Top Ten Tuesday - New

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: All Time Favourite Books Read In the Past Three Years. This works out perfectly because halfway through 2013 is when I began blogging regularly here, and when my reading life really picked up post-university. It’s been a wonderful, wild ride, and I’ve met some amazing books that I know will be with me for the rest of my life. Here are my top ten, consider this a must-read list!

If I Fall, If I Die - Michael Christie       The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
If I Fall, If I Die – Michael Christie 
The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett       The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin       The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow - Rita Leganski
The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin
The Opposite of Loneliness - Marina Keegan       Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
The Opposite of Loneliness – Marina Keegan
Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
             Q's Legacy - Helene Hanff
Newjack – Ted Conover
The Martian – Andy Weir
Q’s Legacy – Helene Hanff

There were more books I know I’ll always love that came into my life in the past three years, but these are the ones that absolutely have to be included. Very different; all excellent.

What about you guys? Which books blew your minds wide open in the past few years? Share (or link me) in the comments!


  1. M.

    I tried Looking for Alaska, but Paper Towns had left a bit of a bad impression and I had a hard time sticking with it. I've heard great things, though, so I plan to get back to it eventually! You too!

  2. M.

    I suspect TFIOS was a popular choice! Opposite of Loneliness was bittersweet, but I was completely blown away that someone so young was able to believably inhabit such varied characters and experiences. Definitely worth a read!

  3. M.

    Fikry was wonderful. It's whimsical and bookish. It does skim over hows and red tape of certain situations, which I know bothered some readers, but I was okay with the suspension of disbelief, and even if it wasn't as realistic, it was a helluva lot more fun to read without getting mired down in the logistics. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! (What would we do without Goodreads??)

  4. M.

    Bonaventure was… well, magical. And If I Fall I really hope you enjoy – it was a wonderful surprise and I had so many feels! I started All the Bright Places and I know I'm going to like it so I'm kind of saving it! (I have a bad habit of saving the books I think I'm going to most like for far too long, but it's nice to have something to look forward to!).

  5. Katie McD

    I'm happy to see The Storied Life of AJ Fickry made this list, because I'm reading that next month for my IRL book club! I decided to pass on this week's TTT – I didn't start keeping track on Goodreads until like 1.5 years ago, and it's just too hard to remember! If this topic comes around again in another year or so, I'll play along! 🙂

  6. Katrin

    I cannot wait to read The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow! Thanks again! <3 Also I got "If I Fall, If I die". I trust your recommendations. I really liked "All The Bright Places", I definitely recommend it.


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