Happy New Year!
2019 wasn’t my best reading year: I’ve read 48 books and my average Goodreads rating was 3,4. Usually, each year I have about 6 or 7 five stars reads while this year (if I’m not including re-reads), I only had 3 of them.
Because of that, my list of favorites is going to be even shorter than usual. However, even if it is short, I really enjoyed reading these five books and I highly recommend them, 5 stars reads or not, they’re all great books. 😀
Anyways, here are my favorite books of 2019!
Some of them were immediate favorites like The Black Tides of Heaven, This is How You Lose the Time War or New Suns. I fell in love with them only after a couple of chapters or stories.
For the other two, it took me some time to realize that I was constantly thinking about them. Europe at Dawn is a fantastic conclusion to Dave Hutchinson’s Fractured Europe Sequence and while it’s not my favorite of the quartet (I think Europe in Autumn will never be dethroned), it’s still a great book. Before Mars is a book that I wasn’t expecting to put on this list at first. I really enjoyed reading it but, I didn’t expect it to stay with me during the entire year like it did. It is really is an amazing book and I think it handles complicated issues very well.
I don’t have reviews for most of the books (yet), but they are coming so I will update this list as they are posted.
- Before Mars by Emma Newman (Planetfall #3) – Review
- Europe at Dawn by Dave Hutchinson (Fractured Europe Sequence #4)
- The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang (Tensorate #1)
- This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
- New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl
What were your favorite reads of 2019? 😀