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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favourites from Recent Years

Today's topic for Top Ten Tuesday (as always, over at The Broke and the Bookish), is listing books we would classify as all-time favourites from the past three years. I'm honestly not sure if this is talking about books we've read in the past three years, or books that came out in the past three years, so I'm just doing books I've read, since I don't read a lot of new releases.

1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King: I'd moved away from King after being obsessed with him in high school, but this brought me back. I think about it all the time.

2. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell: I adore this book. Margaret Hale has the spunk and smarts of Elizabeth Bennet, but is much less known.

3. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: Made me think, made me laugh, made me scratch my head.

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore: I actually like her whole series, but Graceling stood out as my favourite of the bunch. Kick-ass heroine, evil people, supernatural talents. I love it.

5. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis: To add to my time-travel obsession.

6. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng: I put this on too many of my lists, but it's such a beautiful and thoughtful novel.

7. The Secret History by Donna Tartt: A head-scratching and creepy novel that I couldn't put down.

8. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens: I love Dickens, and this is him at his finest: Villainy, poverty, ridiculous people, bizarre coincidences, virtue rewarded, and wacky names.

9. The Chosen by Chaim Potok: Beautiful look into a community that I knew little about.

10. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden: This is a must-read, especially if you are Canadian. It takes you right into the origins of our history, the difficult relationships between colonists and native people, and makes it come alive.


  1. This is an eclectic list. I love North and South also. Here's my list.

  2. I haven't read any of them, but will be adding some of them to my ever growing reading wishlist! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-books-you-would-classify-as-all.html

  3. Awesome list! Graceling is such an awesome read though I have yet to check out the companion novels.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. You have some great ones on your list. I remember when I read The Chosen some years back I felt like I better understood the Jewish community. It was a very interesting book. :)

  5. North & South <3 ! I've been curious about The Orenda since last year but I have yet to pick it up...guess that'll be bumped up the wishlist now ;) Great list!

    My TTT