As I’m making various goals for this year, I thought it would be fun to look back on a few books I read in 2019. I did not set a specific number goal for the year; instead, I made an effort to read all of Jane Austen’s works. Unfortunately, I did not succeed at that. Hopefully I will read the rest of them this year, but for now I’m taking a break. Today’s post will is a round up of my five favorite books from 2019.
For 2020, I would like to read 25 books and participate in a few of the Every Reading book club choices. I’m starting off with January’s pick, which is 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam. I just downloaded it to my Kindle and started it last night!
The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey
This was obviously one of my favorite books from last year. The Southern Side of Paradise concludes the Peachtree Bluff series. The entire series was so enjoyable, and I love the way Kristy ended it. I highly recommend!
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
If you love rom-coms, then this definitely for you. It had to literally laughing out loud, because the main character Annie Cassidy is so intent on having her own real life rom-com. It was delightful!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This next read is a little heavier but still very enjoyable. This is the story of Evelyn Hugo, a rags-to-riches story of a starlet in the golden age of Hollywood. It is a page turner. I couldn’t put it down!
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
This was another page turner for me last summer. The Rest of the Story was my first Sarah Dessen book. I can tell that I will enjoy a lot more of hers to come. I also read This Lullaby but it didn’t make the cut for top 5. It’s still good, I just think The Rest of the Story had more depth.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
I’ve heard so much about this series that I had to finally pick it up. Of course, I also wanted to read this before I watch the movie. It was a hefty read, which I was not expecting. There are so many characters, it was almost hard to keep track of who is connected to who and why. It wasn’t really a problem; just something to be aware of. I can’t wait to read the second one in the series!
What books did you love in 2019?