More best of 2019 Lists
We are continuing on this week with more best of lists. This time from our reviewer Chaos Moondrawn! Let’s check out her Best of 2019!
Chaos Moondrawn Best Of 2019
The Best Of The Best
This year I read approximately 200 stories/books, although I didn’t review them all. If you have been reading my reviews, both here and on my own blog, you’ll know I like quirky–books that do things a little differently than the status quo. They still have to make sense, connect with me emotionally, and tell a good story. I gave 5 Stars, without rounding up, to these books that were published this year:
Digging Deep, Digging Deep 1, by Jay Hogan
This book gave a realistic depiction of being in a relationship with a chronically ill person with humor, honesty, and dignity whilst still managing to be a romance. The author didn’t cover over the gross or inconvenient things about illness the way most books do.
The Ghosts Between Us, The West Hills 1, by Brigham Vaughn
People handle grief differently and sometimes they fall in love at completely the wrong time with someone others might deem inappropriate. Oh well, that’s their problem.
The Story Of Us by Logan Meredith
Literally, no one agreed with me about this book featuring an older prudish, judgmental man falling in love with a young student and porn star. With breaking the fourth wall and only one point of view, some people didn’t dig it.
The Witchstone Amulet cover by Tiferet Designs, Healing Glass cover by Jackie Keswick,
The King’s Dragon cover by Natasha Snow, Taji from Beyond the Rings by R. Cooper cover by Lyn Forester, Anhaga by Lisa Henry cover by Tiferet Designs, Hell and Gone by Tal Bauer cover by Danonza, Clean Break by Erin McLellan cover by Natasha Snow, Ramen Assassin by Rhys Ford cover by Reece Notley, Earth Fathers Are Weird by Lyn Gala cover by Lyn Gala.
The Best Of The Rest
Arctic Sun, Frozen Hearts 1, by Annabeth Albert
Best Behavior by Matthew J. Metzger
Heated Rivalry, Game Changers 2, by Rachel Reid
Ramen Assassin by Rhys Ford
The Other Book, Those Other Books 1, by Roe Horvat
We Still Live by Sara Dobie Bauer
Best Fantasy/Paranormal/Science Fiction
Anhaga by Lisa Henry
Dead Man Stalking by T.A. Moore
Empire of Light, Voyance 1, by Alex Harrow
Healing Glass, Gifted Guilds 1, by Jackie Keswick
Space Train by David Bridger
The Shoreless Sea, Liminal Sky 3, by J. Scott Coatsworth
A Faerie Story by Barbara Elsborg
Best Dark Themed/Taboo
Sick And Tragic Bastard by Rowan Massey
Please read the tags and get ready for a big, fat, ugly-crying meltdown if you have a soul. Then, read or watch the fluffiest, sweetest stories you can find for a week after.
Release, Davlova 1 and Return, Davlova 2, by Marie Sexton
This dark romance duology (pay attention to the tags) was originally released under the name A.M. Sexton. I don’t think there are any substantial changes. Expect rich, bleak, dystopian world-building.
The King’s Dragon, Fire And Valor 1, by W.M. Fawkes and Sam Burns
The Stone Amulet by Mason Thomas
I read so much fantasy this year. These two books stayed with me even though I rated them lower than the others. Why? Maybe I didn’t have enough coffee.
Dec 31, 2019
This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Sunday, January 12:
- More Best of 2019 and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Monday, January 13:
- Blog Tour Rules to Obey by Susan Hawke
- BLITZ Breaking the Surface by Rebecca Langham
- Review Tour – Con Riley – Saving Sean
- A Stella Review : Saving Sean (Seattle Stories #2) by Con Riley
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Tough Guy (Game Changers #3) by Rachel Reid
Tuesday, January 14:
- Release Blitz His Fake Prison Daddy by Thursday Euclid and Clancy Nacht
- BLITZ Unraveling by Rick R. Reed
- An Alisa Review: Rules to Obey (Davey’s Rules #5) by Susan Hawke
- A Free Dreamer Review: Wren and Oak (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #9) by Sam Burns
Wednesday, January 15:
- Cover Reveal – Hold Me Up by Colette Davison
- Book Blast – Damaged Hearts by Jan St. Marcus
- Vlog Tour for Unexpected by KM Neuhold
- A Chaos Moondrawn Review: Rebound (Overtime #1) by V.L. Locey
Thursday, January 16:
- TOUR Howling on Hold by EJ Russell
- Release Blitz – Dravyn’s Garden (D’Vaire, Book 15) by Jessamyn Kingley
- Release Blitz Garrett Leigh – The Edge Of The World
- An Ashlez Review: Star and Fire by R Parr
Friday, January 17:
- Cover Reveal – A Summer of Smoke and Sin by TJ Nichols
- BLOG TOUR International Banker, Beach Boy by Mia Terry
- A MelanieM Review: Head in the Game by Jeff Adams
- A MelanieM Review: Consorts of the Red King by Eden Winters
Saturday, January 18:
- A MelanieM Review: The Hunt for Red Fluffy (Brimstone #6) by Angel Martinez
They all look so good, the covers for sure catch the eye. I loved Earth Fathers Are Weird by Lyn Gala. It was my favorite read of 2019.