2019 was a lot of things, and one of those things was a good reading year.
I discovered many new favorites, went out of my comfort zone with books (a little), experienced book hype, and found new authors I love. Yes, there were slumps and disappointing books, but at the end of the day, I look back on what I read over the last twelves months and feel satisfied and happy with it.
So even though this is a very typical book blogger move, today I’m going to be talking about the ten best books I read. My hope is that this post can give you a few recommendations (because don’t we all need our TBRs to grow larger) and allow me to scream one more time about the books I loved in 2019.
There are a lot of books I wish I could include on this list, but I only reread them in 2019, so I don’t feel as if I can count them here. I also wish I could pick an exact order and rank the books accordingly, but I genuinely can’t pick an order, so this post is not necessarily in an order of how good I felt the book was.
Enough of me rambling, on to the books!
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I’m a big fan of realistic fiction.
And it’s true, the YA contemporaries and novels that I read on a daily basis are normally pretty realistic. That’s one of the reasons I like them so much- I love relating to the characters and their situations, I enjoy books set in a world I already know so much about.
But I have to say, throughout all my time as a realistic fiction reader, I have come across many a thing that don’t seem to happen in real life- at least not to any old average person. Me being an average person, I tend to notice these unrealistic things.
One day, when I was complaining to myself about the unrealisticness of it all, I realized that this would be the perfect topic to write a blog post about! What better way to figure out if other people agree with me on these or if maybe my life is the odd one out instead of the lives of the characters I’m reading about?
I won’t know the answer to this question until after I publish this post and read the comments from it, though, so without further ado, let’s get into my list of things that happen in books but don’t happen in real life. Or at least don’t happen in my real life.
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It’s officially my favorite time of the year.
Maybe it’s stereotypical, but I think the best season is the stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The two holidays that bookend either side of the season are spent with family, it’s still technically fall (even though it feels like winter), Christmas music is playing, decorations are up, there’s a lot of time off from school, and hot chocolate is an everyday necessity.
It’s the coziest time of the year, so I think that calls for some cozy book recommendations! There’s nothing better than finding a good book to snuggle under a blanket with and read while the temperatures drop outside.
I meant to do a post like this at the beginning of fall, but since I ended up taking a hiatus, I’m just now getting around to writing it. I’m happy I had to wait to write it though, because now I can add even more books and now that we’re in the thick of cozy season™, I feel very inspired to make this list. ✨
Without further ado, onto the book recommendations.
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