Top Ten Tuesday

This is a weekly meme now hosted by That Artsy Girl Reader.  This week’s theme is Favorite Books I Read In 2019. I have read so, so many fantastic books in 2019 – which was the year I re-discovered my reading mojo – that I can’t possibly choose ten favourites, even though this seems like a fair number!

Most of the books I read in 2019 were also published in 2019, so I’m going to turn this into a Top Twelve Tuesday and choose 12 books I have on my TBR that were published in 2018 that I need to read in 2020. I’m going to choose one per month to read alongside my 2019/20 books that I will also be reading.


I loved Pog by Paidraig Kenny, and actually bought both of these at the same time. I think this one will be very different, but I definitely want to read it. I adored The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis and have the next one, The Princess Who Flew with Dragons on my TBR as well, so I really need to read this one! I have not read anything by Guy Jones, but I found The Ice Garden in Waterstones a while back, and it really intrigued me: a girl who is allergic to the sun who discovers a magical garden made of ice.

April – June

I haven’t actually read Moonlocket yet either so I will read both it and Skycircus. I loved the first book in this series, Cogheart, and the last one, Shadowsea, has just been released so I have a lot of catching up to do! I’ve had A Darkness of Dragons on my TBR for far too long as I’ve heard great things about it, and I think there might be a Book 2 coming soon. Another I’ve had for a while is Dragon Daughter which sounds like my perfect dragon read. I’ve just discovered the second in this series, Legends of the Sky has been published – how did I not know??

July – Sept

I can’t believe I haven’t read these yet! The first two are all quite long – 404 pages and 411 pages – so, I’m saving them for my summer holiday reading! Also, Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow is being released on 18th August, and I want to be ready for it! Apart from fantasy, I love historical middle-grade and really need to try to read more: The Skylark’s War sounds perfect!

Oct – Dec

These will be perfect for my spooky and winter reading. I have all three of Alex Bell’s Explorers’ books and loved The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club earlier this year. I’ve never read any Victoria Schwab and have City of Ghosts and Tunnel of Bones on my TBR. I bought Picklewitch and Jack this October, but just didn’t get round to reading it, even though it looks like such a fun book!

I’m really looking forward to reading some of my backlist books from my TBR as I am very guilty of overlooking some older books for all the new releases – and I need both in my life! I just need more time to read all the books I want to!

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