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Gosh! It's really tough to choose #top10ofthedecade. I got to 11 and then it was painful to take one out. Such horrors. 😱 Although, it was fun seeing everyone's selection. 🙃


TrishB Great choices though 👍🏻 4w
batsy Such horrors, indeed! 😂 I love this list 👏🏽👏🏽 4w
sudi Great list 👍 4w
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Cinfhen Fabulous decision making!!!! 4w
LeahBergen Ooo, there are some great ones here! 3w
Tanisha_A @batsy Now i am grumpy about taking My Year of Rest and Relaxation, and Normal People out. Ugh! 🥺 3w
Tanisha_A @TrishB @sudi @LeahBergen It was tough, as you girls already know. I will never be contented. Haha! Peace. 😊 3w
Tanisha_A @Cinfhen Thanks for pushing us to do this. 😁 3w
readordierachel Love your choices! 3w
Tanisha_A @readordierachel And i just saw yours - love it. I wanted to include NP and Station Eleven too, but sigh. And i want to read everything else you've chosen. 💚 3w
Graywacke ❤️ your list 3w
Tanisha_A @Graywacke Thankee ☺️! I haven't read any of the ones you chose. There are many I want to - Baldwin, all the Morrison, Ferrante, Proust. Sighhh! 3w
Graywacke @Tanisha_A you have lots to look forward to. 🙂 3w
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Since finding #Litsy you all have been instrumental in helping me to increase my nonfiction reading. I still mostly read historical biographies but I am broadening my horizons ⬆️ so here are my choices for #Top10OfTheDecade #nonfictionedition


The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Just got the last of my chunkster reads for 2020. I almost got halfway through Way of Kings this year with audio, but the whole time I really wanted to read it. I've heard A Little Life makes you want to die/ugly cry, so I had to get it. The 3rd biggin is It, which I already own.


Yossarian Those two might take you into 2021 by themselves... 1mo
UnidragonFrag @Yossarian 😂😂 maybe!! 1mo
Rissreads A little life is soooooo good! It has been in ALOT of Littens #top10ofthedecade lists. 😍 1mo
UnidragonFrag @Rissreads we'll see! I've heard both sides and I'm not a huge litfic reader so it may be a task lol 4w
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I'm still working on my #top10ofthedecade. It's hard, it's like choosing only 10 people to take with me to the end of the world. 😭 So while I pay tribute and remember ten years of books, here's 9 favorites from 2019! (1 year is so much easier than a whole decade.)

eanderson The Craftsman is so good!!! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly I refuse to do top 10 of the year OR decade until Tuesday. 1mo
valeriegeary @MicheleinPhilly this is probably a good idea. Though looking at my stack, and what I'm going to get through before next week I don't think my list is going to change much....I did leave a spot open for this year's top 10 though... Just in case. 😆 1mo
valeriegeary @eanderson it was a surprise favorite for me! I want expecting to like it as much as I did! 1mo
valeriegeary @eanderson *wasn't expecting 1mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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#Top10oftheDecade - well 12, this time of books I read these last ten years, but pub. whenever. (for you @Liz_M 🙂)

List is very personal, and it‘s strange because of all the books and authors and styles I didn‘t include (no Infinite Jest, Shakespeare, audio, graphic, Homer, Ovid, post-Renaissance poetry - no a lot of stuff). It‘s just tough to narrow down. But I did really treasure all the experiences with these books (some despite their flaws)

Graywacke The list - part 1
Giovanni‘s Room - James Baldwin
When I Lived in Modern Times - Linda Grant
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Island Fire - An Anthology of Literature from Hawai‘i - edited by Cheryl A. and James R. Harstad (this has poetry! I forgot!!)
Collected Novellas - Gabriel Garcia Márquez (add his later short stories too)
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
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Graywacke The list - part 2
The Faerie Queene - Edmund Spenser
The Prospector - J. M. G. Le Clezio (because it was my first by this run-on master)
Neapolitan Quartet - Elena Ferrante
Beloved - Toni Morrison
The Songlines - Bruce Chatwin
Swann‘s Way - Marcel Proust (I‘ve only read this and book 2)
Crazeedi Love your list. Ferrante is definitely on mine 1mo
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Liz_M 😁😁😁Thank you for this! Two Morrisons, excellent. I loved that Baldwin and Moby-Dick and Swann's Way so I will have to look for the test. Faerie Queen intimidates me. 1mo
Graywacke @Crazeedi thanks! Love Ferrante 1mo
Graywacke @Liz_M it was good motivation. FQ took on a kind of obsession. I started it just to see what it was like, with an lt group. Was intrigued by the intro that noted 9 of 10 readers don‘t finish book one and 9 of 10 of those stop there. Or something like that. Lt group quit. But it reads really nice once you get into the flow and there‘s nothing else like it. So once I kind of figured it out, I was off... (never bought a copy ☺️, just library borrows) 1mo
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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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The books published in the last decade that I most regret not reading. I *should* put every one into my January TBR, right? Just FYI, the one in the top left corner is a friend‘s memoir and I‘m just horrible for not reading it yet! #regretsedition #top10oftheDecade

jessinikkip I have The Help marked to be read in 2020 as well. 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have almost all of these on my to-read list too... looks like a buddy read challenge for 2020 to me! 😂🤪 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @jessinikkip Glad I‘m not the only one who still hasn‘t read it! 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! Between your list of regrets and mine, I‘d say we have a year of buddy reads. Once we get through tomorrow, let‘s email and make our plan! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! Between your list of regrets and mine, I‘d say we have a year of buddy reads. Once we get through tomorrow, let‘s email and make our plan! 1mo
jessinikkip Let me know if you guys put The Help in the plan, I would join in, if its ok? @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @jessinikkip Sure—that sounds good! 1mo
ReadingEnvy Evicted is astounding. The Help is a little too white savior for my tastes. 1mo
marleed I‘m awaiting my library copy of Just Mercy. I want to read it before seeing the film. 1mo
Hooked_on_books I can say Evicted and Just Mercy are both extraordinary books and you should definitely read them soon! Also THUG is great. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ReadingEnvy Good to know—thanks. I‘ve seen both comments in reviews. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Hooked_on_books They really are at the top of my 2020 list! 1mo
Pricel101 Just Mercy is on my #Newyearwhodis read with @AnneCecilie can‘t wait to read it! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Pricel101 Nice! Hope we both get a lot out of it—I hesitate to say enjoy. 4w
HOTPock3tt I haven‘t read “The hate you give” either! And I really want to! I loved “On the come up” by Angie Thomas. 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @HOTPock3tt I have just heard so many good things about both! 3w
HOTPock3tt @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was shocked that she was able to present a very important topic, yet keep the book readable and fun! ☺️ 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @HOTPock3tt That IS a skill and talent! 3w
HOTPock3tt @BarbaraTheBibliophage It really is!! 🤗 and that made “On The Come Up” one of my fave books of the year!! ♥️ 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @HOTPock3tt Nice—I need to pick mine! So many good options! 3w
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#Top10oftheDecade #Fictionedition. This was HARD! So many good books but these are probably the ones I talked about the most.

Andrew65 Some great choices. 1mo
readordierachel Love your choices! 1mo
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Cinfhen Thanks for sharing!! There‘s one book I‘m not familiar with/ Must go investigate 1mo
BarbaraBB That‘s the only one I haven‘t heard of either. Love your choices! 1mo
Crazeedi I read "home" recently, and have "lila" on my shelf tbr❤ 1mo
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I am late to the party but wanted to post my #Top10oftheDecade #NonFictionEdition. Although I have always read some nonfiction over there years Litsy has certainly helped broaden my horizons in the this genre. These are the best of the bunch in the last 10 years.

Cinfhen I love seeing everyone‘s picks!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙌🏻❣️I‘ve read a bunch on your list and agree😁 1mo
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Not sure who to thank for putting this on their #Top10OfTheDecade but my library hold just came in and so far this audio is fabulous. I really am not so familiar with the actress Kate Mulgrew but her story is fascinating and her narration is beautiful. Loving this 🎧

Cathythoughts Yes the #TheTop10ofTheDecade has been a gift to me too. Must still do mine 😬 (edited) 1mo
Chrissyreadit Now I must add it to my audiobook wishlist! 1mo
Crazeedi Hmm not seen this, will consider for new year! 1mo
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kyraleseberg I just read this and it was wonderful! 1mo
Cinfhen Maybe you posted and I found it on your list @kyraleseberg ??? No matter, I‘m just glad it found it‘s way to me. It‘s so good so far @Cathythoughts @Chrissyreadit @Crazeedi 1mo
KarenUK I loved her in Orange is the new Black.... 👍💕 1mo
Megabooks I put it on mine! Love it! Remember @LitHousewife ? She first suggested it to me. It was like my 5th audible buy and still one of the best! 1mo
LitHousewife I absolutely loved this audiobook!!! 1mo
Cinfhen I should have known it was YOU @Megabooks !!!!! ❤️😘great recommendation from @LitHousewife 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m not familiar with this actress @KarenUK but she seems to have had a VERY long career 😁 1mo
MicheleinPhilly This is one my all time favorite memoirs! 1mo
Aimeesue True story: I bought my house because of Kate Mulgrew. It's on JANE WAY. 😁 That was literally the deciding factor between our two favorites when we were house hunting. 1mo
kyraleseberg @Cinfhen It's possible, I know I found it too thanks to some wonderful Littens! I definitely need to check for the audio at my library. I've only known her as Red on Orange Is the New Black so learning about her extensive theatre and TV career was fun. 1mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! So much love for Kate M 😁 @MicheleinPhilly @kyraleseberg @Aimeesue 1mo
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Zama | Antonio Di Benedetto
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To add to the #top10ofthedecade #fictionedition I'm borrowing an idea from @Lindy and doing an #intranslationedition #fictionintranslation

Feel very lucky to be able to have access to a fantastically diverse selection of fiction translated into English; so many brilliant books 💙


4thhouseontheleft Great idea! And I‘m stacking a lot of these! 😄 1mo
Cinfhen Love this!!! Thanks for the additional #TBRexplosion 💥heads up @Kalalalatja 1mo
Billypar Great list! Schweblin is at the top of my must-try authors for 2020. Really want to try those Miaojin and Lispector choices. And Strange Weather... @Reggie convinced me on @ReadingEnvy podcast. So basically everything on this list is a must-read for me (except Vegetarian- already read and loved) 😁 1mo
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Lindy Thanks for sharing your list! 2020 might be the year that I finally pick up Clarice Lispector. 😊 1mo
batsy @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen 🙂❤️❤️ 1mo
batsy @Billypar I'd definitely encourage you to try them all 😁 Lispector's stories I reread over a period of a year or so... There's something about how she sees the world. And Strange Weather is just one of the loveliest books in terms of being life-affirming. Fever Dream on the other hand messed with me 😭 1mo
batsy @Lindy My pleasure! I've only read Lispector's shorts and the novella The Hour of the Star. She's pretty special. Would love to see what you think if you give her a try. 1mo
Suet624 I‘ve only read Vegetarian but I did a screenshot so I can find the others. Thanks for sharing! 1mo
Kalalalatja Oh, so many new to me books! Definitely a big #TBRexplosion @Cinfhen 💥💥💥 1mo
BarbaraBB I may like this one even more 😍😍 1mo
ReadingEnvy Eve out of her ruins is so good! 1mo
batsy @ReadingEnvy Just brilliant 1mo
readordierachel Love your list! Blowing up my tbr as usual 😃 1mo
batsy @readordierachel Always a pleasure 😁❤️ 1mo
GatheringBooks oh em gee. this is perfect for our #ReadIntlLit2020. Taking note of some of the lesser-known-to-me titles. You are a veritable treasure trove, Suba. 2w
batsy @GatheringBooks 😘 I hope you get a chance to read them and I'd love to know what you think! 2w
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