2019 has been an incredible year in regards to all things bookish with some brilliant new releases as well as continuations in some well loved series. If 2018 was the year I was able to really get back to reading and finding my place in the book blogging world then 2019 was the year that was furthered and I read some truly incredible books.
I also managed to achieve some of my main goals when it came to my blog, such as hitting 600 followers as well as hosting my first giveaway over on my Twitter which was so exciting. I also attended a few book signings and met some of my favourite authors; R.F Kuang, S.A Chakraborty and Erin Morgenstern which was so cool. I feel like I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone this year and got more serious about my blog and for the most part was able to keep up with my posting schedule. I’m hoping to carry this energy into next year and do more blogging wise and take it to the next level so fingers crossed!
This year I managed to read a grand total of 82 books this year which is roughly 40 more than I read last year. Amongst those 82 books, I’ve found some true gems which have made it to my elite tier of books and have had such a deep impact on me and will stay with me the rest of my life for sure. My goal for next year is to read 100 books!
*all links in this post will take you to my review of the books mentioned*
My top picks:
- A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- The City of Brass by S.A Chakraborty
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Permanent Record by Mary H.K Choi
- The Poppy War by R.F Kuang
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Overall, 2019 has been a great year in books and I’m so excited to see what 2020 has in store for us all. Seeing as this is my last post of the year, I wanted to thank you all for the support and encouragement, it truly means more than I could express. My blog keeps me going even in my lowest moments and it’s such a passion project for me so I’m very grateful for anyone and everyone who has supported that in any way, big or small. Wishing you all the best always!
Until next time,