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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 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 2018. Each week a new topic is picked and this week thee topic is… Favorite books of 2019!

This list was a lot harder than I initially thought it would be. Not all of the books I picked got 5 stars from me, I’m becoming stingy with my 5 stars lately. However, I have a lot of memorable books that I’m excited to talk about.


Queen Takes Series by Joely Sue Burkhart

This is my favorite series currently and I am loving following the author and reading her books I really enjoy this series in particular. This series includes vampire, mythology, and poly relationships and it was spectacular!
So far in this world, I completed Shara’s timeline (so far) but I haven’t read any of the other Queens’ stories but that is my goal for 2020.

If My Body Could Speak by Blythe Baird

In 2019 I discovered Spoken Word and Blythe was the first person that really loved in that world and I was so excited to see that she had released a collection that features some of my favorite poems from her. This collection is mostly older work but I did discover some new ones in here but I loved every second of it! I discovered in 2019 that I am a fan of modern poetry

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Historical romance is how I discovered I loved romance. Years a go bodice rippers brought me to my favorite genre. However, as I got older I fell out of love with historical romance when I realized how “dated” they could be. I love books with strong heroines and this book really hit the mark for me. Not all females have to be warriors but I love seeing backbone in characters especially in romance. Tessa is a must-read for readers looking for strong heroines.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

This book was a nonstop amazing trip! I loved reading this I laughed throughout the book and I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up really late to finish this and that isn’t me especially if I have to work early in the morning. I love books, where you can tell the guy has fallen for the other character and the main, has to figure it out for herself. I also love the chemistry between the characters I thought they were a really cute couple and I enjoyed the ride!

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

This book is about schizophrenia but it’s different than any book I’ve read on this subject before. I’m not an expert on the subject so I can’t speak for the rep but I loved this book. I felt a wide range of emotions while reading this. I flew this book and at over 400 pages I didn’t expect to finish this book as fast as I did. Some of the plot twists were predictable but that didn’t lessen it in my eyes at all the characters’ depth and emotions made this book for me.

War by Laura Thalassa

 I read the first book in this series last year and I was devastated to see that the release for this was pushed back as far as it has been but it was so worth the wait! War was so exhilarating and amazing I loved every second of it and I flew through the pages. I can’t even imagine where the next book can go but I am so excited to see what this author is capable of.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Out of all of the books on this list, I think I related to this book the most. Acevedo has a way with words that draws you in and I really enjoyed the experience of listening to this book on audio and I really recommend giving it a try on audio if you haven’t yet.

Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon

This was the first book I read by Rebekah Weatherspoon but I am obsessed with her writing and I’ve read a whole series by her after reading this one. I loved the relationship in this one and I am so excited to read the companion novel in 2020.

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

The first YA book I ever read was by Laurie and it was probably her most famous work of all time, Speak. This book is her memoir of her childhood and what led her to write Speak and it made me appreciate the book even more.

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

This is the first time I read a story about a genderqueer main character and it was so cute and executed in such a beautiful way I’m so glad I read this it was so great.


2019 was a great year of reading! What were your favorite books of the year? Feel free to link below your TTT or favorite books of the year posts I would love to check them out

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