Time for a traditional best books of the year post! These are the best book I read this year. They weren’t necessarily published in 2019.
Complete with pictures and links for your convenience to add to your TBR.
To Best The Boys by Mary Weber
To Best The Boys was a delightful standalone. If you love Audrey Rose from Stalking Jack the Ripper, you’re going to like Rhen.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Bear and the Nightingale is such a cozy Winter read. Adult fiction is slower paced than YA fiction. It takes a while to get used to but is worth sticking with.
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I still can’t believe I got an ARC of this. It’s no surprise that I loved it.
The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
I love MPH’s books. I devoured this in an afternoon.
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
Science fiction and Jane Eyre? Yes, please.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
I ended up liking this more than Caraval.
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
I love a good murder mystery so the additional fantasy elements were fantastic for me.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Neal is a twisted genius.
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
This was a pleasant surprise. It also kicked off my Sarah Dessen audio binge.
Dead Voices by Katherine Arden
I definitely prefer Katherine’s MG books to her adult books. Perfectly spooky.
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
I love a good mystery so this was delightful. I ended up working my way through her entire back list this year.
Changeling by William Ritter [review to come]
Fun fantasy and wonderful tones of family and love.