As you probably know by now, I set out to read as many books as possible during 2018. I’m going to use this number as a benchmark for my reading goal of 2019, which has me reflecting on all of the great books I was able to finish this year. So, I thought I’d gather my 5 favorite books from the year! If you haven’t added them to your list yet – you absolutely should!
5. A Christmas Carol
I had never read this book before, and I loved it so much, I’m going to make it a staple every holiday season! Read it, and you’ll immediately be in the Christmas spirit!
4. The Wicked Deep
This book had a huge twist at the end – and honestly, I did not see it coming! Reading some reviews about the book, it seems that other people claim to have guessed, but I truly didn’t, and I think that’s why I loved it so much. It’s about romance in a creepy town, and the perfect Halloween-time read.
3. Summer Wives
Apparently I have a book for every season! And, apparently, I’m really into historical fiction. I fell in love with this story and the characters. It takes place over multiple decades, and I think the story is woven together perfectly. I actually cried when this one ended…
2. Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy
Such a fun series!! These books are written like they’re a movie. The story is so captivating, it was hard to put any of the three books down! And don’t worry, if you’ve seen the movie – you absolutely still have to read the books! Obviously there are differences.
1. The Shack
Speaking of books-turned-movies, this book touched every part of my heart. I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I can’t tell you how closely related it is to the book, but I do know that the book opened up my spirit. If you haven’t felt that way before, PICK THIS BOOK UP. It’s very spiritual, and has quite a few dark parts, but the spirituality of the book really spoke to me, and gave me a bit of a different outlook heading into 2019!