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Top 10 Tuesday: Older Books That I Love


Today’s Top 10 Tuesday is dedicated to older books that we love. In a world where new books are released constantly, it can be easy to for some of our old favourites to be forgotten. For this post, I have selected books that are over 10 years old to talk about I have not included classics on this list because I don’t feel that I have read enough to create a top 10 list.

The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (originally published in 2003)- This is a love story between two characters. One of them has a condition which pulls them through time and they end up in different periods of time. This is an adult novel but I read it when I was quite young and I really loved it. I would love to revisit this now that I am older as I think I may be able to appreciate it even more now.


My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult  (originally published in 2004)- I may have read this last year but this story is still fresh in my mind. This book was such an emotional and powerful read and I think the story will stay with me for a long time.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak  (originally published in 2005)- I love WW2 fiction and this is one of the best-written books that I have read from this genre. The narrator is Death which makes the story very unique and powerful.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon  (originally published in 2003)- This book follows Christopher who has autism as he tries to discover who murdered his neighbour’s dog. This is such a well-written book and gives a realistic insight into what it can be like for people who are autistic. The play is also incredible.

The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry  (originally published in 1993)- I loved this book and the world that Lois Lowry created. I enjoyed the writing and I thought that it was quite a thought provoking novel.


Holes by Louis Sachar  (originally published in 1998)- I read this book at school in my English class when I started secondary school. I loved this book so much and I had no idea that it is nearly 20 years old.

Confessions of Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella  (originally published in 2000)- I am a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella’s books and she has written so many. For me, the Shopaholic series stands out as I can relate to Becky although my shopping addiction is nowhere near as bad as hers as I am not in debt but I definitely buy things that I don’t need.


Journey To The River Sea

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson  (originally published in 2001)- This is another book that I read when I was younger. This was a favourite of mine for a really long time. I also loved the cover and I remember reading it a couple of times because I loved it so much.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne  (originally published in 2006)- This is another WW2 novel which follows two children who form an unlikely friendship which has devastating consequences. This story will always stay with me due to the very emotional ending but this story really highlights the power of friendship.

Why the Whales Came

Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo  (originally published in 2003)- I read this book at the end of primary school just before starting secondary school as we did a project on it. I really enjoyed this book and I used to read Michael Morpurgo’s all the time but haven’t read any for years.

What books were on your list?

Kirsty xoxo


3 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Older Books That I Love

  1. This is a great list, Kirsty. I’ve read some of these and want to read the rest. The Book Thief is such a great book. And I cried my eyes out when I read The Time Traveler’s Wife (and The Book Thief, actually). I really like Haddon’s writing. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great rest of the week!


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