My Favorite Books of 2019

img_1551I may be jumping the gun a bit in posting this, seeing as I still have time to read another great book before the year is over, but making the list of my favorite reads of the year is one of my favorite things to do as a book blogger! It’s so much fun to reflect on the books that have become a part of me or impacted me in some way. I don’t select a specific number of books – a top ten list isn’t important to me. Instead, I keep a running list of the books I’ve loved as I finish them throughout the year. Then, I go back and narrow them down after the post-reading-high has worn off. I want to highlight the books that continue to stick out in my mind as the greats, the ones I could recall detail by detail without hesitation.

This list encompasses the best of the best of the 100+ books I’ve read this year. If you have not had a chance to read some of these, I’m giving them my highest recommendation in the hopes that you might read one or two! There’s something for everyone – Historical Fiction, Romance, Women’s Fiction, Nonfiction, Science Fiction, a Classic, and a Thriller.

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

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On the Island by Tracy Garvis Graves


Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah


The Year I Left by Christine Brae


Savaged by Mia Sheridan

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Recursion by Blake Crouch

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Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

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Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

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The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

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Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman


Unravel by Calia Read




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17 Comments Add yours

  1. So many great books! I also really loved Before We Were Yours and Recursion. I was so excited to see The Light Between Oceans on your list- one of my favourite books!

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    1. Thank you, Kristin!! It was a great year. The Light Between Oceans will stay with me for a long time!


  2. You’ve some great choices here, Ashley💜

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    1. Thank you so much!! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s picks this month and next!

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  3. There are some really good ones here! I also loved Before We Were Yours, The Light Between Oceans and Things You Save in a Fire. I cannot wait to read Regretting You and I am starting Firefly Lane today.

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    1. Yay!! We have so many books in common! I’m so excited you’ll be starting Firefly Lane today! I hope you enjoy it too…but I have a feeling you will. 😊

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      1. I am loving Firefly Lane!!

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      2. I’m so happy💗

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  4. carhicks says:

    Wonderful list. There are some on her that I read and loved, some on my TBR and some I am not familiar with. I have The Wives coming up soon, so I am getting antsy.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love that we have many in common. I hope you enjoy The Wives! It’s a mind-bender!

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      1. carhicks says:

        I’m looking forward to it.

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  5. Carol says:

    I’ve read 6 of these! I need to work on my year end list!


  6. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I so loved What the Wind Knows!!!!


  7. Darina says:

    Great list! I’m really looking forward to reading Recursion.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! It was a mind bender!

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