Of all 83 books I read this year, only 7 made it into my favourite pile. I have reviews for all of them - unfortunately not in the blog but on my instagram page - so if you want to know my thoughts you can either go there and scroll a bit or you can ask me on the comments about them.
- Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.
- How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn.
- Lanny by Max Porter.
- Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki.
- The Prince and the Dreassmaker by Jen Wang.
- It's Not About the Burqa edited by Mariam Khan.
- The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.
These are in no particular order with the exception of Girl, Woman, Other which takes the number one place without a doubt and if I have to push you to read any of these if my life depended on it, that would be it. It's an absolute delight of a novel and one I am planning on reading very soon in the new year.
It's quite interesting to see here so many graphic novels - believe me, I was surprised myself- but I will try and read more graphic novels this upcoming year; clearly I enjoy them a lot. And I was sad that no fantasy novel made it. I read a lot of the genre but despite enjoying most of it, there weren't as top as I was expecting them to be. They would probably fit in my memorable mentions.
I hope 2019 has been good to you and I hope all the best for 2020! Let me know in the comments your favourite reads of this year - I'm always on the lookout for new titles :)