Bookish New Year’s Challenge: Day Two




I am kicking off the new year with the Bookish New Year’s challenge. This fifteen-day challenge is hosted by Tabatha at Broken Soul Reviews. The challenge is open to any book bloggers who want to participate.

The prompt for day two is best and worst books of 2019. I am going to focus on the best books of the year though, in order to keep things on a positive note.

I think that 2019 was my best year yet reading-wise. I managed to surpass my Goodreads reading challenge of 75 books by reading 84 books during the year, which I am still astounded by. I have never read that many books in a year before! I started out the year by re-reading my favourite ever book series – Harry Potter, of course – and this really set the tone for the rest of my year of reading. I probably won’t do the same thing this year, but I did watch one of the movies yesterday so I guess that is kind of close (although we all know the books are far better than the movies….)

Moving on from the topic of Harry Potter (because I could go on all day), here are some of my favourite reads from the past year. Not all of these books were published in 2019, but I did read them during the year. If you click on the title of the book, you will be directed towards the relevant Goodreads page. Here goes:

  1. Normal People – Sally Rooney 
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
  3. An American Marriage – Tayari Jones
  4. Life and Other Inconveniences – Kristan Higgins
  5. The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
  6. Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
  7. One Day in December – Josie Silver 
  8. The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah 
  9. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak 
  10. The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides 
  11. The Cactus – Sarah Haywood 
  12. The Giver of Stars – Jojo Moyes 
  13. Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo 
  14. Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo
  15. The Child on Platform One – Gill Thompson 
  16. Everything I Know About Love – Dolly Alderton 
  17. Whisper Network – Chandler Baker 
  18. The Other Son – Nick Alexander
  19. Christmas Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella
  20. Next Year in Havana – Chanel Cleeton


What were your favourite books of 2019?

xx Claudia


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3 responses to “Bookish New Year’s Challenge: Day Two”

  1. Broken Soul Reviews says:

    Harry Potter will always be one of my favorite as well! <3 I did read Christmas Shopaholic! I was kinda fond of it, actually. It surprised me! You have a good list going here! Here's to another year of great reading!

  2. Fat Cats & Good Books says:

    A couple of those books are in my to be read list so that’s promising. I’m looking forward to reading them now!

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