#Blogmas2019 : Day 2 : Best Soul Destroyer of 2019 #BestBookOf2019

Hi friends!

This is the second day of the Blogmas2019 challenge, time to choose winners and give my own awards!

Don’t forget if you want to participate in one category or another (or all) just use the #Blogmas2019 and I’ll try to spot your posts and show some love! The book does not have to be published in 2019 but read in 2019.


Today is all about a book who destroyed my soul! It was a difficult category as many books made an impression on me but there is one that comes above all others today: Birthday by Meredith Russo.

This book had such an impact on me that you’ll see it featured in other categories.

Birthday is a phenomenal book that should be read by everyone as it tackles the difficult topic of sexual identity and transgendre.

As I will talk about it in other posts, today I will only use what Jeff Zentner said about that book:

“Birthday is a luminous and profoundly moving coming-of-age story of love, family, friendship, destiny, and the struggle to live as one’s truest self. It will break your heart, piece it back together even stronger, and do it again and again until the last page.”
— Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King


What’s the book read in 2019 that destroyed your soul and left you with a huge book hangover?


Thanks fro reading!




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18 Replies to “#Blogmas2019 : Day 2 : Best Soul Destroyer of 2019 #BestBookOf2019”

  1. Any Mila Gray book and of course Full Tilt by Emma Scott….I mean…oh my gosh I can’t ever re-read that book, it hurt too much. Even though it ended up beautifully, but still, my heart .

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh yes, Full Tilt!!!!! No tissues left Jen!

  2. I think I have it on my TBR list but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m glad you loved it! I hope I’ll get to it soon!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I hope you’ll love it Raven!!!

  3. I will have to try this book. I love books that stay with you for awhile after you’ve finished reading them. I’ve still been thinking of Someday Someday by Emma Scott

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes Ezichi I think Someday Someady would be perfect too!

  4. How have I still not read this one yet??!! Every time I hear about it I am intrigued by it. Maybe it is because it is soul crushing. One day!! 😉

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I don’t know… you tell me! LOL

  5. Em @ The Geeky Jock says: Reply

    I haven’t heard of this one before … but it definitely looks interesting! Adding it to the TBR!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply


  6. Good to see a story featuring more recognition in the LGBT

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Exactly!!!! I was thrilled!

  7. I just saw Tanya post about this book today too. I have to really be in the mood to have my heart shredded. This author is on my radar, though, because I have heard so many good things.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes I saw that both Tanya and I chose it and it makes me so happy Sam! maybe we’ll convince you to read it?

  8. I haven’t heard of this one, but it sounds fantastic!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh Lindsi I promise by the end of the month you’ll either be fed up with it (as I chose it for several posts) either you’ll have caved and read it by then LOL

  9. I’m glad to see the LGBTQ community getting a voice among readers. This sounds like a great read!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Me too Jacquie! Because honestly when you read books like these you just hate the haters!

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