2019 Wrap Up | The Best Books I Read in 2019

Hello, fellow readers! Today’s post is the last one in my 2019 Wrap Up series. It was really hard to narrow down the best books I read in 2019. All of these books were 5 stars reads, but I had more 5 star reads than this in 2019. I ended up getting my list down to 10 of the best books from 2019. These are the books that stand out the most in my mind when I reflect on my 2019 reading. They are listed in the order I read them because it was too hard to order them!


The Wicked King by Holly Black

I flew through this book in about a day, which is a big deal for me because I rarely do that! I intend to read the final book of this series in January because the ending of The Wicked King was such a cliffhanger! I need to know what happens next for Jude.

No Exit by Taylor Adams

This book is very polarizing in the bookish community. I thought it was a great winter read, perfect for a cold night in. It was a little slow to start, but once the action gets going, you won’t want to put this one down! It reads a lot like an action/thriller movie.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book deserves all the hype it gets! It was also on my Most Surprising Books of 2019 list because I never expected to love a historical fiction book so much. I highly recommend the audiobook because you feel like you are listening to Evelyn Hugo tell you her story.

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

This is another book that was on my Most Surprising Books of 2019 list. 2019 was the year I discovered I do like some romance and chick-lit books. This one was absolutely hilarious, and I will definitely be picking up more from this author duo in 2020.

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Lock Every Door was one of my most anticipated books of 2019, and it did not disappoint! I actually received an ARC on Netgalley and then the publisher sent me a finished copy. I read this book in one night because I could not put it down. The setting was eerie and Sager kept me guessing the entire time!

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

If you haven’t read a V.E./Victoria Schwab book, you need to drop everything and read on ASAP! I really enjoyed the concept of this story of two self-made villains, and I can’t wait to read the sequel this year.

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of this title, which was another one of my most anticipated releases of 2019. I flew through this in about three days during the most exhausting time of year (back-to-school). I loved the smart house twist to this story and it was told in a very unique way that I was not expecting.

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Yet another romance and the second book by TJR on this list! I also listened to this on audio and highly recommend it. This book absolutely destroyed me, but I am so glad I read it. The main character’s husband is on a trip when his helicopter goes missing and he is assumed to be dead. She begins to put her life back together and then her husband is found and she’s faced with an impossible decision.

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

You’ve probably heard of this book because of that ending. Honestly you will either love it or hate it, but I absolutely loved where this book went. Don’t even read the plot synopsis. If you like suspenseful thrillers, you need to read it. I can’t wait to check out some more books by this author in 2020.

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

One of the last books I read in 2019 was an ARC of The Family Upstairs. This was my first Lisa Jewell book, but it will not be my last! I was definitely surprised by how much I loved this, and I devoured it very quickly one Saturday.


What were some of your favorite reads from 2019? Let me know in the comments!

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