the 50+ books I read in 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Whatever holiday you celebrate I hope you were able to spend time surrounded by those you love. I’ve had off work this entire week and my time away from the office has been a perfect blend of relaxation and visiting with friends and family.

Yesterday, I completed my first ever New Years Resolution and finished my 51st book of the year! I accidentally mis-counted and read an extra book over my goal of 50 books and ending on an odd number drives me kind of crazy but nonetheless, the goal has been met.

If you’re looking for a good book, consider one of the books I read in 2019. Each of my books have been given a ranking out of 5 stars and are listed in order of preference with one being my favorite book of 2019.


  1. After The Flood by Kassandra Montag – 5 stars
  2. Educated by Tara Westover– 5 stars
  3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout– 5 stars
  4. All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung – 5 stars
  5. November 9 by Colleen Hoover – 4 stars
  6. Verity by Colleen Hoover – 4 stars
  7. Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center – 4 stars
  8. The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin– 4 stars
  9. American Royals by Katherine McGee – 4 stars
  10. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – 4 stars
  11. Becoming by Michelle Obama – 4 stars
  12. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover– 4 stars
  13. Rising Strong by Brene Brown – 4 stars
  14. Twice In A Blue Moon by Christina Lauren – 3.8 stars
  15. Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – 3.8 stars
  16. Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee – 3.8 stars
  17. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – 3.8 stars
  18. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah – 3.5 stars
  19. How To Walk Away by Katherine Center– 3.5 stars
  20. Again But Better by Christine Riccio – 3.5 stars
  21. One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson– 3.5 stars
  22. The Whisper Man by Alex North– 3.5 stars
  23. Hope and Other Punch Lines by Julie Buxbaum – 3.5 stars
  24. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn – 3.5 stars
  25. Stolen Things by R.H. Herron– 3 stars
  26. The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker – 3 stars
  27. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb– 3 stars
  28. The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood– 3 stars
  29. The Proposal by Jasmine Gullory– 3 stars
  30. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena– 3 stars
  31. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda– 3 stars
  32. The First Mistake by Sadie Jones– 3 stars
  33. The Rest Of The Story by Sarah Dessen – 3 stars
  34. All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover – 3 stars
  35. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover – 3 stars
  36. Confess by Colleen Hoover – 3 stars
  37. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover– 3 stars
  38. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – 3 stars
  39. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham – 3 stars
  40. Regretting You by Colleen Hoover– 3 stars
  41. Forever Is The Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan – 3 stars
  42. The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker– 2 stars
  43. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jekins Reid– 2 stars
  44. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover– 2 stars
  45. The Ash Family by Molly Dektar– 2 stars
  46. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – 2 stars
  47. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell – 2 stars
  48. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris – 2 stars
  49. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner – 1 star
  50. Us, Again by Elle Maxwell– 1 star
  51. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim – 1 star

3 thoughts on “the 50+ books I read in 2019

  1. I love your list. I have not read many on it thou so I will try out a few. I have Educated and I think I will read that next. Congrats on completing reading so many books in 2019. My goal is to read about 25 in 2020. Great list πŸ™‚

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