In case you didn’t know, I’m a true book addict. I absolutely love reading and have often spent hours in a day doing just that. It drives my husband crazy when he sees me finishing a book on the same day because he knows that means I’ll go buy more the next day.
What do I read? A little bit of everything to be honest. Romance, comedy, suspense, autobiography. I read a lot of books this past year and here are my top 2019 book recommendations!
1. Then She Was Gone, Lisa Jewell
This is definitely my top pick of 2019. I got this book as a Christmas present last year and it totally had me hooked. If you loved Gone Girl, you will love this book. Twisted with a dark side, it’s the story of a mother who spends years searching for her missing daughter and the people she meets along the way. It’s filled with suspense and will have you guessing until the very last page.
2. All We Ever Wanted, Emily Giffin
Written by one of my favorite authors, All We Ever Wanted pleasantly surprised me. I read this in one sitting because it got me hooked from the very first page. The story is about a devastating picture of a young girl taken at a party and shared with friends and their parents who have to deal with the aftermath of the consequences.
3. Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
I LOVED this book. I’ve always found that Jodi Picoult is extremely talented when it comes to writing about some of the most difficult things in life and this book proved it. Questions of race, white supremacist, prejudgments, forgiveness and standing up for what you believe in are all topics that are approached in this book. This book had me screaming out in anger, crying and feeling hopeful. A definite emotional roller coaster but worth every second.
4. The Friend Zone, Abby Jimenez
For a first novel, Abby Jimenez did extremely well with this one. A romantic comedy dealing with serious issues that can often cause problems in a relationship, this book was definitely one of my top choices in 2019. I already can’t wait for her next book to come out this spring!
5. The Other Woman, Sandie Jones
This was a pick on Reese Witherspoon’s book club. You know when a book makes it on her list, it’s usually a good one. This did not disappoint. Filled with romance and suspense, not everything is at it seems. Just when you think you have it figured out, you’re hit with a major plot whole that you don’t see coming.
6. I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai
A story about bravery and courage, this autobiography will have you feeling inspired. Based on true events, Malala tells us her story about how she stood up for what she believes in and how she overcame all the obstacles thrown her way.
7. Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll
There was so much going on with this book, I don’t even know where to start. This book had me hanging on the edge of my seat the whole time. If you want a story that has constant action and is dark and twisted, this is definitely a good choice. Not sure if I loved or hated it. Mixed emotions on this one but definitely worth the read.
8. I Owe You One, Sophie Kinsella
Written by my all time favorite author, this book was an easy read. If you want something light and funny with a shot of romance, this book is perfect. I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella. Her books always make me laugh and her characters are so real and authentic that’s it’s easy for you to identify yourself to them. This book is no different and was definitely one of my favorites from her.
9. Heart of the Matter, Emily Giffin
Yes another one from her! This book is another great read from Emily Giffin. Giving you a glimpse of issues married couples face and learning to forgive, I absolutely loved it. Make sure to grab the tissue box since you’ll be grabbing tissues all throughout the book.
10. No Judgements, Meg Cabot
Another one of my favorite authors, No Judgements is the perfect weekend read if you want something romantic and funny. Meg Cabot is also one of my all time favorite authors because of her funny humor and amazing stories. This one is filled with humor and romance.