2019: A Year of Fabulous Books!

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Books Read in 2019: 145

My Top Reads of 2019

Listed in no particular order, here are my top books read in 2019. I’ve included the intended audience and genre. Happy New Year!

  • Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderband (Contemporary Fiction, Beach Read)
  • Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center (Contemporary Fiction)
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Young Adult, Historical Fiction)
  • Educated by Tara Westover (Memoir)
  • The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon (Adult Fantasy)
  • The Guardians by John Grisham (Adult Fiction, Legal Suspense)
  • Regretting You by Colleen Hoover (Contemporary Romance)
  • Truth or Beard by Penny Reid (Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy)
  • The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Young Adult, Historical Fiction)
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (Romantic Comedy)

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Books Read in 2019

Happy New Year, reading friends!

I started keeping a book log (in a notebook) back in 2006. I highly recommend doing this!! Now I do it electronically on my blog, as well. It’s a way for me to keep track of what I read (in case I forget and try to reread something) and also to remember which great books to recommend! Those with reviews are hyperlinked to the review. Enjoy!

January

  1. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
  2. The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
  3. Black Berry & Wild Rose by Sonia Velton
  4. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  5. Escape Room by Megan Goldin
  6. Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
  7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  8. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

February

  1. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
  2. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  3. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
  4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  5. The Winter Sister by Megan Collins
  6. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  7. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
  8. More Than Words by Jill Santopolo
  9. Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
  10. Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
  11. Purple Hearts by Michael Grant
  12. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
  13.  No Exit by Taylor Adams

March

  1. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  2. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
  3. When the Lights go Out by Mary Kubica
  4. Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein
  5. The Voice in my Head by Dana L. Davis
  6. The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros
  7. The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada
  8. The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
  9. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
  10. Roomies by Christina Lauren
  11. Dating You, Hating You by Christina Lauren
  12. Intercepted by Alexa Martin

April

  1. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
  2. Stealing Home by Becky Wallace
  3. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  4. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  5. Run Away by Harlan Coben
  6. Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker
  7. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
  8. Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella
  9. The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel
  10. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

May

  1. The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker
  2. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
  3. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  4. Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
  5. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  6. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertelli
  7. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  8. Home Girl by Alex Wheatle
  9. Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter
  10. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
  11. Summer of 69 by Elin Hilderbrand
  12. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  13. The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

June

  1. No Judgments by Meg Cabot
  2. The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman
  3. After by Anna Todd
  4. Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
  5. From Scratch by Tembi Locke
  6. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
  7. Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  8. The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman
  9. Speak (the graphic novel) by Laurie Halse Anderson
  10. Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl
  11. The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
  12. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
  13. Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
  14. Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

July

  1. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
  2.  I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  3.  American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
  4. The Friends We Keep by Jane Green
  5. How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
  6. Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle
  7. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dustin Bowling
  8. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  9. The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore
  10. Opiate Jane by Jessica K. Baker
  11. WaterColor Wishes by Melissa Chambers
  12. Internment by Samir Ahmed

August

  1. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
  2. Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
  3. Tyler Johnson was Here by Jay Coles
  4. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  5. Choose Me by RC Boldt
  6. Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
  7. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
  8. Surface Tension by Mike Mullin
  9. Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
  10. Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris
  11. Odd One Out by Nic Stone
  12. Educated by Tara Westover
  13. What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan

September

  1. On the Rocks by Kandi Steiner
  2. 44 Chapters About 4 Men by BB Easton
  3. Faker by Sarah Smith
  4. Fumbled by Alexa Martin
  5. Blitzed by Alexa Martin
  6. Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
  7. What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
  8. Neat by Kandi Steiner
  9. Frankly in Love by David Yoon
  10. The German House by Annette Hess
  11. The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon
  12. What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel
  13. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

October

  1. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
  2. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
  3. Grayton Beach Dreams by Melissa Chambers
  4. White Bird by R. J. Palacio
  5. A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting
  6. The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
  7. Beyond the Pale by Jennifer Millikin
  8. Us, Again by Elle Maxwell
  9. The Guardians by John Grisham
  10. Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
  11. American Queen by Sierra Simone
  12. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
  13. An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham

November

  1. Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
  2. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
  3. Ransacker by Emmy Laybourne
  4. The Light in Hidden Places  by Sharon Cameron
  5. Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
  6. The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery
  7. Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs
  8. Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer
  9. Grin & Beard It by Penny Reid
  10. Beard Science by Penny Reid
  11. The Light After the War by Anita Abriel
  12. Beard in Mind by Penny Reid
  13. The Boyfriend Blog by KL Grayson

December

  1. Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid
  2. We Didn’t Ask For This by Adi Alsaid
  3. Queen Anne’s Lace by Dawn Gardner
  4. In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen
  5. Kind of Cursed by Stephanie Fournet
  6. Manhattan by Kandi Steiner
  7. And They Called it Camelot by Stephanie Marie Thornton
  8. Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves
  9. Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen
  10. Stud Muffin by Jiffy Kate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018: A Year In Review

Books Read in 2018: 109

My Favorite Books Read in 2018

Listed in no particular order, here are some of my favorite books read in 2018. I’ve included a bit of information after each title as to the intended audience and genre. Many are linked to my review of the title. Please let me know if you enjoyed any of these as much as I did. Happy New Year!

  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (Adult, Self-Help, Women’s Life)

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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Adult, Historical Fiction)

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  • One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards (YA, Suspense, Thriller)

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  • The Other Woman by Sandie Jones (Adult, Psychological Suspense, Thriller)

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  • Crucible by James Rollins (Adult, Suspense, Thriller, Adventure)

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  • The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff (Adult, Historical Fiction)

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  • Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman (Adult, Psychological Suspense)

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  • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (YA, Contemporary Realistic)

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Books Read in 2018

 

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2018 was a great year of reading! Below is a list of all the YA and Adult books I read in 2018. Many of them are linked to my reviews. Let me know if there are any you read and want to discuss!

January

  1. The Heirs by Susan Rieger
  2. Us In Progress by Lulu Delacre
  3. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
  4. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
  5. Orphan, Monster, Spy by Matt Killeen
  6. Little Big Love by Katy Regan

February

  1. Holly Jolly Summer by Tiffany Stewart
  2. All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
  3. The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
  4. The Edge of Us by Veronica Larsen
  5. Too Late by Colleen Hoover
  6. After Anna by Lisa Scottoline
  7. Broken, Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
  8. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
  9. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  10. Send Down The Rain by Charles Martin
  11. Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin
  12. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

March

  1. Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce
  2. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  3. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  4. The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
  5. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
  6. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
  7. I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
  8. Under the Lights by Abbi Glines
  9. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
  10. Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering
  11. Our Little Secret by Roz Nay
  12. After the Game by Abbi Glines
  13. Losing the Field by Abbi Glines
  14. The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Broom by AE Hotchner
  15. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

April

  1. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
  2. Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
  3. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
  4. He Will Be My Ruin by K. A. Tucker
  5. Eagle & Crane by Suzanne Rindell
  6. Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker
  7. The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmel
  8. The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

May

  1. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  2. All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
  3. From Here to You by Jamie McGuire
  4. Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
  5. Blind Kiss by Renee Carlino
  6. Our Finest Hour by Jennifer Milliken
  7. Long Way Home by Katie McGarry
  8. Seaside Sweets by Melissa Chambers
  9. The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren

June

  1. Never, Never by Colleen Hoover
  2. Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
  3. Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee
  4. Lillian Frances by Colette Huxford
  5. When it’s Real by Erin Watt
  6. Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley
  7. Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
  8. What We Find by Robyn Carr
  9. Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax
  10. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  11. Most of All You by Mia Sheridan
  12. Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker
  13. News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail DeWitt
  14. Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
  15. One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
  16. The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

July

  1. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
  2. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
  3. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
  4. The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
  5. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
  6. Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
  7. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
  8. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
  9. Providence by Caroline Kepnes
  10. Sweet Sixteen by Brenda Rothert
  11. The Book of Joshua by Jennifer Anne Moses

August

  1. As Dust Dances by Samantha Young
  2. An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder
  3. Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
  4. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
  5. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  6. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo
  7. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

September

  1. The Latecomers by Helen Klein Ross
  2. Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
  3. Yvain: the Knight of the Lion by M.T. Anderson
  4. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
  5. Sadie by Courtney Summers
  6. Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West
  7. The Competition by Cecily Wolfe
  8. Till it Stops Beating by Hannah R. Goodman

October

  1. The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman
  2. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
  3. Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels
  4. Waiting for Fitz by Spencer Hyde
  5. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
  6. Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

November

  1. The Reckoning by John Grisham
  2. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
  3. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  4. Crucible by James Rollins

December

  1. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  2. One Day in December by Josie Silver
  3. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  4. Definitely Daphne by Tami Charles
  5. Hide With Me by Sorboni Banerjee
  6. Something Like Breathing by Angela Readman
  7. The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Books Read in 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 was a year filled with some awesome books! Many include links to my reviews (without spoilers). I read a total of 102 books, so my 2018 goal will be 103. Thanks for reading and following my blog. Blessings to all of you for 2018!

Laura

 

January

  1. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  2. Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu
  3. The Captain’s Kid by Liz Coley
  4. The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
  5. Stitches by David Small
  6. The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg

February

  1. One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
  2. The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
  3. Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian

March

  1. Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs
  2. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
  3. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
  4. Starr Fallby Kim Briggs
  5. What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
  6. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
  7. Saving Red by Sonia Sones
  8. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
  9. Mischling by Affinity Konar
  10. Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

April

  1. Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington
  2. A List of Cages by Robin Roe
  3. I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  4. The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green
  5. Part of the Silence by Debbie Howells
  6. Blood and Ink by Stephen Davies

May

  1. The Girl Before by JP Delaney
  2. Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
  3. To Stay Alive by Skila Brown
  4. Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz
  5. The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
  6. Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles
  7. As She Fades by Abbi Glines
  8. The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno
  9. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  10. The Map That Leads to You by JP Monninger
  11. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
  12. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  13. All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
  14. Sweet by Emmy Laybourne

June

  1. Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
  2. People Who Knew Me by Kim Hooper
  3. Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand
  4. The Choices We Make by Karma Brown
  5. All the Summer Girls by Meg Donahue
  6. The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
  7. Summer People by Elin Hilderbrand
  8. The Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand
  9. Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
  10. The Late Show by Michael Connelly
  11. The Long Road Home by Tawni Waters
  12. Camino Island by John Grisham
  13. Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
  14. The Captain’s Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore
  15. Summer Secrets by Jane Green
  16. Home Again by Kristin Hannah
  17. Saving Grace by Jane Green
  18. The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs

July

  1. What She Knew by Gilly McMillan
  2. The Girl in Times Square by Paullina Simons
  3. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
  4. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
  5. Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey
  6. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
  7. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  8. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  9. Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
  10. Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave
  11. Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
  12. The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon
  13. The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
  14. Unsub by Meg Gardiner
  15. Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven
  16. Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
  17. Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

August

  1. Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner
  2. Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
  3. Give Me The Child by Mel McGrath
  4. A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann
  5. Dan vs. Nature by Don Calame
  6. Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore

September

  1. Where I Live by Brenda Rufener
  2. I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
  3. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
  4. Ghosts in the Fog by Samantha Seiple
  5. The Demon Crown by James Rollins
  6. Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand
  7. Confess by Colleen Hoover

October

  1. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  2. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  3. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  4. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  5. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
  6. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

November

  1. The Magnificent Life of Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp
  2. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  3. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  4. Always, Forever, Maybe by Anna Mrose Rissi
  5. Fifteen Words by Monika Jephcott Thomas
  6. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

December

  1. My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd
  2. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
  3. Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington

Books Read in 2016

Here’s a look at what I’ve read over the past year. Reviews for most of these books can be found on this blog. What were some of your favorite reads of 2016? Please leave a comment to share!

Happy New Year!

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  1. Two if by Sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard
  2. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  3. The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons
  4. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica
  5. Leave Me by Gayle Forman
  6. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

february

  1. Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf
  2. The Railwayman’s Wife by Ashley Hay
  3. Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  4. Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
  5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

march

  1. The Beginning of Everything by Robin Schneider
  2. The Assistants by Camille Perri
  3. First Comes Love by Emily Giffen
  4. Family Tree by Susan Wiggs
  5. I Let You Go by Clare MacIntosh

april

  1. Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
  2. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
  3. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  4. Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

may

  1. At the Edge of Summer by Jessica Brockmole
  2. The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
  3. The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
  4. Falling by Jane Green

june

  1. Truly, Maly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  2. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry
  3. The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
  4. Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates
  5. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
  6. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  7. Everyone Brave is Forgotten by Chris Cleave

july

  1. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
  2. The Memory Book by Lara Avery
  3. The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood
  4. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  5. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

august

  1. The Mothers by Britt Bennett
  2. My Seventh Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin
  3. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  4. The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers

september

  1. Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
  2. Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand
  3. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  4. The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff
  5. A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

october

  1. The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
  2. What Light by Jay Asher
  3. The Seventh Plague by James Rollins

november

  1. The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
  2. Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
  3. Subject to Change by Karen Nesbitt

december

  1. The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
  2. A Boy Named Christmas by Matt Haig
  3. The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion