Welcome to the last 2019 wrap-up before we get into stats tomorrow. I feel like I had a great reading year and really ended up loving a lot of what I read – which is always the goal. But here are some of my favorite books I read in 2019!
I’m only going to write a very little bit about each book, so if you want to read my full reviews, click on the book’s title and to go to the goodreads page, click on the author’s name!
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson | I have a mission to read some of the ‘classic’ YA books I didn’t pick up when they were released, and I’m happy to say I lived this fantasy world. I was completely hooked by the characters and worldbuilding.
The Kiss Quotient & The Bride Test by Helen Hoang | Now I didn’t rate these particularly high, I think both were a 3.5, but I couldn’t stop thinking about them fondly throughout the year. I just had so much fun reading them and found a new author who I will support in the future.
Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith | Sometimes you just need to read a book that’s going to break your heart a little bit and make you cry. It’s going to move you in some way and worm it’s way into your year. This was one of those books.
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid | TJR has this incredible ability to make me believe these fictional stories are 100% real. The characters are so real and flawed that you connect with them instantly.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | On the opposite spectrum, sometimes you just need a book that’s fun and entertaining and completely transports you. It’s escapism in the purest form and it’s one of the joys of reading.
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson | I’m not really a non-fiction reader. It’s just not something I gravitate towards, but sometimes you find one that feels like so much more than a timeline of a person’s past.
The Vanishing Stairs by Maureen Johnson | What an engaging mystery series that is impossible to put down! The story developed so much in book 2 and we learned so much, I have no idea where the series is headed.
The Toll by Neal Shusterman | Conclusions can be hard, but expanding on an established world, introducing and developing characters, and resolving questions and challenges in a satisfying way is the recipe for success.
What were your favorite reads of 2019? Did any of these make your list this year? Share below!