Favourite Books of 2019

This year hasn’t been successful in terms of how many books I’ve read, but the quality of ones that I’ve read were superb. I made the choice last year not to set myself a reading challenge because it was putting me under too much pressure so I’ve relaxed a lot with it now.

These are the top ones that I’ve read this year.

Becoming, by Michelle Obama

This was the first book that I read this year, and it just really summed up my whole reading year because it was absolutely amazing. I found it so inspirational and it was wonderful learning about the Obama’s and what it was like for them during the presidential campaign. I loved how open and honest she was in the book.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton

I really enjoyed reading this, because it was such a twist on the normal crime thriller type books. I loved the whole narrative of it and trying to figure out what everything meant and who had done what! I wish I could read it again and go through the whole thing all over again.

Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

I know, this took me ages to get around to and finally read – but the wait was so worth it! I fell in love with all of the characters and Bardugo’s writing more than anything. I can really see why people love her, and she has become one of my favourite authors now!

A Curse so Dark and Lonely, by Brigid Kemmerer

I really loved this, I thought it was such a clever twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast story. Harper was a fantastic character, what wonderful characterisation, and I really loved reading about her growing and becoming confident at the end.

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix, by Julie C. Dao

Julie is one of my favourite authors! Her writing is so wonderful and she really knows how to world build, I feel like I’m completely immersed in her story writing. I cannot wait for her to bring out another book because I miss that world, and I enjoy the way she sets the pace for the story.

-Personally, Emma

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