Top 5 Books of 2019

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? 😀

9 thoughts on “Top 5 Books of 2019

  1. Hooray – I loved Europe at Dawn, which seemed to me to pull the whole series together in a satisfying way. I look forward to rereading the Sequence back to back at some point and seeing how the fractures fare.

    …and oh gosh yes, Time War. My heart got a heck of a workout with that one!

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    1. Yes, it’s a great conclusion but I think at first, I was expecting too much out of it ? I don’t know if it makes sense but I love this series so much that I wanted it to be even more perfect than it was xD But now that I’ve finished it months ago, I can see that it was a fantastic conclusion! 🙂
      And omg, Time War is an emotional ride, I don’t usually cry while reading but I cried THREE times haha, my heart, my poor heart… And the prose was gorgeous!

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