10 Years, 10 Favorite Books

There was a meme going around BookTok recently of people trying to pick (or even remember) their favorite books over the last ten years. A glance at my Goodreads stats told me I could juuuust pull this off, with entries going back as far as 2012.

So after a perusal of what books I logged (things get a little fuzzy a decade ago when I wasn’t as dedicated to Goodreads), here are my picks for favorite read of each year! Note that I said FAVORITE. These are the books that have stuck with me over the years; in a couple instances, I chose a four star read over a five star because it has made a larger impression on me over time. And of course, in the years where I’ve read more books, it was harder and harder to choose a single book. Ask me to make this list again in a week, and I might have different answers.

One last note, these were my favorite reads in the year I read them, not necessarily in the release year.

So here we go! Ten years, ten favorite books.








The Winter of the Witch




The Mask of Mirrors

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  1. This is fun! I did a best of the decade a couple of years ago except I picked five books for each year, which was easier, but this is a fantastic list. Especially Jade City and City of Blades😁


    1. Pre-2015 starts to get sketchier because I wasn’t using the site regularly, so it’s entirely possible there were other books I read those years that I have since forgotten. But the picks I had available worked fine for me!

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  2. Ooh, this is a fun challenge, but I doubt I would remember my favorites from 5+ years ago (and my reading taste has changed so much since then that I don’t know if I’d want to admit to my favorites over the years, hahaha). I just started Goodreads in 2020 and switched to the StoryGraph since then so my reading logs are all over the place. I only use Goodreads to log books when I have a review to write now.

    Jade City is a great choice! It was one of my favorites last year. I also loved Mistborn, but I never got past the second book in the series.

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  3. Wow, very cool that you’re able to go that far back. I don’t even remember what I was reading 10 years ago except that I wasn’t reading very much. Was that maybe around the time The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo books got popular? I remember reading those. And Game of Thrones sometime in the last 10 years. Good to see Katherine Arden on here…I’m excited about starting the trilogy at some point.

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