Tuesday, September 12, 2017

My Favorite Books Published 10 Years Ago

November 2007.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is a throwback freebie. It can be anything that involves not-so-recent books, and I decided to look back 10 years (10 years?!?!) to books published in 2007 and 2008. I would have really loved to make a post of favorite books I actually read 10 years ago, but sadly I didn't keep good track of my reading back then.

In 2007 I got engaged, graduated college, moved to Florida, got a job at a newspaper, and brought home our first boxer, Conan. In 2008 I got married, moved to Texas and learned to knit. My life has changed a lot since then, and I'd love to see how my reading tastes have changed as well (they definitely have).

I know I went through a Philippa Gregory phase around that time, and I also read all the earlier James Patterson books, and I've since grown out of both those authors, as well as others I used to enjoy like Jennifer Crusie and Sophie Kinsella. I do still love Dan Brown, though -- I distinctly recall devouring "Deception Point" and "Digital Fortress" in college, and I'm anticipating his new book next month!

So, without further ado, lets' take a walk down memory lane and look at 10 books I enjoyed that were published in 2007 or 2008 (some I read back then, others I read much more recently).

2007 books

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (5 stars)
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (4.5 stars)
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (5 stars)
4. The Daily Coyote by Shreve Stockton (4.5 stars)
5. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (4 stars)
6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (4 stars)
7. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (4.5 stars)
8. Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls (5 stars)
9. The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir (5 stars)
10. In the Woods by Tana French (4 stars)

Bonus! Here are five 2007/2008 books on my to-read list -- ones that I'd really like to get to sooner than later.

2007 tbr

1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
2. The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
3. Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosnay
4. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
5. City of Thieves by David Benioff


  1. I'm really loving seeing all the older book titles! And yes to the Name of the Wind (if you like audiobooks at all, then definitely get the audio!) and Sarah's Key. The Winter Sea and In the Woods are on my TBR list.

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  2. Of these I've read and loved Harry Potter, Nineteen Minutes and The Hunger Games!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/top-ten-tuesday-124/

  3. Love, love, loved A Thousand Splendid Suns! You must get to City of Thieves soon. It's such a great twist on a WWII story and as I recall, it's on the short side. Great list!

  4. Conan was such a dapper young fella! And so well behaved. Mine rarely sit still for pictures unless I catch them sleeping. I still see In the Woods getting a lot of hype to this day so it must be a really good read!

  5. The Name of the Wind is fantastic and I hope you get to it soon!

    And you have some great books from a decade ago on here!

    My TTT is on my blog, if you're interested.


  6. Great list! I really enjoyed the Hunger Games and Harry Potter!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  7. In the Woods is such a good book! And I adore the Harry Potter books. I really want to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. I own it. Just haven't read it. Great list, Lindsay! Thank you for sharing!


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