Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week is a freebie week, where we each pick our own topic. I guess I was feeling nostalgic — I decided to write about the best books I read in July of each of the past 10 years.
In some cases, it was hard to pick just one — but I whittled down my choices by looking for books I’d rated 5 stars, and where there was more than one, just went with the one I have the best memories of!
Here are my favorite books read in July, 2012 – 2021:
2021: Flash Fire by TJ Klune
2020: Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald
2019: Ellie and the Harp Maker by Hazel Prior
2018: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
2017: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
2016: Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
2015: Alex + Ada (3 volumes) by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
2014: The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan
2013: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
2012: Fables (volumes 1 – 10) by Bill Willingham
Looks like my July reading is really all over the place, although I notice that for two of these years, I was immersed in graphic novels over the summer (and really, that could have been three — there was one year where I read tons of Walking Dead volumes in July, but had other books that ranked higher for me).
Putting together a retrospective of the last 10 years was actually quite fun. Do you have any stand-out July books in your reading past?
If you wrote a TTT post this week, please let me know your freebie topic and share your link!
30 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (Freebie): My favorite books from the past 10 Julys”
I’ve heard so many good things about Scythe.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-an-outdoor-adventures-reading-list/
It was such an engrossing read (and I enjoyed the full trilogy). Thanks for sharing your link!
Oh this is a fun freebie topic! 🙌
Thanks! It’s always fun to indulge in book nostalgia. 🙂
Scythe was excellent and I also really enjoyed Thunderhead. The Toll I am yet to get to. Wolf Hall is another fantastic pick.
I recommend The Toll — it’s a great wrap-up to the story, and included lots of surprises! I loved Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, but have yet to get to the 3rd book.
Same here Lisa. But it’s been so long since Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that I’m now wondering if I need to revisit them before the Mirror and the Light
I’ve been wondering the same… but the idea of rereading those books is pretty daunting.
Good topic. I’ve DNF Wolf Hall, the others are new to me.
Ah, too bad about Wolf Hall! I struggled with it at the beginning, but once I got used to the style, I ended up loving it.
What a great idea! Flash Fire – that series is so good!
I love it so much! My copy of the 3rd book just arrived today — can’t wait to get started!
What a cool idea for a post! You should suggest it to TTT. They could do any month.
Oh, great suggestion, thanks! I’ll submit it. It was fun to put this together!
This is such a fun idea! It makes me want to go back and look up my reading! Scythe was a 5 star read for me too. I can’t wait to read the novella coming out the end of this year!
I thought Scythe was so cool — I loved the concept and the characters.
Me too! Such a fascinating idea for a story right?
What a fun topic choice!
This is a fabulous topic idea!!! I kind of want to do this. lol. I need to read that series by TJ Klune!
My Top Ten!
The TJ Klune books are so amazing and fun and adorable! I just did an audio reread of books 1 & 2, and hope to start #3 this week!
I know, I love what I’ve read of him. I own the first book and really need to find time to read them!
I love this idea! I’m definitely going to borrow it one of these days😁
It was a fun one! (Thank goodness for Goodreads exports, or I’d never have been able to figure it all out…)
I remember really enjoying Wolf Hall! I haven’t read any of the others, though.
Wolf Hall was so powerful. I do need to read the 3rd book still!
Ya know, Schusterman wrote another amazing book, and he did such a good job it won the National Book Award, and you already own it, and it’s still July 😉😉😉
LOL, I always appreciate the reminders!! *blushing in embarrassment* I really do intend to read it! Just overloaded with ARCs and other obligation reads, as always…
LOL I just couldn’t resist, now it’s just kinda a fun nudge😁