My favourite reads so far this year

I’ve decided to go for a six month ‘best of’ list. I must admit that this was tough.  I seem to have read A LOT of great books this year so narrowing it down to ten was just too difficult.  I’ve highlighted 11 favourites below.  The complete list of books I’ve read so far this year is at the bottom of the post.  Most of them are linked to reviews – there are just five still outstanding.  Here is a small selection of some of the excellent books I’ve read so far in 2019 :-

  1. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  2. The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  3. The Strawberry Thief (Chocolat #4) by Joanne Harris
  4. Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence
  5. A Time of Blood by John Gwynne
  6. A Boy and His dog at the End of the World by CA Fletcher
  7. Westside by WM Akers
  8. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
  9. Priest of Lies by Peter McLean
  10. The Corset by Laura Purcell
  11. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

My past six months of reading:

  1. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  2. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
  3. The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  4. The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
  5. The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
  6. Murder Theory by Andrew Mayne
  7. Out of Nowhere by Patrick LeClerc
  8. Fog Season by Patrice Sarath
  9. The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons
  10. Thornbound (The Harwood Spellbook #2) by Stephanie Burgis
  11. The Taking of Annie Thorne C. J. Tudor
  12. White Stag by Kara Barbieri
  13. Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter
  14. The Anointed by Keith Ward (one of the SPFBO finalists)
  15. Bound by Mark Lawrence
  16. Symphony of the Wind by Steven McKinnon
  17. The True Queen by Zen Cho
  18. The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty
  19. Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik
  20. The Strawberry Thief (Chocolat #4) by Joanne Harris
  21. The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
  22. The Dollmaker by Nina Allan
  23. Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence
  24. Aching God (Iconoclasts #1) by Mike Shel
  25. The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters
  26. Sowing (The Purification Era #1) by Angie Grigaliunas
  27. The Binding by Bridget Collins
  28. A Time of Blood by John Gwynne
  29. One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence
  30. The Brotherhood of the Wheel by RS Belcher
  31. Emily Eternal by M G Wheaton
  32. A Boy and His dog at the End of the World by CA Fletcher
  33. Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
  34. Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
  35. Ruthless Magic  by Megan Crewe
  36. Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
  37. The Gods of Men by Barbara Klos
  38. The Furies by Katie Lowe
  39. Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
  40. Westside by WM Akers
  41. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
  42. King of the Road by RS Belcher
  43. The Poison Song by Jen Williams
  44. We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
  45. Orconomics by J Zachary Pike
  46. Council by Snorri Kristjansson
  47. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  48. The Red Stained Wings by Elizabeth Bear
  49. Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
  50. Queenslayer by Sebastien DeCastell
  51. Priest of Lies by Peter McLean
  52. The Fall by Tracy Townsend
  53. Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence
  54. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
  55. The Corset by Laura Purcell
  56. The Whisper Man by Alex North
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14 Responses to “My favourite reads so far this year”

  1. Tammy

    Awesome list, and also you’ve read way more books than I have! I’m glad we both have A Boy and His dog on our lists:-) I think the second half is going to be just as good.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think so too – there are so many good books yet to be released this year.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    What a great list, Lynn. I’m SO impressed that you are so up to date on publishing all your reviews.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, I was uptodate – but things have gone a bit slow with life getting in the way – I shouldn’t have said anything, went and tempted fate. Lynn 😀

  3. Greg

    I just read a Mark Lawrence book and quite enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to reading more of his stuff. I’m really curious about Brodsky’s new one also.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m loving Brodsky – the Wolf in the Whalf was excellent. And Lawrence – I love his work.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The Corset and The Wolf in the Whale – HECK YES!

  5. evelynreads1

    Great list!
    I’m currently reading sorcery of thorns, so I’m happy to see it on this list!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

  6. waytoofantasy

    I’ve only read two of your favorites, looks like I might have to add a couple of these to my lists. Definitely interested in The Wolf in the Whale and The Strawberry Thief. Looks like lots of great reading so far this year overall!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, I think you would love the Strawberry Thief – and the Wolf Whale as well – oh dear, I’m not helping the TRB at all. But, seriously, they are so very good.
      Lynn 😀

  7. jessicabookworm

    Wow that is a great amount of reading over the last six months!! On Tuesday, I will again be reflecting back on my six months of reading with Jo’s, from The Book Jotter, brilliant Six in Six meme. 🙂

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