My 10 Favourite Books From 2019

So far, I managed to read 157 books this year. How?! Most likely we can chalk it up to sheer determination and the lack of anything else to do.

I thought I will have a hard time narrowing them down to my favourite ten, but alas it seems a lot what I read was rather meh. Mind you, it’s not a bad thing. I don’t think it’s realistic to expect that I will have my mind blown left, right and centre, and maybe my brain couldn’t even handle that level of awesomeness.

Considering I ruthlessly drop books I don’t enjoy, I’m quite happy with all the books I actually finished. There were some notable exceptions, from the category of so-bad-it’s-good.

Without further ado, let’s see the ten books I loved the most. In no particular order…

The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Atmosphere, guys! Atmosphere!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
So relatable, so quotable!

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
This was twisty as fuck, and I love anything to do with psychology.

The Passengers by John Marrs
Terrifying, could happen any day.

The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman by Mindy Mejia
Small town mystery at its best.

The Fifth Season(Malin Fors #5) by Mons Kallentoft
Brutal crimes, lyrical & dreamy writing.

Sadie by Courtney Summers
Heartbreaking, but a topic we can’t shy away from.

Kill Me Again(DCI Tom Douglas #5)by Rachel Abbott
DCI Douglas is a real swoon, and he doesn’t even try. Solves cool murders too.

The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
Psychology, brutal murders and Slavic folklore. Oh, yes, please!

Changeling (Six Stories #3) by Matt Wesolowski
Holding-my-breath sort of creepy and ominous.

Have you read them? Did they make it onto your list of favourites?


  1. Some of these definitely made my list too – Changelings, The Passengers, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I still have yet to read The Silent Patient but hopefully will get round to it this year. Great list and congrats on reading so many books!

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    1. ❀
      Oh i hope you'll enjoy Silent Patient! For me it was such a breath of fresh air and kinda different to most books i've read this year.


    1. Oh noes! What’s up? Hope you are ok ❀

      I must say i'm not overly into anything right now, apart from reading and currently obsessively re-watching Line of Duty πŸ˜€


      1. Thanks hunny πŸ₯° Nothing’s up, just a bit tired and headachey and perhaps a smidgen of the winter blues. I want to stay under the blankie reading and watching Lucifer πŸ˜„

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        1. Ah i see… Well, that does sound like a brilliant plan if you ask me πŸ˜€ Did you manage to get time off from work?
          I’ll start my off on 17th – 27th… can’t wait!

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          1. Yes, thank all the gods πŸ˜‚ I do have to work up to and including the 24th but then I’m off until the 6th of January. Can’t wait!! My company is international so we’re only closed on the 25th and the 1st and there’s a strict attendance policy (out of my three colleagues and me, two of us must be present at all times so I’m very lucky my colleagues don’t want to take a lot of time off)

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  2. Oh, these are all top notch books, not that I’ve read a couple of them. Still haven’t read 7 Husbands, but it’s still on my list, as are a couple of others you reviewed and said were well worth reading. So better treat myself to some new buys for Christmas, right? What a great excuse …

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    1. I was really wowed by 7 husbands. Dunno what’s it about it, but i coyld relate to a lot of stuff that was said about relationships and such.

      And of course it’s the perfect excuse πŸ˜„


  3. I really liked both Sadie & Silent Patient. Cool to see they made your top 10 out of 157! & that’s amazing how many books you read this year, Norrie!


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