Top Ten Tuesday! Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

Posted August 16, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 75 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

Today’s Top 10: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

Today’s topic is Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago. I decided to eliminate any classic books or books written over 30 years ago. So these are all from 10 – 30 years ago.

Originally Published April 2002

1. Virgin River by Robyn Carr. The first book in her 20+ book series. Now a Netflix series.

Originally published September 2000

2. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Originally titled The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic.

Originally published June 1991

3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This renewed my interest in historical fiction, time travel and magical realism.

Originally published February 5, 2008

4. Firefly Lane was my first Kristan Hannah book, and I just loved it.

Originally published
June 1, 2004

5. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin was my first book by her, and she’s been a favorite ever since.

Originally published
September 1, 2001

6. 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber wasn’t my first book by her, but it’s the first book in her popular Cedar Cove series that later became a series on Hallmark Channel.

Originally published January 1, 2002

7. The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe is the first book I read by her and the first book in her popular Beach House series.

Originally Published on April 6, 2010

8. Get Lucky by Katherine Center was the first book I read by her, and I’ve read everything she’s written since.

Originally Published October 1, 2007

9. Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins. It’s the first book I read by her, and I’ve read everything she’s written since then.

Originally Published October 1, 1999

10. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks was the first book I read of his and I was hooked.

What are some of your books that are over 10 years old that you have enjoyed? Comment below!

75 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday! Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

  1. Enjoyed your list this week. I’ve enjoyed quite a few of Sophie Kinsella’s books in the past, so glad to see her on this list.

  2. A great list! I still need to read Confessions of a Shopaholic. I have read a few of her other books, but haven’t got round to this series yet. I also like the sound of Outlander.

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

  3. I’ve read most of the Virgin River series, maybe I’ve missed a book or two, but I loved it! I’ve also read some of Kristan Higgins backlist and I like her newer stuff better so far, but I haven’t read many of her older ones. Want to do that sometime. I love Linda Howards, Sandra Browns, and Lisa Kleypas’ older books too. So many. I should’ve done this TTT!

  4. I’m not much of a romance reader, but I do love the Virgin River and the Grace Valley books (although I actually haven’t finished the VR series). Carr excels at creating warm fictional communities full of lovable characters. I haven’t watched the VR series yet since I’m always leery of t.v./movie adaptations of books. Have you watched it?

    I’m a big Hannah fan, but I still haven’t read FIREFLY LANE. I need to get on that!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


    • I do watch Virgin River on Netflix, but it’s so different from the books. I definitely prefer the books, but i love the scenery in the Netfix show, so I watch it anyway

  5. Your limiting the time span was a good idea. I would probably have gone more with classics because they have stayed with me over time, but any book published over 10 years ago is just too wide open.

  6. Confessions of a Shopaholic looks fun. And I’ve never read Outlander but I love the concept! Scotland plus time travel lol!

  7. If I listed books older than me – it would be VERY short since I don’t really like the ‘classics’ much. This is a great list and I’ve had Firefly Lane on my bookshelf for years. It may be time to dust it off. 🙂 Thanks for the visit! You’re so good at making it around to everyone….don’t know how you manage the time!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  8. That’s funny that you decided to go with books written between 10 – 30 years old because I specifically chose books more than 30 years old, lol. I guess we have both covered.

  9. Firefly Lane was my first from Kristen Hannah, too. I included one by Hannah on my list but I went with Winter Garden since it’s a real favorite. I’ve read several by Nicholas Sparks but not A Walk to Remember. I saw bits and pieces of the movie, though. 🙂

  10. Great selection! I’ve read Outlander of these… The Shadow Of The Wind would probably be at the top of mine; I must have read that book a dozen times in multiple languages. Also A Monster Calls, The Name Of The Wind, A Thousand Splendid Suns, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, Neverwhere…

  11. What a great list Wendy. I have read 6 of these and loved them. I have 3 of the others on my TBR because I enjoy the authors and they are backlist books. I probably won’t read Outlander as I have watched the first few seasons of the series, but I do have a copy in both physical book and audiobook.

    • I read Outlander when it first came out, and only read the first 3 books. It’s a lot of reading as the books are long!

    • I’ve only read the first 3 books of Outlander, It’s so well written and interesting, but it’s LONG. I hope you get to it one day

  12. Great choices Wendy! It’s great to see several of these have now been made into TV series. I love the first Emily Giffin series of books too!