What I Read in 2019

I wanted to wait until now to share what I read in 2019 since I was finishing up a book earlier this week and wasn’t sure if I’d finish by January 1. (Surprise, I did finish it.) Below you’ll find a list of books I read by month, a list of books I started but didn’t finish, and a list of books I think you should read.


  • Hot Asset by Lauren Layne: 4 stars
  • Intercepted by Alexa Martin: 2 stars
  • Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade: 2 stars
  • My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley: 4 stars
  • Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich: 4 stars
  • The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: 4 stars


  • Baseball Cop by Eddie Dominguez: 4 stars
  • For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt: 3 stars
  • The Incomplete Book of Running by Peter Sagal: 4 stars
  • Big Game by Mark Leibovich: 4 stars


  • One Day in December by Josie Silver: 4 stars
  • Limelight by Amy Poeppel: 4 stars
  • Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House by Alyssa Mastromonaco: 5 stars
  • Beartown by Fredrik Backman: 5 stars
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: 4 stars
  • Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel: 4 stars


  • Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman: 1 star
  • My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren: 5 stars
  • Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future by Pete Buttigieg: 5 stars


  • Savage News by Jessica Yellin: 3 stars
  • Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky: 3 stars
  • Talk to Me by John Kenney: 4 stars
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman: 5 stars


  • The Better Sister by Alafair Burke: 4 stars
  • Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane: 5 stars
  • When You Read This by Mary Adkins: 5 stars
  • The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore: 4 stars
  • How To Walk Away by Katherine Center: 4 stars
  • Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis: 4 stars


  • The Perfect Alibi by Phillip Margolin:1 star
  • The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms: 4 stars
  • I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott: 5 stars
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 4 stars
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman: 3 stars
  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary: 5 stars
  • Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen: 4 stars


  • When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger: 3 stars
  • Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman: 2 stars
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren: 4 stars
  • The City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert: 3 stars
  • The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth: 4 stars
  • The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess: 1 star
  • Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer: 5 stars


  • Life is a Marathon: A Memoir of Love and Endurance by Matt Fitzgerald: 4 stars
  • Unwritten: Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball’s New Future by Danny Knobler: 3 stars
  • The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal: 5 stars
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb: 5 stars


  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: 5 stars
  • Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch: 4 stars
  • The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames: 4 stars
  • Whisper Network by Chandler Baker: 2 stars


  • Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership by Steven Levingston: 4 stars
  • Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker: 3 stars
  • Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer by John Glynn: 4 stars
  • Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes: 3 stars
  • The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez: 3 stars


  • Campusland by Scott Johnston: 5 stars
  • Class Mom by Laurie Gelman: 3 stars
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman: 5 stars
  • Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett: 2 stars
  • City of Windows by Robert Pobi: 4 stars
  • Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan: 4 stars
  • Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center: 4 stars
  • The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames: 2 stars

Books I Started but Didn’t Finish

  • The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker
  • Landfall by Thomas Mallon
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • Very Nice by Marcy Dermansky
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Books I Loved That You Should Read ASAP

  • Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  • Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
  • My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
  • When You Read This by Mary Adkins
  • I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
  • The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Campusland by Scott Johnston
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

What were some of your favorite books you read in 2019? ALSO! If you haven’t already, check out Paul’s blogger block party! I met some awesome people at last year’s so I’m sure you will too 🙂


  1. This post couldn’t have come at a better time! I am in the market for some book suggestions! I saw your list, and haven’t heard of any of those books lol! Can you suggest 2 I should read?!

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  2. I did horribly with my reading goals for 2019. I know I can make excuses and they would be legitimate, for the most part… but I think I mostly got complacent. I really hope 2020 is better for me in this area. No, I just need to decide to make 2020 better where reading is concerned.

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    • I hope you have better luck with your reading goals for this year! Did you have trouble finding the right books to read or finding time to read or both? I use Goodreads as a good way to find new books, plus I’m always at my town library. I read before bed at night and sometimes on my lunch break at work, so I’m able to finish books a little quicker.

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      • I just didn’t make time, or devote the time whenever I had it. I kinda let the upheaval of several moves, car problems, and job changes be my easy excuses to be less than productive with the leisure time. Which also accounts for the numerous breaks I took with blogging last year, too. Hoping for some stability in 2020.

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