Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s top ten Tuesday is a throwback. I’m choosing to do: Favorite Books Published at least 10 Years Ago. While there are a bunch of classics that could make the list, I stuck to books I’ve read in the last 10 years.
1. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
The book that started it all. This book was fantastic, and while I need to get back on the Game of Thrones horse and finish out the series, I’m really glad I started it. George R. R. Martin has created an astounding world of mystery, intrigue, violence, and romance.
2. A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray
The entire Gemma Doyle trilogy is great. Bray’s depiction of Victorian life is very enjoyable to read.
3. Ill Wind (Weather Warden, #1) by Rachel Caine
The Weather Warden books aren’t for everyone, but I enjoyed reading them as a college student. They were a nice, light read in between studying and classes.
4. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I loved this book. The movie was also good, but the book was fantastic. Clare and Henry are characters you can’t help by fall in love with.
5. Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
Normally I like to read the book before seeing the movie, but in this case, I read the book after I saw the movie. Frank is a very likable criminal con man, and his escapades are a trip to read.
6. Dry by Augusten Burroughs
This is the only book I’ve read by Burroughs, but I loved it. I’m a sucker for memoirs, and this one didn’t disappoint. Dry is about Burroughs life as an alcoholic and his quest to get sober.
7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The first Outlander book is an incredible ride. Jamie and Claire come to life in this novel, and Gabaldon delivers a beautiful historical romance.
8. The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1) by Jeanne DuPrau
This was another book I read in college and enjoyed. This is a quick read geared towards young adults. This book is part of a series, though unfortunately the other three books aren’t nearly as good as the first.
9. Wasted by Maria Hornbacher
Again, I love memoirs. Wasted is Hornbacher’s story about surviving anorexia and bulimia. While at times it was hard to read–the things she put herself through are heartbreaking–Hornbacher offers incredible insight into the disease.
10. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
It’s so fun to see this book is going to be made into a movie! Walls lived a crazy life and had a quirky family. If you haven’t read this book already, I highly recommend it.