2019 Review: Best Books


And so we’re onto the best books of 2019. The amazing ones. The ones I loved above all others. There’s actually quite a lot this year, so without further ado, let’s have a look at them all.

A Time of Dread by John Gwynne


I think at this point anything John Gwynne writes is going to be on my favourites list. He’s just so damned good at creating characters and worlds and wrapping them up in a wonderful plot that keeps you hooked from beginning to end.

Foundryside by Robert Bennett Jackson

Clef. Oh Clef. I adore you so much. The rest of the book was excellent too. The world is excellently realised and the characters are a joy to read. I cannot wait for the sequel.

Everything I’ve read by Michael J. Sullivan


Are you surprised? I’ve given every one of his books five stars this year. That’s all that needs to be said, really.

The Steelhaven Trilogy and Hangman’s Gate by Richard Ford

I adored this underrated gem of a trilogy. The characters were fantastic and plot as tight as you can get given that the page count of this trilogy was so low. Go and read it. Read it now.

The Poison Song by Jen Williams

Yeah, still not over that ending. One of the books that made my lip wobble this year.

Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

I read a lot of awesome Discworld novels this year but if I had to choose just one as my favourite I would have to go with Reaper Man. It made me laugh so much.

God of Broken Things by Cameron Johnston

All killer no filler. The Traitor God sets everything up so God of Broken Things can just focus on being as awesome as it can be.

Crowfall by Ed McDonald

A fitting finale to the Blackwing trilogy. It’s epic and I really liked how it ended.

Dark Age by Pierce Brown


Well, that title is definitely fitting for this novel. It was very dark in places but utterly awesome. I need to know how it ends.

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Another fitting ending to a series. It was violent, sexy and sweary: everything we’ve come to know and love from the Nevernight series.

Bloodchild by Anna Stephens

Another novel that made my lip wobble and another fitting conclusion to a wonderful series.

The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron

This has to be my favourite of the five books because, for the first time, we get to see Gabriel as an actual human and not just the Red Knight. It had an excellent story and it felt like a turning point in the series.

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addision

This was just an utterly adorable book to read. I loved Maia, he was just the sweetest character and this was just a fun read that I enjoyed a lot.

Find Me by André Aciman


Just as beautiful, just as wistful and just as bittersweet as Call Me By Your Name. I loved it.

Blood of Empire by Brian McClellan

Yet another fantastic ending to a series that I have loved since I read the first book. It ties everything up nicely but leaves enough hanging so that there could be more stories to tell.

The Light of All That Falls by James Islington

The last book of the year to make my lip wobble. Just stunning from beginning to end.





5 thoughts on “2019 Review: Best Books

  1. Awesome list of books! As much as I enjoyed his last trilogy, I have yet to read Foundryside. It’s still in the review pile, so all hope is not lost, I just seemed to lose track.

    Miles Cameron & James Islington are 2 authors I really need to catch up with.

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