2019 Books in Review





I use Goodreads to track my reading through the year. I decided last year that I would keep my reading goal at fifty books a year. Not too crazy but still a little ambitious for my lifestyle. Last year I came in just at fifty. The longest book I read was The City of Brass- 569 pages. I only had one five star read last year and that was Michelle Obama’s Becoming which I got as a gift.

I get most of my books from the library and then if I like them I’ll buy a copy for myself. The books I bought last year were:

  • Well Read Black Girl- Glory Edim
  • Less- Andrew Sean Greer
  • Patsy- Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • Augustown- Kei Miller
  • Hollow Kingdom- Kira Jane Buxton
  • A People’s History of Heaven- Mathangi Subramanian
  • Drive your Plow of the Dead- Olga Tokarczuk
  • Never Let Me Go- Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Frankly in Love- David Yoon
  • On Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous- Ocean Vuong

I wanted to read more non-fiction books in 2019.  I logged four. I wanted to do more reviews of the books I read. I did 12 reviews up from 2 in 2018.

This year I want to read The Count of Monte Cristo which is over a thousand pages. Eeek! I also want to finally read the first Harry Potter book and more of James Baldwin’s works.  Wish me luck  😀.







  1. Alison
    March 19, 2020 / 6:33 am

    Good Luck! I forgot you read “My Sister the Serial Killer”. I knew I saw it somewhere.
    I always have a reading goal and its always ambitious but this time I’m scaling it down to a secret number so, come ’21 I don’t deflate and crumble. I hope you’re well :)

    I’ve also listened to a load of audio books this year so perhaps I’m on target after all (hehe)

    • ofthecomely
      March 29, 2020 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you Alison. I’m on track to reach my goal so I’m very pleased. Audiobooks really help meeting those reading goals.

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