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Book Tag: 10 Years, 10 Favorite Books

It seems Realms of My Mind has carried this BookTok Trend over to Bookbloggers (checkout the lists compiled by both imyril and My World of Books)! Before this “trend,” I was thinking over my favorites from previous years. Keep in mind I started using “book apps” such as Goodreads and Library Thing (and later StoryGraph) after I started my blog. So, I had to think back on what my favorites from previous years were based on the books I read and enjoyed and then looking up the year of their release. It was an interesting process thinking back to what my favorites were from previous years.

These books are still some of my all-time favorite reads. As you’ll see, they are NOT all from the speculative fiction genre. That being said, I hope you’ll read some of these books in the near future and/or let me know what you thought of them.


A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash


I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb


Mists of Eria, #2: Bound to the Elvin King by Lisa Kumar


Ayumi’s Violin by Mariko Tatsumoto


March (Trilogy) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)


The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin


Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko


The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan


Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse


The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

What have been some of your favorite books from the last 10 years?

9 thoughts on “Book Tag: 10 Years, 10 Favorite Books

  1. Love your picks. I’ve been debating recently about the next book after Gutter Prayer because I’m curious about the gods.
    I think I’ll do a post like this too, actually.

    1. “The Shadow Saint” is an amazing follow up to “The Gutter Prayer.” Keep in mind that it’s a world-building book.

      I’m looking forward to reading your list!

  2. Quite a diverse range of books here! I’m planning to finally pick up BLACK SUN before the end of the year. My sister is reading it now, so that is motivating me… I did a post like this in 2019 ( Almost all my picks were speculative fiction! Some of my favourites I listed were WHITE IS FOR WITCHING by Helen Oyeyemi and UPROOTED by Naomi Novic.

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