2019 Wrap-up

It’s 2020!! I honestly can’t believe how far this blog has come in the past year. I started this blog in 2018, and honestly, I failed at doing anything with it. I started as a scared little blogger afraid to make waves. I would post the occasional review and RT some stuff on Twitter, but I never truly became part of the blogging/reading/writing community on Twitter. That all changed in February when #CopyPasteCris happened. I was so glad that I was able to help bring more attention to all of the authors who were plagiarized. I’m also happy that my organization skills helped Claire in her battle as the protector of the realm. Many things have happened throughout Romancelandia, but we’ll defend each other (NWL not included) with Pterodactyl screeches when push comes to shove.

This year I accomplished something I never thought possible! I read over 100 books! I’m honestly still in shock that my final number was 105 books for 2019. My year was filled with some amazing, and some not so amazing books. I even found some new favorites that I’m going to need to reread constantly. I can’t believe that the year has already come and gone, so please join me as I look back at the books I’ve read.

My totals as I said in my December Wrap-up were:

Totals:
Total books read: 105
Total books I did not finish (DNF’d): 12
Total hours listened: 13 days, 6 hours, and 29 minutes
Total pages read: 12,706

Averages:
Average days per book: 4.44
Average pages read per day: 35
Average books read per month: 8.75
Average hours listened per day: 52 minutes & 39 Seconds

Before I show you all of the books, I figured I should in Ravenclaw fashion show some of the stats from reading this year. 

My best month for reading books was easily January of 2019. I read 13 books that month. The worst month was hands down May, where I only read 6 books. 

January 12.4%
February 9.5%
March 10.5%
April 9.5%
May 5.7%
June 6.7%
July 8.6%
August 7.6%
September 7..6%
October 6.7%
November 8.6%
December 6.7%

I read across many genres, but romance was by far my most popular genre, with 51% of my books being romance. The next closest genre was Sci-Fi/Fantasy at 28%. In 2020 I’m separating Science Fiction and Fantasy, so it’ll be interesting to see which one comes out on top next year! 

General Fiction 7.6%
Historical Fiction 1.9%
Humor 1.9%
Sci-Fi/Fantasy 27.6%
Romance/Erotica 51.4%
Memoir/Biography 1.9%
Current Affairs 4.8%

I primarily read 4 Caffeinated Star books with 35% of my books. I was also fortunate to have my 5 Caffeinated Star books make up 20% of last year! 

Total Books Read 89.7%
DNFs 10.3%

As you can see in my chart, I ended DNFing about 10% of the books I picked up which isn’t too bad seeing as I read 105 books!

All in all, I had a fantastic year! 2019 was an excellent year for my books, and I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings. Now it wouldn’t be a wrap up if I didn’t share all of the lovely books I read. I have them organized by rating. If I have a review of the book, I have linked to it. I’m hoping that in 2020 I will be better about posting my reviews. I ended up only posting 41% of the books I read over on my blog. Hopefully, 2020 will bring me more time to read, and more energy to review them all.

So without further ado, here are all of the glorious books I read in 2019!

Picture of all 105 books read in 2019.

DNFs: 

  1. American Royals by Katharine McGee
  2. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  3. Brick by Jen Davis
  4. Encore: A Reverse Harem Romance by Lane Hart
  5. Look But Don’t Touch by Cara Dee
  6. Love Punked by Nia Lucas
  7. Snuff Film by Tim Miller
  8. The Manic Pixie Dream Boy improvement Project by Lenore Appelhans
  9. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  10. The Unfettered Child by Michael C. Sahd
  11. Whispers of Shadow & Flame by L. Penelope
  12. You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
1 Caffeinated Stars
  1. Roping the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox
  2. The Lord’s Pawn by Armada West
2 Caffeinated Stars
  1. Atomic Marriage by Curtice Sittenfeld
  2. Body Type by Ina Saltz
  3. Insatiable: Porn – A Love Story by Asa Akira
  4. Mated to the Reaper by Alexa Riley
  5. The Little Book of Big Feelings by Maureen Marzi Wilson
2 1/2 Caffeinated Stars
  1. Instant Attraction by Lauren Blakely
  2. James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra by Colm McElwain
  3. Sovereign by Jeff Hirsch
3 Caffeinated Stars
  1. Aladdin: Far from Agrabah by Aisha Saeed
  2. Breath of Fire by Kathryn Nolan
  3. Claimed by M. Never
  4. Falling for the Beast by Skye Warren
  5. Foreverywhere by Steve Burns, Steven Drozd, Gabe Soria
  6. Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
  7. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
  8. Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige
  9. Rated Ex by Ella Fox
  10. Red Hot Winter by K. Webster
  11. Roger Ascham And the King’s Lost Girl by Matthew Reilly
  12. Swipe by Kennedy Ryan
  13. The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough
3 1/2 Caffeinated Stars
  1. Be A Super Awesome Photographer by Henry Carroll
  2. Beauty and the Professor by Skye Warren
  3. Bounced Into Love by Rochelle Paige
  4. Closer by Alexa Riley
  5. Cryptofauna by Patrick Canning
  6. Even Tree Nymphs Get The Blues by Molly Harper
  7. Halfway Girl by Tessa Bailey
  8. James Clyde and the Tomb of Salvation by Colm McElwain
  9. Paper Flowers by Andie Barr
  10. Rolling The Dice by Alessandra Torre
  11. The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie London
  12. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
  13. The Devil’s Apprentice by Kenneth B. Andersen
  14. The Escape Manuel for Introverts by Katie Vaz
  15. Their Second Chance by Katee Robert
4 Caffeinated Stars
  1. A Violet Fire by Kelsey Quick
  2. All of Which I Saw: With the US Marine Corps in Iraq by Lucian Read
  3. Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax
  4. Bombshell by Jen Frederick
  5. Breath of Dust & Dawn by L. Penelope
  6. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  7. Dracopedia Field Guide by William O’Connor
  8. Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar
  9. Fake Love by Claire Contreras
  10. Hold On by Samantha Young
  11. How to Slay the Buffy Way by Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  12. Into The Wild by Erin Hunter
  13. Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper
  14. Lucky Suit by Lauren Blakely
  15. Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey
  16. Novice Dragoneer by E.E. Knight
  17. Outmatched by Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young
  18. Overture by Skye Warren
  19. Owned by M. Never
  20. Paddled by Krampus by Harley LaRoux
  21. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
  22. Renaissance Man by Tessa Bailey
  23. Securing Brenea by Susan Stoker
  24. Snowfall by M. Never
  25. The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole
  26. The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
  27. The Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen
  28. The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
  29. The Deep by Rivers Solomon
  30. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
  31. The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
  32. The Mythic Dream An Anthology
  33. The Necromancer’s Prison by Alec Whitesell & Craig Bonacorsi
  34. The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
  35. Their Perfect Fit by Hannah Murray
  36. To All The Boys I’ve Loved by Jenny Han
  37. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
4 1/2 Caffeinated Stars
  1. Dirty First Dates: Halloween Haunt by Harley LaRoux
  2. How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper
  3. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks
  4. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
  5. The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
  6. The Nobody People by Bob Proehl
  7. Things We Never Said by Samantha Young
  8. War of Hearts by S. Young
  9. You by Caroline Kepnes
5 Caffeinated Stars
  1. A Table for Three by Lainey Reese
  2. After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid
  3. Beyond Control by Kit Rocha
  4. Desperate Measures by Katee Robert
  5. Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
  6. Heavy Equipment by Skye Warren
  7. Hook by Gina L. Maxwell
  8. How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon & Kenrya Rankin
  9. Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
  10. Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts
  11. Pan by Gina L. Maxwell
  12. Parkland by Dave Cullen
  13. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
  14. Signs of Hope by Matthew “Levee” Chavez
  15. Super Fun Sexy Times by Meredith McClaren
  16. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  17. The Dare by Harley LaRoux
  18. The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier
  19. The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy
  20. The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
  21. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for sticking with my blog and helping me grow it. I will forever be thankful for you all. Thank you for helping me feel a part of the community of amazing bloggers and thank you for simply being you.

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  1. First of all, I’m blown away by your statistical prowess. Your pie charts are incredible! The amount of time you manage to listen to audiobooks is absolutely astounding, and it’s really cool to see how much you can read while doing other stuff.

    I’m so glad we connected. You’re an inspiration and I consider myself lucky to have you as not just a friend, but my own blogging guru lol. Xoxo

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