The Top Five Books of 2019

The Institute by Stephen King

Yet another addition to the ever-growing list of Stephen King novels, The Institute does not disappoint. In The Institute, twelve-year-old Luke Ellis is stolen from his home and transported to The Institute, a place where kids with special talents are taken. 


Slayer by Kiersten White

Set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kiersten White creates a novel that anyone can read, whether they have seen the show or not. Introducing a new slayer just coming to terms with her powers and responsibilities, this novel is a must-read. 


Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

The much-requested sequel to Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On, Wayward Son introduces new sides to each character, letting the readers fall in love with the immaculate development yet again. Filled with laughter, magic, and love, Wayward Son was everything we could have hoped for. 


Supernova by Marissa Meyer

The thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s Renegades trilogy, Supernova challenges everything the reader thought they knew, spinning the story in an entirely different light. Full of twists and surprises at every corner, this book never has a dull moment. 


The Toll by Neal Shusterman

In the finale to the Arc of a Scythe trilogy, Neal Shusterman finishes off Citra and Rowan’s adventure. In a world where humans have conquered death, Scythes and the Thunderhead make up the world’s government. Introducing new characters and continuing to develop old ones, this was a stellar series. 


By Grace Runo 

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