Best Books of the Decade

As 2019 draws to a close, so does the current decade. It’s hard to believe I was only fourteen years old in 2010. I’ve grown a lot, changed a lot, and most certainly read a lot in the past ten years.

According to an article I read online, approximately 2.2 million books are published per year in the whole world. Multiply that by ten and you get 22 million books published since 2010. Isn’t that crazy? I haven’t read even close to a million books this decade, let alone in my entire life. That’s impossible. However, I have read quite a few books published during this decade, and I have had opinions on all of them (hence being a book reviewer).

So, in honor of the decade ending, I’ve decided to share with you my favorite books of the decade. This list will be in no particular order, and will only include books published between 2010 and 2019.

Best Books of the Decade


Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls


The Kill Order (The Maze Runner, #0.5) by James Dashner

The Kill Order (The Maze Runner, #0.5)

Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)


The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

Bird Box (Bird Box, #1) by Josh Malerman

Bird Box

The Martian by Andy Weird

The Martian


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End


Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1) by Maureen Johnson

Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1)

Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott

Five Feet Apart

Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time to read any newly published books this year (and apparently nothing good was published in 2016), so that’s why those two years are missing.

However, I think this is a pretty nice list! Of course, I’m bound by only the books I have read. I’m sure there’s tons of amazing books from this decade that I never got around to reading! So please, share your own Best of the Decade lists! I’d love to see your opinions and add some book to my TBR!

And here’s to another decade full of amazing literature.

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