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My Top 10 Reads of 2019

It took me a while, but here it is: My Top 10 Reads of 2019 list! Have you read any of them? And what did you think? P.s. I listed them in the order that I read them in 2019 rather than by rank or anything like that. You can also click on each book cover to be redirected to my review for each book!

⤖ One ⬻

“Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold.”

– Holly Black, The Wicked King

⤖ Two ⬻

“Loving someone means risking your heart being broken…
But those moments you are together triumphs over any darkness.”

– Astrid Scholte, Four Dead Queens

⤖ Three ⬻

“Beware of power.
There is no amount of it that can make them love you.”

– Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

⤖ Four ⬻

“We’re all monsters.
Some of us just hide it better than others.”

– Emily A. Duncan, Wicked Saints

⤖ Five ⬻

“Hearts are resilient. They can heal over and over again. That’s the good part.
The bad part is that having a resilient heart means it can be broken so many times that it feels like it should never recover.”

– Seanan McGuire, Night and Silence

⤖ Six ⬻

“Seize the wind.
Don’t become the kite that never flies.”

– Elizabeth Lim, Spin the Dawn

⤖ Seven ⬻

“There are some things that can’t be changed with words.
Some things have to be seen. They have to be felt.”

– Shelby Mahurin, Serpent & Dove

serpent and dove currently reading for august 2019 monthly wrap-up

⤖ Eight ⬻

“That was what magic did.
It revealed the heart of who you’d been before life took away your belief in the possible. It gave back the world all lonely children longed for.”

– Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House

⤖ Nine ⬻

“Still, she was not sorry. If the world is divided into seeing and not seeing, Marya thought, I shall always choose to see.”

– Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless

⤖ Ten ⬻

“Magic is seldom so convenient as to conform to our preferences.”

– Holly Black, The Queen of Nothing

⤖ Let’s Chat! ⬻


24 thoughts on “My Top 10 Reads of 2019

  1. Great list! Still some books that I need to read though, like Wicked saints and Spin the dawn!


  2. I’m so glad to see Wicked Saints made it on the list! I keep meaning to buy it but I haven’t done so yet. It sounds soooo good. I tried listening to it on audiobook but I wasn’t super fond of the narrator. I hope I enjoy it once I get around to reading it <3

    Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages

    1. Ahhhh it’s so good! I need to read the sequel ASAP. And it sucks when that happens with audiobooks! I hope you’ll be able to read this one soon and that you’ll love it as much as I did 😀 <3

    1. Yaaaay! Can’t wait for the sequel! And hoping we get a cover reveal soon hehe. Also I hope you’ll enjoy Wicked King! It was my fave in the series 😀

  3. The Wicked King was a great one! To be honest, I was a little disappointed with The Queen of Nothing. It felt too short! I think the second book in the series was definitely the best.

    1. It WAS short wasn’t it?! And I have to agree that Wicked King is my fave in the series too. Which is odd…because I usually like the middle book the least haha

  4. I think you are one of the only reviewers I have seen that actually liked Four Dead Queens. I was sooooo excited for it when it came out but a lot of bad-ish reviews for it pushed me away. Maybe I will reconsider though!

    1. Ahhhhh yes I loved it! I was hoping she’d turn it into the series because I found the world to be really interesting and the way the story was told 😀 I’ll be reading Scholte’s next book this year and I’m curious to see how it’ll compare hehe

  5. I loved Spin the Dawn, and the Deathless is such a beautiful story! I love Valente’s work. I still really want to check out Four Dead Queens and I need to catch up with Queen of Nothing. Looks like a great year!

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