Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite 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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

My Top Ten Favourite Books of 2019

I’m stoked that I managed to read 45 books this year. I know that’s not very many compared to some people (I don’t know how they do it), but it’s more than I’ve managed before, and so many of them were fantastic reads! 15/40 five star reads for the year, wow!  Maybe I need to be more picky with my ratings, or I’m just good at picking books I know I will enjoy :). I’ve read lots of indie books the last couple of years, and there are a few authors that I just love who made it onto this list.

Click here to see all of the books I’ve read this year: AB’s year in books 2019.

So here’s the list, in no particular order, except the first two, which are from an author I just discovered and I love and can’t wait to read more of this series.

Guild Codex Series:
I loved Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie (review here), it was so much fun to read! Then the first book in a spin-off came out, Taming Demons for Beginners, and I read that one (even though it’s technically out of order) and I loved that one EVEN MORE. I love the world, I love the characters, the writing is fantastic! I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of this series, and everything else by this author.

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic 1, 2, 3:
Slouch Witch, Star Witch, Spirit Witch, by Helen Harper.
Where are my fellow lazybones at? Would you rather get comfy on the couch and read or watch tv than go to work? Do you love smart and witty heroines matched against strong and equally clever hotties? I mean heroes. Do you like talking cats? Do you like to laugh out loud when you’re reading on the train? Then this series is for you! I seriously love these books. Reviews coming soon.

War, The Four Horsemen 2:
Phew! That cover is hawt! I am loving all the feels in this book, it’s violent and passionate and when is the next one coming out?! Laura Thalassa is the queen of enemies to lovers and I am obsessed with this series so far. Do yourself a favour and check out book 1: Pestilence (also with a smoking hot cover).

Cress, The Lunar Chronicles 3:
I think this was my favourite book of the Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Mayer, so far. The plot is getting out of control and I love it. The changing view-points between the three main characters is really fun and I love how their stories intertwine. I just picked up Winter from the library and it's huge!. So excited to finish this series, and I will want to read it again at some stage as so much has happened, and I want to relive it.

Demigod of San Francisco 2 & 3:
Can I just say that the titles and covers of these books makes it look like a trashy romance novel, and do NOT DO IT JUSTICE, like AT ALL. These books were so good! The world-building is amazing with a really cool magic system and an independent heroine with a great cast of motley characters. Also some pretty sexy romance, but it’s so much more than that! Well done K. F Breene.

This one was quite a surprise for me. I don’t usually read contemporary romance, I much prefer fantasy books in general, but I like Leia Stone’s other series so I figured I should try it. This one is a dark romance with the MC escaping an abusive marriage. It was really good. The suspense, romance and the character development are fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It might even encourage me to read contemp romance more than once a year, maybe.

 Well, there's my list for this year. I'm so excited for all the new books I'm going to read in 2020. Have you read any of these books? What were some of your favourite reads of the year? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. I love the cover for Cress.

    My TTT.

  2. I really like the covers for the The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic series!

    1. Me too! and I love the books, I definitely think that series is underrated.