The Best Books I Read In 2019

With another year wrapping up, I wanted to do another recap of the best books I read in 2019. If you want to see my top books from 2018, checkout this post!

According to Goodreads, I have read 87 books this year, with a total of 29,129 pages read. So narrowing this down to my top 12 is a challenge, but hopefully it shows that these 12 were truly the best of the best! I chose these books based on which ones I gave 5 stars at the time, but also a few 4 stars made it in as well if I still remember them vividly. Since I read so many books, often they blur together or I really couldn’t tell you many details about quite a few since they don’t stand out. But these are all ones that I remember well and loved!

Since I have already shared a brief synopsis and my thoughts in my monthly reading recaps, I am just going to link back to those posts under each book if you are interested and want to know more about the book or my thoughts after reading it!

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Read more about it in my post from January!

The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

See my thoughts in April’s post!

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

See my thoughts in May’s post!

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

See what I thought in July’s post!

Educated by Tara Westover

See what I thought in July’s post!

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hildebrand

See what I thought in August’s post!

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

See what I thought in July’s post!

The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

See what I thought in June’s post!

Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton

See what I thought in September’s post!

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

See what I thought in September’s post!

The Whisper Man by Alex North

See my thoughts in my post from October!

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

Stay tuned for my Recently Reading post from December to see my full thoughts! But if you enjoy WWII historical fiction like The Nightingale and Lilac Girls, you will probably really enjoy this one!

Did you read any of these books that I said were the best books I read in 2019? Let me know in the comments! If you want even more book ideas, follow me or friend me on Goodreads to stay up to date with what I am reading!

xo, Scarlett