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The Best Books of 2019

2019 was a wonderful year for reading. I discovered so many good books by new authors, along with old favorites I had to reread. It was hard to choose only a few for my Best Books list, but here they are. For my full reading list for 2019, see my Goodreads page. I hope you’ll enjoy these books as much as I did.

January

Pimpernel: Starbreaker, by Sheralyn Pratt — mystery/suspense
This Rough Magic, by Mary Stewart — mystery/suspense
Flash: The Homeless Donkey who taught me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances, by Rachel Anne Ridge — Non Fiction/Memoir

February

Healing Hearts, by Sarah M. Eden — historical romance
The Book of Hours, by Davis Bunn — romantic suspense
Fame, Fate, and the Fist Kiss, by Kasie West — YA contemporary romance

March

Covenant Keepers, by Wendy Watson Nelson — Non Fiction/Inspirational
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy, by Jeanne Birdsall — Children’s

April

 

The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald — Children’s
The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden — YA Adventure/Fantasy (Book 1 of 3)
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Works of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King — Biography

May – June – July 

  

Time Traveling With a Hamster, by Ross Welford — Middle Grade/Fantasy
The Heart of a Vicar, by Sarah M. Eden — Historical Romance
Suffering the Scot, by Nichole Van — Historical Romance

August – September

 

Lies Jane Austen Told Me, by Julie Wright — Contemporary Romance
Insights from a Prophet’s Life: Russell M. Nelson, by Sheri Dew — Biography
Lies, Love and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Julie Wright — Contemporary Romance

October

Sister of the Brotherhood, by Ginny Patrick — Fantasy
Dealing with Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede — YA Fantasy
Abraham, by Jennifer Beckstrand — Amish Romance
Full Circle, by Davis Bunn — Contemporary Fiction

November

Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal — Historical Romance/Fantasy (Bk 1)
Glamour in Glass, by Mary Robinette Kowal — Historical Romance/Fantasy (Bk 2)
Without a Summer, by Mary Robinette Kowal — Historical Romance/Fantasy (Bk 3)

 

Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me, by Julie Wright — Contemporary Romance

December

A Corner of White, by Jaclyn Moriarty — YA Fantasy
Falling to Heaven, by James Ferrell — Non Fiction/Inspirational

  Hattie Big Sky  

Starsight

Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson — YA Fantasy
The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson — Epic Fantasy
Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson — Epic Fantasy
Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson — YA Fiction

And now, for the winner of the 2019 Book of the Year:

Shades of Milk and Honey

Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal — it was like a Jane Austen novel  with magic — I loved it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Best Books of 2019”

  1. Carol, Having just ordered and then returned an Audible book which was recommended, I do so appreciate this list from you, because I trust your judgment. I love your writing. Thank you!

    Ann Call

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