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Top 10 Best Reads of the Decade

Every year, we tend to wrap it up and share our favorite reads; but 2019 is over and that means the 10s are officially gone, too! I’ve been waiting to look back on the past decade and my anxiety spiked along with my excitement. Choosing ten books from literally hundreds is not an easy task but I chilled, breathed, and managed to put a list together.

I tried to choose books that I kept thinking about during the years, and that I still have great memories about. Let me know what are some of your favorite books of the decade, or link me to your lists in the comments! Let’s discuss!

Disclaimer:This list wouldn’t be possible without help from coffee and my relaxing /reading playlist. Also GoodReads. Thank the universe for these lifesavers. The list is in no particular order, if it was I would’ve been bald by now.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Sobbing. Sobbing and a notebook full of quotes is what came out of this book. I remember reading this when I was in high school and having my teenage fire ignited by inspiring and nostalgic feelings.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

I vividly remember being so invested in the story that I screamed at the top of my lungs when Cinder and Kai kissed for the first time. I couldn’t take it then, and I probably can’t take it now! This book stayed with me throughout the decade, especially because I read the last book in the series just this past year!

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

This book changed the way I look at the world. It was a total surprise because I usually don’t read non-fiction but I felt it calling from the bookshelves! The way it describes the human experience throughout history and the new perspectives it offers makes this book the perfect read. Also, the research that went into this book is EXCELLENT. I read it twice already and I’m not stopping; I want the rest of the world to read it!

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

I read this yeeeears ago but it has managed to stay with me since. I love that this book is unapologetically gay and it talks about gay history honoring the people who came before and fought for the rights we have today. I would recommend every young gay person to read it because it will spark that interest and respect for gay history. It also features POWERFUL quotes.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A classic. Need I say more? No. Read it if you haven’t.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I read this book during the last half of 2019 and I am currently reading and loving the third installment in the series. Regardless of how much I like how the author wraps up the series, this book was my favorite read of 2019 and will always bring me joy. I loved and hated the characters and it made me feel all the feels. It also played with my health. Those plot twists gave me multiple heart attacks, too!

Looking for Alaska/The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This is not cheating. They’re written by the same author so it counts, okay? I literally couldn’t make up my mind between these two books. I loved these so much when I was in high school that I read them over and over again (especially Looking For Alaska, I used to recite that shit from the top of my head lol).

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

This was the first book I read by V.E. Schwab and it will always hold a special place in my bookworm heart.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I had to read this for school and it surprised me. I usually HATE mandatory reading but I enjoyed analyzing it and fell in love with the story and characters. Heartbreaking and thought-provoking, this book is a must-read for everybody.

Half Bad by Sally Green

This is another old read. I read this when I first started blogging and I love it to bits. It’s fundamentally about witches in a world where white and black witches are at war. It’s fast-paced and it managed to stay with me throughout the years!

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