All the books that climbed into my heart and will never leave aka my favourite books of 2019

10 February 2020

When is it considered not cool to post your list of your favourite books of 2019? Absolutely asking for me because it's now FEBRUARY. But I did want to take some time to blather on about my favourite books of 2019 because I felt like I had a really successful reading year! I'm still not sure if I had so many 5-star reads because I stopped being such a critical shit over every. single. thing. in books or I was just super lucky but I'm not complaining either way, more 5-star reads this year, please universe/bookish gods!

(Honourable mentions that are all 5 stars and I would deffo recommend checking out: The Gilded Wolves, The Silvered Serpents, The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, My Sister The Serial Killer, People Like Us and Silent in the Sanctuary.)

TIED NUMBER 1 FAV OF 2019: A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn.

Why I loved it: I was so worried this was going to be a bit average like the last book in the series was but A Dangerous Collaboration was PERFECTION. I got to the end of the book and couldn't actually think of a single thing that could've been done to make it even better?? WITCH CRAFT.

TIED NUMBER ONE FAV OF 2019: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Why I loved it: On the subject of witchcraft, TJR is a word witch. The expert skill and precision with how she writes, my god. Reading Daisy Jones was akin to having my brain vigorously vacuumed and when I got to the last page and resurfaced back into the real world, I wanted to go back immediately and just live within the book's pages forever.

Headliners by Lucy Parker.

Why I loved it: I feel like Lucy's books are best described as pure sunshine compressed into words and expertly turned into beautiful books. I ADORE them. I got to read Headliners at a time I really, really needed a bit of bookish sunshine in my life and I loved every second of reading it.

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare.

Why I loved it: Honestly, Tessa's stories are a balm to my heart and I will never ever get enough of them. I loved every single thing about TWW and I'm so excited to see where the last installment of the series goes this year although I'm so not ready for it to be over.

When It All Went To Custard by Danielle Hawkins.

Why I loved it: I read so few books by NZ authors but Danielle Hawkins is one of my favourites. All her books are set in rural New Zealand and reading them makes me feel so at home.

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Why I loved it: I have really conflicting thoughts on marriage and I found this book so interesting in the way it delved into relationships. It's also hard to describe what else I loved about it so much without spoiling it but I loved it so much that I was a weepy mess by the end of the book.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Why I loved it: About two years late to the hype but oh my godddddd this book was devastating and incredible. I've made so many people pick it up since I've read it and can't wait to avidly read every single thing that Angie Thomas writes from now on.

Sadie by Courtney Summers.

Why I loved it: Okay, so if you've been reading this blog for a long time you'll know that I used to never cry over books EVER but in the last couple of years I've definitely teared up in places over books. I didn't just tear up while reading Sadie, I got to the end and I was BAWLING. I had to go back and reread the ending because I couldn't see through my tears I was crying so hard. I still think about this book now and then and every time I do I can feel myself tearing up. EMOTIONS URGH.

what was your favourite book of 2019 and why?


  1. It’s never too late to share favorites. Sadie was one of my favorites last year too!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Feel like we need to almost start a "Readers that were destroyed by Sadie" book club ;) :'(


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