Top 10 of 2019

1. Bel Canto by Ann Patchet

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This book gave me ALL of the feels. I connected with it on such a deep emotional level. Bonus points for the love of music that permeated the novel.

2. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

I have never read a fantasy novel like this one before. The setting, the mythology, the characters, it was all so unique and so GOOD.

3. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

I love the characters. I love the way it was written. But most of all, I loved the way it made me feel.

4. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Library + swords + swoony romance + magic =<3

5. The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

Maybe the best time-travel book I have ever read. A character-driven murder-mystery that delves deep into the details of travel theory.

6. Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Enchantée was magical, lush, romantic, and the feel-good YA book I needed this year. I loved it, and if you love the French Revolution you will too!

7. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

I have never felt so personally represented in a book as I felt reading about Nina Hill. Like looking in a mirror, only with more books.

8. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Epic, exciting, romantic, smart, standalone, everything I want in a fantasy. Also, did I mention DRAGONS???

9. To All the Boys I’ve Love Before series by Jenny Han

A must-read series if you love YA. So much more than a romance.

10. In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

The best Lady Trent book yet! I highly recommend this Victorian/fantasy mash-up to dragon lovers.


Past Top 10s

Top 10 of 2017
Top 10 of 2018

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