Top Ten Tuesday: Top Books of 2019


GROUP POST TIME!!! We each sent 3-4 of our fave reads of 2019… here they are!

Sam’s Faves

Kingsbane by Clare Legrand: Oh holy mother of— this book was insane. I am still upset about it. My review here.

The Burning White by Brent Weeks: This is the ending to the Lightbringer series and it was everything I wanted it to be and more. My review here.

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard: This is another one that left me speechless. The angst was incredible and I loved it. My review here.

Ginny’s Faves

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire: This is my favorite series of Seanan McGuire’s work, which is saying something, and this book was absolutely stunning. My review here.

Becoming by Michelle Obama: Look, I just love Michelle Obama, this felt like a very open, very honest look at her life leading up to the White House, and the time therein.

A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole: Alyssa Cole is one of the best things I discovered last year, and this book, the third in the series, was absolutely fantastic!

Melinda’s Faves

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert: Read this on audio and LOVED it—the audio format especially works for this pseudo memoir of a woman looking back on her life. My review scheduled in Jan.

Kingsbane (Empirium #2) by Claire Legrand: Ugh this follow up to Furyborn killed me, but in the tear-out-my-heart-what-a-twist-must-keep-reading kinda way.

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly: This post-Cinderella story retelling from the perspective of one of the ugly stepsisters really turned the fairytale on its head. My review here.

Linz’s Faves

I’ve become a walking, screaming advertisement for diversity books in 2019

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay: Contemporary coming-of-age novel about a Filipino-American teen whose tries to uncover what really happened to his dead cousin. My review here.

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo: Also contemporary coming-of-age novel about a Dominican teen struggling to balance her prospects for the future with her issues in the present–supporting her toddler, graduating high school, and trying to hold down a job. My review here.

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi: From Goodreads: “Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria.” From me: Welcome to the future. This should be taught in schools as the next A Tale of Two Cities. My review here.


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5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Books of 2019

  1. I’m definitely going to read the Witchlands series soon. That Bloodwitch cover is amazing. Of course we shouldn’t judge a book or a book series by their covers but what the heck.

    Have a great new year!

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