This is, hands down, the most difficult post of the year to write. In 2019 I read 108 novels. Many of them were superb reads and it was VERY hard to narrow my favourites down to twenty titles. Here they are in no particular order – and not all of these were published in 2019.
Here are links to my reviews of my TOP TWENTY reads of 2019:
- “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
- “The Whisper Man” by Alex North
- “The Lies We Hide” by S.E. Lynes
- “Breakers” by Doug Johnstone
- “Deadland” by William Shaw
- “Blood Orange” by Harriet Tyce
- “The Woman at Number 19” by J.A. Baker
- “The Scholar” by Dervla McTiernan
- “The Secretary” by Renee Knight
- “Scared to Breathe” by Kerena Swan
- “The Woman in the Dark” by Vanessa Savage
- “The Lying Room” by Nicci French
- “The Nanny” by Gilly MacMillan
- “Watching You” by Lisa Jewell
- “The Lightkeeper” by Cole Moreton
- “Her Sister’s Bones” by Geraldine Hogan
- “Perfect Remains” by Helen Fields
- “For Reasons Unknown” by Michael Wood
- “The Peacock Summer” by Hannah Richell
- “How Will I Know You?” by Jessica Treadway
And, of these 20 favourites, I managed to cull them down to FOUR of my very favourites:
Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the fantastic DI Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons. I attempted to read one book in the series every month in 2019 for my #MarsonsOfTheMonth and can honestly say it is a stellar crime series. If you are a crime fiction aficionado, then you must read this series!
I’m currently reading #10 in the series, “Dead Memories” which will be my last read of 2019. What a way to end the year!
How was YOUR reading year?
Have you read any of my favourites?