This is a weekly meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Favourite Books Released in the Last Ten Years (one book for each year). I thought I’d give this a go – just to see if I can! I’m new to book blogging and keeping lists on Goodreads, so it has taken me a while to compile a list, but I like a challenge – especially one that has allowed be to search out some old favourites, most of which are still on my bookshelves! I had to include my 2019 favourite YA so far as well!
2009: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. This is the third book of The Mortal Instruments, and if I could go back to 2007, I would have included City of Bones!
2010: Fallen by Lauren Kate. This was recommended to me by my teenage niece – she knew it was my kind of book!
2011: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. I came to this series after watching the first episode of Trueblood, and spent many happy hours immersed in Sookie’s life!
2012: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. I only found this series last year, following a recommendation by a Waterstones bookseller, and I’ve loved it so far.
2013: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding. I’m not sure this is a favourite book, but I didn’t want to repeat one in a series I have already read! I remember reading the first two Bridget Jones books many years ago, and I guess I loved this one more as a throwback to my younger days!
2014: The Queen of the the Tearling by Erika Johansen. This is one of those epic fantasy novels that completely immersed me in Kelsea’s rise to power.
2015: Uprooted by Naomi Novik. This was another bookseller recommendation. I loved the mythical, magical quality of this book.
2016: The Witch’s Kiss by Katherine and Elizabeth Corr. I can’t help but love a book about witches, and this one is steeped in an historical context, so just perfect.
2017: Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend. This is the incredible story of Morrigan Crow who was meant to die on her eleventh birthday, but instead goes to Nevermoor!
2018: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I’ve always been fascinated by books about the Faerie world, and found this one dark and intoxicating.
2019: The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. This has not yet been released (September), but I managed to get it on NetGalley. It is an imagining of the story of two of the brides of Dracula, twin sisters Kizzy and Lil. From the opening pages it enthralled me: it is a story of the strength needed to face horrific situations, an exploration of female bonds, loyalty and sacrifice.
I definitely have a penchant for fantasy books. Does anyone have a recommended fantasy book for 2013? I couldn’t find one I’ve read, that wasn’t in a series or by an author I’ve already mentioned!