#Blogmas: Surprising books of 2019

A couple days ago I did my most disappointing reads of the year and today I’m bringing you my most surprising. I feel like I got out of my comfort zone with buddy reads, book club and in general so there were quite a few surprising ones.

  1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
    This was read for a book club and I don’t normally enjoy historical fiction. But this one. This one pulled at my heartstrings. I am planning on reading the sequel
  2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    One of the classics this year. I wasn’t expecting to like it. It’s definitely one you can read over and over at different points in your life and it’ll tell you what you need to hear.
  3. How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
    This was recommended to me and I finally got to it. I was a little scarred after reading Me Before You a couple years ago but this was basically the better version of it. I can’t wait to read her newest.
  4. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
    I read a ton of non-fiction but I think this one impacted me the most. I went out and found a physical copy instead of the audio so I can go reread it.
  5. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
    Another classic I read this year I wasn’t expecting to like but it ended up being nothing like I thought it would.
  6. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
    I was actually about to DNF this one but then I decided to pick it up one more time and read a chapter or two. Next thing I knew I was done with the book.
  7. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
    I normally don’t like quest-driven books but this one was so well done. I wanted to read the second one right after but still haven’t. Whoops.
  8. Vox by Christina Dalcher
    I was expecting Handmaid’s Tale remake. It was nothing like that but definitely worth the read if you enjoyed Handmaid’s Tale.
  9. My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
    This was another buddy read. I was expecting it to be just okay and I ended up reading it in just a weekend. I didn’t want to put it down.

What I’ve gained from this? I need to do more positive reviews. Sorry guys.

Have you read any of these? What’s on your most surprising list? If you’ve made a post link it below!

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