See all the book I read in my Year in Books 2019 post!
Over the past few years, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with audio books. I find it so hard to find time to actually sit down and read a physical book, but audio books give me the opportunity to listen to and experience books. In 2019, all of the books I read were audio books, and I listened to them while doing chores, in the shower, on my work commute, and any time that I was doing some kind of mundane task that didn’t involve any brain work. It was absolutely glorious!
In 2019, I decided to do an Alphabet Reading Challenge where I would read at least one book that begins with every letter of the alphabet, for a total of 26 books. Unfortunately, I didn’t complete the challenge because I failed to read a book that started with the letter X. None of the books I was finding excited me, so I kept putting it off, and by the time I finished the 25th letter, there were only a couple days left of the year, and I didn’t have it in me to force in an X book that I knew I wouldn’t enjoy.
Even though I didn’t successfully complete the challenge, I still managed to read 32 books, which is much more than I’ve been able to read in past few years. This challenge lit a fire in me and made me fall in love with reading all over again. I recently bought a bunch of books that I plan on digging into during 2020, and I’m also taking on the PopSugar Reading Challenge next year.
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A few stats on the books I read this year:
The shortest book I read was The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This book is only 224 pages.
The longest book I read was The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter. This book is 656 pages.
The average length of the books I read is 381 pages.
The most popular book I read is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, which has been read by 1,480,738 people on Goodreads.
The least popular book I read is This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang, which has only been read by 4,114 people on Goodreads.
The highest rated book I read is Becoming by Michelle Obama, which has an average of 4.56 stars.
My average rating for books in 2019 was 3.8 stars.
To see book reviews of all of the books I read this year, check out my Books page. The books that I read in November and December will have reviews published at the end of this month.
These are the books I rated 5 out of 5 stars:
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Outsider by Stephen King
The Good Daughter (The Good Daughter #1) by Karin Slaughter
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
These are the books I rated 4 out of 5 stars:
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1) by Kevin Kwan
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Again, but Better by Christine Riccio
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli
Final Girls by Riley Sager
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
These are the books I rated 3 out of 5 stars:
Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
Lady Smoke (Ash Princess Trilogy #2) by Laura Sebastian
Vox by Christina Dalcher
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Roomies by Christina Lauren
Little Women (Little Women #1) by Louisa May Alcott
Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
These are the books I rated 2 out of 5 stars:
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
These are the books I rated 1 out of 5 stars:
This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang
Don’t forget to check out the book reviews for all of the books I read this year on my Books page or my Alphabet Reading Challenge page! I’m so happy I got to read and experience over 30 books in 2019. My favorite book was Becoming by Michelle Obama. I know it’s a book that will stick with me, and it’s one that I’ll read over and over again for years to come.
Will you be doing a reading challenge this year?