Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.
This week’s topic is “top ten bookish discoveries that I made in 2019.” I couldn’t think of 5 items that would fit this list, let alone 10, so I’m instead going to talk about the 2019 releases that I really need to read.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I love royals and the enemies-to-lovers trope, so this sounds like such a delightful read. It’s been recommended to me by just about everyone, so I really need to pick it up soon!
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
I didn’t think I could love faerie books, but this dark series quickly proved me wrong. After the way that The Wicked King ended, I really need to see what happens next!
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys is one of my favourite series of all-time, so I can’t wait to be immersed in that world once more.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
I love books about stories, especially when they involve books within books, so the synopsis for this immediately caught my attention. It reminds me a bit of The Starless Sea, which I adored, so I’m very excited to give it a read!
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
I haven’t read a fairytale retelling in quite some time. The reviews that I read for this one were so positive that I’m really curious to see what new additions it makes to the Beauty and the Beast story.
The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne
This sounds like a powerful, albeit heartbreaking, read about what makes a healthy relationship.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokski
My ever-present desire to move back to France means that I will always pick up a book set there. I love the idea of a historical heist fantasy in Paris, so I can’t wait to see how that plays out.
The Secret Commonwealth by Phillip Pullman
His Dark Materials was one of my favourite series growing up, even if I didn’t fully understand the themes until I did a re-read as an adult. I liked La Belle Sauvage well enough, but wanted to see more of Lyra, so I can’t wait to see what she’s like as a 20 year old in this one!
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
I’m a big advocate for going to therapy if you can afford to do so, as it has been tremendously eye-opening for me to go, myself. This sounds like an insightful read filled with empathy.
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
I loved Truly Devious, but was quite surprised when its massive cliffhanger ending taught me that it wasn’t, in fact, a standalone. I have so many questions that I need answered, so I really have to read this soon!
Have you read any of these books? Are there any 2019 favourites that I need to add to my list? Let me know in the comments below.
I hope you enjoy all of these books.
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Casey McQuiston seems to be on several of these lists!
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I had been seeing good things about her debut everywhere, so I’m really excited to pick it up!
I’m reading Call Down the Hawk right now and I’m loving it. 🙂
Lauren @ Always Me
I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying it, Lauren! 🙂
The Vanishing Stair is definitely a must. And book three pubs next week, so you won’t have a long wait after its ending at least.
So glad you loved it, Emma! That’s definitely the one perk of waiting to read a series until ages after everyone else – the cliffhangers haven’t been quite as painful knowing that the rest of the series is almost released.
Your blog is so beautiful! I’m so glad I found it via you commenting on my TTT post today! As you know I also veered away from the suggested prompt this week, and I love the twist you made. There are some great reads in that 10 stack. I loved RW&RB & QoN. I also just finished ACSDAL this past week so I can confirm you’ve got a lot of solid books in your future! I hope you can get to all of these in 2020.
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Thanks, Taylor! I’m so glad to hear that you loved them — it makes me even more excited to pick them up! 🙂
I’ve really wanted to read Maybe You Should Talk To Someone!!
I’ve seen so many glowing reviews for it! I hope you’re able to pick it up soon.
The Queen of Nothing was an absolute hit for me. The Gilded Wolves was a miss. I hope you enjoy them both though!
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I’ve seen a lot of mixed review for The Gilded Wolves, so I’m curious to see which side I’ll be on. Glad you loved The Queen of Nothing!
Good picks on this list! A lot of these are on my TBR too. I didn’t get to as many 2019 releases as I wanted to last year. Hopefully in 2020 I can catch up!
I hope you’re able to get around to them! Happy reading 🙂
I have been ITCHING to read The Ten Thousand Doors of January and The Gilded Wolves! Hopefully I can keep up with the 2020 releases, but I’m torn between keeping up and finally tackling my “want to read” list!!!
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I’m the same way — it’s so hard to keep up with how quickly books are published, especially when there are lots of great backlist titles to read too! I hope you get around to these two, though! 🙂
I sort of read ‘a curse so dark and lonely’ but it wasn’t for me, I find a bit long and kind of boring but maybe you’ll like it.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading these books.
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I’m sorry to hear you didn’t love it. Hope your next read is better!
Call Down the Hawk is phenomenal! I just finished A Curse So Dark and Lonely, and while it didn’t blow me away, I did enjoy it. Happy Reading!
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So glad to hear you loved Call Down the Hawk – that makes me want to read it even more! 🙂 Happy reading!