Favorite Books of the Decade

This is actually a list I wrote up way before all the COVID madness descended upon us, but now that we all have more time (thanks quarantine), here’s some recommendations:

I love to read. And I love lists. Because I love both of those things, I have kept a list of every book I have read since 2008 (except for 2015. I don’t know what happened to my list from then). Below is a list of my favorite books from each year of the past decade. I mostly steer towards fiction, but there’s a few nonfiction/autobiography books that made the fave cut (they are the bolded ones).


-The Wedding Planner’s Daughter (Coleen Murtagh Paratore)

-The Cupid Chronicles (Coleen Murtagh Paratore)

-My Fair Godmother (Janette Rallison)

-Maximum Ride (James Patterson)

-The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy (Diane Stanley)


-Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie (David Lubar)

-The Juliet Club (Suzanne Harper)

-Leverage (Joshua C. Cohen)

Once a Runner (John L. Parker Jr.)

-Little White Lies (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)


-The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

-The Bridesmaid (Hailey Abbott)

-The Help (Kathryn Stockett)

-The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)

-13 Reasons Why (Jay Asher)

Eat and Run (Scott Jurek)


-Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

-The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

-Divergent book series (Veronica Roth)

-The Nanny Diaries (Emma McLaughlin)

-Tales of the Madman Underground (John Barnes)

-East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

Everybody Sees the Ants (A.S. King)


-How to Lead a Life of Crime (Kirsten Miller)

-Relativity (Cristin Bishara)

-Out of the Easy (Ruta Sepetys)

-The Devil Wears Prada (Lauren Weisberger)

-The Queen of Water (Laura Resau)


-What Alice Forgot (Liane Moriarty)

Party Politics in America (Marjorie Randon Hershey)


-The Bitchy Waiter (Darron Cardosa)

-The Penny Pinchers Club (Sarah Strohmeyer)


Intensive Care (Echo Heron)

-The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

-The Caine Mutiny (Herman Wouk)

-A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)

-The Last Anniversary (Liane Moriarty)


-Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)

-The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)

-Stillhouse Lake and Killman Creek (Rachel Caine)

-The Silent Patient (Alex Michaelides)

-The Girl With Seven Names (David John and Lee- Hyeon-seo)

-The World’s Strongest Librarian (Josh Hanagarne)

-The 7.5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Stuart Turton)

-Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens)

High Achiever (Tiffany Jenkins)

-Then She Was Gone (Lisa Jewell)

-Ghosted (Rosie Walsh)

-One Day in December (Josie Silver)

In 2019 I read the most books to date (46 to be exact) and there were by far the most good books in this year. I can’t wait to see which books the new year holds! Comment any recommendations down below


  1. I’m enthralled with a biography of Amy Carmichael called “A Chance to Die” by Elisabeth Elliot. Amy started a Christian orphanage in India in 1901 that is still going strong today. It’s free on archive.org


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