Monday, March 2, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favorite Books/Series From The Past 5 Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks Top Ten topic is "Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years (you can extend it to 5 if you need to)." I'm going to extend it. I'm listing my ten favorite books and series of the last five years. Now, I haven't read every series, so I'm sure there are some out there that could eventually end up as ALL TIME FAVORITES. I also didn't include series that I haven't finished. There are some that I've read the first book or the first two books but haven't finished yet (like the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass and Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor - they could definitely be on this list...oh, heck...I'll make them honorable mentions). I did include three series that are incomplete, with only two of three books released. They are favorites of mine and I'm eagerly awaiting their conclusions. I thought about ten books or series that I recommend to people most. These are the ones I always start with. These have stuck with me the most. There are more, but this list is only ten spaces long. These are really not in any particular order.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Mystic City series by Theo Lawrence

 I loved the first two books and I am waiting VERY impatiently for book 3. I don't know when it's actual release date is, but I'm going to devour it when it's out.

The Selection series by Kiera Cass

The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano

The Brokenhearted series by Amelia Kahaney

Starbound series by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

I just finished reading this and I was truly blown away. It's a stand alone dystopian that made a lasting impression.

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

Ok, this one isn't out yet (4/7/15), but when it is, PLEASE read it. It's brilliantly written with such care, it's emotionally stirring and it will make you a better person through understanding. 

Honorable Mentions
(because it would be wrong not to include these on this list)

Oh! I know I've left out SO MANY awesome books!

I know I need to READ so many more awesome books!

What are your favorites of the last few years?

<3 Michelle


  1. I'm happy to see Lauren DeStefano's The Chemical Gardens trilogy on your list. I absolutely loved those books! :-) I also loved The Grisha Trilogy. Great list! My TTT

  2. These books sounds great! I can't believe you already read None of The Above! I haven't even get my hands on it yet! xD
    Want to check out my top ten?

  3. Okay, I haven't read any of the books on your list, but have a feeling some will be added to my reading wishlist!! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

  4. The Selection Series is on so many posts! I just can't get over the MC's name... sounds so cheesy. :/

    The Glass Arrow looks great though!

    My TTT

  5. Very intrigued to read None Of The Above. Also can't wait to read The Glass Arrow, I keep hearing great things about it.

  6. OOoh nice! Loved Bardugo's trilogy and Rossi's! Still need to read The Glass Arrow but I LOVE The 5th Wave! So good! Great picks!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I can't wait to read The Glass Arrow
    And I loved the Selection series! Great list :)

  8. I really loved Before I Fall, a lot more than the Delirium trilogy actually! I didn't really love the first book in the Selection trilogy (well, series now since she decided to extend it) but I need to continue it! Maybe I'll enjoy the other books? Under the Never Sky was fantastic as well, Incarnate too! I need to read the other books on your list because I own two of them and the rest are on my must buy list.

  9. Awesome list! The Selection and Wither are so great! I can't wait for None of the Above to come out. It's one of my most anticipated releases! Sadly, my Edelweiss request for it was denied but I can't wait to buy it when it comes out!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. The author of None of the Above is a customer in the bookstore I work in. She brought an ARC in for me and she's coming for a signing after it comes out. It's an amazing book.

  10. LOVE Under the Never Sky!!! I cannot wait to read The Glass Arrow, I am thinking of picking it up this weekend The reviews have been awesome so far. Thanks for stopping by :)
    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  11. I enjoyed The Glass Arrow as well! I loved Before I Fall too! And definitely the Under the Never Sky series, The Grisha series... and basically every other book on your list is on my NEED to read list! And I, um, own most of them. None of the Above will be coming up soon for me, and now I am extra excited! And you have reminded me how many books I need to read!! Great list :)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  12. I LOVED Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it´s a really great book.
    Thanks for stopping by My Top 10 Tuesday

  13. I have an e-arc of None of the Above and will be reading it soon! I'm so excited for it!! The Grisha trilogy is one of my favorites too, though I have yet to read Ruin and Rising. I need to get to it!

  14. Awesome list :D The Under the Never Sky trilogy was great, and I absolutely love the rich world and characters of the Grisha trilogy (how excited are you for Leigh Bardugo's new book?!) I'm also incredibly excited for None of the Above. There are a million things I love about YA, but one aspect I really appreciate is how open the genre is to LGBTQIA+ (and I'm especially happy that this one focuses on the often glossed-over intersex community!!) I'm so glad you liked it.

    - Connie @ The YA Book Thief