I couldn’t decide on just one thing that’s considered a bookish discovery so I broke it down into a few sections! I didn’t have the best reading year in 2019 so it was a bit hard for me to find enough for this post but hey here they are.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.
Books and Series
10.) The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
I can’t believe it took me so long to discover the amazing-ness that is this series! They’re all sci-fi novellas (with the exception of the upcoming novel) revolving around the POV of a security robot who has hacked its governor module so it’s in control. I absolutely love Murderbot as a character, it’s hilarious and sarcastic and I live for it.
9.) The Witcher Comics by Paul Tobin
I picked up the giant omnibus that contains 3 of the comics and fell in love. I adore the Witcher games and reading more about the lore was tons of fun and the art and stories were great too. Hopefully there will be more to read in the future!
8.) Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I decided to throw this one in here because it’s a debut and was my favorite debut in 2019. It’s a fun, diverse book with an adorable romance and overall was just a blast to read.
New To Me Authors
7.) Colleen Hoover
I’ve had Hoover on my radar for a while now because she’s a very well loved author but romances aren’t usually for me. I decided to give “It Ends With Us” a try and absolutely adored it, Hoover knows how to write that is for sure! I also read “Verity” which is her dark thriller and loved it as well, needless to say I’ll be reading more of her books!
6.) Darcy Coates
Recommended to me by Destiny @ Howling Libraries for her ghost stories, I am so grateful she did too because Darcy Coates is amazing! Her writing is fantastic and reading “The Haunting of Ashburn House” I think she’ll be a new favorite in the horror genre. I was so creeped out while reading that book and loved every second of it.
5.) Blake Crouch
I read “Dark Matter” last year and couldn’t believe what a unique and addictive story it was. I’m definitely looking forward to reading “Recursion” and future books!
4.) C.J. Tudor
I read “The Chalk Man” and basically half of my ARC of “The Other People” in 2019 and I have to say I’ll be looking forward to more! Tudor’s stories are twisty, engaging, and dark and I love them!
Other Bookish Discoveries (Formats, Apps, etc.)
3.) Prime Reading
Because for some reason I did not realize this existed earlier? I love it because I can borrow a few books that are available with Prime Reading without having to buy them and my library doesn’t have a lot of them available. It’s perfect!
I have read quite a few graphic novels but comics weren’t really a thing I was into until I got a Marvel Unlimited subscription earlier last year. It was very easy to just devour comic after comic when I had so many at hand! I discovered that I actually really enjoy them when I have the time, I look forward to delving deeper into the Marvel universe!
1.) That I Like Reading on My Kindle More
Not that I ever disliked reading on my Kindle but in 2019 I discovered more and more that I’m starting to prefer it a bit more than physical copies. It’s just way more convenient to carry around on the go on top of the fact that eBooks don’t take up room!
What were some of your bookish discoveries in 2020?
Do we have any in common?
Let me know in the comments!