Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

Hello, everyone!

We are excited to link up with Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

We have so many books that we love written at least a decade ago that we wanted to focus on a few books that we’ve enjoyed and categorize them by mood. There are more than 10 books. Enjoy!

Adventurous

  1. Sailor Moon Manga by Naoko Takeuchi. Amazing.
  2. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Get a tissue box ready.

Challenging/Informative

  1. From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women Volume 1. Origins by Marilyn French. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned from this book, and I’m happily continuing the series. I think this could be updated and even more inclusive now, but it’s a good place to start.
  2. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. Everything Baldwin writes belongs in the must-read section.
  3. A Stranger at Home by Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Christy Jordan-Fenton, and Liz Amini-Holmes. A must-read.

Dark

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. This book really impacted my world view.
  2. Deathnote by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Disturbing, but you can’t stop once you’ve started it.

Emotional

  1. Night by Elie Wiesel. Deceptively short read; however, its impact lasts forever.
  2. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. Literally finished a box of tissues with this book.

Reflective

  1. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. My all-time favourite book. The theme of adjusting one’s expectations really helped me a lot with some very difficult decisions.
  2. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. Again, read this with a box of tissues.

QOTD: Have you read any of these titles?
Let us know!

25 thoughts on “Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

  1. Great list, and I like the way you’ve organized it! James Baldwin is such a powerful writer, I loved Beale Street. And Handmaids Tale, Night, and Song of Achilles are amazing books. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The only one I read on your list is Great Expectations. I didn’t really like the book but mostly because I didn’t care for any of the characters and everyone just seems unlikable but I’m glad you like it.

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