What I’ve learned about her so far? She’s a BIG Christina Lauren fan (quite a few favorites of her below include their books).
“For me, a short story won’t get 5 stars just because I need more pages. But I read Must Love Coffee yesterday and it was funny (based on true events also). I gave it a 3.”
Yep. Harper is a book-girl after my own heart! The ones I’ve read that she loved, I agree with 100%. And many of the others are already on my TBR list. Plus, there are so many “new-to-me” on here. *claps and claps with glee*
They sound wonderful, poignant and just… beautifully written. Rich in story. Totally my style of love stories.
HARPER’S TOP TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019
“Yey, I have a few favorites published this year (hope I’m not forgetting any)”:
1. The Girl He Used to Know: A Novel by Tracey Garvis-Graves
Maryse: OH YES!!! This one is making my “Best of 2019” list, too!! 😀 Holy moly I didn’t even see it coming.
bookster: “The girl he used to know” was super amazing.
R: I finished The Girl He Used To Know really late last night then stayed up even later to analyze it. My eyes hurt!
2. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Tutu: One of my favourite’s will definitely be “ The Bride Test”
3. 99 Percent Mine: A Novel by Sally Thorne
Christine: loved 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne!!! I’ve been in RomCom heaven lately!
Tasha J: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne. This had me laughing so hard.
4. Things You Save in a Fire: A Novel by Katherine Center
Michele G: Things You Save in a Fire is one of my faves this year! I highly recommend!!
5. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Grey: I read The Unhoneymooners, I really liked it. 4.5 stars from me.
Nay: I finished the Unhoneymooners this weekend and I ended up enjoying it so much! I laughed until I cried several times, and the H was so goshdarn loveable (and sexy)! I highly recommend it if you want a Rom, with just the right amount of Com, that’s done really well.
6. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren <— Thanks for the recommendation, Michele! I read twice in a blue moon too and really liked it. I like everything Christina Lauren writes. Her characters tend to be mature and know how to communicate. Thats what really attracts me to them. Its really rare with the new books in contemporary romance that the H and h don’t linger in miscommunication and resolve their problems in a reasonable way and time frame. I love the character development as well.
Michele G: Harper, I’m so glad you enjoyed it too! …It was a 4 1/2 star read for me! It’s another one where I highly recommend you go into it knowing as little as possible. It really will make the story so much more enjoyable.
7. Where the Blame Lies by Mia Sheridan
Kathy P: It was definitely ite!y different than a few of the other books i read (more thrillerish if that is a word. Not a light read. I would definitely recommend reading it
8. A Five-Minute Life by Emma Scott
Linda: Just completed A Five-minute Life by Emma Scott late last night. Couldn’t put it down.
Maryse: I read A Five Minute Life and it was great!!!
Jean: Finished Five Minute Life last night! Loved it! Emma Scott’s writing is amazing and I’m never disappointed!
9. Her Perfect: A Student-Teacher Romance by Stephie Walls
Mona: …loved it! It is a forbidden teacher/student story (she’s 18 and he’s 24). … It is so much more than the usual teacher/student book. It is angsty and I teared up a couple of times.
Lisa C: I’m halfway through Her Perfect and it’s slow burn goodness!!! I want them to fight it!!!!!! Writing is good. I hate when the teacher is “the bad guy”. I love Eli. Or at least so far. Excited to finish.
Linda: Only 27% into my latest read Her Perfect by Stephie Walls and I’m addicted!! Anyone in a slump? It’s a teacher/student scenario!!
10. You’d Be Mine: A Novel by Erin Hahn
Note from Maryse: And for a few more, these were the suggestions to get one of our fellow readers our of her book slump so I’ll call them Harper’s “honorable mentions” – though many of them were probably read previous to 2019. Still… they sound too good to leave out, and she posted this list this year too, so I’m goin’ with it. 😉
If you haven’t read it yet, try Brittainy C Cherry.
Christina Lauren also has a book very similar to The Hating Game, its called Dating You / Hating You.
Also from Christina Lauren: Twice in a blue moon, The Unhoneymooners, My favorite half-night stand, Roomie and Josh and Hazels guide to not dating.
- Emily Foster: How not to let go and How not to fall.
- Helen Hoang: The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test
- Huntley Fitzpatrick: The Boy Most Likely To and My Life Next Door
- Jennifer Peel: The Sidelines Wife and The Secretive Wife.
- Katu Upperman: Kissing Max Holden and The Impossibility of Us.
- Mariana Zapata: From Lukov with Love and Kulti
- Krista & Becca Ritchie: Amour Amour: A Standalone Romance
- Katia Millay: The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel
- Tracey Garvis- Graves: The Girl He Used to Know and On the Island: A Novel
- Kathrine Center: Things You Save in a Fire, Happiness for Beginners: A Novel and How to Walk Away: A Novel.
Harper: How to walk away is perfect!
- Samantha Young: Fight or Flight and On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street Series Book 1)
- Sarina Bowen: The Accidentals and The Year We Fell Down
Have a 2019 Favorites list for me? Email it to me here. 😀
➔➔➔ Looking for more recommendations? Browse all of the reader favorites lists here on the blog. 😀