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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.
1. Virgin River by Robyn Carr. The first book in her 20+ book series. Now a Netflix series.
2. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Originally titled The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic.
3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This renewed my interest in historical fiction, time travel and magical realism.
4. Firefly Lane was my first Kristan Hannah book, and I just loved it.
5. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin was my first book by her, and she’s been a favorite ever since.
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.
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.
8. Get Lucky by Katherine Center was the first book I read by her, and I’ve read everything she’s written since.
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.
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!
My sister loves the Outlander books. 😊
Great list! The only one I’ve read is Confessions of a Shopaholic but there are so many you mention I want to read.
I’ve not read any of the books you’ve got on here, but I am familiar with Confessions of A Shopaholic through the movie, and I really love the Outlander TV series.
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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.
She’s one of my favorite authors! Thank you, Mallika!
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
Thank you, Emily Confessions of a Shopaholic is just such a good book.
Outlander could have made my list this week, as well! And several others are waiting on my shelf, including Get Lucky, Something Borrowed, and Firefly Lane. Great choices this week!
Thank you, Dedra! This was an easy one this week!
Great list, Wendy!
Thank you, Sara!
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!
I love Linda Howard, Sandra Brown and Lisa Kleypas too!
I haven’t read any books by any of these authors. I hope I can change that soon. Amazing list!
Thank you, Yesha!
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
Shopaholic is the best ❤️
It really is!
I love the TV series Outlander! I have the audiobook cued up to listen to, but I haven’t started it yet.
It’s a long book, but so good! You learn so much more from the books.
The only one i have not read was Get Lucky. I have mad love for the Virgin River series, those books were devoured as soon as they released.
I agree, I just love those Virgin River books!
Ah, I just love Nicholas Sparks books. I have not read any Debbie Macomber books, but they are on my TBR list! 🙂
Debbie Macomber is so good. I hope you get a chance to read one of her books soon.
Great list! Of these, I’ve read Outlander and Confessions of a Shopaholic. I mostly think of YA books when I think of books published over 10 years ago but I’m sure I’ve read others!
Thank you, Amanda.
Firefly Lane is my favorite Hannah book. It wasn’t my first of hers, though. That was Magic Hour. I also loved that Higgins’ book, but her Blue Heron series was my favorite.
I loved Kristan Higgins’s Blue Heron series too.
I loved Confessions of a Shopaholic! And Virgin River is high on my TBR list. 😀
I just loved The Virgin River Series. I hope you get a chance to get to it soon.
It seems insane that the Shopaholic books are over ten years old–I remember that craze so clearly! Great list 🙂
FangirlFlax @ FangirlFlax
Time sure flies! Thanks!
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.
I agree, Linda. The topic was too broad for me to wrap my head around so I decided to narrow it down.
I loved the Shopaholic series when I was in high school!
It’s so cute!
Confessions of a Shopaholic looks fun. And I’ve never read Outlander but I love the concept! Scotland plus time travel lol!
Thank you, Greg!
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
Thank you, Terrie!
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.
You’re right! It’s too broad of a category to not narrow it down a bit.
What a great throwback! I haven’t heard of Virgin River, but the cover looks stunning. I’d love to check out the Netflix series. Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday!
Thank you! The series is pretty good!
Outlander has been such a popular pick this week!
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It sure was! Thank you, Lydia!
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe seems like a good summertime read.
The Beach House is an excellent summertime book!
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. 🙂
Thank you, Tanya! So many wonderful books out there!
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…
Outlander is so popular. I’ll have to check out The Shadow of the Wind.
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!
Nice list! I love Virgin River, but haven’t read any of the others. Outlander is on my to-read list, though.
I went with books that are older than I am for my list today.
That’s very clever to list books older than you are!
Great list, Wendy!
Thank you, Cindy!
One day, I hope to read Outlander. Great list.
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
Great list Wendy. I’ve enjoyed most of these too.💕💕
Thank you, Susan!
Great list! I always have a hard time remembering which books I read years ago.
Thank you, Kristi!
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!
Thank you, Jodie!
Love these choices, I still haven’t got around to reading Confessions Of A Shopaholic!
I liked the book better than the movie.
These are great choices!
Thank you, Rae!
I really like confessions of a shopaholic too 😊 Great list 💕
Thank you, Jenny!
I can’ thin of any at the moment. But Outlander has been recommended to me.
Outlander is a great series, but each book is pretty long!