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Books I've Loved This Year!

Life Dec 20, 2019

It’s that time of the year again! Time to share with you a few fave reads from the last twelve months.

As many of you guys know, I’m a voracious reader. It’s the one thing that truly relaxes me. I always commit to half an hour reading before bed and it helps me to sleep, and also helps me rack up a good list of books by the end of the year. By mid next week I’ll be clocked off, and I’m excited to get a chance to do a little more reading. In case you’ve got some spare time this holiday season, it’s worth checking out some of these books!

Oh and in case you would like to read my upcoming book, you can pre-order it at the following places:

  • Australia & NZ readers can pre-order their copy at Booktopia here.
  • USA readers can pre-order their copy from Amazon here.
  • UK & Ireland readers can pre-order their copy from Amazon here.
  • For readers in the rest of the world you can preorder your copy from Book Depository here.

Expectation The story of three friends and the directions their lives take (and how it varies from their expectations), I absolutely loved this book. It just felt so real and true to the nuanced friendships we all have that are filled with love and confusion and mistakes.

My Friend Anna I’m sure you read the viral article about the Soho Grifter, well this is a whole book written by the author of that article. I felt the article itself was better written than the book but I still found it a good read!

Fleishman Is In Trouble I read this in while we were in Spain and it is so great! It’s the story of a husband and wife and

Three Women The true story of the secret sexual lives of three different women, this book got rave reviews this year. Although I found it so stressful and difficult to read, it definitely stayed with me!

Daisy Jones & The Six I absolutely loved the format of this book! And found it so engrossing. I also read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo also by Taylor Jenkins Reid, which I liked even though I saw the twist coming a mile away.

Educated This was such an incredible book and really stuck with me!

Identity Crisis I’m a big fan of Ben Elton, even though his books tend to go a bit over the top and squash too many pop culture issues into the one book. This one is all about the internet, bot/pop culture and the impact it has on our lives.

Nine Perfect Strangers Liane Moriarty’s dialog and inner monolog is always top notch, even if the plot lines are a little but weak. This was a great read!

The Weekend I loved The Natural Way Of Things, and even though this book is very different to her first, it’s very interesting and I liked it.

Everyone was talking about Conversations With Friends and Normal People, so I read them (so fast I can’t really remember them). I didn’t LOVE them but they were fine. 🙂

Boy Swallows Universe I loved this book, set in my hometown of Brisbane and with so many recognisable people and groups. Perhaps a little too much happens in the book but it’s definitely worth reading.

City of Girls A story of a young woman who leaves her family to become a seamstress in Manhattan, I liked the pace of this book, even though it was lower on my list of faves for the year.

I’d love to know if you have any books that you loved that you want to add to this list!

 

 

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