19 Favourite Books of 2019

Happy New Year lovelies!

May you accomplish everything you want, may you have health, success, love (in any form) and read wonderful books!

I think 2019 was my favourite reading year yet. I have read books that have truly shaken me to my core, made me laugh and cry, made me wish the story never ended and for that I am grateful. I am going to share my list and explain in a few words why I loved them.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Very important and inspiring story. As a Black woman, Michelle Obama made me believe in myself and in my worth; for that I am grateful.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This may be one of my all-time favourite book. Flawed but inspirational characters, solid plot and perfect story-telling. Need I say more? I strongly recommend the fantastic audiobook for this!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Wonderful and moving tale which takes us back to Hollywood’s Golden days. I loved the way this story was narrated. The plot and the characters broke my heart in a good way. A Must-read!

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston

Wonderful and funny tale about romance, status, politics and family. It astonishes me that this is a debut novel; how?

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant might be fine (she really isn’t) but I certainly was not. She truly broke my heart in a good and in a bad way. I might never recover from this.

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

This book had all of my favourite tropes perfectly woven into one perfect, moving and funny story. I ADORED this.

The Folk of the air series by Holly Black (The Cruel Prince review; The Queen of Nothing review)

Holly Black is the author I discovered this year and she is now one of my favourite. I tore through all of her books in almost one-sitting; they were that good. Cardan and Jude are some of my favourite book couples of the year.

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Polston

I love fairytale retellings to death and this one was fantastic! I loved every aspect of the book so much! And the couples in this one…Be still my heart.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

I did not think that I would love this more than Cinder but I did! I loved every. single.page.

Shadow and Bone; Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

I finally understand what the fuss is all about. I knew I would enjoy it because I loved the Six of Crows duology but the Grisha trilogy was just as good! I particularly loved Ruin and Rising but the first was pretty good too.

Alexa tout en nuances by Erica Boyer

This was a deep and poignant story about religion, love and forgiveness and I did not know it would strike such a cord. I loved it.

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This book was phenomenal; it was more-action packed than the others but I really enjoyed that aspect. I cannot wait to see how it will all finish in the last great battle. I know I will be blown away.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

This was the funniest and the cutest book ever. I love historical fiction and this was so well-written and witty!

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas 

Words cannot express how much I love this series and these characters. They are the best of the best.

The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis

I loved this retelling of one of my favourite tale Tristan and Isolde! It was wonderfully done and it left me wanting more! Can’t wait for its official release in 2020!

Witch Hat-Atelier (Vol.1) by Kamome Shirahama

This was my first real manga ever and it was so so cute! Some aspects reminded me of Harry Potter and its only flaw is that it was too short!

La maison Tellier, une partie de campagne et autres nouvelles by Maupassant

This was a compulsory read for my French Literature class and I did not enjoy it at all, at first; but now I have come to adore the writing style, the irony and the writer.

Elle et lui by Marc Levy

My friend recommended this to me after she read it in one-sitting and I’m so glad I picked it up! It was sweet and a nice Paris romance. I loved Paul and his humour so much!

Hope you enjoyed! What are some of your favourite books of 2019? Let me know in the comments!

Karla xx

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