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

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Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

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


Favorite Contemporary or Literary Fiction

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Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Runner-up: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


Favorite Thriller

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The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Runner-up: Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson


Favorite Nonfiction Memoir

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Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

Runner-up: Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur


Favorite Nonfiction

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Runner-up: The Library Book by Susan Orlean


Favorite Historical Fiction

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Runner-up: The Gown by Jennifer Robson


Favorite Romance

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Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Runner-up: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes


Favorite Backlist Title

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My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Runner-up: Celine by Peter Heller


Favorite Book I Listened to on Audio

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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!

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