October 2017

(CLOSED) Challenge: 10 Years in 10 Books

In celebration of 10 YEARS of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, we’re doing a grand challenge that will last the entirety of the event:

10 Years in 10 Books! 

The Details:

Submit one book recommendation published in each year of the Readathon (2007-2017).

We’d love it if it’s a book you personally recommend, but we also realize you may not have read a book from each year. We’re pretty easy-going. If you need to, just find a book published in that year to submit, whether you’ve read it or not.


To enter, link up a social post (blog, Facebook, Goodreads, Insta, whatever). You can also link multiple posts if you don’t want to do all of this at once.  If the linky doesn’t work for you, by all means, use the comments section.

Bottom line: we just need to see that you suggested 10 books whether it’s all in one go or spread out over multiple entries. We don’t want to take an hour of your time, so if you’d like to dip in and out of this challenge throughout the day, feel free!

The winner will be chosen at random AT THE END of the event (when Andi wakes up).

The Prize

A $50 credit to the bookish online retailer of your choice: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Out of Print, Book Riot Store, Wordery, $50 worth of BookDepository books…whatever! (No, this credit can’t be split up. Sorry!).

Ready, set, CELEBRATE!

Thanks to Random.org, our challenge winner is Kai from Fiction State of Mind!

119 thoughts on “(CLOSED) Challenge: 10 Years in 10 Books”

  1. I tried to share the link to my blog post, but it’s registering as spam. **gasp!**

    So I’ll just leave my list here:
    2007 Fangland by John Marks
    2008 City of Thieves by David Benioff
    2009 Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
    2010 Vlad by Carlos Fuentes
    2011 Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World’s Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler by Jessica Speart
    2012 Snake Ropes by Jess Richards
    2013 Prairie Silence by Melanie Hoffert
    2014 The Meaning of Names by Karen Gettert Shoemaker
    2015 Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
    2016 Shelter by Jung Yun
    2017 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


  2. 10 years 10 books
    I’ve read most of these books, and the rest are on my TBR shelf.
    2007 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
    2008 – Paper Towns by John Green
    2009 – The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch
    2010 – Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins
    2011 – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
    2012 – Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
    2013 – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
    2014 – Rooms by Lauren Oliver
    2015 – After Alice by Gregory Maguire
    2016 – Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    2017 – The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo


  3. What a fun challenge! I loved looking back at all my books, and I’m enjoying seeing others’ recommendations. I had a tough time so I whittled it down to women authors only (still tough). Here’s the link to my list (really 11!!) on twitter: https://twitter.com/kristinshafel/status/921965232011976704

    2007: Sin in the Second City, Karen Abbott
    2008: Letter to My Daughter, Maya Angelou
    2009: The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood
    2010: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
    2011: Bossypants, Tina Fey
    2012: Drift, Rachel Maddow
    2013: Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward
    2014: Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
    2015: The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic,
    Jessica Hopper
    2016: I’m Just a Person, Tig Notaro
    2017: What Happened, Hillary Clinton



  4. 2007: A Thousand Splendid Suns
    2008: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    2009: Cutting for Stone
    2010: What Alice Forgot
    2011: Rules of Civility
    2012: The Fault in our Stars
    2013: Eleanor & Park
    2014: A Man Called Ove
    2015: A Little Life
    2016: A Gentleman in Moscow
    2017: The Story of Arthur Truluv


  5. I posted mine in the facebook group in the stickied post about this challenge and I’ll post it here as well.

    All books I’ve read in the past year or so and loved. 🙂

    2007 Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet

    2008 Road Map to Holland by Jennifer Groneberg

    2009 The Dirty Parts of the Bible by Sam Torode

    2010 Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

    2011 The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

    2012 Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

    2013 Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

    2014 Schreiber’s Secret by Roger Radford

    2015 Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope by Wendy Holden

    2016 The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere #1) by Meg Elison

    2017 The Book of Etta by Meg Elison


  6. My entry:


    2007: A Companion to Wolves, Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear
    2008: Graceling, Kristin Cashore
    2009: Child of Fire, Harry Connolly
    2010: Magic Below Stairs, Carolyn Stevermeyer
    2011: 7th Sigma, Steven Gould
    2012: Still Life with Shape-shifter, Sharon Shinn
    2013: Rose Under Fire, Elizabeth Wein
    2014: Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
    2016: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold
    2017: In Other Lands, Sarah Rees Brennan


  7. 2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
    2008 The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman
    2009 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
    2010 Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins
    2011 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    2012 Every Day (Every Day, #1) by David Levithan
    2013 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    2014 The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
    2015 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    2016 Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
    2017 Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


  8. 2007 A Thousand Splendid Suns
    2008 The Hunger Games
    2009 Catching Fire
    2010 Clockwork Angel
    2011 The Night Circus
    2012 Bitter Greens
    2013 Clockwork Princess
    2014 All the Light We Cannot See
    2015 The Nightingale
    2016 The Underground Railroad
    ‘2017 Djævelens værk (yes, this one is in Danish, but it was really good 🙂


  9. Took me probably half an hour to do this… It’s so strange because I definitely find myself more a fan of fantasy rather than contemporary, but look at those contemporary right at the top… It’s unfathomable. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bai50jKnj9T/?hl=en&taken-by=thatreadhead1

    2007. Before I die by Jenny Downham
    2008. Gone by Michael Grant
    2009. Witch and wizard by James Patterson
    2010. before I fall by Lauren Oliver
    2011. Ready played one by Ernest clone
    2012. hopeless by colleen Hoover
    2013. Finding Cinderella by colleen Hoover
    2014. Maybe someday by colleen Hoover
    2015. Confess by colleen Hoover
    2016. the crown by kiera cass
    2017. Without merit by colleen Hoover (even though I’m only starting it right now I know I will love it as you can see)


  10. 2007: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
    2008: Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
    2009: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    2010: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
    2011: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
    2012: Laurus by Evgenij Vodolazkin,
    2013: What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs by Cat Warren
    2014: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    2015: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    2016: Zero K by Don DeLillo
    2017: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders


  11. 2007 – Harry Potter e i doni della morte, j.k. Rowling
    2008 – Breaking Dawn, s. Meyer
    2009 – How to read novels like a professor, t.c. foster
    2010 – Il cimitero di Praga, u. Eco
    2011 – L’amica geniale, e. Ferrante
    2012 – Un polpo alla gola, zerocalcare
    2013 – Tutte le domande sbagliate, l. Snicket
    2014 – Dimentica il mio nome, Zerocalcare
    2015 – Il porto proibito, Turconi&Radice
    2016, Kobane calling, Zerocalcare
    2017 – Habeas Corpus, m. Sagliocchi


  12. My list, also posted on Instagram 🙂

    This was a fun challenge. I may have spent more time finding the BEST book fro each year if I didn’t want to get back to reading 😉


  13. 2007- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part- Time Indian
    2008 – The Hunger Games
    2009- Cutting for Stone
    2010- Room
    2011 – A Visit from the Goon Squad
    2012- The Garden of Evening Mists
    2013- The Goldfinch
    2014- Just Mercy
    2015- A Little Life
    2016- Home going
    2017- Sing Unburied Sing


  14. 2007: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Rowling
    2008: Paper Towns, Green
    2009: The Help, Stockett
    2010: The Red Pyramid, Riordan
    2011: The Night Circus, Morgenstern
    2012: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore, Sloan
    2013: The Circle, Eggers
    2014: Sisters, Telgemeier
    2015: Go Set a Watchman, Lee
    2016: Dark Matter, Crouch
    2017: Turtles All the Way Down, Green


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