{ Yearly Wrap-up } Wrapping-up my bookish year of 2019


As it has now become a thing, I’m proud to present you my year 2019 in books.



The year 2019 has brought me the end of the worst reading slump of my life that lasted for 18 months. One year ago, I was 16 reviews late, and now the only books left to review are those I’ve read in the last couple of months (aka 6 books). In 2019, I went on a bookish trip to the US to go to BookExpo and BookCon for the first time ever, I met so many great people, awesome authors and inspirational booktubers. It was one of the best experiments I ever had, and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to live that. I’ve got a grip on my bookish blog and I’m now posting at least twice a week if you want to check it out. This year’s statistics are making me so happy as you can see:
– 49 books read (↗ +9)
– 18,602 pages read (↗ +3,443)
– Average rating: 3.7 (=)
If you want more of my 2019 book year on GR, click here


My best reads of this year are:

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonmy review

Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1) by Shelby Mahurinmy review

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jonesmy review

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shustermanmy review

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) by Neal ShustermanRTC

A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, #1) by Brigid Kemmerermy review

A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2) by Brigid Kemmerermy review

Letters to the Lost (Letters to the Lost, #1) by Brigid Kemmerermy review

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Blackmy review

My worst reads of this year are:

Warcross (Warcross, #1) by Marie Lumy review

Wildcard (Warcross, #2) by Marie Lumy review

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craigmy review

Heartless by Marissa Meyermy review

The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternRTC

49 Jours Je Compterai Pour Toi by C.S. Quill

Favourite quote(s) of 2019:

“Choices are never easy. There are good and bad options, but the most dangerous is to not make any choice at all.”
_ Brigid Kemmerer, A Heart so Fierce and Broken

“For what we want most, we will take almost any chance.”
_ Holly Black, The Queen of Nothing

“It was a risk, to love someone. To do it with the full knowledge that they’d leave someday.
And to let go of them, when they did.”

_ Emily Lloyd-Jones, The Bone Houses

“If the decision you’ve made has brought you closer to humanity, then you’ve done the right thing.”
_ Tahereh Mafi, A Very Large Expanse of Sea

“When you act in anger, you have already lost your battle”
_ Margaret Owen, The Merciful Crow

“If men were ashamed when they should be, they’d have no time for anything else.”
_ Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

“Sometimes an understanding silence was better than a bunch of meaningless words.”
_ Mia Sheridan, Archer’s Voice

“Can you miss something before it’s gone?”
_ Emily Lloyd-Jones, The Bone Houses

“I want to tell you so many lies.”
_ Holly Black, The Wicked King

“They might’ve all been hypocrites, but I was the biggest of all.”
_ Shelby Mahurin, Serpent & Dove

“When darkness closes in, though, the stars shine brightest.”
_ Lindsay Lackey, All the Impossible Things

“Would you do something bad if you knew it would have more good in it, in the end, than bad?”
_ K. Ancrum, The Wicker King

“When the world denies you choices, you make your own.”
_ Natasha Ngan, Girls of Paper and Fire

“Without the threat of suffering, we can’t experience true joy.”
_ Neal Shusterman, Scythe

“I am more than my emotions, more than my depression and fear.”
_ Kalyn Josephson, The Storm Crow

“Healing hurt”
_ Ryan Graudin, Blood For Blood

“Sometimes strangers feel like family. And sometimes my family feels like a stranger.”
_ Lindsay Lackey, All the Impossible Things

Favourite authors of 2019:

Brigid KemmererHolly BlackNeal ShustermanCasey McQuistonShelby Mahurin

I fell in love with:

Cardan (The Folk of the Air), Jude (The Folk of the Air), Citra (Arc of a Scythe), Alex Claremont-Diaz (Red, White & Royal Blue), Aderyn verch Gwyn (The Bone Houses), Prince Henry George Edward James Fox-Mountchristen-Windsor (Red, White & Royal Blue), Louise Le Blanc (Serpent & Dove), Nina Zenik (King of Scars), Declan Murphy (Letters to the Lost), Harper (A Curse so Dark and Lonely), Lia Mara (A Heart so Fierce and Broken), Manon Blackbeak (Kingdom of Ash), Lorcan Salvaterre (Kingdom of Ash), Yael (Wolf by Wolf).

Books I intend to read in 2020 (released or not):

Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. SnyderFangirl by Rainbow RowellA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensCity of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra ClareCity of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra ClareJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëI'll Give You the Sun by Jandy NelsonWarrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy, #3) by Danielle L. JensenSense and Sensibility by Jane AustenAn Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa TahirTo All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) by Jenny HanOutlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana GabaldonAnd I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga, #1) by Kiersten WhiteSwear on This Life by Renee CarlinoMurder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha ChristieDeath on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) by Agatha ChristieWhen the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemoreWonder Woman Warbringer (DC Icons, #1) by Leigh BardugoCatwoman Soulstealer (DC Icons, #3) by Sarah J. MaasThe Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola YoonThe Nightingale by Kristin HannahNinth House (Alex Stern, #1) by Leigh BardugoNos Âmes Tourmentées by Morgane MoncombleBlood & Honey (Serpent & Dove, #2) by Shelby MahurinThe Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0) by Suzanne CollinsHarley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn BowmanHouse of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1) by Sarah J. MaasThe Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1) by Marie RutkoskiChain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1) by Cassandra Clare

I wish you all a pleasant holiday, a happy new year and all my best wishes for 2020.

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11 thoughts on “{ Yearly Wrap-up } Wrapping-up my bookish year of 2019

  1. Okay so I really want to read The Bone Houses based on these quotes now, haha. What did you think of the book overall? 🙂
    I love your upcoming reads for this year! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Fangirl and I’ll Give You The Sun, these are two of my favorites 🙂
    Happy reading!! 🙂

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    1. Overall The Bone Houses was really good! It was unexpected since I picked it up at bookexpo without having heard about it before. But I often like Fantasy standalone so I was destined to enjoy it ^^
      I’ll try to prioritise Fangirl and I’ll give you the sun then because I know we often agree on books 🙂

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  2. Glad your reading slump is at an end! And awesome to see your stats! 😀 So glad red white and royal blue, serpent and the dove and bone houses were so good, cos I definitely want to read them. Pity about warcross and house of salt and sorrow- I wanted to check them out. I completely hear you on heartless.

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    1. Me too! That slump lasted for so long, I’m relieved it’s over.
      All three book were awesome and I will never recommend them enough. I can’t wait to see what your thoughts are on them.


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