To All the Books I Read in 2019

Do I even have to explain this blog post? 😀

I tried so hard to reach my Goodreads goal of 65 books last year that I was flying through half unread books, minutes before 2020, and somehow finished 65. I neglected my blog pretty much for the year, but nevertheless a small roundup of books I loved and cherished, incoming.

Onto the 5 stars reads – actually the books I’ve rated 5 stars are the ones that made me ugly cry 😀 and obviously books that were well written. I can sometimes be partial and rate a favourite author’s book with a 5 star but I would always mention that I’m being partial and opinions might differ.

  • All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover – ugly crying ensured
  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi – all the feels, this one!
  • The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – the best conclusion to the trilogy
  • Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Ugly crying, tbh still not completed its review.
  • 100 days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons – Beautiful book with an amazing disability rep
  • The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen – Partial to this one!!
  • The Travelling Cat chronicles by Hiro Arikawa – Again ugly crying, hold onto those tissues.
  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff – Very very heartwarming!!
  • Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow – Beautiful worlds and amazing writing.
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – Really loved the way the series took shape and ended.

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Some books that cut pretty much close to a 5 stars –

  • The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover
  • Save the Date by Morgan Matson
  • Comics will break your heart by Faith Erin Hicks
  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbie Waxman
  • Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

I’m pretty sure Taylor Jenkins Reid and Beth O’Leary have become auto-buy authors for me. And I noticed something else, my most read genre of 2019 is contemporary, closely followed by YA fantasy and historical fiction. I’m gonna change that in 2020 and I’m focusing more on Epic/High Fantasy books that have been recommended to me through Instagram. Towards the end of 2019, I discovered Brandon Sanderson and fantasy has not been the same after his books. Looking forward to reading more epic books this year!!

Find something you read and liked in my list? Were your ratings same as mine?