Best Books From 2019??? We have entered the month of November and the year-end vibes have begun to lurk around us. They will keep playing hide and seek, till the time we enter the latter part of December. As much new year-new beginnings make its way into our lives, there are always some things that are left undone and we carry them with us with complete resolution to fulfill in the upcoming year.
The scenario is the same for people of different likings. Why would it be any different for the bibliophiles and book lovers (read: book hoarders)? Well, there is so much you have served on your plate there is always little time and so much to read.
So, Here’s an alert for you, this article of best books from 2019, by me is going to be no different. As I love books, I bring to you ‘My Wishlist’ of some of the most amazing books published in 2019 that have powerful storylines, the most engaging characters, and of-course the best reviews. Although I must admit I have yet to read all of them.
Author: Amish Tripathi
Published: 1 July 2019
Category: Mythological Fiction
This is a story of Raavan the King of Lanka who is perceived as a villain of Ramayana. But, this book will change the way you think. It is a third book in the Ramchandra series. It depicts in complete detail what led to the turning of a knowledgeable, talented and courageous king into a villain of all times.
Raavana is said to be a devotee of Lord Shiva of the highest reverence. What made him to be regarded as the bad man? This book unfolds many questions and shows you the bigger picture. It puts forth the emotions and character sketch by explaining philosophy on a different level.
Towards the end, you will be answered if he was the villain he is said to be or just a man with many contrasts who was destined to face extremities with a dark past. It challenges your beliefs and questions right and wrong, thus maintaining your interest till the last page
Author: Samantha Shannon
Published: 26 Feb 2019
Category: Fantasy Tale
An engulfing tale of three fierce women, set up in a land of dragons, a realm to protect, and a kingdom with a great divide in the east and west. This is an 800 pages book! Yes, you will need patience. But, it’s going to be a smooth ride with the land it will transport you to.
The story is immensely captivating. Queen Sabran, Ead Duryan, and Tané are the three most powerful characters who have distinct personalities and challenges they overcome. Sabran is an unwed queen who must conceive a daughter to protect her realm in the face of assassins waiting at the door for massive destruction. Ead Duryan is her secret protector who is able to practice forbidden magic. Tané is a remarkable dragon rider.
Sabran from the west, Ead from the south, and Tané from the east are all hurling in full force towards one end. This tale will surely keep you gripped in its fantasy.
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Published: 4 June 2019
Category: Fictional Love Story
The book is a retrospection by ninety-five-year-old Vivian on what happened in her life. The answer to the Whys and the Hows that most women encounter is recalled by Vivian. This is not just a love story. It’s a journey of a woman, the decisions she makes, and the life she chooses to live.
Underperforming in her freshman year drives Vivian Morris out of college and she ends up living with her aunt Peg. There she gets introduced to altogether a different world as her aunt owns a theatre.
Filled with characters like show-girls, a handsome actor, an amazing writer, an actress, and a no-nonsense stage manager, the story has many layers to it. In the course, she meets the love of her life with the choices she makes for herself.
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Published: 6 June 2019
The recipient of the Jnanpith award in 2018 has written this intriguing novel that leads a dealer in books on an unusual path of self-discovery. This book is about how an ordinary man’s life takes an extraordinary turn when he embarks on a journey from India to Los Angeles to Venice.
It often occurs that we think, we know ourselves completely. But, there is one incident that completely transforms our beliefs, that too for the good. This novel does just that. It traverses your mind spanning through space and time and opens doors to new realities.
If you are open to an exciting journey of introspection, this book is a must-read for you. It will restore your faith, and rekindle hope for a better world.
Author: Helen Hoang
Published: 7 May 2019
Category: Love Story
We all know about the love mothers shower on their children. It’s pure and selfless. They only want the best for their children. This may sometimes create a situation where kids have to come up with an escape plan.
Khai Diep’s life is on a similar track. He is the Vietnamese-American protagonist of the story. His loving mother one fine day announces that she has flown in a surprise fiance for him from Vietnam. Khai is autistic. But, that has not come in the way of his intellect, a successful job in silicon valley, or his handsome appearance.
The Bride test is the story of this young man that takes a beautiful turn when Esme Tran enters his life. The backstory of her life, her family, and why she agreed to marry a stranger, it all unfolds.
There’s love, there’s humour, and everything that encompasses a light-hearted yet captivating story. What was in the fate of Khai is what you need to find out at the end of this book.
Author: Melinda Gates
Published: 23 April 2019
Melinda Gates, the former general manager of Microsoft and the wife of Bill Gates, is an extraordinary person. She is the co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is the world’s largest private charitable organization. For years together she has been working on and strongly believes in empowering women for a better world.
In this book, Melinda talks about her 20 year-long journey on the path of empowering women and lifting them out of poverty. She talks about “turbo-charging” women for a change in society. She believes the tremendous impact a single woman can make to an entire family.
She makes her small efforts towards a movement of equality, eradicating gender bias, and shouldering of all responsibilities equally between the man and woman of the home. She portrays how equality is the lever that will lift us to a better future.
With these amazing books to read it’s going to be an exciting year-end and also the next year. An amazing book sharing app that I came across is BeeApp. It has some very practical policies for book exchange and I am in love with its features. With the aid of this app, I am sure to add many more books on my list.
To add to these, best books from 2019 , there is an emergence of some of the best book selling apps and book exchange sites. Trust me, I have also been on the hunt for the best app to buy books. I hope this helps to satiate your thirst for more books in your “To Read” list.