Feature & Giveaway: BookCrushin’s Favorite YA Reads of 2019

Crushed on by Kelly BookCrushin, on December 23, 2019, in Feature, Giveaways / 28 Comments

Feature & Giveaway: BookCrushin’s Favorite YA Reads of 2019

Team BookCrushin grew by one in 2019 so I am delighted to present to each of our favorite YA reads of 2019! Today’s post is all about the young adult books releases in 2019, that we each thought were each of our favorite reads of the year.

Be sure to enter the giveaway for one book of your choice from any of our end of year favorite lists (hint: there will be 4 posts and 4 chances to win!) Just enter the rafflecopter AND leave a comment about our lists or which book you want to read/win! Come back for each post for additional chances!


Picking my favorite books of the year is hard, even harder when I know I didn’t read that many books (122 at the time of writing this)…but here are my top 19 in no particular order!

  1. The Grace Year – Kim Liggett
  2. Like A Love Story – Abdi Nazemian
  3. The Grief Keeper – Alexandra Villasante
  4. Juliet Takes a Breath – Gabby Rivera
  5. Call Down the Hawk – Maggie Stiefvater
  6. The Wicked King & The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black
  7. Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim
  8. I Wish You All the Best – Mason Deaver
  9. Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson
  10. Color Me In – Natasha Diaz
  11. We Set the Dark on Fire – Tehlor Kay Mejia
  12. Death Prefers Blondes – Caleb Roehrig
  13. King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo
  14. Bloodwitch – Susan Dennard
  15. The Music of What Happens – Bill Konigsberg
  16. Brave Face – Shaun David Hutchinson
  17. Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell
  18. On the Come Up – Angie Thomas
  19. The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston


2019 was an interesting reading year. I felt slumpy all year when it came to books. Maybe I read too many? But I can vouch for the 19 here – they are LEGIT.

  1. Rules for Vanishing – Kate Alice Marshall
  2. The Grace Year – Kim Liggett
  3. When She Reigns – Jodi Meadows
  4. Patron Saints of Nothing – Randy Ribay
  5. Let’s Call It a Doomsday – Katie Henry
  6. This Time will Be Different – Misa Sugiura
  7. The Best Lies – Sarah Lyu
  8. Her Royal Highness – Rachel Hawkins
  9. The Past and Other Things that Should Stay Buried – Shaun David Hutchinson
  10. Rebel – Marie Lu
  11. Like a Love Story – Abdi Nazemian
  12. Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson
  13. Our Year in Love and Parties – Karen Hattrup
  14. Remember Me – Chelsea Bulbuski
  15. Eclipse the Skies – Maura Milan
  16. Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee – Jeff Zentner
  17. Ziggy, Stardust, and Me – James Brandon
  18. Come Find Me – Megan Miranda
  19. Heartwood Box – Ann Aguirre


This year was a great YA reading year for me. Oddly I ended up reading more YA than Adult reads. I got to finish some of my favorite series and start some equally impressive new ones. It was so hard to decide but here are my top 19 reads for 2019.

  1. Serpent & Dove – Shelby Mahurin
  2. The Beautiful – Renee Ahdieh
  3. Capturing the Devil – Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerri Maniscalco
  4. Eclipse the Stars -Ignite the Stars – Maura Milan
  5. The Storm Crow – Kalyn Josephson
  6. Finale – Caraval – Stephanie Garber
  7. Storm and Fury – Jennifer Armentrout
  8. Winter – Evermore Academy – Audrey Grey – Indie
  9. Oath Taker – Kingdom of Ruin – Audrey Grey – Indie
  10. Rage – Stormheart – Cora Cormack
  11. Sky Without Stars – Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
  12. A Thousand Fires – Shannon Price
  13. Crown of Feathers – Nicki PauPreto
  14. Lady Rogue – Jenn Bennett
  15. Vortex Visions & Chosen Champion – Vortex Chronicles – Elise Kova – Indie
  16. I Love You So Mochi- Sarah Kunh
  17. The Boy Next Story – Bookish Boyfriends – Tiffany Schmidt
  18. There Will Come a Darkness – Katy Rose Pool
  19. Tunnel of Bones – Cassidy Blake – Victoria Schwab – MG


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28 responses to “Feature & Giveaway: BookCrushin’s Favorite YA Reads of 2019

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    Sorcery of Thorns is high on my wishlist for Christmas and I will gift it to myself if Santa doesn’t bring it a couple of days. Thank you so much for the extensice recommendations of favorite books–I share a few of them and loved 2019 books. 2020 looks to be an exciting book year too. Merry Christmas!

  2. carlrscott

    Those are great looking lists, I really couldn’t pick just one book right now. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays to everyone!!

  3. Tammy V

    Call Down the Hawk – Maggie Stiefvater. She is one of my auto-buy authors but I haven’t gotten this one yet.

  4. John Smith

    I haven’t read any of these, but “Sky Without Stars” sounds like a pretty interesting Victor Hugo retelling!

  5. Gina

    Those are some great picks! I’ve read a few of these but I’d LOVE to read “I wish you all the best” too!

  6. Scarllet

    Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall sounds like such a good book, it’s definitely right up my alley ?

  7. _Sandra_

    I have yet to read The Folk of the Air trilogy by Holly Black, Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson and Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett so I would definitely pick one of them.
    Thank you for the chance!!

  8. wait_huh

    I can’t wait to read Call Down The Hawk, but I’m trying to manage my expectations before then, like I did with The Raven King 🙂
    – Reese

  9. Nadeen Y

    Folk of the Air Series and Serpent and Dove were AMAZING!! Love both authors and excited to see what else they can come up with. Would love to read Call down the Hawk. I’ve heard so much about it but never got the chance to read it.

  10. Daphne

    You guys have some great ones on your lists! I still need to read The Princess and the Fangirl.

  11. bunnyclem

    These are fantastic lists! I’m most excited to read Storm and Fury by Jennifer Armentrout! ❤

  12. theresajs

    I love seeing so many that I loved on your lists!!!! I would love to win The Grace Year as I want my own copy of that fantastic book.

  13. I loved so many of those books! Rebel was my favorite, followed by Sky Without Stars and THe Wicked King/The Queen of Nothing! Which one would I want to win? Tough choice. Maybe The Patron Saints of Nothing? I read the first part of it on Bookish First and it was good.

  14. Natasha L

    I read a decent number of books you shared here! But one I didn’t get to was The Beautiful!