It’s that time of the year where everyone talks about their 2019 Favorites! Today, I’m sharing my Top Books of 2019 – and linking up with Steph and Jana for Show Us Your Books. This coming Tuesday, I’m linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top 10 Tuesday. Join us!
My Favorite Books of 2019
Obviously I still have time to read some more books, so this might not be ALL the books I’d put on my favorites list, but it’s a good start. Do we have any of the same books? Anything catch your eye?
I’ve read 151 books so far this year which is pretty dang awesome for me, so for my favorites, I’m going to focus on the ones that got 5 stars.
Noble Hops by Layla Reyne – my first 5-star read of 2019. This is the third book in a series, and one that I really loved.
Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – I’m all caught up on the Saga graphic novel series, and I cannot wait for more! I gave 5 stars to Saga Volume 8 and Saga Volume 9 as well.
Bad Judgement by Sidney Bell – a mystery m/m novel that I really loved!
Rend by Roan Parrish – the second book in a companion series, so you can read them whichever ones you want, but I recommend going in order. Rend was my favorite out of the three though!
Divide and Conquer by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban – another series I read and loved in 2019. I gave 5 stars to this one, the fourth in the series. I also gave 5 stars to the 7th book, Touch and Geaux. There are 9 books in the whole series.
Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea – I’ve read all of this author’s books so far, and I loved his 2019 release. I recommend this book, and author, if you love mysteries.
Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley – this YA debut is one of my absolute favorites of the year!
Part & Parcel by Abigail Roux – this is a spin-off of the Cut & Run series (Divide and Conquer, Touch and Geaux above), and I really loved this third addition to the series.
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston– Again, for those that still don’t know – this is NOT a Young Adult book. It’s Adult. Anyway, I really loved this book and I can’t wait to read whatever the author publishes next.
Keep This To Yourself by Tom Ryan – I really loved this YA mystery, and I don’t think a lot of people talked about it, so go get yourself a copy!!
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham – have you heard of the Tulsa Race Riots? Not a lot of people know about this significant event in American history, so Latham wrote a YA novel all about it. I think this is one that teens and adults should read. This was a book club read for me this year and I’m so glad I got the chance to read and discuss it.
Spellbound by Allie Therin– this book is set in 1920’s New York, and it’s full of magic and mystery. I’m so glad there will be another book – the sequel, Starcrossed, is due out in May 2020.
Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie – I finally got back to the graphic novel series, The Wicked + The Divine, in 2019 and this is the second book in the series. I also gave Mothering Invention, the 7th in the series, 5 stars too. I’m almost all caught up with this series!
John Belushi is Dead by Kathy Charles – this was a re-read for me actually, and I still loved it! I’m linking my original review from 2010.
Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delany – this is the fourth book in the Year-Round Christmas cozy mystery series, and I just love these books! I recommend them for any time of the year.
If my calculations are correct, that’s 21 books that I gave 5 stars to in 2019 – and a few that are part of an overall series. Not too shabby!! I had a ton of 4-star reads too, so it was a good reading year for me.
So tell me- what were your favorite books of 2019? Do we share any of the same ones, or are there any books from my list you now want to read?