I’m a big reader.
I know: shocked ya, right? Hee hee.
This year I read 117 books for 2019 Goodreads Challenge. In reality, I read a whole bunch more because a large number of them were print books and the goodreads ones were really only e-books I read on my Kindle.
The number is probably closer to 200 for the year.
It’s no wonder I love to write since I love to read so much. Goes hand in hand, eh?
Here’s the top of the list of my favorite read books in 2019. Some were print, some e-books, but they were all fabulous and I highly recommend them and their authors.
In no particular order, here you go:
Untouchable – Jayne Anne Krentz (My rating)
the third book in the CUTLER, SUTTER and SALINAS series, it’s a dark story woven through the golden age of Hollywood – and a goodie!
Passion on Park Avenue – Lauren Layne (my review)
In my review I stated that this might just be Lauren’s best book to date ( and that’s saying something because they’ve all been 5 star reads for me) and I wasn’t wrong. This first chapter of the CENTAL PARK PACK series is a great intro to the gals and their potential love interests.
Where the Crawdads sing – Delia Owens
For some strange reason I never reviewed or rated this book and if I had I would have given it 5++++ stars. The story is so lyrically told I felt as if Delia Owens was sitting in my living room speaking it aloud to me.
Love on Lexington Avenue – Lauren Layne (my review)
Book 2 in the CENTRAL PARK PACK series is a deep dive into widow angst that is funny, sexy, and just up my alley when it comes to RomComs. Lauren hit all the right spots with this book and I am eagerly awaiting book 3 which is releasing in 2020.
The One for You – Roni Loren ( my review)
This 4th installment in the Ones Who Got Away series was my favorite for so many reasons. Read my review to learn why. And then start with the first book and read them in order. You’ll be glad you did.
Never Tell – Lisa Gardner (my rating)
You can’t go wrong with A DDWarren police mystery and now that the amazeballs Flora Dane is helping her, well, 5stars isn’t enough!
Quinn’s Resolution – Katie O’Sullivan ( my review)
Rock star romances are a popular trope and most are just okay. But Katie’s take on Quinn MacDonald and the tragedy that occurs just as his career is taking off compelled me to give this book the 5 stars it deserved. Filled with sorrow and jumping with heat, this story is short but it packs a powerful punch.
Elusive Dreams – Kari Lemor (my review)
You usually read Marriage of Convenience tropes in historical novels. Well, Kari took the well-loved trope and modernized it to perfection. I went through almost an entire package of Kleenex’s while I was reading Tessa and Eric’s love story and I bet you will, too.
I can’t wait for 2020 and a whole new year of books to read by my favorite authors. And who knows: maybe I’ll find some new favs!
Until next year ~ Peg