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Monday, February 4, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday---Books I have recommended the most for the past decade

I'm off the day's topic...

Top Ten Tuesday: The book I recommended the most often to others in the past ten years. (Both in my capacity of a teen librarian, a blogger, and a reader!)

2019: (So far) Becoming by Michelle Obama*

2018: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Adult)*
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka (YA)*

2017: The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood (Adult)*
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (YA)

2016: West With the Night by Beryl Markham (Adult)
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

2015: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Adult)*
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

2014: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (Adult)*
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (YA)

2013: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (Adult)
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (YA)

2012: Ready Player One by Ernst Cline (Adult)*
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and The Scorpio Races* by Maggie Stiefvater (YA)

2011: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (adult)
Stolen by Lucy Christopher (YA)

2010: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (adult)*
Graceling by Kristin Cashore and Ender's Game by Orsen Scott Card (YA)

*I still tell people to read these books in 2019!


  1. Great recommendations! Did you like "Becoming" more than "Crawdads?"

    1. The books are very different. I've just told everyone to read Becoming since I am going to see Michelle this weekend.

  2. Interesting! Becoming sounds like a fantastic book from what I've seen of reviews.

  3. I like this idea for a TTT topic. I'm not terribly sure I could figure out what I recommended the most, as I don't keep records of that. Maybe just my gut level feeling.

    1. Some of the later books were based on my records, the earlier ones were based on my gut feelings and memory.

  4. Okay, now I have to read Ready Player One. :)

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. The book is a lot better than the movie, though I liked the movie.

  5. I just started reading Becoming. It's amazing so far.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. I know. I was so inspired and it makes me sad for what we've lost in Trump.

  6. So many of those are favorites of mine, too! Boys in the Boat, Unbroken, Elinor Oliphant, West With the Night, All the Light.
    Great topic! Great list!

    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/top-ten-tuesday-upcoming-releases-im-on-the-fence-about/

  7. Boy that's a great list of books. I found myself smiling as I read the titles and remembered how much I loved many of them.

  8. It's interesting to see the books you recommended in the past. I've read a few of them, like Ender's Game and Unbroken, and a couple of them I'd still like to read, like Ready Player One.

  9. I just read Through the Woods the other day and I absolutely loved it!


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