Top Ten Books Released In The Last 10 Years

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is a fun one! It’s all about our top releases over the last 10 years. I thought I’d start with the most recent and then get to older releases. It’ll be hard to pick just one from a year, but I’m excited to do this!

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!


Daisy Jones and The Six

Loved this book. I read it in April and promptly gave it 5 stars.


A Thousand Perfect Notes

I was highly anticipating this book and it was well worth the wait.


They Both Die at the End

Ooh. I was eagerly anticipating this book and it was SO good. One of those that I didn’t want to end, especially because we know the end… #titleisaspoiler


Highly Illogical Behavior

I’ve just realised that every book I’ve listed so far was a 5 star read for me. I absolutely loved this book which has mental health and the forefront.


Made You Up

Such a highly unique read! Again, mental health representation.


Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)

I thought this was an absolutely incredible read. If you’re a fan of WWII reads, then give this one a go!


Dangerous Girls

I can’t believe this book was released in 2013! It’s SO good.


Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

Urgh, one of my favourite books! How was it released 7 years ago?!


Divergent (Divergent, #1)

I wasn’t overly satisfied with how this series ended but I thought the first book was a cracking read!



An excellent, if heart-breaking read!


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This is my only 4 star on this list! It was still an incredible read and I still think highly of it 10 years after its release.

I can’t wait to see other lists today. This is a fun topic. Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂


Ten Memorable Dads In Literature

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Father’s Day freebie. I decided to go with some of the most memorable father’s in literature…so here goes!

  • Mr WormwoodMatilda– Roald Dahl- He’s an awful father. He doesn’t care about his wonderfully intelligent daughter!
  • Lucius MalfoyHarry Potter– J.K. Rowling- He encourages Draco to be unkind to others. He makes Draco think he’s far superior. I don’t like that!
  • George Mole- Adrian Mole– Sue Townsend- George is hardly a role model to Adrian!
  • Old Nick- Room– Emma Donoghue- Thinking of the character just makes my blood boil.

Now some memorable in a good way fathers! 

  • Otto Frank- The Diary of Anne Frank– Anne Frank- Without Otto, we wouldn’t have Anne’s diary.
  • Hans HubermannThe Book Thief– Markus Zusak- I featured Rosa in my mother list, so I couldn’t help but mention Hans too. He’s a super sweet father.
  • Atticus FinchTo Kill A Mockingbird– Harper Lee- I couldn’t put together a list about fathers and not include Atticus. He’s super special. Kind, caring, respectful and he truly loves his children.
  • Bob CratchitA Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens- He just wanted to do well by his family!
  • Arthur WeasleyHarry Potter- J.K. Rowling- Loved his wife, mentioned his wife in my mothers list, so of course had to include him. A set of wonderful (present) parents!
  • Carson DrewNancy Drew- Carolyn Keene- I loved reading about Nancy’s father when I was younger. I remember always thinking he sounded amazing!

What did you do for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books For Readers That Like Plot Twists


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books We’d recommend for readers that… I picked readers that like plot twists and have specifically picked some psychological thrillers within my list!

Books are in no particular order with book images going to the Goodreads page!

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Dangerous GirlsAbigail Haas- I wasn’t sure what I was going to make of this book, but I was absolutely pulled into the story. I adored it.

Gone GirlGillian Flynn– I read Gone Girl several years ago and I still think about it. This is very much a love it or hate it book. I definitely fell in love with it. Amy is such a messed up character. One of the most messed up I’ve read.

Room Cuckoo

RoomEmma Donoghue- I think this book is incredibly compelling. It’s thought provoking.

CuckooJulia Crouch– This was one of the first psychological thrillers that I got into. I really enjoy Julia Crouch’s writing. This book is particularly messed up!

Undone Big Little Lies

Undone Cat Clarke– The ending of this book caused my mouth to drop open!

Big Little LiesLiane Moriarty– An edgy look at disastrous parent’s evening. I love Liane Moriarty’s writing.

Me Before You Before I Go To Sleep

Me Before YouJojo Moyes- The plot twist comes in the middle of this book. I wanted it to end differently to how it did. I think it’s the only time I hoped for a clichéd ending. I didn’t get it. I will forever include this book in Top Ten lists.

Before I Go To SleepS.J Watson– I read this book around the same time as Gone Girl. There were a lot of dark books around at the time, but this one still sticks in my mind. I think it’s so thrilling as the reader only ever knows as much as the character. It slowly builds to its twist.

My Sister's Keeper Knife Edge (Noughts & Crosses, #2)

My Sister’s KeeperJodi Picoult- This is the first Jodi Picoult book that I read and I wasn’t expecting the ending! I haven’t seen the film, but the book certainly made an impact on me.

Knife EdgeMalorie Blackman– I couldn’t believe the ending of this book. I can’t wait to read the next instalment!

Who did you recommend books for this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I shall stop by!

FREEBIE: Top Ten Tuesday-Ten Books I Loved But Haven’t Reviewed


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Freebie week where we can choose what list we’d like to make. I have decided to highlighted those books I loved before I started book blogging, which I haven’t reviewed on my blog! This is where Goodreads comes in… so, in no particular order:

(Clicking the book image will take you to its Goodreads page!)

The Sky is EverywhereThe Ice Cream Girls

The Sky Is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson– I loved this moving book from Jandy Nelson. I’m really looking forward to reading I’ll Give You The Sun soon.

The Ice Cream GirlsDorothy Koomson– I could have put any of the Dorothy Koomson books on here that I read pre-blogging. She is one of my auto-buy authors. I just love her writing and highly recommend it for those that love deeper reads.

RoomThe Help

RoomEmma Donoghue– I read this book back in 2011 and found it incredibly compelling!

The Help Kathryn Stockett- This won’t be any surprise to regular readers of my blog! I feature this book wherever possible because I loved it so much. Powerful and moving, this is a beautiful book to read.

The Other HandMy Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece

The Other Hand (a.k.a Little Bee)Chris Cleave– I discovered and devoured this book in 2011. It was an incredibly thought provoking read!

My Sister Lives On The MantelpieceAnnabel Pitcher- This was a moving and sweet read which didn’t take me long to read!


Cuckoo- Julia Crouch– Cuckoo was one of my first psychological thrillers. I loved it!

WonderR.J Palacio– Wonder was recommended to me by a good friend. I’m so glad she recommended it because I loved reading it!

Me Before YouSarah's Key

Me Before YouJojo Moyes- It wouldn’t be a ‘favourites’ post on Chrissi Reads if Me Before You didn’t feature. It is one of my favourite books of all time and if you haven’t read it yet…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

Sarah’s KeyTatiana DeRosnay- This book is stunning. I don’t think it’s widely read which is a great shame!

Make me happy! Tell me you’ve read one of these books! ( 😉 ) I’d be interested to know what you’ve picked for your Freebie week, so please link me to your Top Ten Tuesday post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week it is Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels.  I love reading character driven novels so hopefully this won’t be too hard for me to complete!

As ever, click on the book image to take you to Goodreads!

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The Rosie ProjectGraeme Simsion– I’m so glad that this book is the first in a series, because I absolutely adored the main character. I can’t wait to see how his story continues.

Eleanor & ParkRainbow Rowell– I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It’s deeper than you’d think.


The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night TimeMark Haddon– This is one of my favourite books by Mark Haddon and possibly one of my favourites ever. The main character is so unique.

RoomEmma Donoghue- This book is another unique read. It looks like it’s going to be completely harrowing and it is in parts, but the character of Jack does inject some much needed humour!

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The HelpKathryn Stockett– I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve included this book in Top Ten lists. This is one of my favourite books of all time. It’s raw, it’s honest, it’s got amazing characters. Just read it!!

Heart Shaped BruiseTanya Byrne- Another unique read. This book made me somewhat understand why the character did the awful thing that she did… (I’m so vague! 😉 )


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryRachel Joyce– A beautiful book about an older man’s journey to find his friend.

The Time Traveler’s Wife- Audrey Niffenegger– This book took me a while to get into, but I ended up loving the journey that we went on with the characters.


TeaseAmanda Maciel– This one is interesting because it’s from the point of view of the bully.

Wonder- R.J Palacio- Another wonderful character in a very hopeful book.

What are your favourite character driven books? Feel free to leave your link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #58

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!



I have been anticipating these books for SO long. I’ve already read Split Second by Kasie West. I loved it! My review will be coming soon. I’m very happy that I got more Trevor! By the time this post publishes I should have finished Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi.  I’ve found it to be incredibly engaging. I don’t know where it’s going though…


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Quite a mix this week! They all seem to have a common theme though…music! I’m particularly excited to read Ballerina by Edward Stewart. I love books that involve dance.

Borrowed for my sister and I’s ‘Talking About’ feature:

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My sister Bibliobeth kindly sent me these books for part of our review feature together. Jodi Picoult’s The Storyteller is the first book we will read and review! I’m really looking forward to it!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to leave a comment/link in the comments section and I’ll stop by your blog.

Stacking The Shelves #33- The Birthday Edition: part 1

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to its Goodreads page!

On Monday 19th August it was my birthday! I’m getting my bookish presents from my parents this weekend so I have included what I received from other people and I guess I’ll have more to add to the birthday pile next week.

Borrowed from Bibliobeth:

Every now and then my sister unleashes a stash of books that she’s been storing for me.

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I don’t know anything about these books. Obviously I respect my sister’s opinion on books so if se thinks I’ll like them… then fair enough! I’m particularly intrigued by Reconstructing Amelia from this selection.

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I love Diane Chamberlain’s books so I’m looking forward to reading Necessary Lies. I’m also very excited about reading Kiss Me First. I’m also a huge fan of Jojo Moyes so I can’t wait to read Honeymoon In Paris.

Birthday Gifts (to be continued…):

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I’m pretty excited about all of these books. I can’t wait to read Insurgent and The Evolution of Mara Dyer. I loved the first book in those series, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the next book. I’ve wanted to read The 5th Wave for a while. I’ve also heard great things about Cruel Summer and Forbidden. I’m a bit disappointed that I haven’t got the other cover of Daughter Of Smoke and Bone. I liked the previous cover much better. However, I’m really looking forward to starting that series. I also have really enjoyed Emma Donoghue’s previous books, so Astray looks promising!

What are you stacking your shelves with this week? Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll come and check them out at some point this weekend!