I read a total of 54 books in 2019 – a record for me, and two over my goal of 52. It was SUCH a good year for reading… In fact, I had forgotten about some of these that I read at the beginning of the year and couldn’t believe they were all from the same year. I read so many books that I LOVED, learned so much from stories, and had a blast tracking my reading on Goodreads for the first full year. (Come follow me there if you’re not already!)
Here’s a quick recap of my reading year (because what good is Goodreads if you don’t share your cute “My Year in Books” graphic?!?):
Now, on to my favorites… Completely coincidentally, I had almost one five-star read each month; and they run the gamut — memoir, historical fiction, (slightly) science fiction, literary fiction, rom-com, YA, oral history, and non-fiction. At least I’m well rounded. 😉
Here are my thirteen 5-star books from 2019:
And there you go… Many of these are now available in paperback, so if you missed them, add them to your TBR list NOW!
Though January started a little slow, I’ve read five good books so far in 2020. Stay tuned!
P.S. In case you missed it, I was a guest on one of my favorite bookish podcasts – Sarah’s Book Shelves Live – back in November. It was SO fun to chat with Sarah about 2 old books I love, 2 new books I love (both mentioned above), 1 book I didn’t like, and 1 upcoming release I’m excited about (I read it in December!). It was SO hard to choose. *No surprise to anyone that knows me, I talked too much and turned a “mini-episode” into a NOT-mini episode. No such thing as too much book talk, right? 😉