|The Girl He Used to Know|
Can you believe is that time of the year again? For the last few years I have been unable to find one favorite book for the year and gave you all one or two choices a month. I will do that this year again, however, there was ONE book (out of 145) that stood out from all the others this year for me. One with a story I could not forget and that I even managed to get non-romance readers to give a try!
*for you with sensitivities, there is a picture of a butt somewhere in this post.... just saying...
Best of 2019:
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves was absolutely phenomenal. It is not just that The Girl He Used to Know is a great romance, it is also that the characters took on a life of their own. It is a story of hope inasmuch as it is a love story.
That being said, bellow is my 2019 favorites recap, some new titles, some older ones, some rereads!
There is a review on my blog for all of them, so just click on the title to read my thoughts on a particular book.
This was the month of favorite re-reads!
- Darkest Hear by the fabulous Juliette Cross, PNR queen on the making right there! (quote pictured)
- Lover Awakened by JR Ward. I actually gave you a link to Goodreads. First time I read this beauty was out of order and I was sooo confused. Yet, as you see on my review, I loved it anyway, now I just love it even more.
- Silver Silence by Nalini Singh. I haven't checked yet by I suspect her name will show up a few times in this years list...
|Can't Text This|
New to me author :)
- Can't Text This by Teagan Hunter
Another new to me author.
- The Rose by Tiffany Reisz
Told you we would see queen Nalini here again! :)
- Ocean Light by Nalini Singh
May wasn't a bad month, out of the 12 books I've read only one was bad, but there were no 5 star reads...
|Kingdom of Exiles|
Best book of the Year!!!!
June was a great month though. Here is another worthy mention:
- Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh. 3rd time lucky on our little list for Nalini :)
And a debut author worthy of note:
- Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M Martineau
|Say no to The Duke|
|Home at Chestnut Creek|
A Historical! They don't often make into my yearly lists...
- Say No to the Duke by Eloisa James
It has been the year of Cowboy romances and I have found a favorite!
- Home at Chestnut Creek by Laura Drake
|Some Like it Scandalous|
One more Historical! It has been a fabulous year for historical romance actually, there were a few other 5 stars besides the ones that made the cut for my yearly list. If I were to pic a second favorite book for the year though I think this one would probably be it :)
- Some like it Scandalous by Maya Rodale
This one although I have the paper copy I actually listened to on Libro.fm and it being on this list will have a lot to do with its narrator. Never underestimate the power a narrator has over your audio book, I am honestly half in love with the narrator for this one!
- Unbreak Me by Michelle Hazen
The other favorites for September were series catch ups/rereads by JR Ward: Father Mine and Lover Avenged.
15 books read in October, one 5 star, and although a great book, not worthy of the yearly list...
- Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Points for originality on this one and it was the favorite of the year for my romance book club in town!
I was sick for most of December and didn't read much at all. The arc for Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross definitely impressed but that is a 2020 book so not really fair to add here. Even though this alone kind of adds it... 🙈
This is it sunnies!
Although I read a good amount this year I have to say it was rather easy to put this list together. My favorites for the year aren't always 5 stars, but rather the most memorable stories. If I gave it a 5 but can't remember it without reading the blurb, it doesn't make the list. And that is the thing with 2019, although I read many 5 star books, not many were memorable. THESE were ALL memorable. I can chat about them with customers at the store easily even though it has been months since I read some of them.
Hope you enjoyed my little list and found some new reads!
Have a fabulous 2020!