Top Ten Tuesday: Books of the Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten.

There’s only like 2 weeks left in the year so I feel okay in doing a Ruthsic’s Choice Awards! Now, I’ll make it clear that this list only includes 2019 releases that *I* read this year (which is like a pool of almost 200 books), okay?!

Best Contemporary Fiction

The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 2 The Infinite Noise The Deceivers (Vale Hall, #1) Hello Girls Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 7 Belly Up Deadly Little Scandals (Debutantes, #2) Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Seven Days: Monday–Sunday The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2)

Best Historical Fiction

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) The Grace Year Like a Love Story Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9 A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #2) A Dress for the Wicked The Lady Rogue Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch #2)

Best High Fantasy

The Shadowglass (The Bone Witch, #3) The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2) Song of the Crimson Flower Soul of the Sword (Shadow of the Fox #2) The ​Missing of Clairdelune (The Mirror Visitor Quartet, #2) The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1) Kingsbane (Empirium, #2) Sorcery of Thorns The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1) Gods of Jade and Shadow

Best Urban/Low Fantasy

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1) Middlegame In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2) Never-Contented Things These Witches Don't Burn (These Witches Don't Burn, #1) Missing, Presumed Dead A Dream So Dark (A Blade So Black, #2) People of the Lake The Lady Rogue

Best Retellings

A House of Rage and Sorrow (The Celestial Trilogy, #2) Gods of Jade and Shadow The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising, #1) Hello Girls Orpheus Girl A Dream So Dark (A Blade So Black, #2) A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) The Dead Queens Club Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch #2)

Best Science Fiction

A House of Rage and Sorrow (The Celestial Trilogy, #2) This is How You Lose the Time War Crier's War (Crier's War, #1) Automatic Eve Not Your Backup (Sidekick Squad, #3) The Last 8 (The Last 8, #1) An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, #1)

Best Dystopian Fiction

Sword and Pen (The Great Library, #5) We Set the Dark on Fire Not Your Backup (Sidekick Squad, #3) Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 14 Beastars, Vol. 1

Best Romance

This is How You Lose the Time War Sick Kids In Love Song of the Crimson Flower We Set the Dark on Fire Orpheus Girl Full Disclosure Crier's War (Crier's War, #1) The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom, #1) Seven Days: Monday–Sunday Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, #2)

Best Mystery

A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2) People of the Lake These Witches Don't Burn (These Witches Don't Burn, #1) Call Me Evie Missing, Presumed Dead Deadly Little Scandals (Debutantes, #2) A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #2)

Best Horror

People of the Lake Never-Contented Things Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 14 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9

Best Diverse Fiction

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1) A House of Rage and Sorrow (The Celestial Trilogy, #2) This is How You Lose the Time War The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2) The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) Song of the Crimson Flower The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1) Sick Kids In Love A Dream So Dark (A Blade So Black, #2) Kingsbane (Empirium, #2)

Best Manga*

The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 2 Tokyo Ghoul: re, Vol. 14 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10 Seven Days: Monday–Sunday Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 20 BEASTARS, Vol. 4 Ghostly Things, Vol. 1 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 4 Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 4 Shortcake Cake, Vol. 6

*using dates for English editions

Best Standalone novels

Gods of Jade and Shadow Sick Kids In Love A Treason of Thorns Sorcery of Thorns Automatic Eve Missing, Presumed Dead People of the Lake Full Disclosure The Lady Rogue Mooncakes

Best Audiobook

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1) Sorcery of Thorns A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2) These Witches Don't Burn (These Witches Don't Burn, #1)

Best Debuts

Descendant of the Crane The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy, #1) We Set the Dark on Fire The Infinite Noise Wilder Girls Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1) Crier's War (Crier's War, #1) The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow, #1) The Girl King (The Girl King, #1) I Hope You Get This Message


Which books are your top ten?

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books of the Year

  1. I liks how you organized this! Cool too see how they all fall into categories. I can’t believe I haven’t read a single book on this list 😂 I’ve just been reading piles and piles of mystery & thriller books in 2019. I still want to get to a bunch of these like Wilder Girls, Call me Evie, Middlegame & The Grace year. Glad you enjoyed all of these! 🙂

  2. Wow, what an awesome list of books! There are so many on here that I was hoping to read this year and never got around to 🙈 But Sorcery of Thorns was one of my favourite fantasies this year so I’m so glad to see that on your list. I’m also reading Descendant of the Crane now and I’m enjoying it although the pacing has slowed considerably at the moment… Great TTT!

    My TTT post

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