My Favorites of 2019

Hey guys! I was suppose to post this yesterday but didn’t finish writing it before I went out so posting it today just because I haven’t posted much all week. I hope you’re all having a wonderful day. I decided that for today to do a post that is long overdue. I haven’t done a favorites of 2019 yet. So I figured I would show you all the books I loved in 2019. I have to say looking back at the books of 2019, It was an iffy read for reads. I read a lot of books I didn’t like. So I can understand why it was a pretty slumpy year for me. I hope that 2020 is better. Right now I’ve been enjoying majority of my books. So I hope it stays that way. So let’s dive in!

Daisy Jones & the Six1.Daisy Jones & The Six By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Honestly Taylor Jenkins Reid has become one of my favorite authors within the last couple of years. She has a great writing style. She also has this way of making you feel like these fictional characters are so real. That’s how I felt when reading this book. I thought Daisy Jones & The Six were real. I am sad to say they aren’t and it hurts. Thankfully it’s becoming a TV show so at least we have that. I’m very excited for it!

My Review

Second Chance Summer2. Second Chance Summer By Morgan Matson

This book is hands down my favorite Morgan Matson book. I am honestly so upset that it took me so long to finally pick up. It was hooked from the story from the very beginning. I loved the main character. I felt that she was very relateable. She doesn’t always do the right thing and she runs away from her problems a lot of the time. I just loved seeing her grow throughout the story. It also deals with the topic of having a sick parent. The scenes with her and her Dad were so emotional but some of my favorite scenes. I loved the story of this book so much. It broke me but I would read it again just from the message alone. The message being, give that second chance.

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge3. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge By Paul Krueger

So this is a book I had no idea existed until Dragons & Tea Book Club picked it as their book club book for March. It sounded really interesting and since it was short I thought I’d try it. Well I ended up really enjoying it. It was just so different and so action packed. It’s about people who hunt monsters by making special magically mixed cocktails. I thought that was so cool and such an interesting concept. This is something I can totally see being made into a movie. I would really love that.


My Sister, The Serial Killer4. My Sister, the Serial Killer By Oyinkan Braithwaite

This was an unexpected favorite. I had heard people talking about it but probably wouldn’t have picked it up as soon as I did. So I’m thankful for my buddy group and this being the pick. This is such a quick. I listened to the audiobook in a day. I was sucked in from the start and didn’t want it to end. I really enjoyed the characters and seeing how the main character dealt with her sister. It was interesting to see the situation she was put in and how she dealt with it. I am also happy I listened to the audiobook because it really added to the story. Plus I felt helped me with how to pronounce the characters names. I know I wouldn’t have been saying them correctly. I will be looking forward to seeing what the author writes next.

my lovely wife 5. My Lovely Wife By Samantha Downing

I do have to say last year I did end up reading some amazing thrillers. This one really took the cake. This one had me hooked from the very beginning. As soon as I heard the summary I knew I had to read it. It was everything I look forward to in a thriller. It had a great story line. It was super interesting. I mean a couple that goes around and kills people just to spice things up. This book kept me guessing all the way through. It was very well done. I still can’t believe this was Samantha’s first book. I know she has another book coming out this year and I am really looking forward to it.

The Silent Patient6. The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides

This book is another book that I’m shocked is the author’s first book. I ended up really enjoying this a lot. I thought the author’s writing was really well done. I had so many questions. The author left me wanting more. I honestly was shocked by this book. There were some things I did not see coming. I don’t want to say much to spoil it but it was really good. I will be checking out more from this author.



Lock Every Door7. Lock Every Door By Riley Sager

Every July I look forward to it because there’s a new Riley Sager book that is released. I have to say this was by far his best book yet. I really ended up loving it so much. He did such a great job with his descriptions in this one. I thought the location was very creepy. Everything is very hush hush. Sure I did find somethings a bit predictable but then other things I was not excepting. I really felt like this story was different from other thriller/mysteries I’ve read. Plus I just loved that Gothic feel that the location brought to the story. The story was so well done and I can’t wait for his next book!

My Review

The Turn of The Key (Official Cover)8. The Turn of the Key By Ruth Ware

So the title is suppose to be like The Turn of the Screw which I have never read before. I mean after reading this I would check it out. I did enjoy this book a lot. I was interested in the story right away because it had that smart house vibe. I thought that was such a great modern addition to the story. I am pretty sure this is my favorite Ruth Ware book. This story kept me entertained all the way through. I was shocked by this story. I really can’t wait to see what’s she’s going to come up with next.


The Poet X9. The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo

So this book I ended up picking up for a readathon. It was to pick a book out of my comfort zone. So a book I don’t normally pick up. I had been hearing a lot of good things about Elizabeth Acevedo’s books so I decided to try it out. I am so happy I did because this book really surprised me. It’s written in poetry which is something I don’t normally pick up. I have to say this is such a powerful story. I listened to the audiobook and found out Elizabeth narrated it. She does such a great job. She puts so much passion into the reading. I feel I wouldn’t have enjoyed this story as much as I did if I had just read it. The audio really adds to the story. I can’t wait to read more from her.

So those are my favorites of 2019. I am a little disappointed that I didn’t end up having 10 books but it happens. 2019 was a bit of a slumpy year for me. I feel I read a lot of books I should have stopped reading. I’m usually good with DNFing a book but for some reason I wanted to push through with some of these. So far been enjoying the majority of my reads in 2020!

What are some of your favorites from 2019?

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2 thoughts on “My Favorites of 2019

  1. The Poet X is one of the most remarkable pieces of YA I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to reread it this year. I have My Sister, the Serial Killer and Lock Every Door on my Tbr this year

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    1. It really is. Did you listen to the audiobook? If not I highly recommend rereading it on audio cause it’s such an incredible experience.

      Oh nice! I do hope you end up enjoying those 2. They were really good. My Sister, The Serial Killer wasn’t really on my radar but I was so happy I picked it up.


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