• Fave books 2010 to 2019

    04 January 2020

    After writing yesterday's post, in which one of my books featured in a Best Of The Decade list compiled by a fan, I started thinking what MY favourite books of the past ten years were. Luckily I grade every book that I read on Goodreads, so I was able to go in and do a quick search. It turns out that I awarded five stars to only twelve books for adults, as well as six books for children or teenagers (I didn't include picture books), so I figured I'd list all of those, rather than try to whittle it down even further. I should point out that I don't read LOADS of books (nowhere near as many as I read in my teens, where I sometimes hit 100 a year), squeezing in a mere 236 in the ten years in question, so this comes from by no means as broad a spectrum as I would like, but anywhere... here we go, in no specific order.

     

    THE 12 BEST BOOKS FOR ADULTS THAT I READ FROM THE START OF 2010 TO THE END OF 2019.
    Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
    The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell.
    The Ocean at the end of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman.
    I Am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes.
    Boy's Life, by Robert McCammon.
    11.22.63, by Stephen King.
    Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
    A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.
    Swan Song, by Robert McCammon.
    Killing Bono, by Neil McCormick.
    Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett.
    The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas.

     

    THE 6 BEST CHILDREN'S/YA BOOKS THAT I READ FROM THE START OF 2010 TO THE END OF 2019.
    Being Billy, by Phil Earle.
    A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness.
    The Ask and the Answer, by Patrick Ness.
    The Savage, by David Almond.
    Someday Angeline, by Louis Sachar.
    Half a Creature from the Sea, by David Almond.

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    No AvatarRobert Ebner-Statt
    05, Jan, 2020
    1. The rest of us just live here - Patrick Ness
    2. Brothers to the death - Darren Shan
    3. Light - Michael Grant
    4. Keeper - Mal Peet
    5. Sweet Pizza - G.R Gemin
    6. Cell 7 - Kerry Drewery

    That's my top 6! Also Peter Crouch's "How to be a footballer" is superb.

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