Favorite Books Of This Decade

I saw many people do this and I jumped on the bandwagon too. I started using Goodreads towards the end of 2010 so I thought of listing all the best books I read for every single year of the previous decade. These are not books that were released that year but instead these are just the books that I read for the first time, irrespective of their release date. I am not mentioning rereads in this list.

2010 – Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

I do not have a record of all the books I read this year or the year before this, since I only started using Goodreads in Nov 2010. So I have very few books on my GR list from 2010 and among those, this was the best. My first adult romance novel ever.

2011 – Foundation series : The Second Foundation by Issac Asimov

2012 – The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

2013 – The Storm of Swords by George R R Martin

2014 – The Silmarillion by J R R Tolkien

2015 – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R R Martin

2016 – Death Note series by Tsugumi Ohba (any book from the series)

2017 – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

2018 – Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

2019 – The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Probably I should read Wuthering Heights, and maybe even Jane Ayer, soon. Most other books in ur list are fantasy!! 🙂

    Destination Infinity

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    1. oh yeah most of the books are fantasy and SF. Hardly any other genres. 🙂


  2. Tammy says:

    Congrats on picking just one book for each year! I have a decade post going up tomorrow and I chose 5 books for each year. It was tough!


    1. Thanks Tammy. It was extremely difficult to pick one. I have second thoughts about some of these books now. 🙂


  3. shanayatales says:

    I love how you approached this post. Picking one per year is less intimidating than picking the Top 10 without a limited filter.


    1. Yeah picking top 10 from last 10 years would be really challenging. I had a tough time even selecting one per year.


  4. pixie says:

    I just don’t like Sparks and John Green.. Somehow, haven’t been able to warm up to both those authors!
    My favorite authors of this decade include – David Baldacci, Alexander McCall Smith, Steve Berry, J.K. Rowling and a few Doctor who authors (can’t remember the names!)
    Who else? Let me recollect and come back!! LOL!
    Happy New year Avada! 🙂


    1. I read the new John Green book recently and did not like it. So I am not sure how well these two authors would stand up. I may not like their books now as I have matured more as a reader. Need to reread some of these books to see if I still like them.
      Haven’t read most of your favorite authors. Need to check out their books.
      Happy new year Pixie!

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  5. Oh, the Foundation Series is still on my to read-list! I just got more into SciFi the last couple of years.

    Storm of Swords is my favourite book of the series! And I guess it won’t change xD


    1. 2010 was when I got into Sci-fi properly. After reading Foundation series, there was no looking back. Please do give it a try.
      Storm of Swords was so amazing right? So many plot twists and shocking character deaths.

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      1. I will definitely! After I got so lucky with my SciFi book pics recently, I need more 🙂


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