After a week off from the famous book meme, which is unusual for Finding Wonderland, we’re back! It’s Tuesday again, so of course there’s another Top Ten Tuesday May 28 edition of the always fun meme:
This topic is not only fun, but also REALLY interesting to put together. First off, because my Goodreads game isn’t up to par, it was difficult for me to figure out what books I read in what year. But I do have “best of” posts dating back to 2012, which does help. What makes things more interesting is looking back and seeing there are some books I probably wouldn’t mark as favorites from their respective year. Still, I don’t feel guilt over anything because at the time, these books were some of my very favorites.
One way I am breaking the rules is by featuring books from the first three years (2009, 2010, 2011) that I haven’t read. Why is this? Well, I think 2012 is the year I really became interested (again) in reading, and even though I probably read in these years, I don’t remember what I read. So, the first two books (from ’09, ’10, ’11) are novels published that I still want to read and am prepared to love.
Let’s have a look.
Top Ten Tuesday May 28
*titles listed from old to new, 2010 – 2019
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2: A Distant Melody and A Memory Between Us (2010), authored by Sarah Sundin | Sarah’s novels never cease to take me on a journey I never want to return from. Odd since her stories are set in a very turbulent time in history. Still, the truth is the truth. ‘Melody’ Amazon | Goodreads • ‘Memory’ Amazon | Goodreads
4: Submerged (2012) by Dani Pettrey | The novel that reminded me how much I do love a good contemporary romance/suspense novel. Oh, and this is still one of the best I’ve read all these years later. Amazon | Goodreads
BLOG POST | BEST OF 2012
6: Meant to be Mine (2014) by Becky Wade | This year was tough because I read a bunch by Susan May Warren and Hillary Manton Lodge, but it’s THIS novel I keep coming back to, and remembering fondly. Plus, its hero, yeah, he’s pretty cool. Amazon | Goodreads
9: TIE! The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck (2017) by Bethany Turner and True to You (2017) by Becky Wade | This one was impossible to choose from. I adored ‘Sarah Hollenbeck’ as a proper romantic-comedy that is perfection. Makes me all the more excited for her follow up. True to You is a charmer unlike any other, plus its heroine is BOOKISH! ‘Sarah’ Amazon | Goodreads • True to You Amazon | Goodreads
BLOG POST | BEST READS OF 2018
Bonus! 2019 | It’s still really way to early to determine a favorite of this year, but of course, there will be a favorites list at the end of this year. (Which is approaching WAY too fast.) Until then I cannot wait to read Becky Wade’s Sweet on You, and though it’s a new-to-me author, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill sounds fun!Talking through ten years worth of reads. Sort of. Really, we're talking 10 *favorite* #reads from the past TEN years! What would make your list? All Time Favorite Books from the Last 10 Years | Top 10 Tuesday May 28 Click To Tweet
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Turning it over to you; what makes your ‘ten year’ favorites list? (I want to know about your favorites!) Have you been actively reading for ten (or more) years? Or do you go through some serious no-reading phases? Comment down below with all of your thoughts! If you joined Top Ten Tuesday – or have a blog, please introduce yourself below. I’d be glad to visit your bookish spaces, too.
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