I’m back from my blogging hiatus to share with you my Top Ten Books of 2019!
These were my best reads to not only end the year but also to end a decade.. Just let that sink in for a moment. The Noughties generation are now approaching their twenties, Myspace feels like an intangible relic, faded into antiquity and we still don’t have flying cars. (Thanks, Back to the future).
But before we look ahead to new beginnings and the buds of a new chapter in history, let us first look back at my 2019 in books.
The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – A deeply insightful, enticing read. I believe Reid has perfectly captured a wholly engaging style of story-telling.
The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – The best murder mystery thriller I read in 2019! The premise is striking, novel and full of suspense!
The Confessions Of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins – Daring, subversive and irresistibly stark. Frannie’s woeful tale lingers in the mind.
Adèle by Leïla Slimani – The most daring book I read in 2019! Adèle’s story is one of raw depth and surprising insight.
The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – An uplifting tale of hope and love in the face of extreme adversity. A gripping read I finished in practically one sitting!
Lords Of The North by Bernard Cornwall – Cornwall’s Saxon Series abounds in epic greatness, with gritty and emotionless humour.
The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories by Angela Carter – Perfectly seductive story-telling at its finest. Voluptuous and alluring, Carter’s fairy-tale re-tellings boast a level of excess that borders on Gothicism.
Revolution by Russell Brand – A well articulated denouncement of a corrupt and outdated political and economic system. Brand presents a refreshingly unique perspective and makes you laugh whilst doing it!
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – The intense love affair between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw is the most novel romance I’ve ever read. A timeless and melancholic story of character-driven depth.
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Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell – One of those books every book lover must read! Gone With The Wind is emotionally stirring, timeless and simply unforgettable.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts and if you have any recommendations you would like to share!
🎉 Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! 🎉
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