Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday -- ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years

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Bridget's Picks

1. 14 – Peter Clines. A super fun story about a possibly-haunted, possibly just really WTF building in Los Angeles. I originally read it on NetGalley and recently bought a hard copy so I could read it again, and it was just as awesome as when I read it the first time.

2. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson. Easily one of the best horror stories I’ve ever read. So wonderfully creepy.

Julia's Picks


3.  Ready Player One by Richard Cline
This book surprised me. It was the first book that my now defunct work bookclub read and I was blown away. I loved the nostalgic adventure and devoured the audio book read by none other than Wil Wheaton. For geeks like me with a love of things from the 80s/90s, this book is a must read. (review)

4. Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare
Another book that fell into my lap. I went to a book signing for Eloisa James and Tessa Dare. There were some travel mishaps and only Eloisa could make it. I loved the way Eloisa sold Tessa's book and decided to give it a try. And wow did I love it! It is one of the few romance's that don't blend into all the others that I read. (review)

5. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I found this book on Netgalley a while back and it surprised me how much I liked it! It was a twist on the dystopian YA and I loved it so much! Just two characters trying to survive on a new world, running into all of these unexplained problems. Seriously a fantastic book! (review)

Jana's Picks


6. Love, Lucy by April Lindner: This is a retelling of A Room With A View. Lucy backpacks through Florence, Italy and not only falls in love with the food in the architecture--she falls in love with the street performer. I love books that take place in Italy, and that focus on travel. The books made me so happy, and I wish it could have gone on forever. (my review)

7. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson:READ this. The plot is complex and exciting, and there's a pretty amazing twist. Plus, Lia is spunky and the writing is glorious. (my review)

8. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker- I just love this contemporary romance so much! It takes place over the summer on a sailboat, and it deals with heartbreak, new love, family, friendship, and so many smiles. (my review)


Jamie Picks:


9. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson: THIS BOOK IS THE MOST PERFECT THING IN THE WORLD. My words = paltry little things when it comes to this book.

10.  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel: I haven't read a ton of adult books in the past 3 years but this one so totally blew me away. MUST READ.








31 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear you liked Station Eleven so much — I'm listening to it right now and it's been a little slow to get into, but the threads are starting to come together and I'm excited to hear more!

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  2. Jamie, I bought Station Eleven. I haven't read it yet, but you got me looking forward to it.

    Jana, Love, Lucy is up next for me. April is coming to my store on Saturday for a signing. I NEED to read Kiss of Deception!

    Julia, These Broken Stars is on my list, too!

    Bridget, I haven't read either of those. I'll have to check them out.

    Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. Ready Player One is on my list too! Other than that, I've only read one other book on your list (Haunting of Hill House). That was an awesome book. Though not awesome in a way that put it on my list.

    My post: http://www.bookpunks.com/what-do-our-favorite-books-say-about-us-and-nikkis-top-ten-favorite-novels/ (I read the prompt wrong when setting this up last week and did an all-time best. But I am going to do a best from the last three years reading next week because this question got me totally fascinated with the way these lists can change, what they say about us, and how books get on and off of them.

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  4. I haven't read any of the books on your list... A few of them sound intriguing, so am sure I'll be adding some new book titles 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

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  5. Ready Player One is definitely on my list, but The Kiss of Deception just missed the cut off--it's probably number 11. :)

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  6. Enjoyed hearing about what all of you loved. THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE - scared myself silly with that one many years ago. Several movies have been made - the earliest one is the best - Vincent Price - that voice! I have heard such good things about READY PLAYER ONE and also STATION ELEVEN. Both are on my list - the ever-getting-longer-never-shorter list.

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  7. I thought top ten books from the last three years meant published in the last three years! My list would have been very different if I'd known it was just READ in the last few years. It took me HOURS to find 10 published in the last 5 years that I loved!

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    1. It was any way you wanted to interpret it or adapt it! No right or wrong way! I know people did it both ways! :)

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  8. I haven't read any of these books but they do seem intriguing. I have the feeling my TBR will be growing this week...
    Amanda

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  9. I haven't read any of these books, but I have Love, Lucy on hold at my library.

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  10. I have The Kiss of Deception and I'll Give You The Sun (library copy) to start! I loved Station Eleven and that's the first book on my list!

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  11. Great picks! I loved Ready Player One and These Broken Stars even though they didn't make my list (TBS probably should have). Jamie, I still need to read Station Eleven but your review of it definitely made me put it higher on my TBR.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  12. Thank you for hosting this! I just jumped on board last week and I've been having fun writing the posts and then going around and visiting the blogs. Keep up the great work! :)

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  13. Station Eleven is definitely on my TBR this year! I actually haven't read most of these but I've also heard Ready Player One is fantastic too!

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  14. Ready Player One is on my list too! And I'm pleased to see The Haunting of Hill House making it in as well. I've been meaning to read it for a while.

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  15. Ready Player One is on my list as well. I've handed it to so many students who have loved it. Definitely a win for me. And bonus, Wil Wheaton.

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  16. So many of these are on my TBR list. I really need to start reading faster.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  17. Look at all the books! Look at all the links! I need to spend some time here.................

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  18. Ready Player One! Can't believe I forgot to include it, though that was 2011, I tried to stick to past three years.

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    1. Honestly I didnt even think of looking at release dates. I just was like "what were my highest rated books that I've read these past three years" and Ready Player One was amazing!

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  20. Ah! I'm late but I'll be traveling around checking out your top 10's. Here's my First Ever Top Ten Tuesday

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  21. Ready Player One is also on my list, actually best audiobook EVER. Here is my TTT: http://wordsandpeace.com/2015/03/03/my-top-10-all-time-favorite-books/

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  22. I really, really want to read Ready Player One and I'll Give You the Sun!!

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  23. Ooh great choices. I have so many of these on my TBR, especially the Shirley Jackson. I've been been meaning to pick something up by her for ages. I also really NEED to read Ready Player One asap.

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  24. Great picks! This Kiss of Deception and These Broken Stars are both on my TBR!!

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  25. I LOVED THE KISS OF DECEPTION. Probably my favorite love triangle EVER (and I seem to be one of the few people who doesn't hate them?). I can't wait to read the next book!

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  26. I wasn't sure about Ready Player One, but now that I know Wil Wheaton reads the audio version, I may have to rethink it.

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  27. Ready Player One, Station Eleven and These Broken Stars are all on my TBR! But being truthful I have not read any of those mentioned on this list so I will get off my butt and proceed to do so now. :D

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  28. Wil Wheaton did the audiobook for Ready Player One?! I wanted to rad the book but Now I might prefer to just listen to it myself! These broken stars is one I hope to read in the next couple months. The Kiss of deception as well.
    Hope you have a great fall!
    Here’s My TTT

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