Top Ten Tuesday, a concept started by The Broke and the Bookish, is a themed post that connects bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to readers, and readers to readers. Every Tuesday has a special topic, and this Tuesday is Top Ten ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the Last Three Years.
Oy. At first I thought this would be easy — just a quick scan of my top five favorites from each year — but now that I think about this more, some of the books listed below didn’t even make my Top Five of 20__ list originally. They stick out to me now, though, in one way or another.
The Night Circus || Outlander || The Last Enchantments
Shadow on the Crown || The Secret Keeper
Mostly historical fiction, two of them fantasy-based, and all three set in England and/or Europe. Sounds about right for my tastes! Four of these authors were new to me at the time I read them and/or they were debuts, so it’s always exciting to find new people to follow.
Fangirl || All the Bright Places || Anna and the French Kiss
Between Shades of Gray || Prisoner of Night and Fog
Three YA books are contemporary, speaking to who I am as a person (anxious and nerdy, deeply interested in psychology, giggly and a hopeless romantic), and two are WWII historical fiction but with a different perspective (lesser-known Russian history and through the eyes of a young pre-Nazi). Phenomenal books in their own right, and I’m constantly putting them in readers’ hands.
What are your top ten favorite books from the last three years? Do we have any overlap?
16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Books”
Great list! I adored Fangirl and all the Stephanie Perkins books! Also really liked Night Circus!
I love this list, Laura! It just reinforces once more how much of the same person we are, haha.
Everything on here I either want to read, or have read – of particular interest is The Prisoner of Night & Fog (which you turned me on to in the first place!)
I read NIGHT AND FOG a year ago exactly, and am still blown away by it. Really looking forward to the sequel.
Sarah K (@thebooktraveler)
I ALMOST bought the Night Circus when I was at the bookstore the last time. I really do want to read this book this year! Great list!
Caught Read Handed
Anna and the French Kiss! I’ve got Lola on mine. 🙂 I definitely want to check out All the Bright Places. I ordered it for my library, so I hope to read it soon!
Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
The Night Circus is on my list too this week. I can’t wait to start Outlander since I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it. Nice choices!
Outlander, Between Shades of Grey and Prisoner of Night and Fog are all on my TBR. I like seeing my TBR books on people’s lists today because it means they should be good! Need to bump them up the list!
My TTT: https://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/top-ten-tuesday-my-all-time-favourite-reads/
Oh, you should! They really are fantastic. Intelligently written, too.
Alyssa Hamilton (@alybabybooks)
Oh oh oh how I love The Night Circus so so much! I want her to write another book beyond badly. I’m really curious about Patricia Bracewell’s books so hopefully I can get around to one soon! And of course, our Outlander love is the best 🙂 ❤
Love Anna but I still have to read everything else on your list :S I'm definitely hoping to read All The Bright Places soon!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and awesome list Laura!
Alyssa from Swept Away By Books 🙂
It looks like you enjoy historical fiction — Patricia Bracewell is a force to be reckoned with! You’ll enjoy her. Like Outlander, it’ll take some time to finish but it’s completely worth it.
ATBP will make you cry. In case you weren’t already warned of that.
So happy to see Prisoner of Night and Fog and Fangirl up there! Those are two of my personal favorites as well. 🙂 I adore Anna, and I’ve been meaning to read The Night Circus.
Great list, lady!
Jennifer @ YA Book Nerd
I LOVED Anna and the French Kiss and Shadow of the Crown has now caught my eye 🙂
Love Night Circus and Outlander!!
Great choices love all of them!
Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination
I’ve heard wonderful things about the beautiful prose of The Night Circus, and it seems like something I might want to read. I also loved reading Prisoner of Night and Fog. It was told from such a unique perspective and I loved how intricate the details about the storyworld were. I must read Between Shades of Gray!
You will LOVE Night Circus (dive in! Be brave! I was hesitant at first because so many people recommended it — I read it, and now I understand why), and if you liked Prisoner you’ll definitely enjoy Between Shades of Gray. Another fantastic WWII different POV story.
Love anything Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell! Looking to add Night Circus and The Last Enchantments to my list of books to read!