Welcome to my annual “best-of” celebration! Like last year, I’m separating the categories of my yearly best-of lists over a few days. It’s going to take me a few days to talk about all the stories I loved in 2019!
I have exceeded my reading goals for 2019 according to my Goodreads reading challenge! If you’d like to see all of my 5-star reads and extensive reviews, just check out my completed Goodreads challenge or browse my blog archives. Each day leading up to New Year’s Day you’ll get a new post about my 2019 favorites:
- Best of 2019: Novellas & Audiobooks
- Best of 2019: Contemporary Fiction
- Best of 2019: (General) Historical Fiction
- Best of 2019: (Inspirational) Historical Fiction
- Best of 2019: Film & TV
- Best of 2019: Happy New Year #OnTheBlog
The rules: because sometimes I need to keep things brief, I’m choosing to share 3 things that describe each of these stories along with a link to Goodreads and my review.
Today is all about contemporary fiction! On my list you’ll find light hearted contemporary romance, women’s fiction, a thriller, and a bit of a mystery, and some more serious drama.
Best of 2019: Contemporary Fiction
Friendship. Trust. Appalachian humor.
Growing. Emotional complexity. Unconditional love.
Adrenaline. Brotherhood. Globe-trotting spy stuff.
Heart-friendship. Foodie environment. Hope.
Romantic chemistry. Sarcasm. Contrast of hope and loss.
Surrender. Emotional twists. Compelling retelling of Ruth.
Story for booknerds. Faith. Magnetic romance.
Resonating candor. Authentic faith. Classic movies.
Sweet – the chocolate & romance. Mystery to solve. Wonderful family dynamics.
Rekindled love. Small town charm. The “whys”.