My Fave Reads of 2019 (by genre)

Posted December 30, 2019 by meezcarrie in Best Books 2019, Christian, contemporary, cozy mystery, historical, mystery/suspense, nonfiction, romance, YA / 33 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Saying goodbye to another year full of highs and lows and everything in between. There have been so many great books out this year (again!) but life prevented me from reading as much as I wanted to (again!) – I only read 158 books this year as opposed to 235 in 2018 and 345 in 2017. Needless to say, there were SO MANY BOOKS that I wasn’t able to get to this year. Wail!!!  Here are some of my very fave reads from the books I did read in 2019 – not all were released in 2019, though; some were tag-alongs from years past that I hadn’t read yet. Today we’re looking at the books by genre, and tomorrow I’ll be talking about my fave reads by ‘the feels’.

And yes, before you ask, even though I read way less books than i usually do, so many of the books I did read were A-MAZ-ING and narrowing this list down (yes, this is narrowed down) was pure torture!

(The covers are either linked directly to my reviews of these books OR to Amazon (using my affiliate link)

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Tune in tomorrow for categories such as ‘ugly cry’, ‘laugh out loud’, ‘swoonilicious’, and more!

What were some of your fave reads of 2019? Have you read my fave picks?

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33 responses to “My Fave Reads of 2019 (by genre)

  1. MJSH

    These are some excellent reads, Carrie! I’ve read quite a few on your list but still need to read Amanda Dyke’s book. The most surprising read of this year for me was “Where I Was Planted”. Absolutely loved the book and loved my introduction to the author’s writing.

  2. Susan Snodgrass

    I’ve enjoyed quite a few of your faves! I’m doing my list tomorrow. Maybe one day I can be as good as you on your blog! You’re my blog hero.

  3. Rosalyn

    Great lists! Some of my faves, some I haven’t read yet.
    I have yet to read any books by Mimi Matthews. But I see you’ve got quite a few of hers here on your list…I’m convinced! 😉 Adding to my TBR!

  4. Pepper

    Oh Carrie!!!! Thank you so much. For Jon & Emma and for Jonathan and Laurel!!! And mostly for being such a wonderful book encourager and friend

  5. Whaaat?! My eyes pretty much popped out of my head when I saw Whose Waves among such amazing books on such an amazing list from such an amazing person! I can’t thank you enough, Carrie! For this and for ALL you so selflessly do! <3

  6. Such a fun post! You have the cutest graphics and layout. 🙂 And I’m excited to see that Whose Waves These Are is one of your top picks; I recently got a copy with a Christmas gift card and can’t wait to read it!

    Happy New Year!


  7. Misty M. Beller

    Love this list! (just like I love all your posts!?) So honored you loved Nathaniel and Hannah as much as I did!!☺️

  8. Stephenia H. McGee

    Carrie! Oh, my goodness! Thank you for including Missing Mercy! Faith and Mercy would be thrilled!

  9. Carrie!! I am so thrilled to see Sweet Melody included. Thank you very much. What an honor.
    You’ve also given me so many suggestions for books I simply must read in 2020.
    I’ve made my list of favorites for this year as well. Sweet on You, Wyatt and The Rancher’s Unexpected Baby are my favorite contemporary romance titles. In the dual timeline genre, I really loved Rachel Hauck’s The Memory House.
    Thanks again and happy reading!

  10. Tanya Stowe

    Thank you so much, Carrie! I’m thrilled that Fatal Memories was memorable for you and absolutely delighted to be mentioned among so many excellent authors!

  11. Carolyn Miller

    Happy new year Carrie – it’s certainly a happy new year for me to see all three of my books included in your fave historical reads for 2019!!! So appreciate you xx

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