Top 10 Books of the Last 3 Years

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It’s Tuesday again so The Broke and the Bookish are hosting Top Ten Tuesday.

This week it’s Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS from the past 3 years. I like this topic, gives me a good chance to look back on some of my favourites

In no particular order…

How to Be a Woman- Caitlin Moran. 

Made me pretty much gave me a girl crush on Caitlin Moran. Very funny, and clever.

Texts From Jane Eyre- Mallory Ortberg

Funny, and clever. Must read for literary people. I’ve been recommending this one all over the place.

Brooklyn Bites Series- Scott Stabile

A little bit of a cheat here since there are technically 3 books (Truffle Fries and a Little Taste of Chocolate, A Pickle and Carrot Cake, and, Meatball Sandwich and Cream Crumb), but they are short, each containing two short stories with a food as the starting point. They’re beautifully written and you wouldn’t think you could get so much thought and emotion into such short stories. These are probably my most championed indie books.
Life After Life- Kate Atkinson

Still remains the only Atkinson I’ve ever read (but I am eagerly awaiting the parallel novel due to come out in May) but it is one of my favourite books. It’s a little hard to describe without it sounding gimmicky, so I usually just tell people they must read it!

 The Crimson Petal and the White- Michael Faber. 

Another one I’ve forced on a few people! It takes a fair amount of energy to read, but it’s well worth it. I wanted to recommend this to my Mum‘s book group, but they weren’t impressed with the sex in The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts so I decided they probably wouldn’t take to a book in which the main character was a prostitute.

How to Be a Heroine- Samantha Ellis

Another must read for bibliophiles. This one is more thoughtful, and also funny. Gets you thinking about old favourites.

The Storyteller- Jodi Picoult

The Storyteller is a bit different from other books by Picoult, but it still is very moving.

The Horologicon- Mark Forsyth

Great, entertaining, and witty book all about words. I just wish I could remember more of them

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7 responses to “Top 10 Books of the Last 3 Years

  1. I’ve heard of most of these, but The Horologican is new to me. I will have to check it out!

  2. Thanks for the recommendations 🙂

  3. I’ve only ever heard good things about Life After Life too, so I really must get round to that one. I haven’t read anything by Jodi Picoult in a while (there was a time when I would get them as soon as they were published) so it would be nice to revisit a favourite author.

  4. I’ve only read The Crimson Petal and the White out of these books, but am so glad to see it on someone else’s list! You’re right though, if your mom’s book group doesn’t love sex in books then that one might not be the best recommendation as Sugar is a prostitute! But still, it’s SO good. It’s one of those I find myself continually wanting to revisit.

  5. I just recently bought How to be a Woman and The Horologicon so it’s good to hear that you like them so much. Also we both seem to be reading More Fool Me by Stephen Fry at the moment so we must have similar tastes!

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