Favorite Five Books of 2019 So Far
Wow, I can’t believe the year is almost halfway over already, where has the time gone? With that in mind, I thought it would be good to take a look back over the books I’ve read so far this year and see what favorites stand out for 2019. Right now I’m going to be talking about those published this year only, when I do my mid-year recap later in the month I’ll be sure to talk about all of my favorites.
Without further ado, here are my favorites!
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher
This book is so good! It’s a really engaging story about someone going to find their kidnapped dog and bring them back home years after an apocalypse and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Sounds dire, and this does have its sad moments (I may have cried a few times reading it) but…strangely enough this is a book that embodies hope. This also had a huge amount of emotional content and I was able to be write there with the main character on their journey. I’ll save the rest of my thoughts for my review. 😉 READ THIS BOOK!
The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty
This sequel really stepped up it’s game. I mean, I loved the first book too, but this sequel felt damn near perfect to me. So much going on, so many twists and turns, so much crazy character development. I was on the edge of my seat for the last hour of reading this one, at least. Never had such an exciting time reading a book before or said ‘whaaaaaaaat!!!’ so many times while reading either. If you haven’t had a chance to dive into this series yet, I highly recommend it.
The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
How to describe this book? Well, historical fantasy / magical realism? What a treat. The main characters are forced to flee from the Spainish Inquisition and their journey becomes increasingly strange throughout. This book had a ton of symbolism and metaphor through fantastic elements which is something I love. I love books that make me wonder what the heck they meant! I don’t know if this is a book everyone will love, but I sure did and I think it’s worth checking out. The prose in this was especially lovely.
The Wicked King by Holly Black
This is another sequel that was highly engaging and left me on the edge of my seat. In a lot of ways, the tension here and the ‘what’s going to happen next’ elements were very similar to The Kingdom of Copper, despite being very different books. I loved the characters, and the pace here was amazing. Everything I want in a sequel. I can’t wait for the third book (soon!).
A Magical Inheritance by Krista D. Ball
This is a book I’d been waiting forever for. Or it seemed like it. At least a year anyway. I had super high expectations and it didn’t disappoint. Austen-esque dialogue and sharp social observations? Check. Witty banter? Check. Feminism? Check. Fantasy of Manners? Check. Sorting of large amounts of books? Check. Women’s friendships? Check. Really, I am this books target audience. But if you enjoy any or all of the above, I definitely recommend giving this one a go.
Well, it’s been a great year in reading so far, and these are a few of my favorites. Hopefully will have my full mid-year update out soon. Have you read any of these? What have been some of your top reads for books released this year? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!