books read in 2019

My reading goal for 2019 was to equal or exceed my number of Books Read in 2018.


I didn’t make the goal.
But that’s okay.
Because that’s just how life flows sometimes.
Forward.
Backward.
Sideways.
Pooling on the ground.
Dripping through the cracks.
Flowing up.

And I flow with it.

* = extra memorable and/or illuminating
** = the author has been spying on my life to figure out what I want in a story
*** = I had GALAXY BRAIN over this

  1. ***Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
  2. Princeless by Jeremy Whitley and Mia Goodwin
  3. *The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  4. *The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  5. *Womanist Midrash by Dr. Willa Gafney
  6. *Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
  7. **The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
  8. ***The Knowing by Sharon Cameron
  9. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
  10. All Together Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries, #7) by Charlaine Harris
  11. From Dead to Worse (Southern Vampire Mysteries, #8) by Charlaine Harris
  12. Dead and Gone (Southern Vampire Mysteries, #9) by Charlaine Harris
  13. Night by Elie Wiesel
  14. Germ by Robert Liparulo
  15. *The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  16. Revival by Stephen King
  17. Silence (Queen of the Dead, #1) by Michelle Sagara
  18. Night Shift (Jill Kismet, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow
  19. Hunter’s Prayer (Jill Kismet, #2) by Lilith Saintcrow 
  20. The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
  21. The Rebirthing of God by John Philip Newell
  22. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  23. Elevation by Stephen King
  24. **The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss 
  25. Odd Hours (Odd Thomas, #4) by Dean Koontz 
  26. Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5) by Dean Koontz 
  27. The Futilitarians by Anne Gisleson
  28. A Manual for Cleaning Women — Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
  29. ***Emotional Agility by Susan David
  30. **The Raptor & the Wren (Miriam Black, #5) by Chuck Wendig
  31. Vultures (Miriam Black, #6) by Chuck Wendig
  32. *Fire Logic (Elemental Logic Saga, #1) by Laurie J. Marks
  33. Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas
  34. *Railsea by China Miéville
  35. Jesus Wants to Save Christians by Rob Bell and Don Golden 
  36. Harley Loco by Rayya Elias
  37. The Silence by Tim Lebbon
  38. The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 8th Annual Edition (1995) edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  39. The Dark Crystal by A.C.H. Smith
  40. *The Law of the Wolf (Outlaw King, #2) by S.A. Hunt
  41. *Ten Thousand Devils (Outlaw King, #3) by S.A. Hunt
  42. **In the Shelter by Pádraig Ó Tuama
  43. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) by Charlaine Harris
  44. Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11) by Charlaine Harris
  45. **Unexpected Stories by Octavia Butler
  46. **The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle

Started, didn’t finish: The White Plague by Frank Herbert

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