Read in 2019

Screen Shot 2019-08-31 at 9.52.49 pmThis is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2019!

Here’s my answers to questions before you ask:

  • Yes, I have read a lot of books, I am a very fast reader. I manage about 100 pages per hour.
  • Yes, I read audiobooks, which is also the reason I have read so many books.
  • Yes, audiobooks count as real reading. If you disagree, then that’s incredibly ableist.

I’ve also included a little key to indicate which books are the best ones I’ve read this year, and which ones are now an all-time favourite. As you can see, there are some books I’ve rated 5 stars that I don’t consider the best of 2019 and some that I’ve rated 4 stars that I do consider the best of 2019. This is because a book that I rated 5 stars might resonate deeply and personally with me, but I know that an element of the book — perhaps the writing — wasn’t strong and therefore I don’t think is the best book I’ve read for 2019. I tend to rate quite a few books 5 stars for how it affected me. Hopefully that makes sense πŸ˜…

πŸ…Β = best of 2019
πŸ’–Β = now an all-time favourite

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Read inΒ January:Β 

1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – 5 stars – πŸ…
2. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan – 5 stars – πŸ…
3. The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket – 4 stars
4. Criminal Intentions: Cult of Personality by Cole McCade – 5 stars
5. Any Old Diamonds by KJ Charles – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
6. Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault – 4 stars – πŸ…
7. The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket – 4 stars
8. The End by Lemony Snicket – 2 stars
9. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – 5 stars πŸ…πŸ’–
10. Rend by Roan Parrish – 5 stars – πŸ…
11. The Wicked King by Holly Black – 5 stars – πŸ…
12. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – 3 stars
13. The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace – 4 stars

  • novels: 12
  • poetry: 1
  • pages read: 4,151
  • average rating: 4.3

Read in February:

1. Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole – 4 stars
2. The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum – 5 stars – πŸ…
3. In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard – 4 stars
4. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh – 4Β stars
5. Criminal Intentions: Collateral Damage by Cole McCade – 4 stars
6. The Fever King by Victoria Lee – 5 stars – πŸ…
7. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – 5 stars – πŸ…
8. The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
9. The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance by Madeline J. Reynolds – 3 stars
10. Daring Duke by Anyta Sunday – 3 stars
11. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – 4 stars
12. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–

  • novels: 7
  • novellas: 4
  • audiobooks: 1
  • rereads: 1
  • pages read: 3,793
  • average rating: 4.25

Read in March:

1. A Destiny of Dragons by TJ Klune (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
2. Bear, Otter, and the Kid by TJ Klune – 5 stars – πŸ…
3. Who We Are by TJ Klune –Β 5 stars – πŸ…
4. The Art of Breathing by TJ Klune – 5Β stars – πŸ…
5. The Long and Winding Road by TJ Klune – 5 stars – πŸ…
6. Criminal Intentions: A Single Bright Candle’s Flame by Cole McCade – 5Β stars – πŸ…
7. The Consumption of Magic by TJ Klune (reread)Β Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
8. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters – 5 stars – πŸ…
9. A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
10. The Tragic Life of Lady Tina DeSilva by TJ Klune – 5 stars – πŸ…
11. Wolfsong by TJ Klune (reread)Β Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
12. Ravensong by TJ Klune (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
13. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – 2 stars
14. Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – 5 stars –Β  πŸ…
15. Mr. Big Empty by Gregory Ashe – 5 stars – πŸ…
16. All the Inside Howling by Gregory Ashe – 5 stars – πŸ…
17. The Dust Feast by Gregory Ashe – 5 stars – πŸ…

  • novels: 16
  • short stories: 1
  • audiobooks: 5
  • rereads: 5
  • pages read: 6,647
  • average rating: 4.85

Read in April:Β 

1. How to Be a Normal Person by TJ Klune – 5 stars – πŸ…
2. Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner – 4 stars
3. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
4. Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson – 4 stars
5. The Poppy War by K.F. Kuang – 5 stars – πŸ…
6. Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard – 5 stars – πŸ…
7. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite – 4 stars
8. The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
9. Proper English by KJ Charles – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
10. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – 2 stars
11. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – 4 stars – πŸ…
12. Darkling by Brooklyn Ray – 4 stars
13. The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
14. The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian – 4 stars – πŸ…
15. The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian – 4 stars – πŸ…
16. A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole – 5 stars – πŸ…
17. Traitor’s Moon by Lynn Flewelling – 5 stars – πŸ…
18. Criminal Intentions: Backdraft by Cole McCade – 4 stars

  • novels: 15
  • novellas: 2
  • graphic novels: 1
  • audiobooks: 6
  • pages read: 5,993
  • average rating: 4.2

Read in May:

1. Team Phison Forever by Chace Verity – 5 stars – πŸ…
2. Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson – 4 stars
3. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – 5 stars – πŸ…
4. Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
5. Lucky Charm by Chace Verity – 4 stars
6. Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson – 3 stars
7. I Knew Him by Abigail de Niverville – 4 stars
8. If Not, Winter: Fragments of SapphoΒ by Anna Carson (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
9. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds – 4 stars
10. Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames – 5 stars – πŸ…
11. Tell Me It’s Real by TJ Klune – 3 stars
12. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry – 4 stars – πŸ…
13. The Queen & the Homo Jock King by TJ Klune – 3 stars
14. Until You by TJ Klune – 4 stars
15. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
16. Murmuration by TJ Klune – 4 stars
17. The Bones Beneath My Skin by TJ KluneΒ (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…
18. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
19. My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame – 5 stars – πŸ…
20. My Brother’s Husband, Volume 2 by Gengoroh Tagame – 5 stars – πŸ…
21. How to Be a Normal Person by TJ Klune (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…
22. Finding Home, Vol. 1: The Traveller by Hari Conner – 3 stars
23. The North Water by Ian McGuire – 2.5 stars
24. A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
25. The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
26. Crescendo by Cole McCade – 4 stars
27. How to Be a Movie Star by TJ Klune – 5 stars – πŸ…

  • novels: 10
  • audiobooks: 11
  • graphic novels: 4
  • webcomic: 1
  • poetry: 1
  • reread: 5
  • pages read: 7,439
  • average rating: 4.2

Read in June:Β 

1. The Hatter’s Game: Part I by Cole McCade – 4 stars – πŸ…
2. The Hatter’s Game: Part II by Cole McCade – 4 stars – πŸ…
3. Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
4. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins – 4 stars
5. The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin – 4 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
6. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
7. Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
8. Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
9. Team Phison by Chace Verity (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
10. His Quiet Agent by Ada Marie Soto – 4 stars
11. Merlin in the Library by Ada Marie Soto – 4 stars
12. Undertow by Brooklyn Ray – 4 stars
13. Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh – 3 stars
14. I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver – 4 stars
15. Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1 by Ngozi Ukazu – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
16. Check, Please! Year Three by Ngozi Ukazu – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
17. The Mortal Sleep by Gregory Ashe – 2.5Β stars
18. Super Fun Sexy Times by Meredith McClaren – 4.5 stars – πŸ…
19. The Summer Palace by C.S. Pacat (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
20. Saga Land by Richard Fidler & Kari Gislason – 4 stars
21. Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer – 5 stars – πŸ…
22. Unbroken by Brooklyn Ray – 5 stars – πŸ…
23. A Gentleman’s Position by KJ Charles (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
24. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki – 3 stars
25. A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles (reread)Β – 4Β stars – πŸ…
26. Raze by Roan Parrish – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
27. Lumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson – 4 stars
28. Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson – 3 stars

  • novels: 11
  • audiobooks: 8
  • graphic novels: 5
  • short stories: 2
  • webcomic: 1
  • poetry: 1
  • reread: 8
  • pages read: 6,702
  • average rating: 4.3

Read in July:

1. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – 3 stars
2. XX by Angela Chadwick – 2 stars
3. Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman – 4 stars
4. The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived by Daniel Errico – 4 stars
5. The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons – 5 stars –Β πŸ…πŸ’–
6. The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg – 5 stars -πŸ…
7. Captive by Jex Lane – 3 stars
8. On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden – 5 stars – πŸ…
9. The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin – 5 stars – πŸ…
10. Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant – 4 stars
11. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson – 2.5 stars
12. Bloom by Kevin Panetta – 3 stars
13. Sleepless, Vol. 1 by Sarah Vaughn – 5 stars – πŸ…
14. Sleepless, Vol. 2 by Sarah Vaughn – 5 stars – πŸ…
15. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–

  • novels: 6
  • audiobooks: 1
  • graphic novels: 6
  • kids books: 1
  • pages read: 4,920
  • average rating: 4.06

Read in August:

1. Goalie Interference by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn – 4 stars – πŸ…
2. Docile by K.M. Szpara – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
3. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite – 5 stars – πŸ…
4. Curses, Foiled Again by Sera Trevor – 3 stars
5. Takeover by Anna Zabo – 4Β stars – πŸ…
6. A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian – 5 stars – πŸ…
7. Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton – 4 stars
8. Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton – 4 stars
9. The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang – 4 stars
10. The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian (reread) – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
11. The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian (reread) – 5 stars – πŸ…
12. The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian (reread) – 5 stars – πŸ…
13. The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
14. Heartsong by T.J. Klune – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
15. The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune (reread) – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
16. Work for It by Talia Hibbert – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–

  • novels: 9
  • audiobooks: 4
  • kids books: 2
  • novellas: 1
  • reread: 4
  • pages read: 5,471
  • average rating: 4.43

Read in September:

1. Ravensong by TJ Klune (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
2. Jade City by Fonda Lee – 4 stars – πŸ…
3. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta – 4 stars – πŸ…
4. Wolfsong by TJ Klune (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
5. A Destiny of Dragons by TJ KluneΒ (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
6. The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha PulleyΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
7. The Argonauts by Maggie NelsonΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
8. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamaraΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
9. How to be a Movie Star by TJ Klune (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
10. How to be a Normal Person by TJ Klune (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
11. Free Hand by E.M. LindseyΒ – 3 stars
12. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt HaigΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
13. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo RovelliΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
14. Ninth House by Leigh BardugoΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–

  • novels:Β 6
  • audiobooks:Β 8
  • reread:Β 5
  • pages read:Β 4,508
  • average rating: 4.71

Read in October:

1. The Infinite Noise by Lauren ShippenΒ – 5 stars –Β πŸ…
2. The Winter Quarters by Anna VerianiΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
3. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria RilkeΒ – 3 stars
4. The Binding by Bridget CollinsΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
5. The Starless Sea by Erin MorgensternΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
6. Witchmark by C.L. PolkΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
7. The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter by K.J. CharlesΒ – 4 stars – πŸ…
8. Gilded Cage by K.J. CharlesΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
9. Room for Three? by Katrina JacksonΒ – 3 stars
10. The Name of All Things by Jenn LyonsΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
11. Orientation by Gregory AsheΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
12. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado – 3 stars
13. Heartsong by TJ KluneΒ (reread)Β – 5 stars – πŸ…πŸ’–
14. Deosil by Jordan L. HawkΒ – 4 stars – πŸ…
15. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodΒ – 5 stars – πŸ…
16. Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha NganΒ – 5 stars –Β πŸ…

  • novels:Β 9
  • audiobooks:Β 4
  • novellas:Β 2
  • short stories:Β 1
  • reread:Β 1
  • pages read:Β 4,878
  • average rating: 4.5

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