Some of you might not know Rochelle all that well, since she’s only become more active with us as of 2019. Though she’s been with us since 2017!! P.S. While going through her comments, I just found a few other fantastic-sounding recommendations in the last year from her that I haven’t posted, so I’m including them on this week’s Friday Finds list. YAY US!! 😀
readers best 2019
If you’re in the mood for raw, gritty, dark and even… super-dark, Joy has some suggestions (and quite a few on here that I loved, too).
Joy’s Best of 2019
I’ve lurked around your blog since 2016 and I absolutely love it! Whenever I see a post about a buddy read, I try to hop into read it too. I’m not into psych-thrillers and I know that those are your faves, so I skip over those.
Let’s start off with her 2019 favorites!
I have been MIA and not as “commenty” (totally not a word) lately as thing have been insanely busy here. I started volunteering on a political campaign for the first time in 2018 and it consumed so much of my time the last two years! It has been very fun–but, it definitely cut into my reading. I usually average around 325 books a year (yikes, I know!) but managed to hit 125 and 175 the last two. Unfortunately, my little pup got sick and i had to rearrange my schedule to be home with her more but the positive side was I was able to pick up the reading pace again as we cuddled. 🙂
Okay so… admittedly, I was a psych-thriller addict this year and completely indulged my cravings. I succumbed to my needs for subtle creep-fests with obsessive stalkers and unreliable narrators that would keep throwing me off track.
But no worries, I read (and LOVED) plenty of romance too! In fact, there are plenty of love stories on this list (some, admittedly… a little creepy 😉 Tee hee!!) and I must say that I had a great and memorable reading year! I consider each of these must reads.
LESLIE’S LIST!!!!!! I always call her my picky book-bud and I love that about her, ’cause I know what she loved, I’ll likely love too. She’s a contemporary romance lover at heart!
And she’s fallen in love with audiobooks… so yay me, since I’m an audiobook newbie but I think this is my year! Leslie, I’m gonna need your guidance. 😉
But first, fun and random tidbit Leslie M highlights from 2019:
I def DO need something different. Same old, same old is driving me bonkers. That’s why I recently enjoyed A Five Minute Life and Under the Northern Lights. Those were unique. Trying “new” genres (in books, movies or tv) is so hard for me…but I am going to try to expand my horizons. 😉