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My Favorite Books of 2019

Originally my goal this year was to read 104 books, but life got in the way (as it tends to do) and I had to scale back to my default of 52 (or 1 book per week).

These are the titles that I enjoyed the most. Or, rather, these are the titles that earned a five star rating from me.

What If It’s Us by the writing duo Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera was so good that I couldn’t put it down! I hated that I only had time to read it during slow periods at work because I would have gladly taken an afternoon off to enjoy this in one sitting.

There were so many lines in this story that resonated in the very deepest parts of me. Just, you should really read this one.

Finished: March 13, 2019


Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness is the second book in the Discovery of Witches series and it is just as exceptional as the first entry.

I listened to this on audio and loved seeing the relationship between Diana and Matthew as it continues to grow and how it is put to the test by the events in this (and future) titles.

Finished: March 25, 2019


Tinder is so cute! It’s told entirely in pictures and is about a witch who falls in love with another witch at her school and isn’t able to hide her feelings because her magic gets away from her.

Finished: June 12, 2019


The Heartstopper comic by Alice Oseman is a wholesome story about discovering who you are. Charlie and Nick are the absolute sweetest!

Finished: August 4, 2019


I’d forgotten how much I love Josh Lanyon’s writing!

Mainly by Moonlight is book one in a new series, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and if you haven’t already guessed, it’s about a witch…

Cosmo Saville must help solve a murder while keeping his magic a secret from his fiancé, even when Police Commissioner John Galbraith clearly suspects something.

Finished: August 6, 2019


How could I not enjoy reading something with “asscan” in the title?

No, but seriously, Diary of an Asscan is a really interesting prequel to The Martian, which I adored. It was fun to see how Mark Watney feels about the upcoming mission and how much “fun” his team had training together in preparation for their departure to Mars.

Finished: December 19, 2019


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