In June, I published my Best Books of 2019 So Far list, the very next day after publishing it, I read an incredible book, and then another, and then another. And so as it happens, the list continues, here are all of the incredible books that I loved in 2019. I know I missed some so please let me know your favorites as well.
And I know the year is not over yet, and so this list will inevitably be updated but I also want to allow myself to take time off from work during this month.
While the year is not over yet, this was another great year of reading. I continue to marvel at the strength of the books that come out, the broader marketing of better representative books – even though we still have so far to go – , and also the guts that our children’s’ authors and illustrators continue to have when it comes to what they tackle for kids. I am so grateful for all of these creators and the continued magic they provide us with. I also know I missed books this year, so what did I miss? What were your favorite must reads?
7 thoughts on “Best Books of 2019”
What about The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart?
I always love perusing your lists, Pernille…I know that every one you mention is a must-read! For middle grade, how about LAILA AND THE SANDS OF TIME by Shirin Shamsi? I couldn’t put it down. And another middle grade: THE HEART CHANGER by Jarm Del Boccio.
Wow! Your list will keep many of us reading for a long time to come! What wonderful selections!
Wonderful list – thanks for the holiday reading goals!
I LOVED Call Down The Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater. Also King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo.
I love this list so much, but any chance that you could have bookmarks/tabs so that it is easier to get to the Middle School list? I want to share with my kids, but want it to be easier to access their list. Thank you! 🙂