Favourite Books Released in the Last Ten Years (one book for each year)

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is my favourite books released in the last 10 years (one book for each year). This was a lot of fun to come up with, there were some years where I had 3-4 books that were all released together and it was really difficult to just choose one, but I think this list represents my reading tastes well!

2019 – The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson (Published Jan 22nd 2019)

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2018The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware (Published May 29th 2018)

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2017Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (Published April 4th 2017)

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2016A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (Published May 3rd 2016)

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2015Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Published September 29th 2015)

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2014Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Published March 4th 2014)

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2013Inferno by Dan Brown (Published May 13th 2013)

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2012Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (Published August 2nd 2012)

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2011A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Published May 5th 2011)

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2010The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Aug 31st 2010)

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2009The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (Published October 6th 2009)

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Quarterly Reading Recommendations

I’ve decided that every three months this year I will go through my reading list and pick out the top 10 books I have read. These are going to all of my 5 star reads as well as any other book that I loved but didn’t give 5 stars for whatever reason. Then at the end of the year I will compile my list and pick out my top 10 overall of 2019. If you want to read any of my reviews for these books just click on the titles!

So my reading recommendations for January, February and March are:

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

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The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

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The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natashan Ngan

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

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Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

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Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

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February Wrap Up

I am very proud of my progress this month! As I said I have been on holidays in February so I did have more than enough time for reading but I tried not to let it take over my holidays. I did enjoy myself and have a bit of a break from reading throughout the month but I did still manage to get quite a bit done!

HP and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling⭐️5/5 stars

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo⭐️4/5 stars

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner⭐️3/5 stars

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han⭐️4/5 stars

Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh⭐️4/5 stars

Always & Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han⭐️4/5 stars

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin⭐️4/5 stars

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard ⭐️4.5/5 stars

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson⭐️4.5/5 stars

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin⭐️3.5/5 stars

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson⭐️5/5 stars

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The Vanishing Stair Review

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Truly Devious was a shining star last year for me, I really enjoyed the whole premise and plot of the story and The Vanishing Stair really lived up to the expectations that I had built up.

Stevie’s parents have pulled her out of Ellingham Academy after the tragic death of her classmate. She still longs to return and figure out the unsolved case of Truly Devious but her parents are resolute. That is until Edward King turns up at her house with a solution.

Every single line of this book was captivating to read. It was really fast paced and the stakes were incredibly high. The theme is very dark and mysterious and there are so many twists and turns that you can’t help but turn the pages.

Stevie was really relatable in this book. She is so driven and focused on her goal and she will really stop at nothing to find out the truth of what happened that night back in 1936 and also the present day conundrum of Ellie and Hayes. I like the fact that she didn’t immediately dismiss Ellie’s disappearance and looked further into it. It really showed how dedicated she is in becoming a detective. I also like that fact that she tried to include others into her discoveries. She asked for help when she thought she needed it and didn’t dismiss their input.

I’m not quite sure what to make of David yet. I kind of wrote him off as a typical rich kid character that is trying to get his absent fathers attention, but I can’t help feeling like there might be more to his story. I liked how we see him break down after they found Ellie, it was nice to see a teenage boy express his feelings and not be embarrassed by it. He acknowledged their friendship in his grief and I thought that showed how comfortable he is with Stevie.

Larry is another character that I kind of dismissed in the first book and didn’t think he would have a pivotal role in the storyline. I thought he was very honourable and decent and actually treated Stevie with respect and slight disgruntlement for being in the midst of all the scandals. Stevie kind of looked up to his as an authoritative figure that she could trust which is far and few between.

This book is so entertaining; it really has you on the edge of your seat as you read. I found myself really engrossed and engaged in the plot, as I didn’t want to miss anything. All the scenes in the book I thought were pivotal in the overall storyline and every single character that is introduced or carry on from the last book have a purpose. I love reading between the lines and figuring out all the clues and I can’t wait to get my hands on the final book and see once and for all what happened to Alice. I definitely have my theories and I’m excited to see if any are true!

⭐️5/5 I loved this! Mysterious, moody and manic, a wonderful read!

February TBR

This is going to be the month of series! I will be finishing a few series that I have loved and also starting some new series that have been on my TBR for a long time now! I am very excited for this month as it’s my birthday month and I have a few weeks of holidays so there is going to be plenty of time for reading!!

The Evolution of Mara Dyer & The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

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Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh

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King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

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The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

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P.S. I Still Love You & Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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