Our yearly reading lists have been a long standing tradition at Lime Ricki, and 2019 is no different. This year we made sure there would be a little something for everyone by breaking down our list by genre. Enjoy our 2019 reading list below! Looking for more recommended reading? Check out past reading lists here.

If you love romance…

The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory

After being jilted on her wedding day, Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over being a princess. But when she meets Nick–the brother of her former fiancé and an untrustworthy British spy–the two reluctantly join forces to find out what really happened to her fiancé and end up uncovering a secret that will change both of their lives forever.

If you love young adult fiction…

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

It’s 2002 and Shirin is a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl realizing that it isn’t easy (or even safe) living in a post 9/11 United States. She has learned to cope with this new reality by withdrawing into herself and building up walls, but all that changes when Shirin meets Ocean James–the first person who seems genuinely interested in getting to know her. But will Shirin ever be able put her guard down and let someone in?

If you love mystery thrillers…

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

It seems like your typical setup: A jealous ex-wife meddles in the relationship between her cheating former husband and his much younger new girlfriend. But things aren’t always what they seem in this page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end. If you liked Gone Girl or Girl on the Train, this is an absolute must-read!

If you love science fiction…

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

In the 1950’s, a meteor obliterates much of the East Coast, causing a cataclysmic chain of events that threaten to leave Earth uninhabitable. As an experienced pilot and brilliant mathematician, Elma York is recruited to help draw up plans to colonize Mars and the Moon, and ultimately save the human race.

If you love memoirs…

Becoming by Michelle Obama

No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, we can all agree that Michelle Obama has solidified herself as one of the most iconic and inspiring women of our time. In her memoir, Michelle reflects on her experiences growing up on the south side of Chicago, balancing motherhood and a demanding career, becoming the former First Lady of the United States, and remaining a powerful advocate for women and girls around the world.

If you love self-improvement…

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Do you ever feel like everyone has it all figured out except for you? Well Rachel Hollis is here to tell you that’s just not true. In this honest, and often times hilarious self-help book, you’ll learn how to “stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you want to be.”

If you love historical fiction…

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

In 1940 war-torn England, an eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong reluctantly enters into the world of British espionage. After being sent on a mission that is both tedious and terrifying she hopes to move on and leave her life as a spy behind. Now, ten years later, Juliet is once again confronted with her past and learns that for every action, there must be a consequence.

If you love fantasy…

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

In a world that runs on industrialized magic, a talented young thief name Sancia is hired to steal an ancient artifact. What Sancia doesn’t realize is that this artifact contains a secret power that–if put in the wrong hands–could have a detrimental impact on the entire world. This novel is the first in a brand new series that all fantasy readers will love.


Author: Shannon

Say hello to Shannon, Lime Ricki's social media & marketing manager. Most days you can find her hiking the mountains, listening to as many podcasts as she can get her hands on, or trying out the new ramen place on the corner. She's passionate about Lime Ricki's mission and loves a good secret swimming hole to explore with her husband and pup.

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