According to my Goodreads account, I read 60 books this year. That’s down a little from previous years, but 2019 threw some curve balls our way and I wasn’t able to read as much as I would in a regular year. If there is such a thing as a regular year, that is. It’s also the year I switched to a new review blog.
I decided to join the crowd in naming my favourite books of the year. They aren’t listed in terms of ultimate favourites. Instead, they’re in the order I read and reviewed them.
- The Paragon Hotel, by Faye Lindsay – I took a step outside my comfort zone and read an eye-opening novel about racism in 1920s Oregon
- The Line Between, by Tosca Lee – a breathtaking thriller about a former cult member and a strange virus
- Between Two Shores, by Jocelyn Green – the French and Indian War in the early 18th century, from a Mohawk perspective
- Becoming Mrs. Lewis, by Patti Callahan – an award-winning take on the relationship between C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman
- Of Fire and Lions, by Mesu Andrews – a fictional look at the life of the Biblical prophet, Daniel
- Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel, by James Markert – a wondrous timeslip novel which asks questions about quality of life versus quantity
- The King’s Mercy, by Lori Benton – a great mix of rebellion and revolution, inspired by the Pauline letters in the New Testament
- Take Back Your Time: Identify Your Priorities, Decrease Stress, and Increase Productivity, by Morgan Tyree – the only non-fiction title in the list, this self-help guide that neither makes presumptions about your life nor promises of a quick fix
- A Single Light, by Tosca Lee – the continuation of The Line Between
- The End of the Magi, by Patrick W. Carr – who were the Magi?
Amazingly, it works out to a Top 10 + One list.
So, agree or disagree? Which of these did you read this year?