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:
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
- American Royals by Katharine McGee
- An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
- Brick by Jen Davis
- Encore: A Reverse Harem Romance by Lane Hart
- Look But Don’t Touch by Cara Dee
- Love Punked by Nia Lucas
- Snuff Film by Tim Miller
- The Manic Pixie Dream Boy improvement Project by Lenore Appelhans
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
- The Unfettered Child by Michael C. Sahd
- Whispers of Shadow & Flame by L. Penelope
- You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
- Roping the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox
- The Lord’s Pawn by Armada West
- Atomic Marriage by Curtice Sittenfeld
- Body Type by Ina Saltz
- Insatiable: Porn – A Love Story by Asa Akira
- Mated to the Reaper by Alexa Riley
- The Little Book of Big Feelings by Maureen Marzi Wilson
- Instant Attraction by Lauren Blakely
- James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra by Colm McElwain
- Sovereign by Jeff Hirsch
- Aladdin: Far from Agrabah by Aisha Saeed
- Breath of Fire by Kathryn Nolan
- Claimed by M. Never
- Falling for the Beast by Skye Warren
- Foreverywhere by Steve Burns, Steven Drozd, Gabe Soria
- Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
- In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
- Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige
- Rated Ex by Ella Fox
- Red Hot Winter by K. Webster
- Roger Ascham And the King’s Lost Girl by Matthew Reilly
- Swipe by Kennedy Ryan
- The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough
- Be A Super Awesome Photographer by Henry Carroll
- Beauty and the Professor by Skye Warren
- Bounced Into Love by Rochelle Paige
- Closer by Alexa Riley
- Cryptofauna by Patrick Canning
- Even Tree Nymphs Get The Blues by Molly Harper
- Halfway Girl by Tessa Bailey
- James Clyde and the Tomb of Salvation by Colm McElwain
- Paper Flowers by Andie Barr
- Rolling The Dice by Alessandra Torre
- The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie London
- The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
- The Devil’s Apprentice by Kenneth B. Andersen
- The Escape Manuel for Introverts by Katie Vaz
- Their Second Chance by Katee Robert
- A Violet Fire by Kelsey Quick
- All of Which I Saw: With the US Marine Corps in Iraq by Lucian Read
- Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax
- Bombshell by Jen Frederick
- Breath of Dust & Dawn by L. Penelope
- Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
- Dracopedia Field Guide by William O’Connor
- Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar
- Fake Love by Claire Contreras
- Hold On by Samantha Young
- How to Slay the Buffy Way by Buffy The Vampire Slayer
- Into The Wild by Erin Hunter
- Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper
- Lucky Suit by Lauren Blakely
- Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey
- Novice Dragoneer by E.E. Knight
- Outmatched by Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young
- Overture by Skye Warren
- Owned by M. Never
- Paddled by Krampus by Harley LaRoux
- Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
- Renaissance Man by Tessa Bailey
- Securing Brenea by Susan Stoker
- Snowfall by M. Never
- The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole
- The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
- The Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen
- The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
- The Deep by Rivers Solomon
- The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
- The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
- The Mythic Dream An Anthology
- The Necromancer’s Prison by Alec Whitesell & Craig Bonacorsi
- The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
- Their Perfect Fit by Hannah Murray
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved by Jenny Han
- Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
- Dirty First Dates: Halloween Haunt by Harley LaRoux
- How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper
- Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks
- The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
- The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
- The Nobody People by Bob Proehl
- Things We Never Said by Samantha Young
- War of Hearts by S. Young
- You by Caroline Kepnes
- A Table for Three by Lainey Reese
- After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid
- Beyond Control by Kit Rocha
- Desperate Measures by Katee Robert
- Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
- Heavy Equipment by Skye Warren
- Hook by Gina L. Maxwell
- How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon & Kenrya Rankin
- Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
- Morrigan’s Cross by Nora Roberts
- Pan by Gina L. Maxwell
- Parkland by Dave Cullen
- Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
- Signs of Hope by Matthew “Levee” Chavez
- Super Fun Sexy Times by Meredith McClaren
- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
- The Dare by Harley LaRoux
- The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier
- The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy
- The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
- 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.
19 thoughts on “2019 Wrap-up”
You are most welcome in the blogging community here on WP. Don’t worry about the waves, just keep rowing. I like your blog. And oh my God, 105 is a lot of books.
Thanks! I am shocked by how many books I read this year!
You had an amazing year! I love how detailed this post is 😊
Thanks! It definitely was a great year!
Congratulations on having such a fantastic year! That’s awesome that you read so many books!
I’m really happy that I was able to read so many books this year! I’m still shocked I read over 100!
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
Umm… Have I told you today how much I love you? You’re such an amazing woman, friend, and blogger! I’m so glad we crossed paths and became friends!
Awwww, thank you!! The feeling is most definitely mutual.
Did we just become besties? LOL
Girl, we’ve BEEN besties. We just made it online official lmao
That is one heck of a graphic showcasing all the books you read in 2019! I may just have to borrow that idea for the end of this year. 😉
Do it!!! It was so fun to see it take shape!!!
There’s actually a couple on your DNF list that I have on my current TBR which is interesting. But overall looks like you had a fantastic year! Congrats!
A lot of them were just not for me. Don’t let me DNFing them discourage you! I just wasn’t the right reader for them.
Congrats! That’s a huge amount of reading you did in 2019!
Thanks!!! I am definitely proud of it!