Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love That Are More Than 10 Years Old


Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the theme is Books I Love That ARe More Than 10 Years Old. 

I don't really read a lot of old books, so I decided to tweak the theme a little and share the last ten books I have read that are more than 10 years old. It just so happens that this list includes some books that I loved!!

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones - (published in 1986). I read this earlier this year as part of March Magic. I did see that the movie version of this is currently on Netflix so I might watch it soon.

Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran- (published in 2005) I read this a couple of years ago now for Cook the Books (review here)

Poison Study by Maria V Snyder (also Magic Study and Fire Study) - (published in 2005) I decided I was going to reread this series, and then carry on to read the next books in the series. I did the re-read part, but still haven't read the next books in the series. (review here)

Henrietta's War by Joyce Dennys - (published in 1985) - This was originally a series of stories published during WWII and then republished in this form 

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl - (published in 1961) I actually listened to Taika Waititi and his famous friends read this story back in the early days of the pandemic!

The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta - (published 2010) - I have listened to this on audio several times now. Might just about be time for another listen!

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley - (published 2008) - Yay! Another opportunity to mention this book! (review)

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - (published 1990) - So much fun. I have watched the TV adaptation twice so far.

Sylvester by Georgette Heyer - (published 1957)- There are a couple of Georgette Heyer books which have been narrated on abridged audio by Richard Armitage - my idea of aural bliss! Highly recommended. (review here)

Ross Poldark by GrahamWinston - (published 1945) - I read this after watching some of the TV series.

I am looking forward to seeing what books other participants have on their lists.


  1. I've never read Poldark, or seen the tv series. Will you recommend it?

    Good Omens are just brilliant!

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

  2. Totally agree with you on Richard Armitage as narrator! Also, James and the Giant Peach, Howl's Moving Castle and Good Omens -- these are some of my favorites too, adore these books. But seriously, look how quickly time flies!
    ~Lex (lexlingua.co)

  3. Such a great list - so many books I still need to read!

  4. Someday I should read Howl’s Moving Castle!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-love-that-were-written-over-ten-years-ago/

  5. These are great. I want to read Henrietta's War and Good Omens. The kids loved James and the Giant Peach. Thanks for sharing.


  6. Some good books there! I've read Good Omens (last year).

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  7. Oh Roald Dahl- I used to LOVE when our teachers would read us those books back in school!

    I started Poldark too and liked it but haven't read the books as of yet :)

  8. Howl's Moving Castle has long been on my TBR. I read the Poldark series years ago when it was on PBS in the 1970s. I wonder if I'd still like it?

  9. I read one of Susanna Kearsley books this year and have her blacklist on my toread pile.

  10. Thanks so much for the visit - but, the link you leave doesn't work for some reason. You left a note on my weekend post as well and it didn't work then either. Just FYI. Your list is great - I've actually read a few....no one else has had Howl's Moving Castle! I just read that last year; Good Omens is another good one.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  11. I think I'm going to have to look into the Piper's Son and the Winter's Sea ... those look good!

  12. I still need to read POISON STUDY. I've had a copy on my shelf for ages and I STILL haven't gotten to it. I'm also interested in the Poldark books. The t.v. show is great!

    Happy TTT!

  13. I'm glad you enjoyed Good Omens more than I did, I read it about two years ago and found it kind of underwhelming, which was a shame as I really enjoyed the TV adaptation!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/08/16/top-ten-tuesday-381/

  14. Awesome list! :D I want to read Good Omens, but I just haven't had the chance. I've checked it out a couple of times from the library, but something came up both times and I wasn't able to get it read.

    My TTT

  15. Oh The Winter Sea looks wonderful!

  16. Isn't it amazing how old some books are? Time flies.

    My TTT this week.