I’m sharing a few of my favorite reads of 2019. I read up to four books a week sometimes and find it difficult to post about every single book. I selected these from the ones I managed to blog about. Click on the title to read more of what I think about them.
Have you read any of these?
A Monster Calls
Both of these left me in a puddle. Mockingbird had a few moments of humor and was realistic, while A Monster Calls was achingly beautiful and veered into fantasy.
This one had me captured from the first page.
Contemporary with An Autistic Character
What to Say Next
An unusual serious contemporary with romantic elements. A great read.
The Girl He used to Know
A second chance romance with all the feels.
The State of Grace
Strong voice and likable character.
Notable Novels About Grief
I know grief seems to be a theme, but since that’s what I am writing, I ended up reading YA contemporary novels about it.
The Boy in the Black Suit
Loved this one. So touching.
A Monster Calls
Also listed above, because it is that good.
Contemporary YA About Social Issues
Yes. Read this one.
I’m Not Dying With You Tonight
Dual voices. A great book. Two girls get caught in a riot. Deals with race issues.
The Impossible Knife of Memory
Heartbreaking and oh so relevant. How PTSD can wreak a family.
Beyond the Bright Sea
Beautifully written. Captivating.
If you haven’t read it, go get a copy!
Blind Dates, Bridesmaids and Other Disasters
Funny and cute. A light, enjoyable read.
Well done and interesting.
The Child Finder
A little dark but grabbed me and didn’t let go.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Loved the voice. Great characters. Cozy.
The Taming of the Shrew in a modern setting. Had me laughing.
What were some of your favorite reads of 2019?