Top Ten Reads 2019

Well I didn’t want 2019 to pass by without a few favourites posts and I thought book were a great place to start. U have read a LOT this year but have tried to pick out some of my favourites to recommend to you all.

The Santa Claus Chronicles – Heartwarming Tales from a Real-Life Santa by Dan Short (Ad | Gifted)

This book as just so heartwarming and lovely and definitely my festive favourite this year – even though I read it in Summer! Dan Short epitomises the spirit of Christmas and sounds like an incredible;e Santa.

Read my full review here

The Doll Collector by Joanna Stephen-War (Ad | Gifted)

This had to be in my top ten because I have never despised a character quite as much as I did Gloria before! A book that is able to stir up such strong feelings has got to be so well written and I think Joanna did an amazing job here!

Read my full review here

Audible – The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams

I downloaded this on Audible to listen to in the car with the kids. We all LOVED it! The stories made us all laugh out loud at one time or another and me and Ste were as engrossed as the kids. I love the fact David Walliams reads his own stories as well, this makes it even more enjoyable.

Read my full review here

If I Don’t Make It, I Love You by Amye Archer and Loren Kleinman

I do enjoy reading books written about school shootings – not in a morbid way but it interests me from a psychological perspective mainly. This book was one of the most heart wrenching I have read since reading the book written by one of the 9/11 firefighters who got trapped in a collapsed WYC tower. The ladies did an amazing job of collecting stories from such a wide range of people affected by these sort of events.

Read the full review here

This Is Me by Shari Low

Shari Low is one of my favourite authors that I have been lucky enough to discover through book blogging. Anytime I get the chance to read and review one of her books is great and this latest offering did not disappoint! I love Shari’s writing style, covering different characters and even times but each element linking upland being relevant. Looking forward to more from her next year!

Read the full review here

Brace Yourself by S. E. Smart

I read this while I was in hospital at the beginning of the year after kindly being sent a copy by the author. It was a fab read, so relatable and funny. Although the main character is a fellow Spoonie and has all the difficulties that comes with that – she also has ‘real world’ problems, which makes this a great read for anyone. Looking forward to another one!

Read the full review here

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Ad | Gifted)

I was a little behind the hype with this one but it definitely deserved it all – what a fantastic story told by Heather. Sometimes it can be hard to get your head around the fact that all these things happened, and not really that long ago. I think it is so important that these stories are heard and recommend it to all.

Read the full review here

My Sister Is Missing by Julia Barrett

Anther thriller type but I absolutely loved the subject matter of this one. It really does keep you wondering what could have happened and is brilliantly written, I really enjoyed it.

Read the full review here

Sleep by C. L. Taylor

Another fab author I have discovered through book blogging. C. L. Taylor writes amazing thrillers which is one of my favourite genres. Sleep kept me guessing and wanting to keep reading, as any good thriller should do! Looking forward to her new release coming soon.

Read the full review here

Poster Boy by N.J. Crosskey

I really enjoyed this one – I do quite like the idea of dystopian novels and TV shows (like The Handmaid’s Tale) and this was well written and imagined by the author. This is a genre that is becomung a firm favoyrite with me and I will be aiming to read more like it in 20202.

Read the full review here


Wow that was trickier than I expected! Narrowing all my reading down to just 10 books was really tricky but I am pleased with this list which is full of some fantastic books I really recommend. Check out the Book Reviews tab to read more of my reviews and see what else I read this year. What were your favourite reads from 2019? Let me know in the comments below,

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