2019 Favourites

The last day of the year has finally arrived and with it brings the inevitable - looking back at the memories, the moments and of course, the books. I started out the year with the intention of reading at least 80 books and the secret hope that I would hit 100 for the second year running. I managed 112 and honestly I have no idea how. I'm a fast reader yes but still, 112?! That's more than I've ever read in one year before in my life. I'm actually stupidly proud of it. 

Even though I read so many books this year narrowing down my favourites was surprisingly easy. For every ten books I read, one of them stuck with me long after I turned the final page. Looking at my bookcase this past week I was prepared to struggle but instead I found myself drawn towards the following nine. I could have included a few more, and I do have a little honourable mentions list at the bottom but ultimately these are the books that wiggled into my heart and stayed there. The books that I want to shout from the rooftops about and recommend to every single person I know, starting with you.