It’s that time of year again, when I try to narrow down my favourite books from the 165 I read in 2019 to just ten. The task hasn’t got any easier, I loved so many of the books I read this year, but these are the ones I am recommending as the most rewarding of the bunch. These are the books that entertained me, challenged me, moved me and, ultimately, stayed with me long after I had turned the final page.
The books don’t have to have been published in 2019, just be ones that I have read for the first time this year. Here we go:
= 10. The Ghostly Father by Sue Barnard
(Okay, so I failed miserably at the first hurdle and could not narrow it down from 11. So sue me!)
=10 The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
9. The Things I Know by Amanda Prowse
8. An Elegant Solution by Anne Atkins
7. The Magic Carpet by Jessica Norris
6. Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver
5. The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer
4. The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurst
3. Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech
2. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
- Dear Mrs Bird by A. J. Pearce
So there we go, those are my choices of my favourite reads of 2019. Do you approve or are you currently screaming at your screen in rage at my dire reading tastes? Please feel free to engage me in debate. Have you read and enjoyed any of my choices or will you be adding them to your 2020 reading list? Let me know. What were your top reads of 2019?