~ Top Ten Tuesday: Great Novels Written Over 10 Years Ago ~

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

How it works: Each Tuesday will be assigned a topic and then you post your top ten list that fits it. Feel free to add your own spin on the topic to make it work for you! For me, I’m not sure the type of spin I want to put on it, so for now I’ll post fairly straight-forward responses.

I put this month’s topics at the bottom of the post, but you can find the whole list on the host blog. If you don’t have a blog, you’re welcome to participate using other social media or even by putting your list in the comments.

This Week’s Topic: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

Published January 25th 2001
Published June 1st 1991
Published November 7th 1990
Published October 12th 1979
Published January 1985
Published April 1st 2000
Published September 20th 2011
Published August 2nd 2012
Published January 3rd 2012
Published April 24th 2012


  • August 16: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago
  • August 23: Completed Series I Wish Had More Books
  • August 30: School Freebie (In honor of school starting up soon, come up with a topic that somehow ties to school/education. The book could be set at school/college, characters could be teachers, books with school supplies on the cover, nonfiction titles, books that taught you something or how to do something, your favorite required reading in school, books you think should be required reading, your favorite banned books, etc.)
  • September 6: Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library (Maybe you received an ARC or borrowed from a friend/the library and loved it so much you wanted your own! Or maybe you read it in one format and wanted another format, like you read it in ebook and wanted a physical copy to display on your shelves or you read it the paperback and would love to re-read it on audio. Change this TTT title to fit your post best!) (Submitted by Alecia @ The Staircase Reader)
  • September 13: Books with Geographical Terms in the Title (for example: mountain, island, latitude/longitude, ash, bay, beach, border, canyon, cape, city, cliff, coast, country, desert, epicenter, hamlet, highway, jungle, ocean, park, sea, shore, tide, valley, etc. For a great list, click here!) (Submitted by Lisa of Hopewell)
  • September 20: Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List
  • September 27: Typographic Book Covers (Book covers with a design that is all or mostly all words. You can also choose to do books with nice typography if that’s easier!) (Submitted by Mareli @ Elza Reads)

Happy third Tuesday in August!

It is difficult to believe that 10 years ago was 2012 as my mind first back a lot further! While there are tons of classics, like Tolkien and Austen, that easily could have made the list, I tried to include a random mix of older ones mixed in with some 2011/2012 releases. Narrowing down my choices to only ten was difficult as I have a lot that I loved for different reasons. While I had the original idea to expand on the post and add in reasons for each, I, unfortunately ran out of time and wanted to publish the post so I had it as a marker when I look my selections later.

How about you? How did you interpret this week’s topic?

4 thoughts on “~ Top Ten Tuesday: Great Novels Written Over 10 Years Ago ~

  1. I decided to only go back between 10 and 20 years, or Outlander would definitely have been on my list. Jurassic Park is also a great pick and I loved the Dresden Files series. I read Song of Achilles only last month and it was fantastic.

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