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. 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!

4. The Priory of the Orange Tree

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

5. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

A fantastic end to a beautiful, atmospheric historical fantasy series.

6. Slayer by Kiersten White


A fun trip back into the Buffy-verse that had me turning pages like wildfire! Great for new fans and old fans alike.

7. Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

If you love 1970s Rock and Roll you can’t miss this gripping and completely real novel from the amazing Taylor Jenkins Reid.

8. The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The utterly bizarre and fascinating true crime story of the young man who stole a fortune’s worth of dead birds to tie fish-hooks. Maybe my favorite non-fiction ever.

9. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

This lyrically written, bitter-sweet novel about an African American family’s trials through wrongful incarceration is sure to leave you feeling moved.

10. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

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The absolutely shocking tale of how Elizabeth Holmes hoodwinked everyone into believing she had medical technology that worked and how she was exposed. Totally bonkers!

Past Top 10s

Top 10 of 2017
Top 10 of 2018