Top Books of 2019

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*leans back in my chair and takes an extra long sip of coffee ’cause dramaticness is awesome*

What’s up, fellow humans? I feel like my eyes are on fire, and my brain has turned to jello. Also, I planned to write this post on…what, Thursday? But somehow being an official procrastinator meant I’m writing it right now. No biggy, it just mean you get a more rambley post.

I just came back from the theater, after seeing Little Woman for the second time. Apparently everyone thinks I will really like this movie, and have been asking me to see it with them. Not that I’m complain because GUYS. THE MOVIE IS BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE. MORE INSPIRATIONAL THAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS. AND guys. It made me eyes tear up just slightly.

I think I have become too emotional for my own good. The tears were just under the surface, and they didn’t receive that wave to wash them out, but still, they were there. They were there. *pats the tears on the back*

But that’s not what I wanted to talk to y’all about. ‘Cause I like, never talk about movies on my blogs. Because movies are eh.

Today I’m going to be giving you my top reads of 2019. In 2019 I barely read at all, due to…nothing, but I barely read at all. 😂 So you shall just have to stay put as I give you the most meaningful read in 2019, in no particular order.

1. Unwritten Melody by Tessa Emily Hall

Does breaking free require breaking the rules?

This has become one of my all-time favorite books. Just, please, I so relate with James Russo, and even Cassie. I’ve read the book four times this year, since I got it in June, and wow. Just so inspiring, and thought provoking, and inspiring.

I always come up with some kind of poetry or art work or song after I finish reading the book, because it’s just steeped with art. And ah, the truth written in this book! Tessa Emily Hall does an amazing job with the character arcs, the message, and just endearing you to the characters.

Each time I finish the book, I jump up and do a victory dance, because they’ve conquered the obstacles, they understand each other and those that mean something to them, AND they’re dating. So. XD

2. 27 Days Left by Alison Gervais

“If you knew you had to do the right thing, but that something bad may happen to you because of it, would you do it anyway?”

Wow. This book…I read it twice in a row, because I just needed to get everything out of it. The premise is that one of Hadley’s classmates commits suicide, and when she attends the funeral, she’s offered a contract with death. She has the opportunity to go back in time 27 days to convince her classmate not to give in to his suicidal thoughts.

*leans back and cracks my knuckles* Wow, folks. This book was so good. So good. Hadley was kinda annoying, tbh, but I think that’s because I related with Archer more than I related with Hadley.

She was just so inexperienced in everything to do with hurt, pain, and the nasty side of life. But she was willing to learn, and that made all the difference. AH I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. 😍

3. Coral by Sara Ella

“There is more than one way to drown.”

AHHHHHHHHH. This is a book to scream over, folks. IF THERE EVER WAS A SCREAM WORTHY BOOK.

Here’s an Amie secret. I am a sucker for fairy tales, and especially fairy tale retellings. I know, I know, I but up that anti-girly front, and wear cowgirl boots everywhere, and all that nonsense, but the little girl that used to wear a tutu, ballet slippers, and a feather boa hasn’t totally died in me yet. 😂

But the spin she took on this story is just… 🤯

Following Coral, Brooke, and Merrick battle through their lives, figuring out their emotions…it just. Hit home. Sara Ella described everything exactly as I’ve experienced it. Depression, anxiety, just that hopelessly lost feeling that just doesn’t want to go on. And Hope?

*sad emotions* *nothing else because spoilers*

4. Fallen Leaves by Tessa Emily Hall

“There is a time right for everything”

“Purple Moon”, which “Fallen Leaves” sequels, is an awesome book, but I personally liked “Fallen Leaves” better. But honestly, they kinda just went together, and I can’t for the life of me remember why I thought “Fallen Leaves” was one of the best reads of this past year. XD So just take my word for it, it’s really good.

5. Romanov by Nadine Brandes

My name is Anastasia . . . The history books say I died . . . They don’t know the half of it.

EEEEEEP *shrieks* *flops*

This was one of my most anticipated books of 2019, and it surpassed all my expectations! I also read “Fawkes” this year, and eh. It didn’t give me the same happiness that Romanov delivered.  Ahhhhh, Nadine Brandes knows how to combine the right amount of fact and fiction, and now I want to go read as many historical books about Anastasia Romanov as possible. XD

And those are my top favorite books of 2019. Some honorable mentions are “Jane Eyre,” “Wuthering Heights,” “To Best the Boys,” and “Spark.”

Series I enjoyed include: “The Penderwicks,” “Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott,” and the Shallows trilogy.

So. Here is the end.

I need to go and spend time with my family, and then drink more coffee and go to bed. I need sleep. XD Hopefully I awake refreshed.

Toodles!

~~Amie~~

20 thoughts on “Top Books of 2019

  1. Ooo, I LOVE In 27 Days and Romanov! In 27 Days was my favorite book of 2019, and now one of my favorite books ever. Coral is also on my tbr… I hope I can get to it soon. *fingers crossed*

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    1. Yesssssss. Bawling in the theater isn’t the coolest thing to do. 😂 Definitely read 27 Days Left. My library had it, so maybe check if yours does. So glad you enjoyed this post! ❤

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  2. ROMANOV ❤️❤️❤️ I haven’t read Coral yet but I NEED TO. Also HELLO because I LOVE fairytales like nobody’s business and tbh I prefer the non-Disney kind but anyway, this is a fantastic list! I read In 27 Days and To Best the Boys as well, but I’m not super big on them 🙃

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    1. YUS. Another fairytale lover! I agree. Non-Disney all the way, though Disney often gives fun twists that you can take a run with. 😉 Ah, well, not every book will people everyone, correct?

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  3. The new Little Women sounds so great! I have a friend who watches lots of movies and is my go to movie critic, so when she said it was her favorite version so far I was excited. I do wish they didn’t turn the story so feministic though as the book wasn’t so much, but it’s just a given in this age.

    Wearing cowgirl boots doesn’t make you not a girl. XD And why would you be anti girl since you are one?
    I love the true story of Anastasia. I remember my mom reading it to us when I was six or seven. I was so fascinated by it and so sad. I liked the mystery of the fact that maybe she escaped but then of course they found her later on buried somewhere else.
    Of the books you mentioned I have only read Jane Eyre, when I was seven, which probably wasn’t a good idea since I was got quite scared of the insane lady. Though for some reason I really liked the part where the brother comes and breaks up the wedding. I also couldn’t stand the way Jane lets herself be a beat up by her horrid cousin!
    That’s the other story of my life, getting overly angry at evil doers, real or fake.

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    1. It actually wasn’t very feministic, which surprised me. It had awesome character arcs. 🤩
      True. But I’ve been told otherwise. *slight smile* I’m not exactly anit-girl, I’m anti-girl stereotypes. I don’t like pink, or glitter, or dresses and skirts, or nail polish, or makeup, or hair stuff. XD
      Ooh, yes. Seven wouldn’t be the best age to read Jane Eyre. You should read it again, because you would probably understand it better. 🙂

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