Tuesday 3 March 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #22 All-Time Favourite Books From The Past Few Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme from The Broke and The Bookish that allows users to share their top choices of the topic of the week!

The past 3-5 years have been when I really got into YA fiction. Of course there's been reading slumps, but before and after them, I have been on a role in reading. Here are my all-time favourites: 

1. The Fault In Our Stars by: John Green 
This.book.was.perfect. It was adorable, sad and yet beautiful all at the same time. 

2. Paper Towns by: John Green 
Yes, another John Green. This is my favourite of his books, it was original, funny and extremely captivating. 

3. Looking for Alaska by: John Green 
This is the last John Green, I promise. The point is, he is one of my favourite authors that I discovered 3 years ago, and this was his debut. The writing was gorgeous. 

4. Eleanor and Park by: Rainbow Rowell 
Omg this book was too cute. It had romance, music and drama all rolled into one. 

5. Where She Went by: Gayle Forman 
This was actually the sequel to If I Stay, but I enjoyed Where She Went much more. It was inspiring.

6. Thirteen Reasons Why by: Jay Asher 
Thirteen Reason's was incredibly moving. It's very dramatic and heavy, but it's a real eye-opener. 

7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by: Stephen Chbosky 
Amazing. This book was inspiring, funny, sad and overall a great read for anyone who is struggling with being "an outcast" in society. 

8. The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott. Fitzgerald 
By far, the best classic book I've ever read. Gatsby's story pulls at your heart, and I would highly recommend book and movie. 

9. Delirium by: Lauren Oliver 
All I can say about this series is: wow. It was one of the first YA books  I ever read, so it has a special place in my heart. Also contains high amounts of romance and fictional-crushes. 

10. Divergent by: Veronica Roth 
Divergent had such amazing creativity, a great heroine and a great leading man. Perfect. 

There are many more that I'm missing, and it was hard to narrow it down! What are your favourite books from the past few years? 

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Eleanor and Park is on my list as well! I feel like I forgot Perks of Being a Wallflower :( Great list!

  2. Where She Went nearly made my list too! I know many people prefer If I Stay to it but I think Where She Went was a lot more mature than the first novel. I read Thirteen Reasons Why a while back but I remember most of it and I do know that it left me completely speechless. I think that was the book that made me want to read more realistic fiction novels. I want to read Eleanor & Park but I'm afraid because everyone was saying how awesome Fangirl is but I didn't like it all that much.
    Anyhow, wonderful list! :)

    1. I agree, I loved the way Where She Went was written. Thirteen Reason's is what really got me into realistic fiction as well. Eleanor and Park was really good, and a different style of Rowell's writing. I would highly recommend it :)

  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is amazing! (:
    I like The Great Gatsby too.

  4. Gatsby, Delirium and Divergent are all favorites of mine too! <3 Bee @ Bee Reads Books

  5. Eleanor and Park killed me. I loved it so much and it punched me right in the emotions. I can't believe I forgot to mention it on my list! I thought the relationship between Eleanor and Park was so cute, I was so mad at the ending. Great list!

    1. I thought that the ending was a good twist, I'm just happy that everyone turned out okay! Thanks, Maria!

  6. All these books are amazing! Eleanor and Park is soooo sweet. I watched the Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I need to read the book! Wonderful post!!

    1. I would definitely recommend it! Thanks Erica!

  7. Hi Emmy! I've read Divergent, Thirteen Reasons Why, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Delirium from your list. :) I'm looking forward to reading John Green's books soon and other novels by Rainbow Rowell. I only read Fangirl. Anyway, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award.
    Check my post here

    1. I would recommend John Green to anyone! Thanks Danna! I've already done the tag, but thanks for stopping by :)

  8. Awesome list! The first John Green book I read was Paper Towns (which I enjoyed a lot), and Looking for Alaska is my favourite. I love, love, love The Perks of Being a Wallflower! Some of the other books on this list are ones that I hope to read in the future, like Eleanor & Park. Great post!

    1. Thanks! My favourite by John Green is definitely Paper Towns, but all of them were so good!