Want to know the best thing about loving books is? That there are so many passionate people in the world who keep producing more and more of the good stuff, whether they're just finishing up a series they started a few years ago, or launching their debut novel. With all the new books coming out every other week, it seems, who even has time to go back and read older books?
At the same time, you just can't beat a classic! Storytelling styles have changed over the years, but a good book never gets old! Here are a few books we'd recommend that were published more than a decade ago!
Leslie Conzatti (Me!)
I’ve got a lot of books that fit that criteria--mostly because I’ve encountered some wonderful classics that are definitely at least half a century old, to say nothing of a paltry 10 years!
There are the Hercule Poirot Mystery novels (and any of her stand-alones!) by Agatha Christie. Along that vein, there is also the Lord Peter Whimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers--basically if Sherlock Holmes was rich, bored, and excessively extroverted!
I’m a huge fan of classic Michael Crichton as well: Jurassic Park/The Lost World, Andromeda Strain, Timeline, and The Great Train Robbery are among my favorites by him! I’ve complained earlier this month about authors who diddle too much in the minor minutiae and leave the story behind… Crichton is meticulous, I will say that--but once the plot hits, it hits good and hard and things go so fast that you hardly realize you’re reading!
Some other classics I’ve enjoyed from the past are the works of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott, The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, and so on!
ANY of the In Death series titles that I have had a chance to read so far. The first is Naked In Death, which was released in 1995. I have read the first ten, so I am up to the year 2000. Every single book has been 5 Stars so far.
I’m going with one of my all time favourite books for this one: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. First published in 1890 in the Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, and then republished in a longer and revised version in 1891. This book is well over 10 years old but was so far ahead of it’s time that it could easily have been published years later.
How about you? What book more than 10 years old would you recommend? Let us know in the comments! Stay tuned for more fun discussions with the Bookish Blog Hop group this month!