Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019 - Books Read

First day of the new year and first book finished.  Yay.  Much better than last year when I didn't finish a book until February.  Ugh.

My goal this year is to read 90 books.  I set my goal last year at 70, then had to up it to 80, then up it to 90, then up it to 95.  I hit that, but just barely.  So, 90 this year it is.  :fingers crossed:

As always, the books are listed in reverse date order with the newest first and the oldest last.  An * means ebook.  A # means 'new to me and underappreciated' - same goal there as last year, one a month.  This year, I'm also going to try to read and review at least six 'Book 2s', because the second book almost never gets the same lovin' as its older sibling.  I'll mark those with a !.

And now, without further ado, here's the list.  (It's short now.  Give it time.)

44) Twice Shy by Mona Ingram (5/18/19) - Romance*#
43) Crescent Calling by Nicole R. Taylor (5/18/19) - Paranormal Romance*
42) Silversword by Phyllis Whitney (5/16/19) - Romantic Suspense
41) Husk by D.P. Prior (5/15/19) - Western SF/UF*#
40) Crash & Burn by Silver James (5/10/19) - Paranormal Romantic Suspense*
39) Singing in the Shrouds by Ngaio Marsh (5/9/19) - Mystery
38) The Devil's Pets by Alex Siegel (5/5/19) - UF*#
37) By Dawn's Early Light by Jason Fuesting (5/3/19) - SF*#
36) Flaming Tree by Phyllis A Whitney (5/1/19) - Romantic Suspense
35) Ronin (Col Sec Thriller #1) by Jan Domagala (4/29/19) - SF*#
34) My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara (4/23/19) - MG Coming of Age
33) Blues, Butterflies, and Murder by LouLou Harrington (4/20/19) - Cozy Mystery*#
32) Gardenias and a Grave Mistake by Ruby Loren (4/14/19) - Cozy Mystery*
31) Ready to Were (Shift Happens #1) by Robyn Peterman (4/13/19) - Paranormal Romance*
30) The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (4/13/19) - Mystery
29) Lights, Camera, Action by Heather Silvio (4/10/19) - Paranormal Mystery/Romance*#
28) Timothy Williams Demon Hunter by Iestyn Long (4/8/19) - MG UF*#
27) Roots of Misfortune by Seth Pevey (4/1/19) - Suspense - Suspense*2
26) Dig Two Graves (Solomon Gray #1) by Keith Nixon (3/31/19) - Suspense*
25) Life with Father / Life with Mother by Clarence Day (3/27/19) - Memoir
24) All Those Lies by Emmy Ellis (3/21/19) - Suspense*#
23) Taken (Rune Witch #1) by Victoria DeLuis (3/21/19) - Urban Fantasy*
22) Valley of the Butterflies by Anne Shore (3/15/19) - Romance
21) Death on Tyneside by Eileen Thorton (3/10/19) - Mystery*2
20) Empire's Scion by BC Kellogg (3/8/19) - SF*#
19) Billionaire Country by Silver James (3/8/19) - Romance
18) The Holly House Mystery (Inspector Chance #1.5) by John Bainbridge (3/1/19) - Mystery*2
17) The Glass Flame by Phyllis Whitney (2/28/19) - Romantic Suspense
16) Target: Mike Shayne by Brett Halliday (2/19/18) - Hard-boiled Crime
15) The Horrendous Imaginings: Theft of Sapphire by Joseph Daniel (2/16/19) - MG Fantasy*#
14) Mind of a Killer by Dan Padavona (2/14/19) - Suspense*#
13) Evonne and Vraag: Bounty Hunters by Jeremy Hayes (2/10/19) - Fantasy*#
12) Dial P for Poison by Zara Keane (2/8/19) - Cozy Mystery*
11) Agent of Enchantment (Dark Fae FBI #1) by CN Crawford (2/7/19) - Paranormal Suspense*
10) The Seafront Corpse (Inspector Chance #1) by John Bainbridge (2/2/19) - Historical Mystery*#
9) Unofficial Detective by Kathryn Wells (1/28/19) - Magical Mystery*
8) All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (1/25/19) - Memoir
7) Shoot to Kill by Brett Halliday (1/17/19) - - Hard-boiled Crime
6) House Party Murder Rap by Sonia Parin (1/16/19) - Historical Mystery*#
5) A Tiger's Gift by Ariel Marie (1/13/19) - Paranormal Romance*
4) Thieves' Honor by David Combs (1/13/19) - Fantasy*#
3) Code Onyx by Val St. Crowe (1/8/19) - Urban Fantasy*#
2) Bottling It by A.A. Albright (1/6/19) - Paranormal Mystery*
1) Alfred Hitchcock's Daring Detectives by Various (1/1/19) - Mystery Anthology

What are your reading goals for the year?  Did you reach yours last year?


  1. I started out at 200 then went ahead and upped it to 250 for this year. Part of it is the audio books. I can listen to them while doing other things. I think my orignal 2018 goal was 200 and I ended up at 265. I haven't finished a book yet this year. The one I'm listening to might become a DNF. I thoroughly dislike the heroine. I'm interested in how the suspense plays out but I may have to skip ahead. The next book in the queue is a non-fiction, detailing the people and action involved in saving the Lippazaners at the end of WWII. I'm in a reading slump and hope either new books drop or books I've passed over suddenly appeal. We'll see. I may be down-grading my total. LOL

    1. Your reading goals always amaze me. Too bad about the first book being a possible DNF. I saw you reading the Lipizzaner book on Goodreads. It looks interesting.

      I hope the reading slump passes and that some books sound interesting to you soon. :hugs: