Best on the Shelf 2019

Few pleasures in life compare to a well-stocked library, and it’s always interesting to see how bookshelves evolve through the years. 2019 held quite the spread of material for me, both in content (including business tips, home decorating, popular female heresies, and a book on how to read books) and quality (some fantastic, some absolutely horrendous). Here are my ten favorites.

Winter Reads

“As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air.”

(Maggie Stiefvater)

Very few pleasures in life can beat curling up with a good book and a steaming mug of something sweet, and winter is the perfect time for just such a splurge. I was browsing my bookshelves earlier and decided I’d share my favorite titles with you in case your reading list is feeling as sparse as the maple trees outside. Here are some tried and true friends I think you’ll love getting acquainted with in an array of topics. (Note: these aren’t the best books out there, bar none—these are the ones I’ve read and loved in each category so far. My list of books to read is always growing. I’ll keep you updated on new favorites as they come up.) May your books be deep and your beverages amazing.

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She’s Got Issues

When asked what I like to do for fun, reading is always at the top of my list. My mom instilled a love for literature in me at a very young age, introducing me to reading programs, books on tape, and the brilliant concept of “reading marathons” (where you build a tent in your room and get to stay up as late as you want as long as you have a book open in front of you). I devoured the written word and haven’t stopped since.

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