My Top Ten Books for 2019

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Hello all! Today, I’m here to tell you all about the ten books that I want to read in 2019. None of them are being published in 2019. They’re all books that I own and have had on my radar to read for a while.

We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals

A month ago, I finally read a book about Queen Victoria that I liked. And, so, I’ve decided that I really want to read this book about her since I found the dynamics between her and her husband absolutely fascinating. I’ve owned it for a few years, so it really needs to get read.

Elizabeth I

Last year, I put Alison Weir’s book on Elizabeth I on my Top Ten list, but I never got to it and my opinion of Weir has deteriorated greatly. Therefore, I’m going to read Somerset’s book on her!

Holy Bible: Seek Find: The Bible for All People (Contemporary English Version)

Yes. The Bible. I read the Quran during Ramadan this year and enjoyed it, so I think that this year I’m going to, finally, read the Bible. I’ve meant to for a long time. I have a copy that I really enjoyed flipping through. So, here goes.

The Hindus: An Alternative History

I’ve always felt a very strong pull towards Hinduism, which was why I snatched this book up from a used bookstore when I saw it. I’ve taken a class where we covered Indian history, but it was so dry and boring that I just need to read this book.

Anna Karenina

The wonderful Melanie is doing a #CatchUpOnClassics in 2019 and one of the books is this! While I might not be able to read it during that month — it’ll be the end of my third semester of grad school and the requirements in your second year are insane — I definitely intend to read it in 2019.

The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4)

This book has been on my radar for a very long time. I love Arthurian legends and I finally found a copy that I can call my own, so it’s definitely a must read for me.

Royal Blood: Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes

As you all know, I love history. I specifically love Tudor history, but I really want to know more about the Yorkish rules. I’ve read Weir’s book on this same topic, but I really want to read another person’s thoughts and conclusions.

Sisters to the King: The Tumultuous Lives of Henry VIII's Sisters - Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France

Surprisingly, I don’t know too much about Margaret and Mary. I’ve read about them, sure, but I don’t recall much. So, I think it’s time to read the book that’s been on my shelf for a while.

Bastard Prince: Henry VIII's Lost Son

Same principle, really. I want to know more about Henry Fitzroy. I know of him, but a book completely about him? Never read anything like it. And this book has been staring at me for a while.

Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors (The History of England, #1)

I’ve read his second book in this series, which is about the Tudors, but I want to read the whole series eventually. I own all the books that have been published, too, so I might as well start with this one.

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What are some of your top books to read in 2019?

9 thoughts on “My Top Ten Books for 2019

  1. i’m tentatively hoping to read Anna Karenina in 2019 but i am…not that optimistic. hope you get to all of these & they’re all worth the expectation!

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