Blast from the Past Series: 2019 Top 5

Happy Wednesday y’all! Last Wednesday, I took a break from posting Blast from the Past because I was a part of the blog tour for Where Dreams Descend! We’re back now, and we’re on the home stretch of this series! We just have the 2019 posts and then we’re done with Blast from the Past! I’ll have to come up with another series next, because I’ve really enjoyed doing this.

Ah 2019, what a great year. 2019 was the year that I tried to reach more of a balance with reading and life, and I think I really accomplished it! I watched more TV, I started going to more workout classes that I loved, I hung out with friends more, I started dating more (although the dating realllyyyy ramped up in 2020), I went to Harry Potter world for the second time (the first time was in 2010, so this was my first time going to Diagon Alley!), I went to the UK with Bee, my other really good friend got the best little corgi pup, and I had my wisdom teeth removed. All great things! Reading wise, it was a pretty good year too! I read a lot of different kinds of books and looking back over my list on Goodreads, finding my top 5 was pretty difficult, as usual. 

The Silvered Serpents: I got an ARC of this book from NetGalley and man, this book and Gilded Wolves are two of my favorites. I can’t believe that I read it in mid to late 2019 and everyone else has to wait until this month to read the amazingness that is this book! Rosh outdid herself with the Silvered Serpents. 

Spin the Dawn: Oh yes, I loved this one so much. I follow Liz Lim on twitter, so as soon as she announced Spin the Dawn, I knew I was going to like it, but I don’t think I realized just how much until I started reading it! 

Aurora Rising: Oooo space! Oooo Alien elves! Ooo spaceships! Oooo drama! Oooo everything I love in a book!

Illuminae: I’m always surprised when I think about how much I ended up enjoying this book, because I started this book 3 times and then stopped before I got even a quarter of the way through each time because I just couldn’t get into it, but on time number 4, when I was stuck on an airplane with no internet, I read further into the book, and man, I was hooked and I loved it and it ended up becoming one of my favorite books/series of the year! The format was so different from what I was used to and since I was reading an ebook from the library, I had to change my viewing settings a few times to really be able to read what was on the page, but I really did enjoy it and if anyone else is having trouble with Illuminae, I would 100% suggest pushing through until at least the 30% to 40% mark of the book, and if you’re still not into it, then it’s probably time to give up. 

Roar: This was another plane read for me and I started and finished Roar in about 2 and a half hours on the way to Vegas for a work conference and it was amazing! So fun with a great magic system centered around the weather!

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