Books I’ve Read in 2019

I saw a friend of mine share a post of all the books he read in 2018. He did it to encourage himself to read more, and I thought it was a great idea! I’ve decided to do it now. Of course, all of my casual reading will be via audiobooks. I’m sure there are some of you who may not consider that actually reading. I really don’t care. I’ll save the reading for my research.

I will try to post monthly updates. Below these, I will post ongoing reviews and commentary about the books I am reading, but I won’t post these until I finish the book. You can see the complete list below. I’ve got a couple large short story collections I am in the process of reading, but you can find those ongoing reviews on their own posts. These are books I am not reading consistently. Some of them I am reading but holding off posting until I make it through more stories.

Completed Books

  1. Firestarter, by Stephen King ★★★☆☆
  2. The Time Travelers Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger ★★★★☆ 
  3. The Dry, by Jane Harper ★★☆☆☆
  4. The Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North ★★★★★
  5. The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paule Tremblay ★★★★☆ 
  6. Redshirts, by John Scalzi ★★★★★
  7. Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer ★★★★☆ 
  8. The Murderbot Diaries*, by Martha Wells ★★★★★
  9. Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi ★★★★
  10. The Last Final Girl, by Stephen Graham Jones  ★★★☆☆
  11. The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal ★★★★★
  12. The Devil and the Deep, edited by Ellen Datlow ★★★★
  13. The House of Dies Drear, by Virginia Hamilton ★★★☆☆
  14. The Good House, by Tananarive Due ★★★★
  15. Fledgling, by Octavia Butler ★★★★★
  16. Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King ★★★★
  17. Finders Keepers, by Stephen King ★★★★
  18. End of Watch, by Stephen King ★★★☆☆ 
  19. Dolores Claiborne, by Stephen King ★★★★★
  20. The Outsider, by Stephen King ★★★★
  21. Gerald’s Game, by Stephen King ★★★☆☆
  22. Insomnia, by Stephen King ★★★★
  23. Fearful Symmetries, Edited by Ellen Datlow ★★★★
  24. The Dark: New Ghost Stories, Edited by Ellen Datlow ★★★☆☆
  25. Vicious by V.E. Schwab ★★★★
  26. Mongrels by Stephen Graham ★★★★
  27. Life Among Savages by Shirley Jackson ★★★★
  28. White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi★★★★★
  29. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons ★★★☆☆
  30. The Institute by Stephen King ★★★★
  31. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury ★★★★☆ 
  32. The Ancestors by Brandon Massey. L.A. Banks, and Tananarive Due ★★★☆☆
  33. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield ★★★★
  34. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire ★★★★★
  35. Every Heart a Doorway* by Seanan McGuire ★★★★★
  36. Circe by Madeline Miller ★★★★★
  37. If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio ★★★★★
  38. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab ★★★☆☆
  39. Time Reborn by Lee Smolin ★★★☆☆
  40. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  41. Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
  42. Down Among the Sticks and Bones* by Seanan McGuire ★★★
  43. The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin ★★★★
  44. Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou ★★★★
  45. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield ★★★★
  46. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ★★★★
  47. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★★
  48. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ★★★
  49. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ★★☆☆☆
  50. A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes ★★★★
  51. Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi ★★★
  52. Sadie by Courtney Summers ★★★★
  53. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware ★★★
  54. From Eternity to Here by Sean Carroll ★★★
  55. Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler and (adapted) Damian Duffy ★★★

Updated 12/1/19


Ongoing Reviews of Collections

  1. The Time Travelers Almanac, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer

Books in Progress

You can see ongoing updates of books in progress below.

  1. To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis (3/31/2019, DNF)
  2. December TBR
  3. Essays, by Christopher Hitchens

Monthly Updates


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