Top Ten Reads of the Year – 2019 Edition

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Hey there, book readers!

I’ve read so many books this year but not as many as I hoped. I wasn’t able to complete my New Year’s Resolution or my Goodreads goal. I’m totally okay with that since both of those really inspired me to read books I’ve been meaning to for a long time like the All Souls Trilogy, The Haunted, and even The Dark Tower. Those are only a couple, but I really enjoyed them. In fact, I enjoyed what I read so much that I made a top ten list for you. Check it out.


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1. Stargazing at Noon by Amanda Torroni

Such a beautiful book. I was so moved by the words and imagery. Just so much love for this one and I highly recommend it for poetry lovers.


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2. Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I really loved the entire trilogy. Tantalizing and utterly addicting. Recommending it to everyone.


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3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Been meaning to read this and after watching the first season of the show I’m definitely glad that I got to read it. So much depth and magic. And the romance knocked me off my feet.


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4. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Though the last in a series, this book was jam-packed with action, teamwork, and amazing demigods kicking some serious ass. Such a phenomenal adventure.


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5. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

I love Gaiman. Every book I’ve read has been mind-blowing and fun with its humor. His way with mythology always impresses me and the series that goes with this? AMAZING. It’s not always good vs evil. Sometimes it’s good and evil.


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6. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

This was one of those books that was, “Ohhhh! Pretty cover!” and then after reading the inside jacket, “Ohhh! Magic!”. Such a great book with twists and turns, leaving even me unsure of who to trust. Keeping me on my toes, I couldn’t get enough of this book of both magic, illusion, and thievery.


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7. The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

Real and blunt, this book was eye-opening, not just because people weren’t dying, but because it’s eye-opening with truth and relatable situations about the complexity of friendship and what friends do for each other. With several relevant themes that moved my heart, I really enjoyed this book.


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8. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

A fun and dark twist on a classic tale. Dorothy is the evil one and a new hero comes to Oz. Granted, she didn’t ask for this, but she’s the only one that can save the land and possibly restore its magic. I love twisty tales and this was a fun one.


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9. Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher

Mean Girls and Shakespeare! One of the best Shakespeare parodies ever. So much fun to read for those who know the move by heart.


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10. The Haunted by Danielle Vega

Spooky ghosts? Yes, please! Danielle Vega never disappoints. Like watching a horror movie, I was holding my breath, jumping at the scary parts, and surprised by the plot twists. A teen horror that got my blood pumping.


There you have it. The top ten from all that I’ve read this year and you can check out my year in books from Goodreads here. I hope you all have an amazing New Year!

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Bringing 2018 to a Close – My Top Ten Reads of the Year

My bookworms!

2018 is coming to its official close. I don’t know about you, but it’s been one long ass year for me. I wish I could say it had been a good one, but more than anything it’s been a struggle. There have been many up and many downs.

The New Year is upon us though! Soo, I wash away 2018 and welcome 2019.

While doing that, I have my big wrap up of the year where I give you my top ten reads! There were quite a few good books, but here are the ones that drove me crazy, made my heart explode, made me rage in the cage, made me drink (and 1. I’m talking about you), made me fall into puddly love.

Starting at 10…


10. We All Looked Up
Author: Tommy Wallach

We All Looked Up


9. The Rules of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic


8. Summer of Fear
Author: Lois Duncan

Summer of Fear - SR


7. 1984
Author: George Orwell

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6. Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone


6. Ender’s Game
Author: Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game


4. Smoke and Iron
Author: Rachel Caine

Smoke and Iron


3. The Darkest Star
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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2. Caraval
Author: Stephanie Garber



1. Dark Calling
Author: Kresley Cole
Dark Calling


My Year in books on Goodreads: Here.





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