Six For Sunday: 2019 Favourites

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for the first three months of 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is 2019 Favourites. I read some great books last year but here are a handful of my favourites!

The Other Half of August Hope by Joanna Glenn

This took me completely by surprise by becoming not only one of my favourites of 2019, but an all-time favourite.

Read my review here.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Another one I didn’t expect to love as much as I did. Quietly devastating and made me desperate to read more from Ann Patchett.

Read my review here.

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

I love VanderMeer’s sci-fi; his characters and settings completely come to life and I adored the strange biotech creature that the book is named after.

Read my review here.

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

A surefire favourite simple because of nostalgia factor involved in this book. I loved returning to Lyra’s Oxford in this prequel.

Read my review here.

New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood

An incredible debut collection that hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m excited to read Gatwood’s Life of the Party.

Read my review here.

The Romanovs: 1613 – 1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

This was my best year for non-fiction. The Romanovs had been on my TBR for years, and finally finishing it felt like such an achievement. It was incredibly engaging for a 700+ page history book.

Read my review here.

Other honourable mentions:

Nothing is Okay by Rachel Wiley, Vagina: A Re-Education by Lynne Enright, Happy Fat by Sofie Hagen, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaeffer, Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane, The Truants by Kate Weinberg, If We Were Villians by M. L. Rio.

What were your favourite reads of last year?

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