Reading is one of my favourite things to do in my free time. It makes you feel relaxed and often pulls you into the adventure in your book. So, this is my top 5 books that I have read in 2019.

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5. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Invited to an extravagantly lavish party in a Long Island mansion, Nick Carraway, a young bachelor who has just settled in the neighbouring cottage, is intrigued by the mysterious host, Jay Gatsby, a flamboyant but reserved self-made man with murky business interests and a shadowy past. As the two men strike up an unlikely friendship, details of Gatsby's impossible love for a married woman emerge, until events spiral into tragedy.


I read this book fast, but that is because of my brother. He hates reading and has also difficulties with it, but he had to read a book for Eglish class and that's why I had to read the book. Even though I had to read it in like 2 days, I still found it a wonderful book. It isn't hard to read nor to understand, but you should take your time for this book.

I will probably read The Great Gatsby again but take my time the next time.

4. Paper Princess | Royals, Erin Watt

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From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

"These Royals will ruin you "

Ella Harper is a survivor a pragmatic optimist. She's spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she'll climb out of the gutter. After her mother s death, Ella is truly alone.
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn't want her. He says she doesn't belong with the Royals.

He might be right.


This book killed me. I read it during my exam week and let me tell you, that wasn't a good idea. This book made me so emotionally frustrated, that I preferred to read than to study for my exams (not that that isn't common for me). These Royals play with your mind, but you keep on coming back for more.

And that cliffhanger at the end... At least there are more books ...

3. The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert

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Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels.

But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate - the Hazel Wood - Alice learns how bad her luck can really get.

Her mother is stolen, by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world from her grandmother's stories.

Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: STAY AWAY FROM THE HAZEL WOOD.

To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began . . .


That bloody end... This book made it really hard to let me sleep. I had to some nights that I just couldn't put the book away and kept on reading. Since I hate to stop in the middle of the chapter, I often read way longer than that I was planning to do, but not that I mind.

This is a book that you should read, let you carry away into the Hazel Wood, but keep in mind; stay away from the Hazel Wood

2. Love, Simon , Becky Albertalli

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Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.
Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for.

But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated.

Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal . . .
It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal.


In my opinion, I found the book better than the film. It wasn't as rushed as the film and you got to know some characters a bit better.

I can't really tell anything since this is such a beautiful book...

1. Turtles All The Way Down, John Green

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It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward.

Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.


I had a love-hate relationship with this book. At one moment I wanted to continue and reach the end of the book, but at other times I wanted to scream and throw my book across the room (not that I dared to do that anyway).

In my opinion, Turtles All The Way Down was a better book than the Fault In Our Stars. Fight me.

Well, these are my favourite books that I read this year...

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