Favourite Books of 2019!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my favourite books of 2019 – these are all books I rated five stars and highly, highly enjoyed. Mid-July I posted my top five books of 2019 so far and since then I’ve only rated two more books five stars. So I don’t have as many five star reads as last year but that’s okay because I feel like I’ve discovered some pretty amazing books and authors. I won’t go into a lot of detail of the five I already covered in July because I feel like I’ve talked about them so much already. Let’s get into the list:

Caraval, Legendary & Finale by Stephanie Garber: Caraval has completely blown me away; I love this world and these characters so much. I rated all three books five stars because I was utterly entranced throughout the whole series. The characters felt so alive and honestly the story was so magical. I loved Scarlett and Tella so much and it was so nice reading a book about such a strong sibling bond and how they would do anything for each other. This trilogy was wrapped up so nicely but I’m really sad now that it’s ended. I’d definitely recommend this for fantasy lovers.

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Least Favourite Books of 2019!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my least favourite books of 2019 – these are all books I rated one star. I really didn’t enjoy these but that doesn’t mean that they’re bad books, they just weren’t for me. So let’s get into it!

How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst: I was super disappointed with this because it was one that I’d been really looking forward to reading; I was intrigued by the synopsis and I enjoyed the first couple of chapters that I read on my phone. It’s about a mother who believes she murdered her baby after suffering from postnatal depression. But her world is turned upside down when a recent photograph of her son is pushed through her letter box and she questions whether her son is still alive after all. I struggled so much with it and there was so many times that I nearly didn’t finish it. I didn’t like any of the characters, especially the mother. I thought the plot was incredibly far-fetched and very messy overall.

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough: I know I rated all of these books one star but I think my most disliked book was most definitely Cross Her Heart. I said the plot for How I Lost You was bad but this was even worse. Two 11 year olds make a pact and when one of them breaks it, the other can’t move on and bides her time, determined to get revenge. She literally waits until they are adults to get her revenge and I thought that was completely ridiculous. Who even takes pacts seriously when they are 11? Just forget about it and move on like normal kids. I couldn’t stand either of them, both as children and as adults. This was a huge struggle to finish and I wish I didn’t because the ending was not worth it.

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Christmas Book Haul!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and an awesome time with your loved ones. Today I thought I’d share with you all the books I received this month. I said in my TBR post that I took part in a festive book exchange so quite a lot of books came from there.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty: I’ve been loving crime thrillers involving wellness retreats and a bunch of friends or strangers being stuck together in the middle of nowhere with no connection to the outside world. The ones I have read have been really intense and Liane Moriarty is a very popular author so I’m really excited to try this one!

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Favourite Authors of 2019!

Hey guys! Since 2019 is drawing to a close I thought it was about time I kicked off my usual end of the year posts and I wanted to start with my favourite authors. These are not necessarily my favourite books; they are just authors that made me feel so many different emotions that I had to highlight their awesomeness. I hope you enjoy!

Stephanie Garber

Stephanie Garber is, without question, my favourite author this year. I finally read her Caraval series and fell completely and utterly in love with her world and her characters. I had no idea how much I wanted a series like this and I can only hope she writes similar fantasy books in the future. Her writing is so magical and she easily transports you to world of Caraval. I was completely entranced by Legend and eager to find out who this mysterious character was. I was made up with the ending; I was sad to finish it but the ending was everything I wanted and more. There wasn’t one thing that disappointed me in this entire series and I hope one day I can meet Stephanie to thank her for writing such an incredible series.

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The End of The Year Book Tag!

Hey guys! I haven’t done a book tag in a while and since we are approaching the end of the year, I thought this one created by Ariel Bissett was perfect! I hope you enjoy!

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

Oh, boy. For this one I’m going to pick Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo and Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus. I DNF’d both of these books and for some reason I am so bad at finishing Crooked Kingdom. I have no idea why! I just can’t get into this book but I really want to finish it!

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December 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d finally share with you my December TBR. Unfortunately I was ill for the first week of December and didn’t manage to get any reading or blogging done. Hopefully I can have a pretty strong end to the year and make up for having such a dismal start to the month! Here’s what I want to read:

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley: I am taking part in a festive book exchange where you buy a book off someone’s wishlist and I was super excited to receive The Hunting Party. It’s about a group of close friends who get together for New Year – their yearly tradition – but this time one of them ends up dead and it’s not an accident. I can’t wait to see if I can work out who did it and what their motive was! I’ve heard so many great things about this and I so hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater: One of my most anticipated reads! I can’t wait to curl up in a blanket and spend my day reading this. Ronan was definitely the most intriguing character out of them all and I’m so glad he has his wn trilogy. I definitely think we’ve got so much more to see and find out about him.

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