Top Ten Tuesday:Ten of the Best Books I’ve Read Recently

Top Ten Tuesday

March 29:  Ten of the Best Books I’ve Read Recently

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, bloggers get a topic which entails giving a list of ten things based on the topic.

Today’s topc is Ten of the Best Books I’ve Read Recently. So here are some of my favorite books for this year

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- The most moving book that I have read this year. I have watched the movie twice since I read this book. I will forever be haunted by this one.

Me Before you by Jojo Moyes- Saddest book that I have  read recently but I really did like it. Can’t wait to watch the movie on June 3rd 2016.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon-I loved this book, got lost in the streets of Barcelona and in the mysteries of Carax. Books about books are turning out to be my favorite kind of books. Check out my full review.

Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris- Thrilling, riveting, I kept turning the pages, twisting and turning to get comfortable as I stayed up the whole night until the last page. Read my review here.


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins- Fast paced thriller totally loved it. Here is my review.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker- I fell in love with Celia and Shug Avery and their stories. Who knew that a book narrated in letters could be this interesting.

Halos by Kristen Heitzmann- My first Christian fiction, a brilliant introduction to the genre. Looking forward to many more wonderful books. Check out my review here.

The Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd- I loved this book, deeply moving and enthralling. My full review is here.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett- I should have read this book ages ago. It is one of the best books that I have ever had the pleasure of coming across. My review is here.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segis Wives by Lola Shoneyin- I loved the book and deeply admire the author, she is wonderful. My favorite African literature this year. Take a peak of my review here, Lola liked it, you may also enjoy it 🙂

So what are some of the best books that you have read recently? Kindly share your links and perhaps I can add the ones that I haven’t yet read to my TBR.




28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday:Ten of the Best Books I’ve Read Recently

  1. Brilliant list! I really love Me Before You. It is one of my favourite books of all time. I’m really nervous about the movie, but I know I’ll watch it anyway!

  2. This is a lovely list – I’ve read 4 off here and agree they’re brilliant. Shadow of the Wind, Secret Life of Bees, The Help and The Book Thief – all such fantastic books.
    Lynn 😀

    1. Its an interesting book although I think more people are reading it now because the movie is soon to be released. The trailer looks good but better stay away from it until you read the book 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂

    1. Oh thanks. I have not watched the movies although I have heard of them. I will definitely make a point of looking for them 🙂

      I hope that you will like BCD as much as I did

  3. I love Jojo Moyes! Me Before You was so powerful. It’s been a few years since I read The Secret Life of Bees, but I remember how good it was. Have you read The Invention of Wings by the same author? I read it with my book club last year, and loved it. Great list!

    1. Thank you and glad you also loved the two books.I haven’t read The Invention of Wings but I have checked it out on good reads and I would like to read it.the synopisis and the reviews all sound great.Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. I can’t wait to watch the movie too though the book also broke my heart 🙂 Felt the same way with The Book Thief book and movie yet i still watched the movie twice through the tears:-)

  4. The Shadow Of The Wind is one of my all time favorites and I really enjoyed The Help as well! I personally didn’t love The Girl On The Train, Me Before You or The Book Thief (all for different reasons), but I know most people do love them. Good to hear you’re one of them as well. 🙂

    1. Glad you liked the first tow, they were nice 🙂 As for the other three, its okay. Based on your comments, I can tell your preferences are a bit different and you don’t always like the very ‘popular’ books( The Book Thief is quite well liked lol). I like that though 🙂

      1. I guess I sometimes suffer from the unpopular opinion bug haha. I actually loved The Book Thief the first time I read it, but when I did a reread for my blog I wasn’t that blown away by it…

        1. Haha the unpopular opinion bug is good.sometimes I struggle getting through some books and hate them at the end but still sugar-coat my opinions and try to balance the good and the bad.I need to be bold like you. 🙂

          1. I don’t like being negative in my reviews, but sometimes there is just no other way if I want to keep them my honest opinion.That doesn’t take away I feel bad sometimes, because I know it took a lot of effort writing the book in the first place.

          2. I think giving an honest opinion is important although I do get what you mean about feeling bad about it.

  5. Some great books there. I’d like to read Me Before You. I read a great review of it a few days ago and it made me want to check it out. The Help has been on my TBR for the longest. The majority of women in my fam have read it and always tell me to too.

    1. You should read both books and I hope you will like them as much as I did 🙂 I also had The Help on my TBR for quite sometime but when I finally read it, I kept wondering why I had taken so long to do so. Its a good book. The film adaptation for Me Before You will be released on June 3rd, that is why I decided to read the book now 🙂

      1. Oh yea, I read somewhere that the movie is coming out. I’ll probably see it first. It’s usually better I see the movie first. Less likely to be disappointed.

        1. Oh I have watched some movies before reading the book in some instances so I get what you mean.Reading the book first can really ruin a movie due to the constant comparison,though I always do that.

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