the 19 best books of 2019

This was an amazing year for books and there have been so many amazing books published this year that I have read and loved. Today I am so happy to share with your the 19 best books of 2019. This means that they were published in 2019 and I read them in 2019. Every single one of these books I have rated 5 stars on Goodreads and it is interesting to look back at them and see what I loved.

I won’t share too much about each book since there is 19 of them, but each of these books were mentioned during the month that I read them so I will group each one into the months and link to my best book of the month post for each month (baring this month).

Let me know in the comments the best books that you read this year and if we agree or disagree on what we loved.




The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2) by Helen Hoang

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Genre: Romance

Why I loved it: The characters that Hoang writes are always so interesting and romance is cute and steamy as well.

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel


Genre: Science Fiction

Why I Loved It: This short novella packs and punch and really gets you thinking


Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

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Genre: YA Contemporary

Why I Loved It: Haunting, this book shows a realistic look into when a prescription drug addiction spirals into something more

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Genre: YA, Poetry

Why I Loved It: Painful and heartbreaking, this book shares the real story of sexual assault in a way that you won’t forget.


Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Genre: Historical Fiction

Why I Loved It: This book, told through interviews is a fun look into the world of the music scene of the 60’s and 70’s (and not just the good things)

Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood


Genre: Historical Fiction

Why I Loved This Book: Full of love and wonder, this book was heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time

No Happy Endings


Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir

Why I Loved This Book: Nora isn’t scared to talk about the hard stuff, and this book is all about the hard stuff


Birthday by Meredith Russo


Genre: YA, LGBT

Why I Loved This Book: I couldn’t put this book down and was glued to the last pages as tears ran down my eyes, this book was touching and memorable

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake

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Genre: Middle Grade,

Why I Loved This Book: This book deal with some tough topics, but it is also a great book for kids and is full of real hopes and emotions


Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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Genre: Romance, LGBT

Why I Loved This Book: Why didn’t I love this book. The romance was cute, the storyline cuter, and there wasn’t a moment in this book that I didn’t enjoy

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert


Genre: Historical Fiction

Why I Loved It: There is something about sisters and this book had a great sister relationship along with a great look into the 1940’s

The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James

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Genre: YA, Science Fiction

Why I Loved This Book: There is something intriguing about the end of the world, and this book took me to a place I wasn’t expecting


The Grace Year by Kim Ligget

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Genre: YA, Dystopia

Why I Loved This Book: I had no idea what to expect going into this book and it took me through so many twists and turns of horror and shock

The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down by Abigail Pesta


Genre: Non-Fiction

Why I Loved It: This book was hard to read, but it was an important one to read and it gave a lot of insight of what was going on for so long


Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell


Genre: YA, Graphic Novel

Why I Loved It: This book gave me the perfect cozy fall vibes and was so cute

Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family by Amanda Jette Knox


Genre: Autobiography, LGBT

Why I Loved It: This true story captured my heart from the first page and gave me a lot to think about



The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

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Genre: YA, Historical Fiction

Why I Loved This Book: Learning about fascist Spain and about the many people who experienced the country, as well as engaging characters, and a beautiful setting


In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

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Genre: Memoir, Non-fiction. LGBT

Why I Loved It: Hauntingly beautiful and told in a very interesting way this book tracks a relationship from its bad beginning, to bad middle, and bad end

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley

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Genre: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Why I Loved It: This true story involved real facts, true emotions, and a dose of reality

What were some of the best books you read this year?

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