My Top Reads of 2019

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Even as I begin typing this post, I know how impossible it is going to be to narrow down my top reads of the year. After all, I read over one hundred books this year!

I figured the best way to do this would be to divide up my top reads into their respective genre categories. Without further ado, here are my top reads of 2019. Enjoy!


Firebird by Misty Copeland
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
New Kid by Jerry Craft
The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
Some Places More than Others by Renee Watson
Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
The Flute Player: An Apache Folktale by Michael Lacapa


With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee
Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl

Adult Fiction

The Ex by Alafair Burke
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Wife by Alafair Burke
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Freefall by Jessica Barry
The Better Sister by Alafair Burke
Kiss the Girls and Make them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark


Whose Story is This? Old Conflicts, New Chapters by Rebecca Solnit
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
The Penguin Book of Witches
 by Katherine Howe
My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive by Julissa Arce
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Business of Books: Booksellers and the English Book Trade 1450-1850 by James Raven

I’m sure I left out some titles but these were true standouts to me and ones that I would highly recommend to any reader.

What were some of your favorite reads from 2019? Tell me in the comments!

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