New Years Eve is a day where many people take time to reflect on the year that has passed and all the things have done, the people we’ve spent time with, the places we’ve been… and in the case of book bloggers, the books we’ve read.
Of course, this year is a big one, because not only is today the end of a year, but it’s an end of a decade. I’m going to keep it simple and just keep it to 2019, but this has been a crazy decade! Over the course of the last ten years, I’ve graduated college, gotten married, bought a house… like I said, a big decade!
This year, I’ve read a lot of really good books… and it’s so difficult to pare it down to just ten. I’m choosing to go with my favorites, the ones I enjoyed the most. They may not all be works of art, but I enjoyed these books to pieces.
I decided that I wanted to keep this list just to books that I read for the first time this year – Tess of the Road, Anne of Green Gables, and The Hunger Games are all constant favorites and I wanted to highlight different books for this annual wrap up. While I know a few of these are heavy hyped in the YA community… for me? These were super good. There’s also a few books that that flew under the radar, like Marilla of Green Gables and Starworld. Both of these are so good and I highly recommend them!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was “Favorite Books of 2019” – and for once, I didn’t alter the prompt at all because it’s an absolutely perfect prompt for this time of year. If I had to pick just one book to top all others from within this collection, I still think I’d give it to The Starless Sea… because even though it’s pretty over-hyped, it was right up my alley and I thoroughly loved it.
What was your favorite book this year? It’s always difficult to me to choose just one book at the end of the year. I’d love to hear about yours – let me know in the comments!