Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top Ten Books You would Classify as All Time Favorites from the Last Three Years

Thankfully I've been using Goodreads for about three years now so I'm actually keeping track of what I've read what year. Unfortunately, though, that won't help me with narrowing this list down to ten favorites. I have linked my reviews if I wrote one. So here we are in no particular order.

  1. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger- I just read this book a couple months ago and it was an instant favorite. It's a different kind of book but I love it! :)
  2. The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
  4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  5. Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
  6. Wives and Daughters and North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  7. The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
  8. The History of the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien- This books was fascinating for anyone who's a Tolkien geek (like me) or is interested in writing (like me). No wonder I loved it. ;)
  9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- I actually prefer the movie but the book is also great. 
  10. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  11. Little Dorrit and Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Okay so in the end I couldn't choose just ten and I'm not really sorry. There has been a large number of incredible books I've read in these couple years and it didn't feel right to leave any of them out. 

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20 comments:

  1. Great list! Man, I have seen The Book Thief on so many off these already that I really need to just read it already!

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  2. I was surprised how much I enjoyed Ender's Game when I read it a few years ago. The Book Thief is on my TBR.

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    1. It was only the second sci-fi book I read so I was still getting a feel for the genre but it was a great introduction. :)

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  3. I have both The Help and The Book Thief on my TBR lists. After seeing them on so many of your top ten lists, I think I may need to bump them up! Great list!

    Lauren Hearts Books

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised by both. :)

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  4. Oooh, will definitely have to check out the History of LOTR! Great list, I love many of the books you mentioned here :)

    My TTT

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    1. You should! I think you'll definitely like it. It's absolutely intriguing to see how Tolkien developed LOTR over time to make it the masterpiece it is today. :)

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  5. I enjoyed The Help and Peace Like a River also. Great list.

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  6. Great list! I was going to include The Help, but i think I read it longer than 3 years ago.

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    1. It was a little difficult to figure out when I read some books as I've only been using Goodreads solidly for two years and off and on the year before that.

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  7. I had such a hard time leaving off at ten as well!
    Oh, Wives and Daughters. I love that story! The only downside is that it left me feeling a bit at odds for a few days after finishing, since there is no true ending.
    Have you read other Gaskell? I think Mary Barton is my favorite.
    I love Far from the Maddening Crowd!

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    1. I've just read Wives and Daughters and North and South so far but the rest of her books are on my TBR list.
      I actually felt like it wrapped it pretty well.... you knew that they were going to get together. :) However, the miniseries helps me for that opinion. If you haven't seen the miniseries you really should! It's a gem!

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  8. You have a great list here! There are quite a few that I need to read yet.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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  9. I'm so glad we have 'The Book Thief' in common! Also, you have some quite unusual ones on here that I haven't seen before, but I'm quite intrigued! 'The History Of The Lord Of The Rings' sounds like something my boyfriend Mat would enjoy, he's a massive Tolkien fan too. He constantly bugs me to read the books (just like you do)!!

    Check out my TTT!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

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    1. If he's a big Tolkien fan I'm sure he'll love them. :)

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  10. Haha, I love that phrase: "and I'm not really sorry," :D

    I should check out the LotR history!!!

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    1. It's fascinating! I think you'd like it. :)

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