πŸ’œ 19 Best Books of 2019 πŸ’™

It’s nearly the end of the year! So it’s time to discuss the best & worst of 2019 as well as my stats and some anticipated books of 2020! For todays post we are going to be chatting about the Best 19 Books that I read in 2019! So let’s jump in.

Graphic Novels

Firstly we has Misfit City: Vol 1 which is a super fun action/adventure graphic novel. I had so much fun reading this Graphic Novel and I really need to grab the second volume!
Check out my Review!

Next is Mooncakes, which I feel like nearly everyone by now should of at least heard of! This is a SUPER diverse YA paranormal Graphic Novel. It has a tonne of diversity in it including a character that wears a hearing aid, which is something I’m pretty sure I have not read the POV of before. The art is also just stunning in this graphic novel! I really hope we get a second book in this world at some point.
Check out my Review!

Lastly for Graphic Novels I have Volume 1 & 2 of Heartstopper! This is a cute YA LGBT+ contemporary Graphic Novel. You guys should know by now that I am not a romance or contemporary reader but you also may know that for some reason I just love Alice Osemans’ writing and stories! It was the same for these graphic novels. They are cute and I enjoyed my self reading them. They are also the perfect in between book to break up the heavy fantasies and such that I am normally reading. I also like the simplistic Black & White art style.
Checkout my Review!

Thriller & Horror & Mystery

Firstly for Thriller/Horror/Mystery we have Dare You To Lie which is an YA Mystery Thriller. I listened to this one on Audiobook and absolutely devoured it. It gripped me from the very beginning and basically listened to it all in 2 sittings. If you are looking for a YA thriller that will hook you in, is unpredictable and fast paced, then this is the one for you.

Then we have The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle which is an adult Thriller Mystery. This one I read very recently and it just absolutely hooked me. It has such an interesting premise and it’s one of those books that you need to go into knowing very little. Amazingly written, extremely unpredictable and very unique! Loved it.
I am in the process of writing my review, so hopefully it will be up soon. So keep an eye out.

Next is Contagion which is an incredible YA SciFi Horror. I read this book in under 24 hours! I devoured it and just could not put it down! I had a break for a feed but that’s about it. This is a super creepy atmospheric book that will keep you guessing the entire time. It’s one of those books where you have no idea who to trust and it will keep you on the edge of your seat! Highly, highly recommend this book for SciFi fans.
Check out my Review!

Lastly in this section we have goodreads.com/book/show/39893545-the-vanishing-stair which is a YA Contemporary Mystery. This is the second book to Truly Devious which I read twice last year and absolutely loved! This is a book that follows 2 mysteries, one that happened years ago & one current and is set in a remote boarding school. The mysteries intertwine and leave you guessing at every turn. I also love the MC of this story, Stevie, who is a true crime addict & also a fellow reader! I cannot wait for book 3, The Hand on the Wall, to release in January! You can bet I already have it pre-ordered.
Check out my Review!


In this category we only have one book, The Song Rising which is a YA Dystopian Fantasy/SciFi novel. This is the third book to The Bone Season & The Mime Order which are books that I have read twice now and absolutely love. This world is so complex and detailed that it will just suck you in. Everything from the Characters to the Magic system is so well thought out and developed. It’s just such a well written book with a badass female main character and gripping plots! Highly recommend!
I haven’t reviewed The Song Rising but I did review The Bone Season & The Mime Order back in 2017 if you wished to check those out.


This is a big section of course as fantasy is my main genre. So let’s jump into the first book, Crown of Coral and Pearl which is a YA Fantasy. This is a book that I hadn’t heard of before seeing it on NetGalley and it sounded super interesting so I requested it and got approved. I ended up absolutely loving this book! It’s another one that I just devoured! Reading late into the night because I didn’t want to put it down. It incorporates a really interesting setting, a chosen one/saving the town type trope and a really realistic main character. I also loved the mystery aspect that was thrown in towards the end. Both the characters & the world were very detailed and developed as well which was awesome. My only negative for this book was the InstaLove that happened but I was able to ignore that because the rest of the book was just so good!
Check out my Review!

Next we have King of Fools which is the sequel to Ace of Shades in The Shadow Game series. This series & Amanda Foody’s works in general are just amazing! She has the ability to create such unique and detailed worlds and highly intricate magic systems. She is overall just an amazing writer and I have loved everything I have read by her! I cannot wait for Book 3, Queen of Volts to release September 2020!
Check out my Review!

Then we have The Bone Charmer which is another book that I barely hear people talking about and hadn’t heard of until seeing it on NetGalley. Which is such a shame as it’s an amazing book! The Bone Charmer is another book with a super unique world & magic system. This one features bone magic and the magic system is very well developed & interesting. I also love that we follow parallel possible futures of the main character. It’s such an interesting concept & it was written SO WELL! I even noticed the MC was written differently in the 2 plot lines as she develops because of the things that she goes through in that specific plot. It is just so well written and I can’t wait for book 2, The Bone Thief which releases May 2020!
Check out my Review!

Blood Heir is the first book in a new YA Fantasy trilogy and I absolutely can’t wait for the next 2 books! Book 2, Red Tigress currently doesn’t have a release date but I’m hoping we get info soon! This book is an Asian inspired fantasy that has awesome characters, interesting magic systems and is not afraid to be absolutely brutal! If you are looking for a light easy fantasy, then this is not the book for you! This book features a lot of death and has a main focus of indentured servitude in Asia. This book is incredibly written & very interesting. I enjoyed learning throughout this book & makes me keen to want to know more about this part of asian culture. I highly recommend checking out this book!
Check out my Review!

Next we have Vardaesia which is the 5th book in The Medoran Chronicles. In 2019 I actually read Vardaesia twice, that’s how much I loved it. I read Vardaesia & then reread the entire series via audiobook when they released as Audible Exclusives earlier in the year. I absolutely adore this series and it’s one of my favourites of all time! This book features an amazing group of characters, a very fleshed out unique world & a plot that keeps you guessing. The series has everything from time travel to dragons and I just love it all so much!
I haven’t reviewed Vardaesia but you can check out my reviews of the first 3 books in the series, Akarnae, Raelia & Draekora!

Now we have In an Absent Dream which is the 4th book in the Wayward Children series. This is part of a series but these books also can be read as standalones. This one follows a different character in a new portal fantasy world. In an Absent Dream wasn’t quite as good as Beneath the Sugar Sky which I read last year but it’s definitely up there. I just love learning about these unique magical worlds! The books are also super short which makes them quick easy reads but the author packs a tonne into those 200 pages! There is never much lacking when it comes to world building & character development even with the books being so short. Seanan McGuire is just an awesome writer and I can’t wait for book 5, Come Tumbling Down, which releases early January!

Finally in this category we have 3 books from the same series! Beastly Bones, Ghostly Echoes & The Dire King are books 2, 3 & 4 of the Jackaby series which is a YA Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery series. I love both mystery and fantasy so this series is a perfect combination for me. The characters are awesome, the plot is so unpredictable and sometimes the story is just so ridiculous but amazing. Just so well written, so fun and I just love it.
I haven’t reviewed these 3 but I did review Book 1, Jackaby!


Onto the last category! Contemporary is a genre I don’t often read but when I do it’s because the book is dealing with a specific topic. Both of these books are extremely empowering & important books that deal with serious topics. They are also both very different.

On the Come Up deals with a black female character loves to rap and just wants to make enough to get out of the bad situation her family is in. I absolutely love Angie Thomas’s writing! She creates vivid worlds with amazing characters, tonnes of diversity & is not afraid to bring up topics that aren’t generally discussed. If you enjoyed The Hate U Give then you need to give On The Come Up a go!
Check out my full Review!

I am Change is set in Uganda and features the struggles a teenage girls faces in that society. This book was eye opening and incredibly written. I highly recommend reading this book! It’s such an important topic that is not discussed often enough.
Check out my full Review!

Finally! That is all the books on my 19 Best Books of 2019 list! I will be posting my Most Disappointing/Worst books of 2019 very soon! So keep an eye out.

Let me know what some of your favourite books of 2019 were! Or if you loved any of the books I listed.

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