Read in 2019

Since I stopped updating this blog for a little over 11 months, as well as deleting my old GoodReads account (I’ve made another, and I’m slowly reposting all of my reviews, and that’s over 400 reviews, so it’s taking a while), I haven’t been able to share most of the books I’d read over the course of last year. Some were rereads, but many were new books, and some of those I wrote reviews for even if I just posted them on Goodreads or scattered across other sites. I’ll post them here over the next few days, so I can get all my ducks in a row.

Or all my books on a shelf!

Anyway, here’s a grand list of all the book I read last year! (Along with links to any reviews I’ve written, regardless of when I wrote them.) Books I’ll be posting reviews for in the coming days/weeks are marked with an asterisk.

Read in 2019

How Long ’til Black Future Month, by N K Jemisin
Bumped, by Megan McCafferty
Thumped, by Megan McCafferty
Seraphina’s Lament, by Sarah Chorn
Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire*
Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire*
In an Absent Dream, by Seanan McGuire*
Rosemary and Rue, by Seanan McGuire*
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, by Seanan McGuire*
Five Feet Apart, by Rachael Lippincott
The Shadow Queen, by Anne Bishop*
Shalador’s Lady, by Anne Bishop*
The Invisible Ring, by Anne Bishop*
Lake Silence, by Anne Bishop*
Wild Country, by Anne Bishop*
Winter of Fire, by Sherryl Jordan
Little House in Brookfield, by Maria D Wilkes
Little Town at the Crossroads, by Maria D Wilkes
Looking for Class, by Bruce Feiler
The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo*
The Night Tiger, by Yangsze Choo*
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor
Days of Blood and Starlight, by Laini Taylor
Dreams of Gods and Monsters, by Laini Taylor
Prairie Fires, by Caroline Fraser
A Parliament of Bodies, by Marshall Ryan Maresca
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali, by Sabina Khan
Among Others, by Jo Walton
Range of Ghosts, by Elizabeth Bear*
Shattered Pillars, by Elizabeth Bear*
Company Town, by Madeline Ashby
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J K Rowling
The Silver Eyes, by Scott Cawthon & Kira Breed-Wrisley*
Kings of the Wyld, by Nicholas Eames*
Miserere: an Autumn Tale, by T Frohock
Where Oblivion Lives, by T Frohock*
Love Beyond Body, Space and Time, by various authors*
Beyond Binary, by various authors*
Silver in the Wood, by Emily Tesh*
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, by Mackenzi Lee*
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, by Mackenzi Lee*
Magic for Liars, by Sarah Gailey*
Arrows of the Queen, by Mercedes Lackey
Arrow’s Flight, by Mercedes Lackey
Arrow’s Fall, by Mercedes Lackey
Caroline, by Sarah Miller
Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh
The Walled City, by Ryan Graudin*
The Monster of Elendhaven, by Jennifer Giesbrecht*
The Rage of Dragons, by Evan Winter*
Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi*
The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch
The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch
Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale
SLAY
, by Brittney Morris*
Rilakkuma, by Kondo Aki
Yes, I’m Hot in This, by Huda Fahmy
That Can be Arranged, by Huda Fahmy
Vicious, by V E Schwab*
Bunnicula, by James & Deborah Howe
The Celery Stalks at Midnight, by James Howe

64 books, plenty of material that I hadn’t read before, and I’m quite proud of myself for reading so many books, given the other stuff I had going on. Moving to a new city, coming to grips with health issues, and really putting my focus into making videos (which involves getting footage, writing scripts, recording voiceover narration, and putting it all together), I feel like I’m lucky to have managed even a book a week! Reading more than that, even if some of them were graphic novels or midgrade/kid’s stuff, is okay in my books!

For 2020, I’m aiming for 50 books, since I think I can balance that with my other commitments. But I’m also not going to beat myself up too badly if I don’t make that goal. Anything is better than nothing, and I have to remember that.

Here’s to some good books in 2020! *raises a glass*

By Adrian Posted in 2019

2 comments on “Read in 2019

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