7 Jan 2020

2019: MY YEAR IN BOOKS.

Welcome to the post in which I fondly remember the books read over the last year, all 78 of them (2 short of my GoodReads total); 8 of which were Book Club Reads, 35 of which were received from authors/publishers and 7 of which we read for this year's Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge.

FAVOURITE COVERS
(IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER) ...


Twilight Robbery


JANUARY (8 Books Read) ...
  1. FIXATION by Steve Smart {ABC}
  2. THE FLYING TROUTMANS by Miriam Toews {OCRG}
  3. THE PUPPET SHOW by M.W. Craven {RFR} 
  4. WHO CAN CARE FOR ME NOW? by Elizabeth Orr {RFR}
  5. THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom
  6. JUSTICE GONE by Nick Lombardi Jr {RFR} 
  7. JUNG: THE KEY IDEAS by Ruth Snowden
  8. OUTREMER by D.N. Carter {RFR}
FEBRUARY (7 Books Read)...
  1. AT HAWTHORN TIME by Melissa Harrison {OCRG}
  2. A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES by Louisa Morgan
  3. FANTASTICALLY GREAT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD by Kate Pankhurst
  4. KINGDOM COLD by Chenelle Brittni {RFR}
  5. PETER & MAX: A FABLES TALE by Bill Willingham
  6. WHEN WINTER COMES by V.A. Shannon {RFR}
  7. SHELTER by Sarah Franklin {RFR}
MARCH (0 Books read) ...
There were no books read (I know I can't believe it either) due to my being very poorly in hospital.

APRIL (5 Books Read) ...
  1. FOILED by Carey Fessler {RFR}
  2. IMPECCABLE PETUNIA: CLAWS, PAWS, FEATHERS & JAWS by Katie Christine {RFR}
  3. IMPECCABLE PETUNIA:TWO TAILS by Katie Christine {RFR; Review as above}
  4. PIGEON-BLOOD RED by Ed Duncan {RFR}
  5. THE LAST STRAW by Ed Duncan {RFR; Review as above}
MAY (6 Books Read) ...
  1. THE STORM KEEPER'S ISLAND by Catherine Doyle
  2. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TIME TRAVEL by Kate  Mascarenhas {OCRG}
  3. THE MARIJUANA MURDERS by Mark S Bacon {RFR}
  4. THE YORKSHIRE SHEPHERDESS by Amanda Owen
  5. THE MUSIC SHOP by Rachel Joyce
  6. THE SHACK by MW Paul Baxter
JUNE (8 Books Read) ...
  1. SLICK by M.M. Vaughan {RFR}
  2. HIGH SCHOOL QUEENS by Zachary Ryan {RFR}
  3. THE OTHER QUEEN by Philippa Gregory
  4. A TINY BIT MARVELLOUS by Dawn French
  5. FINDING SKY by Joss Stirling
  6. DON'T DRINK THE PINK by B.C.R. Fegan {RFR}
  7. WITCH FINDER: A SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH TRAGEDY by Malcolm Gasgill
  8. WHO HIDES HERE? FOOTPRINTS ON THE FARM by Rachel Coverdale (RFR)
JULY (6 Books Read) ... 
  1. THE HANGRY HAMSTER by Grace McCluskey
  2. THE HUMUNDO SORTERIUM by Daniel Thompson {RFR}    
  3. WOLF WINTER by Cecilia Ekb√§ck
  4. GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
  5. PROVEN GUILTY by Jim Butcher
  6. AKEA: THE POWER OF DESTINY by Elizabeth Jade {RFR}
AUGUST (6 Books Read)... 
  1. RUN by Ann Pratchett ({OCRG}
  2. THE MORGANS AND THE JEWEL OF BAR-RAN by K.T. Dady {RFR}
  3. BROKEN BRANCH FALLS by Tara Tyler {RFR}
  4. CRADLE ROCK by Tara Tyler {RFR; Review as above)
  5. WINDY HOLLOW by Tara Tyler {RFR; Review as Broken branch Falls)
  6. BETWEEN A MOTHER AND HER CHILD by Elizabeth Noble
SEPTEMBER (5 Books Read) ...
  1. FAERIES OF SAIZIA by Tanya L Chaves {RFR}
  2. ANATOMY OF A DISAPPEARANCE by Hisham Matar {OCRG}
  3. THE WOMAN WHO WENT TO BED FOR A YEAR by Sue Townsend
  4. A SPOT OF BOTHER by Mark Haddon
  5. DODGERS by Bill Beverly {OCRG}
OCTOBER (10 Books Read) ...
  1. A SPOOKY TALE: A WALK WITH OUR TEACHER by Sue Wickstead {RFR}
  2. TWILIGHT ROBBERY by Frances Harding
  3. ROUGH WAY TO THE HIGH WAY by Kelly Mack McCoy {RFR}
  4. Y by Larry Baum {RFR}
  5. BO, GO UP! by Larry Baum {RFR; Review as above}
  6. CAT EGG by Larry Baum {RFR; Review as Y}
  7. THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer
  8. REVENGE OF THE MIDDLE-AGED HOUSEWIFE by Elizabeth Buchan
  9. ILLUMINATION by MATTHEW PLAMPIN (Review yet to be posted)
  10. THE ORANGUTAN WHO SANG by Jay Vincent {RFR}
NOVEMBER (7 Books Read) ...
  1. THE ALPHABET FOR LIFE by Fran Norris {RFR/BT}
  2. CHILDREN OF FIRE by Paul C.W. Beatty {RFR/BT}
  3. A PORTRAIT OF DEATH by Rhan Garland {RFR/BT}
  4. ZOMBIA BRITANNICA by Thomas Emson (Review yet to be posted)
  5. LOTTIE SPARKLES' MAGICAL DISCOVERY by Petra Quelch {RFR/BT}
  6. THE LEARN by Tony Halker {RFR/BT}
  7. THE STORY TELLING ANIMAL: HOW STORIES MAKE US HUMAN by Jonathan Gottschall  (Review yet to be posted)
DECEMBER (10 Books Read) ... 
  1. KARAOKE FOR CHRISTMAS: 12 CAROLS FOR THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Kevin O'Doherty (Editor) {RC}
  2. CHRISTMAS IN RITUAL AND TRADITION, CHRISTIAN AND PAGAN by Clement A. Miles {RC}
  3. CHRISTMAS AT THE LITTLE CLOCK HOUSE ON THE GREEN by Eve Devon {RC}
  4. STARRY NIGHT by Debbie Macomber {RC}
  5. A CHRISTMAS PROMISE by Annie Groves {RC}
  6. CHRISTMAS AT LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY by Jenny Colgan {RC}
  7. A PERFECT CHRISTMAS by Lynda Page {RC} 
  8. LITERARY FEASTS by Barbara Scrafford (Review yet to be posted)
  9. SHE RAN AWAY FROM LOVE by Bear Mawson {RFR/BT} (Review yet to be posted)
  10. READ ME & LAUGH: A FUNNY POEM FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR chosen by Gaby Morgan (Review yet to be posted)
KEY ... ABC: Arkansas Book Club
BR: Beta Read
BT: Book Tour
RC: Reading Challenge
RFR: Received for review
OCRG: Oxford Centre Reading Group
W: Won


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7 comments:

So many books, so little time said...

Happy new year wee love <3

I read - The Puppet Show - LOVE Tilly and if you haven't already, read book 2. The first chapter has a horrific graphic scene related to animal cruelty but after that, epic.

Gone girl I read ages ago and liked, seems a marmite book.

Dodgers - wasn't for me and I was very much in the minority.

A Spot of Bother, read years ago - can't remember how I found it, think it was pre reviewing days.

The Host I liked, reminded me of old school sci fy movie

I read a couple of Christmas books but none of the ones you did. I also didn't complete my Goodreads challenge, I always do +1 more of whatever I read the year before.

I do the book jar challenge and had £172 in it so I am happy and have started 2020 jar, think this is maybe my 3rd year doing it.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Brian Joseph said...

Wow! You read an impressive number of books I am a bit jealous.

Happy New Year and happy reading in 2020!

Kelly said...

Despite not feeling well and missing an entire month, you did a remarkable amount of reading this year. Well done!! I like that you always share your favorite covers. My favorite of those shown is the first, A Secret History of Witches.

Now that I'm doing monthly reading wrap-ups, I didn't do a wrap-up for the year. I did undertake a "decade wrap-up", though, that was great fun putting together. It was interesting looking back over the past ten years!

Hope this year is getting off to a good reading start for you!

nightwingsraven said...

Felicity,
Your list of books read in 2019
is truly interesting, varied and
impressive. During last year I
added several books, after I read
your reviews, to my list.
And I would like to wish to you and
Mr. T. all the best for 2020!
Raven

Literary Feline said...

I enjoy Jenny Colgan's writing style and need to dive into more of her books. I am so glad to see A Secret History of Witches on your list. I want to read that one. It looks like you had a good reading year, Felicity, even if you didn't quite reach your Goodreads goal. Have a Happy New Year!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Great job on your reading last year - even if you were a little shy of your goal. That's still a lot of books!! I hope 2020 is amazing for you - both personal and bookish.

-Lauren
www.shootingstarsmag.net

sherry fundin said...

great list. i see a lot of new to me books
sherry @ fundinmental