Friday, January 3, 2020

2020 - Books Read

Hello!  It's that time again.  What time?  Time to start a new Books Read post for the new year!

In case you haven't seen one of my other years, this is how it works.  I list the books I've read as I read them (so they're in reverse order).  The titles are linked to the book's Goodreads page.  Ebooks are noted with an asterisk.  'New to me and underappreciated' books are noted with a pound sign (hashtag for you youngin's).  If it's an underappreciated second or third book I'll put a number.  If it's got none of that, it's a hardcopy - paperback more often than not.

As of right now, the goal for the year is to read 70 books.  It's a lot lower than last year's 120 books, but I'd like to think I'll be writing enough that I won't have as much time for reading.  Time will tell.  I'm not going to give 'new to me and underappreciated' a numerical goal this year, because I blew last year's goal out of the water, but I'll most likely read a lot of those kinds of books.  I like doing it.  It makes me feel like I'm doing something to help indie authors like myself.

Reviews or more information about said books will be posted on Saturdays.

And now, here we go...

31) Daisy's Run by Scott Baron (4/2/20) - SF*
30) Love You Still by Kat Bammer (3/27/20) - Romantic Suspense
29) Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie (3/27/20) - Mystery
28) Apprentice Fool by Aldred Chase (3/24/20) - YA Fantasy*#
27) Grave Games by Skylar Finn (3/19/20) - Suspense*#
26) Fire Me Up by Alicia Street (3/17/20) - Romance*#
25) Nemesis by Agatha Christie (3/16/20) - Mystery
24) Pancakes and Pleas by Gretchen Allen (3/14/20) - Cozy Mystery*#
23) Finny's Star by Sam Bartram (3/13/20) - MG Adventure/Mystery*#
22) Retribution: Lucky's Mercs #1 by Joshua James (3/9/20) - SF*#
21) The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot (3/4/20) - Memoir
20) Love & Order by Elsie Davis (2/23/20) - Romance*#
19) The Twisted Thing by Mickey Spillane (2/22/20) - Hard-boiled Crime
18) Death on the Danube by Jennifer Alderson (2/20/20) - Mystery*#
17) Fighting for Elena by Silver James (2/19/20) - Romantic Suspense*
16) Never Date a Siren by Byrd Nash (2/15/20) - Paranormal*#
15) The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie (2/13/20) - Mystery Short Stories
14) The Hungry Gun by Steve Thurman (2/8/20) - Western#
13) Blood in the Sand by Kelly Clayton (2/6/20) - Mystery*#
12) The Christmas Cookie Shop by Ginny Baird (2/3/20) - Romance*
11) Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins (1/31/20) - UF*
10) The Integral Trees by Larry Niven (1/27/20) - SF
9) Sins of the Angels by Lydia M. Hawke (1/25/20) - Supernatural Suspense*
8) Jeopardy in January by Camilla Chafer (1/19/20) - Mystery*
7) Demonic Indemnity by Craig McLay (1/18/20) - UF*#
6) A Few Good Men by Sarah A. Hoyt (1/17/20) - SF
5) Fatal Justice by John Etzil (1/12/20) - Hard-boiled Crime*
4) Curtain by Agatha Christie (1/10/20) - Mystery
3) Cicada Summer by Jeff Dosser (1/9/20) - Supernatural Suspense*#
2) Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - December 1979 by Various (1/7/20) - Short Stories Mystery
1) All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot (1/3/20) - Literature

What's your reading goal for this year?


  1. How did I miss this Friday? Weird. Anyway, my goal is 200 books. I usually end up adding as I tend to average over 250 a year, but like you, I hope to be writing more this year. I'm 2 books in for this year. I'll see you on the other side. 😏

    1. Probably missed it because I was being weird and published in the evening.

      Go you!