Can you believe 2019 is almost over? Are you ready for 2020? Ready or not, it is coming.
2019 was an awesome year for me. I started my blog and became part of both the blogging and bookstagram community. I read 85 books and dished out 19 five star reviews.
Narrowing down those 19 books to a Top Ten was quite hard. Each one is perfect in its own way. So, I’ve decided to do my TOP TEN a little unconventionally. My TOP TEN will be completed in two parts with a short list of a few honorable mentions to represent the other five star reviews. Hope you enjoy!
The Best of 2019 – Part I
(In no particular order)
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people? All Your Perfects is an emotionally charged, extremely sad, heartbreaking tale. And I LOVED every minute of it. Do not judge me for it. I LOVE emotional reads. Quinn and Graham’s story is perfect and makes a great read for when you are wanting a story that has ALL THE FEELS.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Truly a must read! I cannot stress this enough. Where The Crawdads Sing has it all: heart break, hope, survival, mystery, murder, first loves, a trial, beautiful scenery, the bigotry of a small southern town, and a biology lesson along the way. Delia Owens’s story is tragic, haunting and beautifully written. It is the type of novel type that will stick with you / keep you thinking for days.
A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J Maas
2019 introduced me to the magnificent story teller that is Sarah J Maas. I read all four books of the A Court of Thorn and Roses series but A Court of Mist & Fury takes the cake. There is a little bit of everything: mystery and action and adventure and romance. The plot is unique and unpredictable. However, the real reason as to why I love this book so much can be summed up in one word: RHYSAND.
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez may be listed as a romantic comedy but it is so much more. Is it a story about two people falling in love? Yes. However, it’s complicated and so freaking emotional as it covers not only infertility but loss too.
Beard Necessities by Penny Reid
You all know by now that I am a HUGE Penny Reid fan. So it should come to no surprise that Beard Necessities makes my top ten list! Beard Necessities – the final book in the Winston Brothers series EVERYTHING. There is so much emotion, so much love. It’s incredibly romantic and swoon-worthy. It is the tie that binds – which is so incredibly fitting because Billy Winston is the Winston family tie. I recommend the ENTIRE series.
List of Honorable Mentions
(In no particular order)
This list is compiled of a few books that were 5 star reads for me. Although they did not make the TOP TEN, they are still AMAZING reads.
- The Rules of Burken by Traci Finlay
- What The Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
- Verity by Colleen Hoover (yes, she makes the list again!)
- Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale
- Zero Tolerance by Autumn Jones Lake
Come back tomorrow for the Best Reads of 2019 – Part II!
Let me know your thoughts. What are some of your favorites of your 2019 reading year? Do you agree with my choices? Disagree? If you disagree, that’s totally OK. I encourage you to give your opinion. This is a safe place. I just keep that you keep your comments classy.