Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2019

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Favorite Books I Read In 2019Because I read so many books, I’m only listing books that were also published in 2019. While these were some of the best, there were so many more that I read and enjoyed this year.

Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell: This book is a YA retelling of Les Mis but set in space. And basically, it was fantastic. I can’t wait for book two!

Dear Ally: How Do You Write a Book? by Ally Carter: I don’t read a ton of non-fiction, but this is a great writing book for writers of all ages. Not only does Ally share her own experience writing and publishing books, but she includes tidbits from many other YA authors.

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: This book had it all—outer space, squad goals, weird superpowers, creepy space monsters, exciting adventures, heartbreaking deaths. I need book two ASAP.

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee: This historical novel tackles a lot of issues from race to gender to identity and does so in an eloquent way. I love the writing style and the gumption of the main character.

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda: This book ripped out my heart and then tried to shove it back in my chest. It has dragons, political intrigue, romantic tension, and more. I just love it so much. How soon is too soon to reread a book?

The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen: Squaaa! This book was bloody awesome. The world-building, the characters, the plot twists—this book doesn’t let go.

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston: Not only does this contemporary romance validate fangirls and the fandom experience, but it takes a look at the darker side of fandom in a meaningful way. It’s cute, fun, and super geeky.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson: This book is gorgeous. The writing style is magic, and I love how this book makes you fall in love with books even more.

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys: This book is hard to read at times, but it’s so important. Vivid details, heartbreaking moments based on actual events, and characters that aren’t easy to forget, Ruta Sepetys sheds light on a time period and place that isn’t openly discussed in the history books.

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber: One of my first favorite reads of the year, this is a book I wish I could give to my younger self. It encourages you to be yourself no matter what the world says and promotes perseverance and courage. I love it.

What are the best books you read this year? Don’t forget to join the link up!



17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2019

    • Salt to the Sea still might be my favorite of Sepetys’s books, but The Fountains of Silence is incredible.

      I hope you enjoy them all! 🙂


  1. Hallo, Hallo,…

    Following through the TTT linky to see if I can find some new book bloggers to follow and to see what everyone is listing on their Top Favourites for 2019 Lists! I decided to go a different route with my List as I focused on my Top New To Me Authors for 2019 instead of ‘overall’ reads – which I’ll be highlighting once I write-up my End of the Year Survey!

    From your list — the stories I want to read most in the New Year are as follows: The Downstairs Girl, Sorcery of Thorns & Aurora Rising. If you drop by my blog – let me know if we share genres in common, authors and/or stories – or if some of mine inspired a few for your TBR in 2020!

    Hope you’ve been having a lovely New Year’s Eve and may the New Year be a bookishly happy one for you and your literary adventures!

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    • Hello, new friend!

      That sounds like a great idea for the list this week. Authors are just as important as their books after all.

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy those titles whenever you have a chance to read them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

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    • Dear Ally is handy too because it’s divided into easy chapters that you can just read what you need help with (characters or getting started or editing) and not the entire book. Plus, it’s written in a way like she’s having a conversation with you as she answers the questions people have asked her.


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