We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019. It’s definitely a topic that can go many ways, haha. So today I’m going to tell you about ten books that really took me by surprise in 2019. Let’s take a look!
The Cruel Prince – Holly Black This book has actually been mentioned a few times by me in a couple of posts. The Cruel Prince was so hyped, I was sure it would never live up to my expectations. Surprisingly, I ended up loving it and only need to read the final book in the trilogy.
Gypsy King – Devney Perry MC romances aren’t normally books that I pick up. I made an exception with Gypsy King, because it sounded really good and I loved a couple previous books by this author. I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to start my ARC of the sequel
Through Her Eyes – Sophie Fay This author contacted me on Instagram and asked if I wanted to read her book. Through Her Eyes sounded intense and emotional, but really good. I was right about both of these things and things happened I never expected. This author is definitely on my to watch list for new books!
Wilder Girls – Rory Power Horror isn’t something I normally love at all. Besides a couple of seasons of American Horror Story, that’s about as far as I’ve gotten. Wilder Girls was another really hyped book and the cover had me really curious. So I decided to pick it up and wasn’t disappointed. YA horror may be a genre I need to keep an eye on!
Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston Yet again another book that was getting so much hype before it released. The cover definitely caught my eye and I got a story I really came to love. This romance has so much to offer and I was really sad when it was over.
The Life We Wanted – Kelsey Kingsley I’m still shocked by the books this author gives us. She always manages to take us on an emotional journey and makes us fall in love with her characters. I love the journey and how the characters develop. Kelsey Kingsley always hits you in all the feels.
A Five-Minute Life – Emma Scott Can you imagine forgetting everything you know every five minutes? I know I can’t! Our main character is in an accident and her memory resets every few minutes. The only thing she remembers is that there was an accident. A Five-Minute Life is heartbreaking, but this becomes such a beautiful story.
The Last Letter – Rebecca Yarros I’m an emotional reader and have lost count of how many books have brought tears to my eyes, haha. The Last Letter had tears running down my cheeks quite a few times. Just when I thought I was safe to breathe, this author took the story to totally different level. I never expected everything, but just wow!
Written with Regret – Aly Martinez After reading the blurb for this duet, I knew it wouldn’t be an easy read. In some ways it may have even gone a bit too far to seem realistic at times, but I loved how this author was able to surprise me. I loved the little connections and how the past was added during the story.
TheF-Word – Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven This duo wrote an amazing trilogy that takes on difficult subjects and I love how they do. The main characters are all dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic accident and it’s not just all magically okay. I loved how these authors made everything seem realistic.
These are the ten books that surprised me in one way or another. I can also say that I’m excited to see what books surprise me this year. What bookish discoveries did you make in 2019? Feel free to leave your links in the comments!