Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.


The following ten books are ones I would classify as my ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS that I've read in the past three years!

Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin MD
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Grayson by Lynne Cox
Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart
Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart
The Soloist by Steve Lopez
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

I just realized that only three of the ten books listed above fall into the fiction category. While the rest of them are all nonfiction reads! Click on the links above to read my review of each book.

Which books are your  ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years?

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  1. I haven't read any of your top ten either! I'll definitely have to check them out.
    Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants sound especially interesting.

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    1. Both Wicked Plants and Wicked Bugs are amazingly well written and give bite sized chunks of fascinating information about the plants and bugs that inhabit our world.

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  2. I'm so intrigued by Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants! I've never heard of them before, they sound really interesting. I've actually not read any of your top 10 either! I'm definitely going to try and look those two books out. :D
    strupag.com

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    1. Loved both books by Amy Stewart. They are amazing.

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  3. Hmm, I haven't read any of your top ten either! Looks like our reading tastes are rather different, especially since you seem to be an NF person. Will definitely check out your fiction recs -- possibly you should try Nothing to Envy XD

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    1. I actually read more fiction that nonfiction, it just so happens that more nonfiction books made my top ten favorite reads in the past 3 years than fiction did.

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  4. I've heart amazing things about Tatiana de Rosnay, but with all the hype I'm just a bit scared to actually start one of her books... Great list!

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    1. Sarah's Key was pretty heavy and heart wrenching in scenes. Not for the faint of heart.

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  5. I got Professor and the Madman in the mail last week from Paperbackswap. I need to get to it!

    I tweaked the prompt a bit. Here's my TTT!

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  6. Oh nice! Gotta say that these are all new to me ones! Will have to look them up!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Such a great list. Man, I cannot believe I didn't put The Art of Racing in the Rain on mine. I absolutely loved that book.

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    1. The Art of Racing in the Rain was really good. I can't tell you how many people I've told about this book, who've loved reading it as well.

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  8. This is a lot of non-fiction, something I don't usually read, but I've put Greyson and and the Doctor and the Madman on my Goodreads. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  9. Sherman Alexie is absolutely brilliant - I'm glad he made your list!

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  10. I haven't read a book from your top ten, oh my! I need to write these down! I've heard of Sarah's Key, though! I've heard a lot of great things about it.

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  11. Oh, man, I haven't read any of these, but some of these titles sounds very intriguing.

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  12. HA! I haven't read any on your list either! I do own a few of them though, so perhaps I should maybe...pick them up and start reading them...lol. Great list, have a wonderful week!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  13. I haven't read any of these. The Professor and Madman has piqued my interest though.

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  14. Ooo I've been meaning to read Sherman Alexie's book for forever! Will def have to get on that.

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  15. I haven't read any of these books yet , I should check them out. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    El @ So Bookalicious

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  16. Sarah's Key has been on my radar for a while as I always hear good things about it. Hopefully I'll get round to purchasing it this year.

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  17. Sarah's Key was such a good read! I have been wanting to read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian for quite some time now! Thanks for sharing! Check out my TTT

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  18. I loved The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and The Professor and the Madman. Eventually I'll get around to Wicked Plants...

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing your list!

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  20. Yes! Absolutely True Diary made my list too! And the Art of Racing in the Rain is on my short list.

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  21. I loved Sarah's Key. It tugged at so many heartstrings.

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  22. I really enjoyed Sarah's Key - so intense!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  23. Sherman Alexie is brilliant! Great choice!

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    1. I look forward to reading more of his novels!

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  24. I actually haven't read any of these, but SARAH'S KEY looks really good. Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

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  25. Sherman Alexie! You're the first person I've seen who put Part-Time Indian on their list. It almost made my list, and probably would have if I had had more space. It was such a good book.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    Denise @ Life With No Plot

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  26. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
    I haven't read any on your list.
    However, the one by Elizabeth Gilbert has caught my eye.

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  27. I also loved a lot your #1, 9 and 10, actually any book by Winchester would do, but read these years before. Here is my TTT: http://wordsandpeace.com/2015/03/03/my-top-10-all-time-favorite-books/

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  28. I haven't read any of your top 10 but I have the Professor and the Madman in my TBR. Maybe I should hurry and read it. :)

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  29. I read Sarah's Key a few years ago and thought it was a really good, powerful read. It's not my usual type of read but it was well written. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  30. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I haven't read any books from your list but I'm really interested in The Art of Racing in the Rain now. A book from a dog's perspective?! Oh yeah!

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  31. I loved Sarah's Key. I need to read another book by her.

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  32. I loved Sarah's Key. I need to read another book by her.

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  33. I haven't heard of any of these! Definitely need to check them out!

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  34. Nice list! I haven't read any of them, but they sound interesting!
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  35. Great list! Sarah's Key absolutely broke my heart but it was also a great read. Thanks for visiting my blog last week :)

    - Lianne @ eclectictales.com

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  36. Thanks for stopping by my TTT a couple weeks ago -- I've been on vacation and I'm just now catching up on blog things! I absolutely love "The Art of Racing in the Rain," but I read it more than three years ago so it didn't work for my list. I read Garth Stein's new book a few months ago, "A Sudden Light," and while it was a decent read it wasn't nearly as good.

    I'm trying to read more non-fiction so your list is a huge help! I'm totally going to check out "The Professor and the Madman" -- it sounds right up my alley!

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