Hello, fellow readers! Today I will be discussing the most surprising books I read in 2019. These are the books that took me by surprise because I did not expect to love them as much as I did. This is not a list of my favorite books of 2019, although you will see a few of these on that list when I post it!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Historical fiction is not my jam, much less historical romance, but Seven Husbands really took me by surprise! I listened to the audiobook of this book, and I was captivated from the very beginning. This is a book that deserves every bit of the hype it has received.
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Yet another romance book, but Josh and Hazel is more of a chick-lit than romance. I also listened to the audiobook of this, and I would actually laugh hysterically when I was listening in the car! I know the people who saw me thought I was insane, but Hazel was hilarious and adorable. I knew how this would play out, but it didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the book at all.
A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
I was sent an ARC of this title and was very iffy about reading it. A Nearly Normal Family is marketed as a legal thriller, but it was not all about the court room drama! Instead, you read the story from three different POVs, one for each member of the family, and you will be guessing if the daughter is guilty or innocent until the very last page!
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
The ending of Behind Her Eyes has a ton of hype surrounding it and rightfully so! This was unlike any other psychological thriller I’ve ever read, and it put me in a huge reading slump afterwards because nothing was going to compare to that ending! It is best not to know anything going in to this one. Just go in blind and enjoy the ride!
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
This is another ARC I received from a publisher, and I was really unsure about it too. This book pulled from a reading slump because I could not put it down! I read it in one day because reading it was effortless and I was so drawn in to the story and how all the POVs were going to come together in the end!
What were some of the most surprising books you read in 2019? Let me know in the comments!