Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: My Faves of the Past 3 Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week we are talking about our favourite books of the past 3 years. This was a difficult one to do because I have read so many good books over the past few years. It's weird because I would say that I read a lot of YA over the past few years but my all time faves are mostly adult. I'm not sure how to interpret this. Regardless here are my picks.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- So many people have read this and there is so  much hype about this book but I can assure you that the hype is all real. The movie was quite good too but not as good as the book. 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline- This was my first read of the year and I loved it. It had some many social issues and so many 80s pop culture references that it couldn't help but be epic. 

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M Danforth- This book is about a young girl grappling with the fact that she is a lesbian in a very religious household. When her family finds out they send her to a camp to help "reform" her. This book is touching and deals with an important issue.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult- I shamelessly love her books and this book has got to be the best she's written. It also deals with WWII history which is right in my wheelhouse.

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover- This book brought me out of a reading slump. I stayed up all damn night to finish it and I would do it all over again if I could. 

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin- This book is so powerful and disturbing and thought provoking. It is about someone who is intersex and identifies as male. An incident happens which makes him question his entire identity. 

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid- This book is just so good. I really felt I could identify with it. It's essentially about a married couple who decide to take a break for an entire year because things aren't going well. 

The Dreams Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater- This book is my fave of the Raven Cycle but I love that series in general. If you haven't read Raven Boys please do it now. 

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty- I would say anything by this author is good. I have read 3 of her novels now and I have loved every one. I just finished this book on the weekend and it kept me entertained the entire time. It's multiple points of view and there is a mystery involved.

The Jasper Dent series by Barry Lyga- This whole series is like crack. Once you start reading you need to continue. The narrator is the son of an infamous serial killer. It's raw and gritty and so so awesome. 

Well these are my 10 picks. It was difficult to narrow it down but that's what I'm sticking with. Can't wait to read yours. Happy Reading! 


  1. Hey, visiting from the TTT link-up!
    I would agree that "Gone Girl" has had tons of hype. I haven't read the actual book (not my kind of read) but I've had fun reading what others think about it.

  2. Hiya Meaghan! Gone Girl is on my list too- such a brilliant and thrilling book :-) The Dreams Thieves I keep seeing on everyone's posts, I haven't read it but it seems that its a must read! :-)

    Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out. I'm a new follower by the way :D http://emmasbookery.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/top-ten-favourite-books-ive-read-in.html

  3. I read RPO in 2011 so it didn't make it onto my list, but I loved it. The Jasper Dent series almost got on as well. I loved those, especially Game, but not quite enough for a top 10. Here's my Top 10 of past 3 Years post.

  4. Great list! Ready Player One is one of my all time favorites. The Miseducation of Cameron Post sounds like a very good read. I'll have to check it out! I'm a new follower. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. My goal is to read The Miseducation of Cameron Post this year. :) Great list!