2019 Book Challenge Results

Happy New Year! After a couple of weeks off from work relaxing with family, I will soon be settling back into my daily routine and getting my new year’s resolutions underway. I hope everyone is having a fantastic start of the year and enjoyed a wonderful holiday season!

Reading has been a big part of my life ever since childhood, and I absolutely love to read a variety of genres and perspectives. In 2019, I aimed to make reading a bigger priority than it had been in the past several years. I discovered new authors I loved, was inspired by different writing styles, and yes, I even abandoned a few books along the way. Below is my list of books I read (and finished) in 2019. A few of those books inspired blog posts, which will be linked here as well. I’ve marked my favorites with a * in case you’re looking for some reading inspiration in 2020!


Books I Read in 2019

  1. The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection by Louisa Thomsen Brits (1/6/19) — March 2019: Happiness Project Recap, April 2019: Happiness Project Recap
  2. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (1/8/19)*
  3. Marriage Vacation by Pauline Turner Brooks (1/13/19)
  4. Judging a Book by Its Lover by Lauren Leto (1/19/19)
  5. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (2/1/19)
  6. Rising Strong by Brené Brown (2/12/19) — Your Health in Action: 5 Wellness Books Worth Reading
  7. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (2/16/19)*
  8. The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahiri (2/17/19)
  9. 101 Secrets for Your Twenties by Paul Angone (2/18/19)
  10. Atonement by Ian McEwan (2/25/19)
  11. The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory (3/6/19)
  12. Queen’s Own Fool: A Novel of Mary Queen of Scots by Jane Yolen & Robert J. Harris (3/12/19)
  13. Isn’t It Pretty to Think So? by Nick Miller (3/21/19)
  14. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (3/29/19)
  15. On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck by Nick Riggle (4/4/19)
  16. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (4/9/19)
  17. Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey (4/18/19)
  18. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (4/20/19)
  19. Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country by Craig Pittman (4/28/19)
  20. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski (5/5/19)*
  21. Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (5/30/19)*
  22. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (6/1/19)
  23. The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand (6/5/19)
  24. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks (6/10/19)
  25. Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy by Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines (6/26/19)
  26. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (7/7/19)
  27. The Final Swipe by Nikki Novo (7/28/19)
  28. The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (8/5/19)
  29. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (10/6/19)*
  30. Loving What Is by Byron Katie (10/16/19)
  31. To Life! A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking by Harold Kushner (10/30/19)
  32. Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy (11/7/19)
  33. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (11/14/19)*
  34. Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (11/30/19)
  35. Memories of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin (12/1/19)
  36. Wicked by Gregory Maguire (12/13/19)*
  37. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende (12/29/19)*

To keep up with my current reading list for 2019, visit the Book Challenge page on my top menu or click here. (Click for recaps from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 201520162017 and 2018!)

What have you been reading lately? Share your favorite recent reads in the comments below!

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