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Top Ten Tuesday – Best Books I Read in 2019

 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Best Books I Read in 2019.  I had a great reading year so it was tough to narrow down to a list of favorites.  I’m actually sharing my Top 13 today because I couldn’t narrow to just 10 favorites.  In looking at my year, the one thing that really struck me was that only one fantasy novel made my Best Of list, while several romances did make the cut.  That is a huge change for me and very symbolic of the slump I was in this year when it came to fantasy.  I’m thrilled that I had so many great romance reads since that’s usually an area where I struggle, but I really hope I have better luck with fantasy in 2020.

Happy New Year, everyone!  Here’s to a great reading year for us all in 2020!

 

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Best Books I Read in 2019

(in no particular order)

 

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY by Brigid Kemmerer

RECURSION by Blake Crouch

THE BROMANCE BOOK CLUB by Lyssa Kay Adams

THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL by Abbi Waxman

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center

BECOMING by Michelle Obama

THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW by Alice Hoffman

CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris

LOCK EVERY DOOR by Riley Sager

 

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What were some of your favorite reads of 2019?  Do we share any favorites?