2019 in Review

Whew! This was quite the year! II almost finished my list, just missed 1 book , more like half a book. In total I read 70 books! Which for me is a lot! There were many great books, but I am going to narrow it down to my top 5 books for 2019. I’ll start with 5 and work my way up to #1. Here we go!

#5 Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I picked this up at the library one day and was pleased that it turned out so well. I know the cover is odd looking, but the story itself is quite good. Basically a modern, science fiction retelling of Cinderella. Has robots, a killer plague, and a lost lunar princess. What not to like!

Rating – PG-13 for violence

#4 The Oath by Frank Peretti

This book sucked me in and I thought about several days after I had finished it. A “What if sin were a dragon?” tale. Once the plot gets going, this is a hard book to put down.

Rating – PG-13 for gore and violence

#3 The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

This book popped up on radar last February and I figured I should take the plunge. So glad I did. This is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings. Sort of reads like a history book.

Rating – PG-13 honestly not much questionable content, but I think anyone under 13 would be awfully bored.

#2 Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages by Trenton Lee Stewart

Love that cover!! Anyway, this book gives us yet, another adventure with the Mysterious Benedict Society. The team has aged somewhat and now the Ten Men are on lose.

Rating – PG mild peril

Take a guess at what book took the #1 position??

You guessed it!!

#1 The Forsaken Continent by Wayne Thomas Batson

This is the third book in the Myridian Constellation series. I waited for this book for such a long time!! It definitely paid off!! It tells the saga of Stormgarden family after the Bloody Red Night when Morlan came back for revenge.

Rating- PG-13 for evil creatures and Lord of the Rings like battles

What books have you read this year? Any top favorites?

So that is it folks!! I hope every one has a wonderful New Year!!