My Favorite Books of 2019 So Far

My Favorite Books of 2019 - So Far

I am back everyone! If you are a regular reader of mine you are probably wondered what happened! If you don’t follow my Facebook page, you probably didn’t hear that I have been in Africa the past few weeks. I went on a mission trip and it was an absolutely amazing experience. I also photographed the trip! You can see a curated gallery - here.

And I am back with a favorites!

It’s already August officially this weekend and that means we are half way through the year! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. Especially this summer. Only one more month until fall begins (well at least for the northern hemisphere). I am ready for cooler weather! Too bad it doesn’t really cool down here in Florida till end of October.

I didn’t read as many books at the beginning of the year as I did last year. It has been a hectic year for me already but I am hoping to kick the reading back up the rest of the year so I can reach my reading goal.

Anyways, lets get back to the books; here are my favorite books so far of 2019:

No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky

This was my most recent read from Carrie. Carrie’s research always blows me away every time I read her books. She does tremendous amount of research for each of her books to make it historically accurate. This is why I love her books. She is not only a great writer but a great historian.

You can read my review —-> HERE

The Medallion by Cathy Gohlke

This book absolutely broke my heart when I read it. It was definitely an emotionally hard book to read. It was one of the best WWII books I have read in a long time. If you do read this one make sure you have tissues at hand.

You can read my review —-> HERE

Flight of the Raven by Morgan L Busse

I don’t read too much fantasy. If you have been a long follower of mine, you know I have had a struggle finding a good Christian fantasy series. This one is absolutely incredible and I read this book in just two days. This is the second book in the Ravenwood Saga by Morgan. I definitely recommend that you read the series in order.

You can read my review —-> HERE

The Heart of a King by Jill Eileen Smith

I love Biblical Fiction and when Jill came out with a book about King Solomon I knew I had to read it. Not too many authors have pursued the life of King Solomon so it was definitely interesting to read more about him and his many wives. I absolutely loved that we got both perspectives, from himself and his wives. This, I think made the book unique and stand out.

You can read my review —-> HERE

Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews

Mesu brought the book of Daniel to life through fictional characters and stories. She did amazing research on this particular book in the series and really made you feel like you were there along with the characters. She has such a talent in creating stories from the Bible.

You can read my review —-> HERE

Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright

If you enjoy reading a spooky book then you need to check out Jaime’s books. I have absolutely loved all of her books equally. Though I think Jaime may have gotten inspiration from modern day horror films and TV Shows I think she wrote a unique story that is all her own. I definitely recommend you check out her books if you are a fan of thriller books.

You can read my review —-> HERE

The bride of Ivy Green by Julie Klassen

This was the third installment in the Tales from Ivy Hill series. Julie wrapped up the series nicely and I loved how everything turned out. Though I will miss the characters and Ivy Hill!

You can read my review —-> HERE

In Times Gone By Tracie Peterson

This is the third installment in the Golden Gate Secrets series. I absolutely adore this series and all the characters interwoven in the series. I really like that Tracie wrote a separate book for each of the three main characters. I think the series was wrapped up nicely and I didn’t feel like anything was unanswered. If you love Tracie’s books- you need to check out this book and series!

You can read my review —-> HERE

What are your favorite books of 2019 so far? Share in the comments!

the caffeinated bibliophile