Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For the rules see her blog.
This week’s topic is Favourite Books Released In the Last Ten Years (one book for each year) (submitted by Anne @ Head Full of Books). These ten books I’ve chosen are all 5* books but it’s not been easy choosing just ten as I could have included several other books too for each year. Working back from 2018 they are:
2018: Watching You by Lisa Jewell – psychological suspense, someone was murdered, but who was it and why, and just who was the killer?
2017: Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell – historical fiction set in 1595 as the players are rehearsing a new play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
2016: The Good People by Hannah Kent – a tale of Irish rural life in the early 19th century, when superstition and a belief in fairies held sway.
2015: The Ghosts of Altona by Craig Russell – a modern Gothic tale as well as being a crime thriller set in Hamburg.
2014: A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton – PC Lacey Flint investigates the murder of a young woman found floating on the River Thames. Terrifying if you have a fear of drowning!
2013: Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin – Rebus had retired but is now back on the police force re-investigating one of his early cases when he was a young Detective Constable.
2012: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton – historical fiction moving between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present, revealing many secrets.
2011: Crucible by S G MacLean – historical murder mystery set in Aberdeen in 1631 when Alexander Seaton stumbles across the body of his friend, Robert Sim, the college librarian.
2010: The Long Song by Andrea Levy – historical fiction depicting the lives of slaves in Jamaica just as slavery was coming to an end.
2009: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel – historical fiction about Thomas Cromwell, the son of a blacksmith, and his political rise, the first in a trilogy. The third book, The Mirror and the Light will be published next year.