What I Read in 2019


Here’s what I read (and listened to) in 2019:

I read 26 books. The longest was The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (I listened to it) at 848 pages which I gave 3 -3.5 stars; while the shortest was Binti (#1) by Nnedi Okorafor at 90 pages and I gave it 5 stars.

I have eight books 5-stars; 10 books I gave 4-stars; six books got 3-stars; one book 2-stars; and one book 1-star. However these last two books I DNF’d so my rating is for what I did read, consider it a “if I have to rate this…” kind of thing.


*** This includes audiobooks. It still feels strange to count them as having been read because listening is so much less work than reading. If you’re interested in chatting about this topic please go to my post on Audiobook Thoughts Audibly.


A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult   4/5 stars

The Deepest Blue – Sarah Beth Durst —> My Review! 3/5 stars

Blood War: Healer’s of Meligna #5 – K.J. Colt   3/5 stars

Life Inside My Mind – Jessica Burkhart (editor)   5/5 stars

Phantom Pains (The Arcadia Series #2) – Mishell Baker    — > My Review! 5/5 stars

Semiosis – Sue Burke     5/5 stars


The Five Times I Met Myself – James R. Rubart My Review! 4/5 Stars

Binti – Nnedi Okorafor —> My Review! 5/5 stars

The Tropic of Serpents: The Memoirs of Lady Trent #2 – Marie Brennan —>   My Review! 4/5 stars

Imposter Syndrome (The Arcadia Series #3) – Mishell Baker  —> My Review! 4.5/5 stars


Gutshot – Amelia Gray       DNFed —> My DNF & Review! 1/5 stars


The Honours – Tim Clare —> My Review! 4/5 stars

Everfair – Nisi Shawl     DNFed —> My DNF & Review! 2/5 stars


Shadow of Night (The All Souls Trilogy, #2) – Deborah Harkness —> My Review! 4/5 stars

The Book of Life (The All Souls Trilogy, #3) – Deborah Harkness 5/5 stars


Wicked Saints (Something Dark & Holy, #1) – Emily Duncan (Audible Audiobook), Narrated by Natasha Soudek & Tristan Morris – 4/5 stars


Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson (Audible Audiobook) Narrated by Emily Ellet – 4/5


The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) – Maggie Stiefvater (Audible Audiobook), Narrated by Will Patton – 5/5 stars

The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon (Audible Audiobook), Narrated by Liyah Summers – 3/5 stars

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) – Maggie Stiefvater (Audible Audiobook), Narrated by Will Patton – 4/5 stars

September (Nothing according to stats)


Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) – Maggie Stiefvater (Audible Audiobook), Narrated by Will Patton – 4/5 stars

Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic – Nick Carr (Audible Original Audiobook), Narrated by William Jackson Harper – 3/5 stars

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) – Maggie Stiefvater (Audible Audiobook), Narrated by Will Patton – 5/5 stars


Cold Waters (Normal, Alabama Book 1) – Debbie Herbert (Audible Audiobook), Narrated by Megan Tusing, Eric G. Dove, Sophie Amoss, Shannon McManus – 3/5 stars


Buried Deep – Margot Hunt (Audible Original Audiobook), Narrated by Therese Plummer – 3/5 stars

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1) – Maggie Stiefvater (Audible audiobook), Narrated by Will Patton – 4/5 stars



As I type it’s December 28th (WOWOWOWOWOWOW). I am going to say that I WILL read/listen to a couple more books before the start of 2020. I’ve already got some new reading goals for 2020, including better reading habits & a goal to read/listen to more books this year.

*** I decided to leave that little touch of 2019. It’s strange to be in the future looking back on the past me. It’s January 29, 2021 today, the day I’m updating much of my site. Which, as you know, means that all of 2020 has passed, and well all know what a ride that was. So sometimes holding onto these little moments is like opening a time-capsule. Other times I’m fine to delete delete. 😉

Click the links in the list above for my reviews or CLICK HERE!

And hey if you’ve read any of these books and/or want to talk about them or the authors, go for it! I love talking about books.

Future me will now direct you to What I Read in 2020. While you’re at it, have a look at What I Will Read (& then some) in 2021. I make it through a lot more audio books as you can imagine but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about my bookshelves. I hope you enjoy this journey with me.