Our Favourite Books of the Year (So Far…)

Hello Savvy Readers! We’re comin’ in hot with our favourite reads of the year thus far. This may be a long one, so let’s get right to it.


99 Percent Mine by Sally ThorneCrucible by James RollinsThe Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe; Freefall by Jessica Barry; No Exit by Taylor Adams; Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt HaigThe Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff 

From YA humour, to thrilling crimes, to historical fiction, we definitely started 2019 strong with some great, great books!


Mourning Has Broken by Erin Davis; On the Come Up by Angie Thomas; The Border by Don Winslow; The Huntress by Kate Quinn; The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

For the month of February, we had such a wide variety of genres for everyone to enjoy. Historical fiction, suspense, YA lit, memoir, and family drama… I can’t complain!


A Good Wife by Samra Zafar; Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward; Cemetery Road by Greg Iles; The Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood; The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick


Little Darlings by Melanie Golding; One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan; The Stranger In Our Home by Sophie Draper; The Better Sister by Alafair Burke; The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson; The One by John Marrs

April showered us with some great psychological thriller novels. MY FAVE!


Humans by Tom Phillips; Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini; The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins; The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda; The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz; The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames; The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns

May had a bit of everything. Thrillers, historical fiction, historical thrillers… Oh, and one of my personal favourites: an actual history book made an appearance!


Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle; The Chai Factor by Farah Heron; The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham; Summer Hours by Amy Mason Doan

June started our summer off right, providing us with THE perfect beach reads of the season!


Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane; Growing Things by Paul Tremblay; How To Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway; Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott; The New Girl by Daniel Silva

This year had a lot of great thriller novels, and July did not disappoint! This month kept the summer reading trend alive and strong for us, Savvy Readers!

There you have it, Savvy Readers – 40 of our absolute most favourite reads of the season, from all the writers here at the Savvy Reader! Did we miss anything that you absolutely loved? Do you agree or disagree with our list? Have your say in the comments or reach out to us on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Get ready for the second half of the (literary) year, because we have some INCREDIBLE books coming our way!

Happy reading,


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