A Round-Up Of The 10 Books I Read In 2019

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I've barely written about books the last couple of years, mainly because when trying to grow a blog they say to pick a niche and well book reviews don't seem to fit smoothly into whatever mine is. But I'm at the point where I'm just going to throw caution to the wind because reading is something I love and since I blog about my passions on here then I should really be mentioning books more often than I do.


Anyway 2019 I set myself a goal of reading 10 books throughout the year. Yes, it is a rather small amount, hardly even once a month. But the university life doesn't leave a lot of time spare for enjoyment reads when you've got to read about quantum physics to see if anything makes sense any more. And with that, I'm proud to say I've actually accomplished it!

So I thought since I'm rounding up a lot of stuff with it being the end of the year why not give a quick

round-up of all 10 books I've read over the year of 2019.


AM I NORMAL YET?, HOLLY BOURNE

It honestly feels so long ago since I read this so all I really remember off the top of my head is that I blitzed through this book, and it was the first one I had read in such a short space of time in maybe years. Probably you could say my love of reading was given back to me while reading this. I also know I’m late to the spinster club books bandwagon, but I’ve got the second currently sat on my bookshelf ready to be read, so I guess you can say I definitely enjoyed the first book.


CINDER, MARISSA MEYER

Give me post-apocalyptic fantasy any day and I shall be one happy human. I had had this one of my to-be-read-list for years before I finally got around to opening it but I can say I was not disappointed.

LETTERS TO THE LOST, BRIGED KEMMERER

To be honest I couldn’t really remember if I had read this before or not. I’ve got to that point that I’ve read that many books, both published and those on wattpad, that some of them have started to merge together in my head. But nonetheless, this one got me hooked into the words again.

REBEL OF THE SANDS, ALYWN HAMILTON

Now this one WAS one of my favourites from this year. As much as books like Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine seemed to become everyone in the blogospheres favourite book to read on a Saturday morning, you’ll find me much more interested in something like the Rebel Of The Sands. Actually, this book is my Dad’s that I had borrowed, which tends to be the case for a good half of the books I read.

FANGIRL, RAINBOW ROWELL

I remember when I first saw this book in the bookstores years ago that it would probably be a great and relatable read for me since if you didn’t know I’m such a huge BTS fangirl. No point in even trying to hide it anymore. So when amazon had book down to less than £4 I picked it up with a few others that I still need to read to finally tick it off my to-read list.

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERERS STONE, J K ROWLING

Aside from everything that went down with J K Rowling the other week on twitter, I had always told myself that I would eventually read the Harry Potter books since I’ve watched all the movies and knew there were parts of the books that were left out of the films. It might have taken me until I was 20 to read them, but better late than never right.

GLASS HOUSES, RACHEL CAINE

Now this one was a re-read for me. I read so many of the books in the Morganville series back around the time of my Twilight phase after finding them for 3 for £5 in The Works, and really I can’t make any complaints. Even if I am a team Jacob girl, I do love a good vampire book.

READER, I MARRIED ME!, SOPHIE TANNER

This one was actually gifted to me and I have a more detailed review over on my Instagram story.

THE DEAD GIRLS DANCE, RACHEL CAINE

Another re-read but these books honestly hook me in and I revert back to the Sophie who will not put the book down until I am forced to. I plan to continue to re-read these books so I can finish off the series because there are still some of the latest ones that I have not read, and I’d love to know how it ends.

THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS, RUTH HOGAN

This book I got recommended by some other bloggers, however, it has taken me what feels like forever to read. I’m not sure if it’s my fault for leaving such big gaps between starting it and finishing it off but I just couldn’t get into the flow of the story. I’m much more of a fantasy adventure kind of person so it’s not my usual kind of read, however, I will say that it is written well. And when I was finally in the mood for this kind of book I could get through a good portion of it in one sitting.

Reading books used to be such a big part of who I was as a person so I’m glad I’m slowly getting back into the rhythm of that.

What has been your favourite book in 2019?

- Sophie

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