Saturday, 28 December 2019

Favourite Books of 2019 | Second Half (My Year in Books)


I don't typically wrap up my year with a favourites post, as many do within the blogging community, however for the last two years I have shared a 'Recommended Reading' post as a wrap up - highlighting books that I think others should read for a variety of reasons. For me, there is a difference between my favourite books and my recommended reading. Of course I'd recommend all my favourite books (& some may even end up on my recommended reading post), but my recommended reading isn't made up of my favourite books.

When I think about the books I recommend, it is often to do with the book itself - enjoying a specific plot element, the characters were incredibly well written, or I enjoyed the message behind the story, etc. When I think about the books I'd call favourites, it is more about my feelings and overall reading experience. I hope that explanation makes sense!

Earlier on this year, I shared my favourite books of the first half of the year, and today I'm wrapping up the second half... I have had the pleasure of reading some wonderful books this year, however I will say that the first half of the year did feel a lot stronger, reading wise, than the second half.

So, on to my favourites from the last six months...

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What book(s) have been your favourite this year?
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  1. I’ve been trying to write a list for days but it makes me miserable having to choose, so I’m not going to :)
    Thanks for sharing your list!

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    1. Haha - it is pretty tricky creating end of year book lists!

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  2. I hope to have my list up soon! I do the same, kind of a favorites list of books I just really enjoyed!! :)

    The Familiars was so good, I agree. :) And I really want to read that Expeditions Unpacked book!

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  3. The Starless Sea has been popping up on a lot of lists I'm seeing today!

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