5 Star Reads of 2019.



I thought it would be fun to do blog posts showing the books that I read throughout the year and what I rated them. This list is my five star reads and I’ll do posts for my other star rating books as well. They are mostly in the order that I read them, but I did group book series together. You can check out a list of all the books that I read in 2019 over here. Links to any reviews I did for these books are on that page as well. All titles linked to Goodreads.


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell


The Little Star by Randy Richburg (couldn’t find on Goodreads)
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel


Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (read twice)
Heartstopper Vol 1 by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper Vol 2 by Alice Oseman


Summer of ’69 by Todd Strasser
The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir
Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young


Happy Messy Scary Love by Leah Konen
We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon


Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo (audiobook)


Heroine by Mindy McGinnish
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Psycho by Robert Bloch (audiobook)


Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe (audiobook)


Autoboyography by Christina Lauren (audiobook)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York by Kim Smith
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (audiobook)

I was actually really surprised by how many five star books I read last year. For some reason I thought it wasn’t as many. These are books that I absolutely loved and thought were really amazing. I’ll have my four star post coming in the next day or two.

What books did you give five stars to in 2019? See any favorites on my list?

I am pretty sure I’m in a reading slump and it’s only two weeks into the new year, ugh. Last year in January I read 10 books, but so far I am only at two! Another not so good thing, I went to turn on my desktop computer (there’s usually where I blog from) and for some reason it won’t turn on. I’m using my laptop now, but it’s kind of a pain to blog from here because my screen is so small. It’s not like a normal sized laptop, it has a really small screen. Not a good start to the new year, sigh. Hopefully I can figure out what to do about both the reading slump and the computer.

In case you missed it;
Book Tag|| New Year’s Resolution.
Mini Review|| Husband Material.
2020 Personal Goals.

I hope you have a great day!


19 thoughts on “5 Star Reads of 2019.

  1. I need to get «Imaginary Friend»! I saw this amazing white cover edition at the local bookstore and didn’t get it.. and now it might be sold out D: Actually, I already have this as e-book but I prefer reading big books when I can actually see myself progressing through it, Kindle’s “time left” is not my favorite feature and usually just stresses me out. Lol

    • A white cover edition of Imaginary Friend sounds so awesome. Hopefully it’s not sold out and you can still get it! I’m actually the opposite, haha. I rather read bigger books on my Kindle. I usually keep the time stamp off on my Kindle when I read books and check the percentage I read after I finish reading for the day. But actually seeing how big a book is stresses me out, especially if I’ve been reading a long time and it doesn’t look like much progress has been made with the pages haha.

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  4. Such a great list! I loved The Great Alone, Crooked Kingdom, With The Fire On High and Daisy Jones of these and enjoyed Red White & Royal Blue and Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee as well.

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  6. I’m reading this a little late, but I hope you found or will find a solution for your computer soon, Ashley! ❤
    I'm so happy to see just for clicks and daisy jones here, loved both so, so,much! ❤

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  8. Great list, Ashley! I hope your computer difficulties end up clearing up soon! Fingers crossed! ❤ I'm so glad that you were a huge fan of Crooked Kingdom and With the Fire on High! I listened to the audiobook for the latter as well and thought that Acevedo did a marvelous job! 🙂

    • Thank you, Kelly! I found a temporary solution for my computer, but I may have to just buy a new one at some point. I am glad I finally read Crooked Kingdom. Took me years to finally read that duology. I’m so glad you felt the same about With the Fire on High! The audiobook was so great and I agree, Acevedo did a marvelous job. 🙂

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