewing books and this blog was born. I’ve never re-read this book although I’ve always planned to. I’ve since met Lionel Shriver at the Melbourne Writers Festival and gotten my copy signed. I find her fascinating to listen to, even if she is a very controversial figure at times.
  2. The Passage by Justin Cronin. Gosh has it really been this long since I read this book? I remember the hype when it came out and how much I loved it. And I was lucky enough to get an ARC of the second book The Twelve and read that early as well and it was just as good. And now I look at my TBR shelf and I see The City Of Mirrors sitting there, unread. Probably because it’s been so long since I read the first two, I feel like I have to read them again before reading the third one. Also if you ever get a chance to go and listen to Justin Cronin, then definitely do so because he’s very funny and a great speaker.
  3. The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver. After Kevin I picked up this at the library and absolutely loved it. It’s a very different sort of story but it’s equally as engaging and I really enjoyed the whole Sliding Doors aspect.
  4. Forget You by Jennifer Echols. Eeek, this is still one of my favourite books. In fact I re-read it earlier this year and became kind of obsessed with it all over again. Zoey is shallow and clueless but still endearing and Doug is just so many shades of awesome wrapped in snark. I will forever heart this.
  5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I have only read this once – from my library. But I remember it so well and the Speak Loudly campaign on twitter after someone described this book as “filthy” and “soft core pornography” and wanted it banned. This is a book that every  teenager should read.
  6. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa. I’d forgotten how much I liked this until I just re-read my review! It’s made me remember now.
  7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Loved this. God this list is making me want to re-read so many books.
  8. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. This book was so beautiful and unusual. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything else by this author, I must look to see if he has another book.
  9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This was so, so good. I really didn’t love Mockingjay and the whole ending but the first book? Awesome.
  10. Dead In The Family by Charlaine Harris. One of my favourites of this whole series which reminds me, I still haven’t read the final two books. And I’m honestly not sure if I ever will. Maybe it just ended with this book for me.

What an interesting trip down memory lane. So many books here that I’ve realised I’d love to read again. I always enjoy doing stuff like this and it also is the reason why I created this blog in the first place – to revisit books I’ve read and have my memory jogged.

24 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 12th September

  1. I’d love to revisit Speak. I haven’t read it in years – I think 2012 when I made a video about it. Great list.

    Happy reading,
    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My TTT

  2. KliScruggs says:

    I totally agree with you about Speak. I wasn’t on social media back then and it’s disgusting it’s referred to as anything close to pornography. Obviously these people were involved in selective listening.

  3. bevbaird says:

    Loved the Hunger Games and the Book Thief – will have to check out the others.

  4. I just started reading The Iron Fey series.
    I’m enjoying it so far!
    Great list and I loved your spin on it. This week is so fun with everyone getting so creative!
    Happy Reading
    Ashley @ Books To The Tea
    Here’s my TTT:

    • Hope you continue to enjoy the series! There were a couple there that I didn’t love as much as the one I included here but overall I really enjoyed the series. So creative. And also, Ash.

  5. ChrissiReads says:

    Ooh I love what you’ve done with the list this week! 🙂 I loved Speak and The Book Thief.

  6. Great list! The Book Thief ended up on my list this week too;loved the book very much but alas, never got around to typing a review on it.

    My TTT

  7. I’ve only read 1 of the 10 – The Hunger Games. And although I would not put it in my top 10 for the year I read it, I still thought it was much better than I expected it to be. I didn’t read the sequels.

  8. I want to read We Need to Talk About Kevin. I just keep forgetting to do it. My TTT

  9. I’ve been wanting to read Speak for years after seeing so many people love it, but I never got around to it. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to read it sometime soon 🙂

  10. Cholla says:

    I loved The Book Thief so much, probably because I was so worried going into it. I also loved the Iron Fey series as well. Charlaine Harris is kind of an obsession with me – I’m working my way through all of her series and watching Midnight, Texas, too. 😀

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  11. Toni-Emma @ Book & Bloom says:

    Some great books on this list! I remember feeling the same about The Hunger Games the first time I read it. It was so intense!

    You can check out my Top Ten Books Published 10 Years Ago post HERE

  12. The Book Thief is one of my favourite books! I also really loved The Hunger Games 🙂
    My TTT:

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