Friday, December 27, 2019

My Top Ten Reads of 2019...and a Few Honorable Mentions

I saw a few book bloggers posting their top reads of the year and decided I should bite the bullet and take care of mine. I'll still get in a few reads before January 1st, but neither will be cracking my top ten. I whittled it down from 20, so I think I did pretty good just making my list and not over-thinking. I'm kind of surprised what came out on top. 

Before I list my top ten, I want to put out a few honorable mentions. These were books I read in 2019, long after the rest of the world read them. They were both oh so good and I loved them very much. However, to be fair to the rest of the books I read in 2019, they won't be in my top ten even though they were fan-freaking-tastic! Those books are:

                          Where the Crawdads Sing by Deliah Owens

                      Eleanor Oliphant is Completey Fine by Gail Honeyman

Okay... Bookalicious Babe Top Ten of 2019

9.  The Ghost Manuscript by Kris Frieswick

7.  The Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton 

5.  Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

4. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson

3.  The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

2.  Old Bones by Preston and Child

And....my top read of 2019:

1.  The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell

Well there it is! It was an interesting reading year. I didn't read nearly as much as I wanted to, but I did enjoy some pretty interesting books. 2020 will start off with some books that will carry over from 2019. Is it wrong that I've already ordered two more books that are out in a few weeks? So much for not adding to my TBR pile. 

I'd like to say I'll read more non-fiction, expand my horizons and read all sorts of different stuff. But I honestly just don't know what the year will give me, but my arms are wide open and ready to enjoy whatever the Book Gods decide should come my way. 

What are your top reads for 2019?  Please share! I'd love to know!

Thank you all for following my posts this year, and thank you to everyone who decided to join the bandwagon, both via email and on my facebook page. I appreciate you all very much. Can't wait to share with you again this coming year. 

With much love and gratitude--

The Bookalicious Babe