Books of 2019

I read over 60 books in 2019 (picture before the end of the year).

By read, I mean I either actually read them or listened to the audio version (which I count as a book read).

Here are my favorites of 2019.

Biggest Surprise to Me:

I have no idea why, but I resisted reading Laurie Gelman’s Class Mom, but I did.

I finally read it and laughed out loud at this book.

I loved it and I quickly listened to the sequel, You’ve Been Volunteered, and also enjoyed it!

The author narrated the sequel and I felt her voice fit the character well.

New Series:

I joined Kindle Unlimited and found two series that I enjoyed.

First, Jillian Hamilton’s Molly Miranda series (Thief for Hire, Thick as Thieves, Honor Among Thieves).

A fun, light series, I honestly wish there were more than three books and I actually emailed the author to compliment the series.

Second, Damien Boyd’s DI Nick Dixon series.

I have read the first three in the series (I believe there are nine books so far) and have #4 downloaded and ready to read.

Nonfiction:

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

I know “enjoyed” is not the correct word, but I did enjoy this book.

I knew nothing of this time and found it unbelievable that it happened.

This is the book I have recommended most this year.

Audio Books:

Andrea Vernon and the Superhero Industrial Complex.

Sequel to Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for Ultra Human Protection, this was just as funny and awesome as the first one.

You need to not question the world in the book and just go with it and have fun.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb.

I really love this narrator and actively find books narrated by her.

I really enjoyed this book, loved the way it was told through stories of different patients.

I am a true crime junkie, so I enjoyed Chase Darkness with Me: How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders by Billy Jensen.

An Audible Original, In Her Skin by Alex Kiester was a good listen.

Utilizing three narrators, I liked the different voices for the main characters.

I enjoyed many books this year, but these were the highlights.

Here are book snapshots:

I’ve set a 2020 challenge of 52 books and my first is The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay.

Have a wonderful New Year!