Top 10 Tuesday — Top Books Read in 2019

31 Dec

It is always hard to compile a best of list every year. I read a lot of really good books in 2019. A. Lot. But in going back through the archives, I found the following eleven that captured my imagination, touched my emotions, and made me think about my world and myself long after I closed the cover. The books are a mixed bag of genres — speculative, allegory, dual timeline, contemporary, and historical — so basically something for every taste. I hope one grabs your interest and you find a great read! (The links are to my reviews.)

For more Best Books of 2019 lists, visit That Artsy Reader Girl.


Best Books Read in 2019

All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings

Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton


The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke

The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

The Secrets of Paper And Ink by Lindsay Harrel


A Silver Willow by The Shore by Kelli Stuart

The Story Peddler by Lindsay Franklin

We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels

Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green




13 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Top Books Read in 2019”

  1. Barbara Harper December 31, 2019 at 10:03 am #

    I enjoyed The Printed Letter Bookshop, too. I have The Medallion in my Kindle app.

    • rbclibrary January 2, 2020 at 8:50 am #

      The Medallion was great. Not an easy read, but very moving. I loved that it was inspired by real people.

  2. lydiaschoch December 31, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

    The Medallion was on a few other lists this week, too. I’m glad so many folks liked it.

    My TTT.

  3. pattymh2000 December 31, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

    I’ve only read two of these, but have several more of them on my wish list!

    • rbclibrary January 2, 2020 at 8:49 am #

      Hope you can read them soon! Happy New Year!

  4. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer January 3, 2020 at 11:18 pm #

    I’ve heard good things about The Printed Letter Bookshop. 🙂

    My TTT

    • rbclibrary January 4, 2020 at 7:45 am #

      Thanks for sharing your TTT. 🙂

  5. Janet W. Ferguson January 4, 2020 at 8:42 am #

    They all look great! I need to catch up!

    • rbclibrary January 8, 2020 at 7:00 am #

      My TBR shelf and my Kindle are out of control! But all the new books . . .

  6. susiesellnergmailcom January 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm #

    I’m still working on reading all the books on this list, but I’ve read The Secrets of Paper and Ink and The Medallion and loved both of them!

    • rbclibrary January 4, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

      So glad!!

  7. carhicks January 27, 2020 at 1:32 pm #

    Great list. I have read several of these. I have Baggage Handler on my kindle and really need to get to it. I have seen it on several of these top for 2019 lists.

    • rbclibrary January 28, 2020 at 7:57 am #

      It is a short and quick read, but packed with so much to think about.

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