Favorite Books Read in 2019

What a year for reading!

I read a lot of great titles this year. It was so hard narrowing it down to just one winner for each category that I had to include a runner-up, as well.

Below are my favorites for the year. (Fun fact: My least favorite book I read this year was The River by Peter Heller, yet I chose Celine, also by Peter Heller, as the runner-up to my favorite backlist title read. It just proves that if you don’t like a particular work by an author doesn’t mean you’ll dislike them all!)

Favorite Book of the Year


Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Runner-up: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Favorite Contemporary or Literary Fiction


Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Runner-up: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Favorite Thriller


The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Runner-up: Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

Favorite Nonfiction Memoir


Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

Runner-up: Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

Favorite Nonfiction


Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Runner-up: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Favorite Historical Fiction


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Runner-up: The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Favorite Romance


Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Runner-up: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Favorite Backlist Title


My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Runner-up: Celine by Peter Heller

Favorite Book I Listened to on Audio


The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Runner-up: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman

 Share your favorite reads of 2019 in the comments below!

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s