Top Five Tuesday was created by Bionic Book Worm. You can find the topics on the blog I just linked.
This week’s topic is most surprising reads in 2019.
I had quite a few books that were surprises for me this year, but I was actually able to narrow it down to five.
I don’t read a ton of adult fiction and when I do, it’s usually some type of murdery book. This book was getting great ratings, so I thought I would give it a chance. I laughed so much, but also loved the characters so much. I loved it.
This was partially a cover buy. Also, the ocean. But I wasn’t too sure going into it. Holy crap, this book made me feel so many things. What was more impressing is that it’s middle grade. So freaking good.
I’m not sure I would have picked this up if it wasn’t a TBR and Beyond group read. This book was hilarious and empowering. I love anything feminist and pro sex. Add humor and I’m sold.
This one is odd for me to add. I love witch stories, so I figured I would like it. But I didn’t expect it to be my favorite book of the year. I can’t say exactly what it was about it, but I loved it so much.
This may be the most surprising for me. I knew there was a bit of magic, but that it was mostly about family. These types of books are always hit or miss for me. This writing was beautiful. I loved these women so much. It was hard to read at times, but I ended up loving it so much.
Have you read any of these? What books surprised you this year (good or bad)?