Top 50 Reads of the Decade (2010-2019)

As this decade is coming to a close, I thought it would be fun to go through my Goodreads list of all my reads over the last decade and list my favorites. I put the list in alphabetical order by title.

  1. Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
  2. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  4. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  6. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
  7. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  8. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  9. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  10. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  11. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  12. Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama
  13. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  14. Educate by Tara Westover
  15. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  16. Emma by Jane Austen
  17. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  18. The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
  19. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  20. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  21. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  22. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  23. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  24. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  25. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  26. The I-5 Killer by Ann Rule
  27. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
  28. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  29. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  30. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  31. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  32. The Martian by Andy Weir
  33. The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
  34. Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
  35. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  36. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  37. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
  38. Reading People by Anne Bogel
  39. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  40. Sadie by Courtney Summers
  41. Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
  42. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  43. The Shining by Stephen King
  44. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  45. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
  46. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  47. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  48. Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
  49. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  50. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

What have been some of your favorite reads of the last decade? Please comment on my list or leave some recommendations in the comment section below. Here’s hoping for another decade of amazing reads!!!

My Must Read Book List for 2017

What books do you want to read in 2017? Here is the list of books I would like to read in 2017:

  1. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  2. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  3. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  4. The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth
  5. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  6. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  7. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  8. Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  10. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
  11. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  12. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  13. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  14. Bolshoi Confidential by Simon Morrison
  15. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

However, these listed are not the only books I will read this year (and to be honest I have a hard time keeping to a list), so feel free to send me recommendations of books you have loved – both old and new.

2017 Reading Challenge

24 books completed
8 books ahead of schedule

24/50 (48%)

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My Must Read List for 2014

Here is the list of books that I definitely want to read in 2014:

  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (I tried once before and couldn’t make it through it. Going to try one more time.)
  3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  6. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  7. The Shining by Stephen King
  8. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  9. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  10. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  11. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  12. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  13. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  14. Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
  15. The First World War by John Keegan
  16. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  17. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  18. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  19. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  20. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  21. Nemesis by Philip Roth
  22. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  23. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  24. Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer
  25. Mean Street by Sinclair Lewis

I will cross out each book once I have completed it. Please feel free to share your input on these novels but avoid spoilers unless the specific novel is crossed out.