Top 5 Tuesday – Surprising Reads of 2019

Happy Tuesday guys! 🙂

Today was the first really cooold day this year, it was freezing this morning! At least after putting up our Christmas tree I’m slowly getting into the Christmas mood and I can’t wait for my winter break!

Anyways, today I’m sharing my top five surprising reads of 2019 (good or bad!) as part of this week’s Top 5 Tuesday!

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood (by Trevor Noah)

This is the first one that popped into my mind! It’s not that I thought it wouldn’t be a good book but it was just so much better than I expected it to be! What a brilliant read, honestly! I learned so much from this. I highly recommend this to everybody!

This is an autobiography by Trevor Noah! (Goodreads)

The Sun Is Also a Star (by Nicola Yoon)

I really wish I could have added this book to this list because I liked it.. well… I didn’t. Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t dislike it per se. Maybe my expectations were just too high. I had expected more, based on the reviews and the storyline. There was so much potential. Maybe it just wasn’t for me. (full review)

This is a YA contemporary. It follows two teenagers living two seemingly very different lives and their paths cross, a romance ensues?

We Are Lost and Found (by Helene Dunbar)

This was my first arc! What drew me in was the cover, but this book is so much more! Yet another book that taught me a lot! If you’re looking for something to read, definitely keep this in mind! (full review)

This story follows three friends in 1980s New York as they deal with the everyday problems teenagers face and the looming threat of AIDS, a disease that everyone is talking about, but no one understands.

Dark Matter (by Blake Crouch)

I have to say I did expect to like this book. However, the plot was just so surprisingly brilliant! I’m sure most of you have read this book already but if you by chance haven’t, please do! (full review)

I don’t want to give anything away for this one. 😉 I think it’s best read with no prior knowledge!

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (by Maria Semple)

This book was just not.. for me? I found most of it too slow paced and the ending, which was the most interesting part in my opinion, was really ridiculous, to be honest. A movie is coming out so I’m definitely looking forward to that, though, because the story is much better suited for the big screen. (full review)

For this one, I think Goodreads explains it best.


This is it for today’s post, I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read any of these? Or are you planning to? If you have, do you agree with me or not? What were your top surprising reads of 2019? Let me know!

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