Last Reads of 2019
Hey everyone, welcome back to Shades of Tay - blog style!
I know this post is totally late, the holidays and end of year season we're just so crazy busy. I want to say Happy New Year to all my readers, and if 2019 wasn't your year take time to reflect and let's make 2020 one to remember.
I didn't read nearly as much as I wanted to in the last few months of the year just because it is such a busy time with all the holidays and I recently got engaged YAY! We are over the moon and have been having the most fun with all the planning and celebrations! 💍
I want to share with you the few books I did manage to sneak in before the end of the year, hope you enjoy and check them out.
1. The Couple Next Door - Shari Lapena
I read an article on Pinterest about some must read mysteries of 2019 and this one was so highly recommended, once I looked it up on Good Reads I was sold, so I gave it a go and omg am I ever glad I did. It was one of the most mind boggling reads I've experienced since my adventure in the mystery genre, I was intrigued the whole way through and thinking what the heck is going to happen next the entire time?! If mystery is your thing definitely give this one a whirl, you will not regret it.
2. Be The Girl - K.A. Tucker
If you've been reading my past blog posts on the books I've read throughout the year you know I am madly obsessed with K.A. Tucker. I actually tweeted a couple weeks ago about how glad I am I found her books and she replied (no big deal). Be the girl is kind of a mix between young adult and romance - it is not a light lovey romance in the slightest it is a little bit more serious. But so well written and Kathleen does an incredible job with each one of her books making them different but just as intriguing as the last.
3. Just Jessie: My Guide to Love, Life, Family and Food - Jessie James Decker
I freaking love Jessie James Decker, she is definitely an inspiring woman to follow on along on social media. I love her approach as a business woman, she is so hands on with her brand yet makes sure she puts her kids and husband first. Her book is basically a guide to her way of life, falling in love, business and a few of her favourite recipes (which I'm dying to try). If you are a JJD fan or just need a little guidance in your life this an awesome, light read.
4. Say You Still Love Me - K.A. Tucker
Last but not least... finishing the year off with another book by K.A. Tucker, I seriously can't get enough of her books. But you all know that already, I've read 6/16 out of her romance/thriller books, she also has a paranormal/fantasy series but I don't really venture into that genre. Say You Still Love Me is part of the contemporary romance section which is my personal favourite. This book is mixed with some steamy moments, female empowerment and some nostalgia with the camp setting. I can't wait to continue reading more of K.A. Tucker books in 2020. Kathleen has a new release coming in March and I'm dying to get my hands on it!
Thanks for following my reading journey in 2019, I read 32 books out of a goal of 52. That many books was just way too ambitious with the amount of things I have going on with work, my business, friends & family, relationship, etc. Going into 2020 I have set a new goal of 40 books, I can't wait to discover new amazing books! Leave me a comment down below for your favourite book recommendations and I'll be sure to check them out!
Happy 2020! 🎉