Top Reads for 2019

This year I’ve narrowed down my top reads of the year to 30. I’ve used my standard rules: must have been rated at 5 stars, published this year, and I need to remember it without consulting Goodreads. 2019 has been a good year for reading – this list could have had at least ten more on it! So, without further delay, in no particular order, my top reads for 2019:


1. Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach

2. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

3. Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith

4. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

5. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

6. Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson

7. Going Under by Sonia Henry

8. The First Time Lauren Pailing Died by Alyson Rudd

9. The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith

10. The Binding by Bridget Collins

11. Allegra In Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel

12. The Wonder of Lost Causes by Nick Trout

13. The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung

14. The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

15. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

16. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

17. Gravity is The Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

18. The Bridge by Enza Gandolfo

19. The Hollow Bones by Leah Kaminsky

20. The Familiars by Stacey Halls

21. When All is Said by Anne Griffin

22. A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony

23. The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris

24. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

25. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson

26. The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

27. The Chocolate Maker’s Wife by Karen Brooks

28. Three Ways To Disappear by Katy Yocom

29. Snake Island by Ben Hobson

30. The French Photographer by Natasha Lester

18 thoughts on “Top Reads for 2019

  1. So many on there I have still to read, I guess they’ll be on next year’s list. I too loved The Truths and Triumphs Grace Atherton and The Chocolate Maker’s Wife. I have a few of these on eternal loan from the library lol and some I bought myself but haven’t gotten to as of yet. A couple on there I didn’t think were fabulous, but that could be because I listened to them on audio.

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  2. Well, there you go, I’ve not read any of those either, lol, but I have heard of most of them and sooner or later I will read 17 of those on your list!

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  3. What a cracking list! And almost all of them are either on my TBR, or clearly need to be πŸ˜… Hope you have another great reading year in 2020, woo!

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