I am not a big fan of best of lists. Personally, every list is subjective and everyone has different tastes. The best of lists tend to rile everyone up because someone didn’t name such and such book. In my opinion, it would seem it is down the amount of books that people try to put in these lists. So when I saw my friend Emily post a top 19 of 2019. I thought I could probably do that.
This year I read some amazing books. There are so many that I really enjoyed but this list are books that really hit me in the feels or books that I really loved. They are in no specific order.
In this stack we have:
- Little Paranoias by Sonora Taylor
- Choking Back the Devil by Donna Lynch
- The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell
- Wonderland Edited by Marie O’Reagan and Paul Kane
- The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
- Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yolen
- Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro
- Violet by Scott Thomas
- Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
- The Apocalyptic Mannequin by Stephanie M. Wytovich
- New Music for Old Rituals by Tracy Fahey
- Hex Life edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering
Yes, that is only 12 but here are the books that I loved that I had checked out from my friendly neighborhood library.
- Bunny by Mona Awad
- My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
- Now You’re One of Us by Asa Nonami
The rest are series that I loved and read this year.
- Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
- Dead Voices by Katherine Arden
- City Of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
- Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
This was an extremely hard list to make. There were so many things that I loved to read this year. So this list could go on and on. But these are the books that really stole my heart.
I wanted to thank all the authors and the publishers I worked with this year. All the work that goes into writing and creating these amazing little worlds between pretty covers astounds me. A big thank you to Pima County Library!! Thank you for not yelling at me when I turn things in late!!
I have an amazing team that I work with everyday to promote women horror authors. Big thank you to The Ladies Of Horror Fiction. You all make the days and frustrations so much more tolerable.