It’s really hard for me to sit down and rank the books I read, especially ones that I enjoyed, but we’re gonna try! I read a 118 books in 2019, so it’s going so choosing just the top 10 is gonna be…interesting! Here, in no particular order, are my top 10 reads of last year! All images are hyperlinked to their Goodreads!
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book was absolutely GORGEOUS. I loved the decadence and the world that Elizabeth Gilbert expertly crafted. This book is one that I know I’ll be coming back to time and time again. It’s not just a top 2019, it’s a top of all time! I’ll be posting a full review on this one really soon!
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
I’m such a sucker for a badass female character, and unreliable narrators, and unreliable main characters, and main characters who might be the villain…this one is all of those things wrapped into one series! I binged this series this year and each book was just as good as the one before.
A Curse So Dark And Lonely/A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
I was not expecting to like this at all. I rarely like a fairytale retelling, but when I find a good one, I absolutely LOVE it! The storytelling in this was fantastic, and as soon as I finished the first novel, I immediately tore through the ARC for the second novel! I can’t wait for book three!
The Kiss Quotient/ The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
These two books are absolutely beautifully written! I read both this year, but about nine months apart. I really love the way this author writes her characters. While the story-lines for these two are pretty predictable, but I didn’t even care because the relationships are so beautiful! here!
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I adore this book. It kept surprising me at every turn! I adored this couple and their development. Casey is incredibly talented! This is another one that is not only a favorite of the year, but a favorite of all time! If you want to hear me talk even more about this lovely book, you can read mine and Felicia’s full review of it here!
Internment by Samira Ahmed
I adored Internment. I read this one really early in the year, but it is still so good. I really appreciated that this book was a commentary on our current political climate and how easily our world could shift into something darker without us ever knowing. This book was beautifully written!
Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom
I’m not usually a big non-fiction reader, but I became obsessed with Molly’s story after watching the film about her life. She is such an interesting person, and I really appreciated that even though she did a bad thing, she refused to do a worse thing to get herself out of it. I have so much respect for her, and her story is incredibly riveting! I highly recommend both this book and movie!
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
I listened to the audiobook for this one, and I absolutely fell in love with this novel. It tells the story of an American Muslim girl living in America in the years following 9/11. I really appreciated the simplicity of this novel. I thought it was beautiful and I fell in love with these characters.
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
I loved this book! I loved Dumplin’ and fell in love with this Texas beauty queen world, so I was so excited to jump back into this world of glitter and Dolly Parton. Puddin’ made me so happy to read about Millie and her going for her real-life, grown-up goals and battling people’s perception of her once again. I absolutely adored this novel, and I can’t wait to see what else Julie Murphy puts out next!
The Disasters by MK England
The Disasters was so good!! I absolutely LOVED this rag-tag group of misfits who are banded together to save the world as they know it! MK England did a wonderful job of writing incredibly interesting, and insanely diverse characters. I’m currently reading Spellhacker, and once again, MK is not disappointing! If you want to read my full review on The Disasters, you can check it out here!
What are your top reads of 2019? Do you share any of my favorite reads?