Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Books of 2019!

Happy (almost) 2020!

Here is the complete list of the books I consumed in 2019. This year's total is more than the previous year, so I am happy! 77 Books in all! (55 were audiobooks.)

I will list them in the order I read them and note the audiobooks. I am able to "read" more audiobooks than actually sitting down and reading with my eyes because I am always on the move. I love listening to audiobooks to really get swept into a tale. I especially love hearing authors and poets read their own works, so I can hear their words in the same way that they hear them.

2019 continued on with my love of Brandon Sanderson novels. I also gobbled up anything I could find by Neil Gaiman, since discovering his writing last year and getting completely hooked. I would recommend any book by either of those authors. I will note with an asterisk all of my most loved, highest recommended books. Disclaimer - I like a lot of Young Adult books, and I'm a sucker for fantasy.

Here we go...
  1. The Catcher in the Rye -J.D. Salinger (This was a re-read)
  2. *Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive #2) -Brandon Sanderson (Audio)
  3. Mortal Engines -Philip Reeve (Audio)
  4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine -Gail Honeyman (Audio)
  5. Artemis Fowl -Eoin Colfer (Audio)
  6. My Year of Rest and Relaxation -Ottessa Moshfegh (Audio)
  7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (#1) -Laini Taylor (Audio)
  8. Looking For Alaska -John Green
  9. The Hazelwood -Melissa Albert (Audio)
  10. *The Graveyard Book -Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  11. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter -Sue Monk Kidd
  12. Days of Blood and Starlight (#2) -Laini Taylor
  13. *Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive #3) -Brandon Sanderson (Audio)
  14. *Circe -Madeline Miller (Audio)
  15. *Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances -Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  16. *The Rules of Magic -Alice Hoffman (Audio)
  17. Dreams of Gods and Monsters (#3) -Laini Taylor
  18. Practical Magic -Alice Hoffman (Audio)
  19. *Skyward (#1)-Brandon Sanderson (ebook/Audio)
  20. *Truthwitch (Witchland Novels #1) -Susan Dennard
  21. Archenemies (Renegades #2) -Marissa Meyer (Audio)
  22. *Children of Blood and Bone (Orisha #1) -Tomi Adeyemi (Audio)
  23. Tituba of Salem Village -Ann Petry
  24. The Underground Railroad -Colson Whitehead (Audio)
  25. *Windwitch (Witchland Novels #2) -Susan Dennard
  26. *Sightwitch (Witchland Novels #2.5) -Susan Dennard
  27. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry -Neil deGrasse Tyson (Audio)
  28. *Bloodwitch (Witchland Novels #3) -Susan Dennard
  29. *The Night Circus -Erin Morgenster (Audio)
  30. *Neverwhere -Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  31. *The Eyre Affair -Jasper Fforde (Audio) (This was a re-read)
  32. Crazy Rich Asians -Kevin Kwan (Audio)
  33. A Curse So Dark and Lonely (#1) -Brigid Kemmerer
  34. Early Riser -Jasper Fforde (Audio)
  35. Milk and Honey -Rupi Kaur (Audio)
  36. Brown: Poems -Kevin Young (Audio)
  37. *Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -J.K. Rowling (re-read with Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Podcast)
  38. *The Ocean at the End of the Lane -Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  39. China Dolls -Lisa See
  40. My Own Words -Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Audio)
  41. Coraline -Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  42. The Kingdom -Jess Rothenberg
  43. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive -Stephanie Land (Audio)
  44. *Odd and the Frost Giants -Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  45. Dream a Little Dream (#1) -Kerstin Geir
  46. *Anansi Boys -Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  47. Dream On (#2) -Kerstin Geir
  48. *White Fragility: Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism -Robin DiAngelo (Audio)
  49. *The Song of Achilles -Madeline Miller (Audio)
  50. Vinegar Girl -Anne Tyler (Audio)
  51. *We Should All Be Feminists -Chimamanda Ngoz-Adiche (Audio)
  52. *Nine Perfect Strangers -Liane Moriarty (Audio)
  53. The Nightingale -Kristin Hannah (Audio)
  54. Just Dreaming (#3) -Kerstin Gier
  55. The Hate U Give -Angie Thomas (Audio)
  56. *Calypso -David Sedaris (Audio)
  57. The Chemis -Stephanie Meyer (Audio)
  58. *American Gods -Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  59. *Good Omens -Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  60. The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin (Audio)
  61. Watership Down -Richard Adams (Audio)
  62. Ark -Veronica Roth (Audio)
  63. *Elantris -Brandon Sanderson
  64. *Arcanum Unbounded -Brandon Sanderson (Audio)
  65. Turtles All the Way Down -John Green (Audio)
  66. *Becoming -Michelle Obama (Audio)
  67. *The Scorpio Races -Maggie Stiefvater (Audio)
  68. Aurora Rising (#1) -Amy Kaufman (Audio)
  69. The Lady Rogue -Jen Bennet
  70. The Testaments -Margaret Atwood (Audio)
  71. *We Hunt the Flame (#1) -Hafsah Faizal (Audio)
  72. House of Salt and Sorrow -Erin A. Craig
  73. Big Little Lies -Liane Moriarty (Audio)
  74. The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage, and a Girl Saved by Bees -Meredith May (Audio)
  75. *Stardust -Neil Gaiman (Audio)
  76. Emergency Skin -N.K. Jemish (Audio)
  77. *Starless Sea -Erin Morgenstern (Audio)
You can find me on Goodreads if you want to follow along next year. 
Happy Reading!!!!

2 comments:

  1. You inspire me to be better, literally! Heh heh... No but really, I’m ashamed to say my list of streamed binge-watched shows is probably longer than my list of books for last year. You rock!!

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  2. WOW! What an awesome year of reading (and listening) you had! I did okay, myself, but I certainly didn't make it up to 77 (I also don't listen to audio books). I, too, read #4, 53, and 66 with you in 2019. I read #24 in 2018 (and have plans to read The Nickel Boys in 2020). And I watched #32 (that sort of counts for me because I never have time to watch movies!). Can't wait to see what you read this year!

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