Hi guys, hope you are all well. How is it already halfway through the year?? I swear it has gone so quick, which I do say every year but seriously it felt like Christmas has only just been. The weather in the UK has been pretty grim for the whole of June but I think summer is finally creeping in. How is your reading goal going this year? Mine is going great for once! I didn’t hit my goal of 35 books last year so I made the same goal this year and I’m already over halfway so as long as I don’t have another slump I should be okay!
Anyway, enough rambling, today I want to share with you my favourite books of 2019 so far! Recently it feels like I haven’t been reading any great 5 star reads but at the beginning of the year I definitely found some new favourites, so here we go!
The Butterfly Project – Emma Scott | Goodreads |
I mentioned this book in my Top 5 Summer Reads post because I think it would be so perfect to read in the garden when it finally gets sunny. This was one of the first New Adult Romances that I read and I was hesitant at first but it was so freaking good! Like I said in that post, I even got my mum to read it because I knew she’d love it. I was worried that this would be a bit too steamy to the point where it’s boring but it’s more of a slow-burn romance, which is my favourite so I had a great time reading this!
Sadie – Courtney Summers | Goodreads |
This book had a lot of hype surrounding it a few months ago and at first I wasn’t really that interested in reading it because it didn’t sound like something I would like. But after hearing so much about it, especially the audiobook, I gave into the hype. And I am so glad that I did. The performance of this audiobook is incredible. I loved Sadie’s chapters but also the other chapters that are told in a podcast format, there’s a theme song, interviews and sound effects which makes this so dang good!
Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire | Goodreads |
This is another book that was everywhere when it first came out. I feel like you will either love or hate this series. It isn’t really what I expected but I ended up so hooked! I’ve read book 2 and 3 and didn’t love them as much as the first one but I will still be reading this whole series. I love how unique the setting is, in all of them not just this one. It’s so odd that a book that’s only 170 pages can grip you so much. This first one revolves around Eleanor West’s home for Wayward Children – a place that children live when they have been rejected from a magical world. It’s so interesting learning about everyone’s background and what world they had been to. Plus it sort of turns into a murder mystery when one of the children is found dead.
Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo | Goodreads |
This one isn’t really a new favourite because I read it 2 years ago and loved it. I decided to re-read this because I still hadn’t read Crooked Kingdom at the time but I thought I’d try the audiobook instead of physically reading it. I love that this audiobook has a full cast and all of them were so great AND I still loved this just as much as I did the first time.
Bird Box – Josh Malerman | Goodreads |
I hadn’t seen the movie when I first read this and I wasn’t really that bothered about it either. I really wanted my dad to read Six of Crows so we made a deal that if I read one of his books, he would read Six of Crows. I chose Bird Box because it looked like something I’d enjoy. So we had our little book swap thingy – my dad enjoyed Six of Crows (YAY!) and I ended up really enjoying Bird Box. It creeped me out quite a lot and it’s a pretty grim book but it was such an easy read. I watched the movie once I was done and wasn’t really a fan at all. I thought Sandra Bullock was good but I just didn’t love some of the choices they made with the casting. Anyway, back to the book, it is definitely worth the read and has made me want to read more from this author.
So those are my favourites of 2019 so far. I hope I will read some more great books that will make it onto my complete 2019 favourites list!
What has been your favourite read of 2019 so far?
Thanks for reading 🙂