Top 5 Books I Read in 2019

Hello lovelies! Can you believe 2019 is already over? I can’t, but honestly, thank the lord. This year was quite mediocre for me in terms of what I read. A few months ago I intended on making this list a top 10, but that didn’t end up going as planned. I just didn’t feel like I read enough amazing books, which is sad since I made it to 50, but oh well.

Putting a list of 5 books together was much easier and I can honestly say I freaking loved these to the moon and back and would suggest these to you all any day of the week.

If you’ve also read some of these let me know! I’d love to know your guys’ thoughts too. And link me to your best books lists for the year! I’m always down to find out about new books.

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1. Normal People by Sally Rooney
Good god. GOOD FREAKING LORD. This book hit me in the emotions so hard. And then it kept on hitting me repeatedly until I was curled up on the ground in fetal position. I’ve teared up reading books before (rarely, but it’s happened) but this book straight up had me sobbing. I remember having to take a break because I couldn’t keep reading through my tears. Not everyone is going to have this reaction, but some things going on in my personal life paired with the rawness of this story got me good.

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2. Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey
This is by far my favourite R.S. Grey book. I know a lot of people might disagree with me, but that’s ok. To me this was her funniest book to date and I had to stop reading it in public because I would start laughing out loud in the middle of my trek to and from work. I’m too shy to be the girl giggling like an idiot in the middle of a packed bus. Also, Madison was me. I’m convinced R.S. Grey took residence in my brain when she wrote this. It was so nice to read a rom-com with a character who was so relatably awkward without being too much.

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3. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
I think it’s safe to say that Renée Ahdieh can do no wrong in my world. That was my third book by her and damn, woman. DAMN. She writes in the most beautiful way and always creates these vivid worlds and complex characters. And the romance. THE. FREAKING. ROMANCE. SHE. COMES. UP. WITH. I’m left in a puddle every time because it’s so perfect.

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4. Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey
Please read this thriller. For the love of all that is good, please just read it. From start to finish I was on the edge of my seat needing to know how this baby came to be in Morgan’s arms. I don’t know what else to say without spoiling it (it’s so easy to slip up with a spoiler in a thriller) so just go buy it or borrow it from your nearest library and read it.

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5. Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks
Another thriller you need to get your hands on. It’s told in dual perspective with “then” and “now” timelines and it’s just perfect. I remember getting to a huge part just as I was finishing my lunch at work (this is why you don’t read thrillers at the office…) and my mind was stuck on it the whole rest of my afternoon. Time has never gone by more slowly. It was fast-paced and kept me guessing. This was one of the first books I read this year, and I still instantly think of it now when I think of my favourite books of the year.

June 2019 Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! Well, it’s official. We’re half way through the year now. It feels like it’s flown by so quickly, especially when I look at my Goodreads challenge for this year and realize how behind I am on my goal. Luckily this past month was a bit better of a reading month and I managed to get through 7 books. Hopefully July can be better though.

Books Read

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Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen
The Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan
The Second Coming by Carrie Aarons

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn
The Stand-In Boyfriend by Emma Doherty
The Accidental Girlfriend by Emma Hart

Blog Posts

Review: Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen – Blog Tour
The Second Coming by Carrie Aarons – Release Day Blitz
The Two Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan – Release Day Blitz
Sour by Jennifer Woodhull – Release Day Blitz + Giveaway
The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn – Cover Reveal
Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions
The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn – Release Day Blitz
Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn – Release Day Blitz
Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Fantasy Books I Want To Read This Summer

September 2018 Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! Another month has passed by and this month was alright in terms of what I wanted to read. I read 8 books, but I was kind of hoping to have read more. But still, 8 book is pretty decent in the grand scheme things.

Books Read

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Ten Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel
One More Moment by Samantha Chase
Hot Spell by Mia London & Susan Sheehey
In Servitude by Heleen Kist

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The Chase by Elle Kennedy
Fortunate Encounters by Caterina Passarelli
Private by Kate Brian
Cold Spell by Mia London & Susan Sheehey

Blog Posts

Flirting With Forver by Kendall Ryan – Release Day Blitz
August 2018 Wrap Up
One More Moment by Samantha Chase – Release Day Blitz
Top Ten Tuesday: Bingeworthy TV Shows
Blog Tour Review: Ten Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel
Dry Spell by Mia London & Susan Sheehey – Release Day Blitz + Giveaway (giveaway is still open for another 11 days!)
Fall by Kristen Callahan – Cover Reveal
First Line Fridays #3
Review: One More Moment by Samantha Chase – Blog Tour
Review: In Servitude by Heleen Kist – Blog Tour
September 2018 TBR
Review: Hot Spell by Mia London & Susan Sheehey – Blog Tour + Giveaway (giveaway is still open for another 11 days!)
Top 5 Tuesday: Characters I’d Want as a Best Friend
Five Reasons to Go by Candace Knoebel – Blurb Reveal
White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D’Avenia – Spotlight + Giveaway
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I want to Read This Fall
200 Followers + Giveaway
Fortunate Encounters by Caterina Passarelli – Release Day Blitz + Giveaway
First Line Fridays #4
DNF Review: White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D’Avenia
Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read
Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
Review: Fortunate Encounters by Caterina Passarelli – Blog Tour + Giveaway
Love, Sincerely, Yours by Meghan Quinn & Sarah Ney – Teaser Reveal
First Line Fridays #5

Currently Reading

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Ok, I know this was on my currently reading list last month as well. But I’ve been reading so many books for tours and Vengeful came out. But as soon as I’m done Vengeful (and my book club book) this will be my number one priority because it’s really good and I felt bad for having to put it off to the side.

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
I’m about a quarter of the way through this and so far it is everything I’ve wanted it to be. I love it and I’m convinced that V.E. Schwab can literally do no wrong with anything she writes.

Here’s to Tomorrow by Teagan Hunter
About half way through this and it’s alright. I’m loving the whole single dad thing going on but I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the romance yet.

Faux Pas by Natasha Madison
Technically I haven’t started reading this, but I will have by the end of the day considering I have a blog tour stop coming up at the end of the week.

August 2018 Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! Another month has passed by and I’m so proud of how much reading I got done this month. I managed to read 8 books. It makes me think that despite being way behind on my Goodreads goal of 50 books for a lot of the year that I might actually be able to complete it. Wish me luck!

I was also a part of some awesome blog tours this past month. If you’re interested in reading any of those reviews, take a look at the links down below.

Books Read

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When We Collided by Emery Lord
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Not So Nice Guy by R.S. Grey
Fighting Gravity by Julie Adams

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The Charm of You by Jennifer Probst
Between the Sea and Stars by Chantal Gadoury
Impostor’s Lure by Carla Neggers
A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

Blog Posts

Currently Reading

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Kind of been reading this for a while only because I’ve had to temporarily put it down because I’ve so many books to read for reviews for blog tours. But I absolutely will be picking this up again soon because I love it so much so far.

Ten Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel
This book is amazing. As soon as I finish this writing this post I’ll be back to reading it. There’s something about her writing that had me head over heels for it after the first couple of chapters. My date for the blog tour is September 5 so stay tuned to see all the most likely very lovely things I’ll have to say about this one.

The Chase by Elle Kennedy
Holy crap I love this book so far. I can’t wait to have a bit more time and dive back in because it is incredible.

July 2018 Wrap Up

Hello lovelies! Another month is over and this time it wasn’t too bad for reading in terms of quantity. I managed to get through six books including one that was 650 pages (and a slight struggle) and another that I flew through in one day while I was sick yesterday.

In terms of content, it wasn’t the best. I discovered my favourite book of the year and got to enjoy another R.S. Grey book, but the rest mostly fell pretty flat for me. Some just really weren’t my style.

I hope you all had a wonderful month! Let me know in the comments down below how your July went.

Books Read

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Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey
I know I say this every single time I mention R.S. Grey, but every single book of hers is amazing and this one is no exception.

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
Not to be dramatic, but this book was everything. I loved it to the moon and back and you should all read it asap.

Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski
I was lucky enough to participate in a blog tour hosted by InkSlinger PR but I only kind of liked this book?

Wasted Words by Staci Hart
Meh. I was kind of iffy with this one. The romance was cute I guess? It felt so unrealistic that it took a year for something to happen when they were living together the whole time.

Dry Spell by Mia London & Susan Sheehey
Still not entirely sure what to say as a review yet. I’m not a huge fan of insta-love at all and I feel like this was it on a whole other level.

Mixed Up Love by Natasha Madison
I read this in an entire day yesterday. It definitely had insta-love but it wasn’t as emotional? It was still filled with a fair amount of tension and I was a fan of this one.

Blog Posts

July TBR
Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Red & White Covers
When Light Leads to You by C.R. Ellis – Cover Reveal + Excerpt
The Sweet Escape Series by Mia London & Susan Sheehey – Cover Reveal + Giveaway (giveaway is open for another 2 months with some incredible prizes!)
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Need to Get to By the End of the Year
Backlist Blast #2: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Not So Nice Guy by R.S. Grey – Cover Reveal
The Risky Hearts Duet by Candace Knoebel – Cover Reveal
Down the TBR Hole #4
Can’t Text This by Teagan Hunter – Title Reveal
Review: The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey
Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski (giveaway is open until September 5!)
Most Anticipated Releases of 2018 (July-December)
Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Currently Reading

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The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
I started this last month, but really haven’t gotten far at all so I don’t have much to say about it yet. I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it as much as I did the first one.

Fighting Gravity by Julie Adams
Just started this one on my lunch break today for an upcoming blog tour that I’m a part of in August. So far the writing is good, but I’m not far enough in it to know the story and have much of an opinion.

When We Collided by Emery Lord
Haven’t started this one yet, but it’s a pretty slow day at the office, so I’m sure I will before the end of the day.