Mid-November, I published a first list of my favourite books of the year so far. I’ve read a lot of great stuff since then, but I’m not replacing any of my original choices so the list just grew. Even more so as one of my favourites is actually a series of three books (to date). All the books on the list are my favourite, in no particular order, except for the first one, Living by Lise Gold, which touched me the deepest.
So here we go:
#1 Living by Lise Gold
#2 Breathe by Cari Hunter
#3 Back to September by Melissa Brayden
#4 Sit. Stay. Love. by Karis Walsh
#5 The Secret Chord by Virginia Hale
#6 Fear of Falling by Georgia Beers
#7 Love Under Glasse by Kristina Meister
#8 The X Ingredient by Roslyn Sinclair
#9 Galileo by Ann McMan
#10 Invisible, as Music by Caren J. Werlinger
#11 Breaking the Ice (Sophie Fournier #1) by K.R. Collins
#12 The Good Girl by Madeleine Taylor
#13 Big Girl Pill by K.D. Williamson
#14 The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus by Alanna McFall
#15 Other Girls by Avery Brooks
#16 On a LARP / Zero Sum Game / Say Her Name by Stefani Deoul
I need to make a clarification: I’m pretty sure I’m going to be the only lesfic reviewer without any book by E. J. Noyes on my favourite-books-of-the-year list. I’m also pretty sure the only reason I don’t have any Noyes book on my list is because I haven’t had time to read the books she released in 2019. I gave Gold (published in 2018 but read by me in 2019) 5 stars, though. I also read three books by Lee Winter, two of which I absolutely loved (Requiem for Immortals and Breaking Character), which were both released prior to 2019.
One last thing: one of my favourite books of all time is Charon Docks at Daylight, written by Zoe Reed years ago but which I only read this year. I can’t write about my favourite reads without at least mentioning it. So if you haven’t read it, make it one of your New Year’s resolutions. To make it even better, it’s free.