Saturday, December 21, 2019

My Top 10 Reads of 2019!

☆☆My Top 10 Reads of 2019!☆☆


Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today I'm going to be showing you my Top 10 Reads of 2019! While these will be in no particular order I will be leaving my top 3 for the end. I have to say that just because these are books I've read in 2019 but did not necessarily come out in 2019. Also, for this post I will have the goodreads page linked to each book through the cover.

First I would like to start off with some Honorable Mentions. These are books I really enjoyed but didn't quite make it on the Top 10. They're still really great and I definitely recommend checking them out. 

☆☆Honorable Mentions☆☆


And finally....
☆☆MY TOP 10 READS OF 2019☆☆

The Afterlife of Holly Chase
by Cynthia Hand


A Christmas Carol is my all time favorite Christmas story. It's a yearly tradition for me to at the very least watch the movie. So when I found out there was a retelling with the opposite outcome of Scrooge I jumped all over it. This book is a fun, quick read and very well written. 

Pet Sematary
by Stephen King


This is the book that made me fall in love with Stephen King. It broke my heart and creeped me out and the writing is just amazing. I just couldn't help but love this book.

Shakespeare's Witch
by Samantha Grosser


Here is another one that is gross and creepy but yet absolutely wonderful. This one is high in shock value and most definitely won't be for everybody. However, the writing is amazing and I just loved it.

Titanlord of Death & Sacrifice by M.G. Darwish


So here a book I ended up with simply because of the cover. It was like it grabbed my attention and demanded I read it even though I'm not a fan of fantasy. Thankfully, the writing was as captivating as the cover and I enjoyed every drop of this story from beginning to end.

Empire's Daughter
by Marian L Thorpe


This one is the first book in the Empire's Legacy trilogy. This book has such strong female characters, it's got love and loss and finding yourself, growing apart and just so many other good things. Thankfully, I've recently gotten the last two books in the trilogy and I'm super excited to read them. You can expect reviews of those in 2020.

The Perfect Son
by Lauren North


I love it when an author releases a debut novel and just knocks it out. The Perfect Son is a perfect example of this. The writing and the story combined had me wanting more and I ended up devouring this gem in less than 24 hours. I didn't see certain things coming and wow, the author just blew my mind.

Sharp Objects
by Gillian Flynn


Surprise, Another thriller! Sorry, I have a weakness. This is another author I hadn't read before this year, and yes that means I've never read Gone Girl. I read this book because it was recommended by Stephen King who, as I stated earlier, I fell in love with earlier this year. This book was just as great as he claimed it was. It was dark, thrilling, and creepy on so many levels.

And Finally...
☆☆☆MY TOP 3!☆☆☆


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 
by Taylor Jenkins Reid


This book had me crying my eyes out. The ending gave me all the feels and it just really got me. I never cry over books, ever. However, this one was just beautiful. The story was beautiful, the writing was beautiful. You get it, it was beautiful. 2020 will definitely see me reading more by this author.

With The Fire On High
by Elizabeth Acevedo



Here we have a literary masterpiece. Connecting with the MC in this story was so easy. It could of been because I was also a teenage mom trying to grow up and figure things out long before I was ready but I also think it's because of great writing. The way the MC was portrayed is absolutely amazing. We see her struggle with raising her baby, school, friends, boys and everything in between. With The Fire On High is one of those books that spoke to me in such a way that I'll always treasure.

House of Salt and Sorrows
by Erin A. Craig



Another masterpiece! This is a dark story that I've heard is loosely based on The 12 Dancing Princesses, I've never read that story so I don't know how similar it is to that. What I do know, however, is this story is gripping and deliciously dark. It leads you on an enchanting journey that will leave you wanting more.

And that's all we have for today everybody. Now I want to hear your thoughts! Have you read any of these books? If so, what are your thoughts? What are your top reads of 2019?

I'll see you soon for my 2020 TBR and Reading Goals!

See you on the moon! xo

8 comments:

  1. What an interesting list. Wishing you as much enjoyment for 2020!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you have an amazing year in 2020!

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  2. I love Cinder, and all of those books. I'm excited to see Sharp Objects on your list! I love Gillian Flynn - Dark Places is my favorite by her.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Cinder was really good and I can't believe I waited so long to read it. If the rest of her books are as good as Sharp Objects I need to read more Gillian Flynn. I feel like she could be a new favorite.

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  3. I loved Cinder to pieces! Especially with the audiobook version. I loved how the narration gave such expression to characters like Dr. Erland and Iko. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I loved the audiobook version of Cinder! I completely agree with your opinion, the narrator really brought the characters to life. If you haven't listen to Scarlet, I strongly recommend that one too.

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  4. What an inspiring top 10 reads list. I've only read two books from your list (Nadine and Pet Sematary, it's one of the creepiest books ever, in my opinion). The last book is definitely going on my must-read list now. Happy new year!

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    1. I'm so glad you've found new potential reads! I'd love to hear your thoughts on House Of Salt and Sorrows when you finish.

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