Today I am here to list some books that I read this year that I thought were absolutely fantastic! I was going to try and make it a specific number but I’ve been verybad at keeping an up to date record of books I’ve read this year so I don’t even know a) how many books I read this year or b) what books I read this year
So I refuse to call these books my top ten books of the year because it’s likely that I’ve missed some books. Instead, here are just some fantastic books I’ve read.
Books Read Between January - July
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer If you’re not yet aware – Brigid Kemmerer – is one of my all time favourite authors, so naturally this was a book that I thought was absolutely fantastic. Check out my review here.
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman As an asexual, I am consistently on the look out for good ACE rep. Fortunately, this book has this by the bucket load! I absolutely adored this book. You can find my review here.
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman I am a big fan of Alice Oseman so it was only natural that I finally got the chance to read her graphic novel series. I haven’t been keeping up to date with her online comic if only because I love the idea of discovering the story when the volumes are all released.
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand As mentioned above, I am always on the lookout for ACE rep so when this one came to my attention, I couldn’t wait to dive in. Add in the eerie atmosphere and I would definitely consider it a fantastic read.
My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma I am not going to lie, I absolutely raced through this book. It hooked me early on and I simply couldn’t put it down. I would highly recommend it – especially if you’re looking for a book with diversity in it!
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer As if I could write this list and not mention this book. As one of my most anticipated books of next year is the sequel to this book, I think you can imagine that this book was definitely one that I loved!
Proud This is one anthology that I got absolutely swept up in. I love LGBTQIA stories and all of these short stories were incredible. An truly fantastic read indeed.
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan I read this book in one day. This may not seem like a big thing to some people but it is to me. I struggle to read books in a day, often books take me a week or more. So it was impossible not to include this book in this list.
All the Lonely People by David Owen This was one of those books that pulled my in from the synopsis and kept me hooked until the very last page. It was a unique and fascinating read that simply had to go on the list.
Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker I have only recently got into reading graphic novels – in the last few years – so when this one was recommended to me, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Fortunately it turned out to be a fantastic read that I absolutely enjoyed and cannot wait for the next instalment.
Books Read Between August - December
Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams I had been seeing the book everywhere when I finally decided to give this book a try. I ended up head over heels in love with the book and was incredibly glad I gave it a try.
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab How could I not pop this fantastic read on here? Victoria Schwab is another of my favourite authors and this book was just as thrilling as I was hoping it would be!
Tilly and the Book Wanderers by Anna James I was dying to read this book ever since I first heard about it and I was glad that I got around to doing so this year. The book is charming, enlightening and well – fantastic.
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes In all honesty, I’m not a big historical fan but I fell in love with the cover of this book and I’ve always been slightly fascinated about the gun powder plot. Add in some incredibly unique fantasy elements and this book was an incredibly fantastic read for me.
As you can see, there were less books in the second half of the year than the first, this is in large part simply because I read more the first half of the year and also because I tracked my books better. I have already set up my BuJo for 2020 in the hopes I can track my books better this year but we shall see…
Which 2019 books did you think were fantastic reads?