Well, 2019 is officially coming to an end! Does anyone else feel like it went by really fast? It feels like I only recently posted my favourite books of 2018! 2019 has been a great year of reading for me — I think I managed to read the most in 2019 than I have ever managed to read in a year before. And, I managed to FINALLY complete my Goodreads reading challenge, which I’ve never managed to do before! I read 50 books this year, and I was so lucky to have loved most of them, and I discovered so many new favourites. I also binge read quite a few series and I just cannot pick a favourite from them, so there a few books from the same series. Without further ado, here they are!
Cress was the first book I read in 2019, and I surprised myself by devouring Winter (800 pages!) in the space of three days because I was so invested. This series and these books have become firm favourites and I’m already planning a reread very soon because I miss them!
I finally picked up The Cruel Prince early on in the year and whizzed through it and The Wicked King in no time. I reread them both over the Christmas break before finally picking up The Queen of Nothing and I can officially say that I adore this trilogy and QON was the perfect ending.
I was so late to the party with these two, but I devoured them both this year and I finally understand the love for this duology — I can honestly say that they’re two of the best books I’ve ever read, hence the reason I couldn’t pick a favourite between them! (Also — I am still not over the events of Crooked Kingdom).
Strange the Dreamer is another popular book that I’ve been wanting to read ever since it came out. I had a strong feeling even before I started reading it that I was going to love this book, and I was right! It was amazing.
I was so excited for The Kingdom of Copper to come out at the beginning of the year — The City of Brass was spectacular — and it did not disappoint! I’m so invested in this series and I’m dying to know what’s next!
Uprooted is a book that had been on my tbr for a while, and I’d always heard amazing things about it. I completely fell in love with it when I picked it up and I was kicking myself for not reading it sooner!
I hadn’t heard much about Girls of Paper and Fire when I picked it up, but I’ve been seeing amazing things since and I can say that it is so well deserved! I’m rooting so hard for Lei and Wren to be happy and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the sequel.
After two years of loving Caraval and three rereads, it was bittersweet reading the last book in the series, but it was such a lovely ending and I know that I’ll be returning to this magical world for many rereads in the future.
This is a book that took me completely by surprise! I had a pretty good idea that I was going to enjoy it, but I was not expecting to love it as much as I did. I adored this book about stories and adventure and I know for sure that it’ll be reread again and again.
Ninth House was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and while it was so different from my usual read, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am dying to know what happens next.
The Starless Sea was another of my most anticipated reads of the year. The Night Circus is one of my favourite books of all time and The Starless Sea has become yet another to add to that list! It was complete magic and wonder and I adored every second.
What were your favourite reads of 2019? Did any of these make it onto your list? Let me know in the comments!
Happy new year!