Top 5 Books Of 2019

Monday, 30 December 2019

I don't ever do monthly reading wrap-ups because so far I have successfully reviewed every book I've read since I started blogging again back in April, so I figured a yearly wrap up would perhaps be better. I have read some books this year (some before I started blogging about books) that have easily become firm favourites, a lot of which have got a full review wrote up about them, so I won't waffle on too much.

Scythe, Thunderhead & The Toll by Neal Shusterman
Alright, I'm technically cheating by including a whole series as one, but I loved each and every one of these books. I've got a full review up on each of these that you can read if you wish to do so. But just know that I've recommend these books to everyone who fancies a dystopian, entertaining and generally bloody brilliant read.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
This made me absolutely bawl my eyes out. Like, literally cry. I absolutely love books that are centred around WWII and I don't think any human being of our generation could ever comprehend what people in Auschwitz went through. This was a truely beautiful read, and one that I don't ever think will not need to be told.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
This was a recent read for me, and I absolutely devoured it. It was insanely good and definitely a lot creepier than I originally anticipated. I loved the eerie setting, there were twists and turns that I never saw coming and it's my first fairytale re-telling that I've ever read. Would very highly recommend.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This book was truely magical, yet also dark and mysterious. The setting was truely enchanting, and it was one of those books where every outcome I imagined just didn't happen. It was amazing, and I'm excited to read the next two books in this series throughout 2020. The author really does an amazing job of capturing you right in the heart of a spellbinding story.

The Choice by Edith Egar
Another Auschwitz inspired story, but this one is totally different and deserves recognition in its own right. This book focuses on the life of the author both during and after Auschwitz, but most of the book focuses on Edith using her experience to help others who are going through difficult times of their lives. It's a very touching read, and I think, regardless if you have an interest in WW11 or not, everyone can take something from this book.

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