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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!


18 comments:

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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

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

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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

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  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/

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  10. I just got Becoming from the library but haven't started it yet. looking forward t it. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  11. I've read 11 on your list. You are probably the reason I read Cutting for Stone (and loved it.) But I don't see that on many lists. Thanks for the recommendations (past and future!)

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  12. So many great books on this list! Though I don't know how you remember what you were recommending 10 years ago - quite impressive, Anne!

    I agree on many of these...but there are also a bunch I haven't read yet. So many great books & so little time...

    Have a great reading wek!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. It wasn't a scientific thing. I looked back on my end of the year posts where I answered which book I liked the best for that year. Then I went through my list of books I read during each year on Goodreads. I just used my memory or my impression of which I recommended the most. As a librarian, I had a good handle on the books students liked and which books I pushed the most each year, so my YA books are probably more accurate than my adult choices.

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  13. What a great list of books! I can see why you recommended them so often. :)

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