Mid Year Reading Check In: Best Reads

June 5, 2019

Mid Year Reading Check In: Best Reads

I’m taking a break from my reading to reflect on my best reads so far in 2019.

According to my Goodreads Challenge, I’ve read 59/100 books so far this year. In this post I’m listing a few favorites. Some of these will make my final Best of 2019 list at year’s end. Ask Again, Yes is my favorite from this list because of the “wow” and “book hangover” factors. It also has a memorable redemption/reconciliation theme.

The remainder of the titles are enjoyable reads but may be bumped if something more exceptional comes along. Plus, it takes sitting with titles for a bit to see if they have staying power. Whether or not these titles make my end of the year list, they are all books I recommend without hesitation. Have you read any of them?

***Titles are Amazon affiliate links and review links are also provided.

(in no particular order)

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Review here

Ask Again, Yes


Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott

Review here

Paper Hearts


Lost For Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

Review here

The Lost for Words Bookshop


A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner

Review here

A Fall of Marigolds


The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

Review here

Beantown Girls


The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

Review here

The Scent Keeper


The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Review here.

The Gown


Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Review here

Lost Roses


Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

Review here

meet me at the museum


The River by Peter Heller

Review here

The River


Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

Review here

Resistance Women


The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

Review here

The Secret of Clouds



QOTD!

What is your best read so far this year?

Have you read any of these titles?



Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



Looking Ahead:

Coming soon….twelve bloggers each share their ONE must-read of the summer!

One Great Summer Read



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19 thoughts on “Mid Year Reading Check In: Best Reads

  1. Lovely recommendations! I made a goal this year to read more and so far I have been keeping up with my goal. I have found new books to read from this list and cannot wait. Thank you!

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  2. I’m copying down titles here Carol! thanks as always!! I just finished reading the Michelle Obama book– a little longer than it could have been– but interesting, especially the details about life in the White House. Have you read it?? And I can’t believe you’ve read so many books already this year!! You must be an incredibly fast reader!! I’m now just started Unmarriageable— I think it’s yoru recommendation. xo

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  3. I’m copying down titles here Carol! thanks as always!! I just finished reading the Michelle Obama book– a little longer than it could have been– but interesting, especially the details about life in the White House. Have you read it?? And I can’t believe you’ve read so many books already this year!! You must be an incredibly fast reader!! I’m now just started Unmarriageable— I think it’s your recommendation. xo

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    • I haven’t yet read Becoming. And I haven’t read Unmarriageable either….that’s not my rec.
      yes…I can read fairly fast! I also didn’t run grandma camp or travel much this year! You might enjoy Resistance Women 👍

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    • Maybe you saw Unmarriageable on the MMD summer reading guide I posted…… I decided to read Ayesha at Last instead which is also a P & P retelling.

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    • Isn’t that interesting that readers can end up with completely different lists! There are so many great books! I have The Paris Architect on my TBR I think! I’ll check it out! Thanks for stopping in and commenting Lisa!

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