Best Books of 2019

I’ve chosen my favourite books of 2019! This year, I picked one book from each genre that was published in 2019, that I loved! I used the Goodreads Choice Awards as the basis for these genre categories.


The Rosie Result (Don Tillman #3) by Graeme Simsion



The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley


Historical Fiction

The Temptation of Gracie by Santa Montefiore



Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo



Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston


Women’s Fiction

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella



The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe by Angela Kelly


Graphic Novel

Harley Quinn, Vol. 2: Harley Destroys the Universe by Sam Humphries



When You Ask Me Where I’m Going by Jasmin Kaur


Debut Novel

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford


Young Adult Contemporary

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas


Young Adult Thriller

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus


Young Adult Graphic Novel

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki, Steve Pugh


Young Adult Fantasy

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black


Middle Grade

Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake #2) by Victoria Shwab


Middle Grade Graphic Novel

Guts by Raina Telgemeier


Picture Book

Ho’onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Gale, Mika Song


(All images from Goodreads)

What are your Best Books of 2019?

Best Books of 2018

These are my best books of 2018. These books were published in Canada in 2018. There were so many great books published this year! I divided the books into 3 lists of ten books: Adult, Middle Grade, and Young Adult. It was so hard to choose ten books for each list because there were so many great books! These lists are in no particular order. Here are my lists:

Top Ten Adult Books

Keep Her Safe

Thing to do When It’s Raining

Find You in the Dark

Then She Was Gone

The Home for Unwanted Girls

Come From Away

Queen of Kenosha

The Kiss Quotient

Another Woman’s Husband

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Top Ten Middle Grade Books

The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray

A Possibility of Whales

Tara Takes The Stage

Clara Voyant

Misfits (Royal Academy Rebels #1)

The Truth About Martians


Father Christmas and Me (Christmas Series #3)

Kate’s Really Good at Hockey

Pickled Watermelon

Top Ten Young Adult Books

The Cruel Prince

American Panda

The Hazel Wood

The Wicked Deep

The Queen’s Rising


Isle of Blood and Stone

Golden Hour

Save the Date

The Light Between Worlds

Did you enjoy these books? What are your best books of the year?

2017 Wrap up

This was my first year of blogging, and I absolutely loved it! I’m so glad that I have been able to get to know so many of my fellow bloggers. I really feel at home in the book blogging community.

So here’s my year of books, according to Goodreads:

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So I read 290 books… yes that’s a lot!
And what may be even crazier is that I’m going to make my reading goal 300 for 2018. Since I review a book everyday, I’m always reading. But I love it so it isn’t a chore for me. And since I almost made it to 300 books with just blogging for the past 8 months, I should be able to reach that goal next year.

Another milestone is that my NetGalley approval rating is 74%!
I made a goal to get it to 80% by January 1, 2018, but I wasn’t able to reach that. However, I made a lot of progress on that goal through December, because my rating was at 60% at the beginning of December. Hopefully I will be able to get to 80% by my birthday (February 22).

Now for some blogging stats:

My most viewed post was my Blogmas – Day 1 post.

My most viewed review was Jane Eyre (Manga Classic). This really surprised me! I didn’t expect this one to be my most viewed review.

As of writing this post, I have 431 followers! Thank you so much to everyone who has followed my blog. I appreciate all of you! I’m planning on doing a giveaway when I reach 500 followers, so hopefully that will happen in the near future!

I have had a fabulous year of reading and blogging! I hope you have too!

Thanks for reading!

Happy New Year and All the Best in 2018!!!