[article] Top Ten Reads of 2019 So Far…

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Top Ten Reads of 2019 So Far…

 

It’s been a while since I’ve written a non-review post (sadly, I’m far too busy with getting my Master’s degree to write monthly roundups anymore), so I thought I’d do a quick overview of the best books I’ve read so far this year. Note, this isn’t just books published in 2019, it’s any book I’ve read this year.

I’ve read 66 books so far and counting, which is a reasonably big sample size. Reviews (if they’re posted yet) are linked by the titles, and I’ve given a few keyword teasers to let you know what kind of book it is. Brace yourselves for some epic literature!

The Secret Runners of New York, Matthew Reilly
Running. YA. Rich people. Cliques. Apocalypse. Suspense.

The Lost Puzzler, Eyal Kless
Puzzles. LitRPG. Adult. Sci-fi. Absurd. Mystery. Speculative.

The Girl King, Mimi Yu
Girl King. YA. Fantasy. Sisterhood. Mythology. Wolf boys.

 

The Binding, Bridget Collins (review to come)
Love. LGBT. Adult. Fantasy. Books. Mystery. Historical. Beautiful. Cried.

Descendant of the Crane, Joan He (review to come)
Mythology. Beautiful. YA. Asia. Murder. Legends. Queen.

Skyward, Brandon Sanderson (review to come)
Epic. YA. Sanderson. Adventure. Flight. Stars. Aliens. Sci fi.

 

Just One Damned Thing After Another, Jodi Taylor (review to come)
Adventure. Adult. History. Banter. Hilarity. Emotion. Time travel.

The Boneless Mercies, April Tucholke
Sisterhood. Friendship. Badass. Norse. Killers. Quests.

The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon (review to come)
Epic. Hefty. Adult. Myth. Dragons. Religion. Rebirth.

 

Sneaky recommendation (this one was a reread):

Red SisterMark Lawrence, Book of the Ancestor #1
Nuns. Assassins. Fantasy. Epic. Adult. Magic. Growing up. Journeys. Female friendship.

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