I am working on reading more books this year so I thought I would do a post reviewing my favorite books of 2019 in a hopes of lighting my fire to read again!
I read a lot of books this year, but these were my favorites! They all had intriguing story lines, sucked me in from the beginning, and made me not want the stories to end! Some were serious and some were just plain entertainment.
Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is a book filled with the stories of three very different, complicated women whose lives all get intertwined throughout the book. It was very entertaining and kept me sucked in during the whole book. I bought this on our flight home from our honeymoon and finished it before we got home!
the Husband’s Secret
The Husband’s Secret is another awesome book by Liane Moriarty. I really like this author! This book is about a woman who finds a letter written by her husband to her for her to read after he dies, but she finds it before he passes. She battles with if she should read it or not and how her life gets intertwined with a couple of other women. They all end up being much more connected than they originally thought. This one was also super entertaining. I bought this for the honeymoon also and had it finished within a couple days!
The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a book that I believe everybody should read. While it isn’t totally a true story, it is based on multiple events that have truly happened. This books tells the story of a young girl whose childhood friend was killed and how she grows and changes through the grief. It was so hard to read and made me cry multiple times only because of how real and tragic stories like these are.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn is a book about a young journalist who has to go back to her hometown to investigate a murder, but she moved away when she was young for very good reasons. Which we find out about in the book! Another super entertaining one that is easy to read so it’s perfect for a book right before bed!
Biting Anorexia by Lucy Howard- Taylor was a more serious read for me this year. Lucy suffered from anorexia for years and this book tells her whole story from before diagnosis to recovery. This book is raw, emotional, and really hit home for me. Lucy put feelings into words that I’ve never been able to before. If you have or know someone who has suffered from an ED, this is a great resource. I can see how it could be triggering to some people so please proceed with caution.
Little Fires Everywhere
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was one of my more recent reads, and I loved it! It’s another book that follows the stories of multiple different women so I must be a fan of that. A single mom and her daughter move to a new, small town and meet multiple people who will change their lives forever and vice versa.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn follows the story of a woman whose entire family was murdered when she was a little girl and for some reason, she survived. She testified that it was her brother who killed her family, but as she grows older, the more she struggles with whether that’s true. She then sets out on a journey to discover what really happened that night.
There you have it! My favs from 2019. I hope you give one (or all) a shot and love them as much as I did! Let me know if you read one and what you think. And please feel free to give me book suggestions! 🙂