Books Read in 2019

In 2019, I read 404 books.

  • My favorite read of the year was: A Woman is no Man
  • My favorite YA read of the year was: The Poet X
  • My favorite graphic novel read of the year was: Good Talk
  • My favorite non-fiction read of the year was: Invisible Women
  • My favorite SciFi read of the year was: This Is How You Lose the Time War
  • My favorite Fantasy read of the year was: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
  • Here are all my five star rated books from this year:
    • Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles
    • Everything My Mother Taught Me
    • Inward
    • Normal People
    • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
    • In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)
    • Living Beautifully: An Inspirational Journal
    • Becoming
    • The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2)
    • Where To Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our Crazy World
    • Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
    • Plainsong (Plainsong, #1)
    • A Woman Is No Man
    • An Uncommon Atlas
    • The Art of Visual Notetaking
    • The Poet X
    • The Wisdom of Anxiety
    • Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
    • Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
    • Apeirogon: A Novel
    • It’s a Numberful World: How Math Is Hiding Everywhere
    • Painting Masterclass
    • Olive, Again
    • Limitless Mind
    • The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    • Welcoming the Unwelcome
    • Things My Son Needs to Know About the World
    • This Song Will Save Your Life
    • There You Are
    • This Is How You Lose the Time War

And here are all my reads from 2019 in order. You can find all the reviews here and my drawings with reviews on instagram here.

  1. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
  2. The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
  3. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
  4. The Library Book
  5. The Art of the Good Life
  6. Uprooted
  7. Plainsong
  8. A Key to Treehouse Living
  9. Talking Across the Divide
  10. Bad Blood
  11. Some Assembly Required
  12. The Happiness Project
  13. Chief Joy Officer
  14. Can You Ever Forgive Me
  15. Juliet the Maniac
  16. Keep Going
  17. Every Heart a Doorway
  18. The Au Pair
  19. The Water Cure
  20. The Widows
  21. Brave, not Perfect
  22. Normal People
  23. The Dreamers
  24. O’s Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose
  25. Down Among the Sticks and Bones
  26. If, Then
  27. Talk To Me
  28. A Dangle a Day
  29. Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
  30. white fragility
  31. Have You Seen Luis Velez?
  32. Inheritence
  33. The 4 habits of Joy-filled marriages
  34. The Editor
  35. Journey into yourself
  36. Beneath the Sugar Sky
  37. So Lucky
  38. Our Life in a Day
  39. In an Absent Dream
  40. I Owe you One
  41. recursion
  42. elsey come home
  43. the body is not an apology
  44. the shape of a life
  45. DIY Watercolor Flowers
  46. golden child
  47. lie with me
  48. here and now and then
  49. the lost man
  50. the silent patient
  51. more than words
  52. the fifteen wonders of daniel green
  53. The Plotters
  54. Freefall
  55. The Test
  56. Becoming
  57. The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom
  58. After
  59. 99 percent mine
  60. Digital Minimalism
  61. When You Read This
  62. Liquid Rules
  63. Happy Money
  64. The Organic Painter
  65. Look Closer, Draw Better
  66. Things my son needs to know about the world
  67. On the Come up
  68. The Study of Animal Languages
  69. The Valedictorian of Being Dead
  70. The unwinding of the miracle
  71. The Last Romantics
  72. Early Riser
  73. The Island of Sea Women
  74. An Anonymous Girl
  75. I Think You’re Wrong but I am Listening
  76. Visual Notetaking
  77. The Happiness Diary
  78. Where Reasons End
  79. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
  80. Territory of Light
  81. Unhoneymooners
  82. wingspan
  83. The curious charms of arthur pepper
  84. Brave Love
  85. Girl, Stop Apologizing
  86. Daisy Jones and the Six
  87. Factfulness
  88. The Cassandra
  89. The River
  90. Tangle’s Game
  91. The Secret of Clouds
  92. Be Angry
  93. Shout
  94. Being Creative: Be inspired. Unlock your originality
  95. A Woman is No Man
  96. Riots I have Known
  97. The Perfect Liar
  98. By Invitation Only
  99. The Self-Love Experiment
  100. Creative Selection
  101. American Kingpin
  102. The Urban Sketching Handbook: Working with Color
  103. The Penguin Lessons
  104. Before She Knew Him
  105. You Do you
  106. Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey
  107. When All Is Said
  108. Opposite of Always
  109. The Wildlands
  110. On Being Human
  111. Golden State
  112. If Cats Disappeared from the World
  113. The Night Tiger
  114. Rumi: Unseen Poems
  115. Brand Identity Essentials, Revised and Expanded
  116. Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy
  117. Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencil
  118. Hughie Mittman’s Fear of Lawnmowers
  119. Stretched Too Thin
  120. Outer Order, Inner Calm
  121. The Parade
  122. Lot
  123. One True Loves
  124. The Salt Path
  125. The Path Made Clear
  126. Queenie
  127. The Porpoise
  128. Understanding Numbers
  129. An Uncommon Atlas
  130. The Silver Ladies of Penny Lane
  131. Grace After Henry
  132. The Ditch
  133. How to Raise Successful People
  134. The Places That Scare You
  135. My Lovely Wife
  136. Lights All Night Long
  137. The Man in the next Bed
  138. The Other Americans
  139. Juliet’s School of Possibilities
  140. The Billion Dollar Whale
  141. The White Book
  142. Draw Like an Artist
  143. Senlin Ascends
  144. Wolfpack
  145. I Miss you When I Blink
  146. The Poet X
  147. The Dream Peddler
  148. Era of Ignition
  149. Any Ordinary Day
  150. Life is Short Don’t Wait to Dance
  151. Mostly Sunny
  152. Skin
  153. The Memory of Light
  154. Inspection
  155. Only Ever Her
  156. Utopia for Realists
  157. After I Do
  158. There’s a Word for That
  159. Feast Your Eyes
  160. The Weight of a Piano
  161. Maybe Someday
  162. Reasons the Stay Alive
  163. Have More Fun
  164. The Girl He Used to Know
  165. Fifty Things that aren’t my Fault
  166. The Honey Bus
  167. Ask Again, Yes
  168. Miracle Creek
  169. How to Be Yourself
  170. Fumbled
  171. The Mother-in-Law
  172. Walking on the Ceiling
  173. Good Talk
  174. Meet Cute
  175. The F*ck It Diet
  176. The Secret Life
  177. The Bride Test
  178. How to draw and Write with a Fountain Pen
  179. The Algebra of Happiness
  180. The Printed Letter Bookshop
  181. Anywhere, Anytime Art: Illustration
  182. It’s a Numberful World
  183. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
  184. When We Left Cuba
  185. Inward
  186. All that you Leave Behind
  187. This Song will Save your Life
  188. A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
  189. Exhalation: Stories
  190. The Unpassing
  191. Rules for visiting
  192. Everything is F*cked
  193. Noble Heart
  194. Marriage-ology
  195. The Better Sister
  196. The Invited
  197. With the Fire on High
  198. The Farm
  199. Middlegame
  200. The Wisdom of Anxiety
  201. The Sentence is Death
  202. The seven or Eight deaths of Stella Fortuna
  203. The Flatshare
  204. Stop Doing that SH*t
  205. The Scent Keeper
  206. City of Girls
  207. When We Found Home
  208. The Perfect Date
  209. Boy Meets Depression
  210. Magic for Liars
  211. Fix Her Up
  212. One Strategy
  213. This is Home
  214. The Ruin
  215. Celestial Watercolor
  216. How Not to Die Alone
  217. Own Your Everyday
  218. The Friend Zone
  219. For the Love of Books
  220. The Untethered Soul at Work
  221. The Body in Question
  222. Dawn
  223. Disappearing Earth
  224. Painting Masterclass
  225. Ever After
  226. This is How You Lose the Time War
  227. Red, White, and Royal Blue
  228. A Nearly Normal Family
  229. Tea and Cake with Demons
  230. Drawing Home
  231. Biased
  232. Olive, Again
  233. Evvie Drake Starts Over
  234. Apollo Leadership Lessons
  235. The Islanders
  236. Heads of the Colored People
  237. The Last Book Party
  238. The Huntress
  239. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
  240. The Expectations
  241. What I Wish I knew When I was 20
  242. Player’s Ball
  243. I am her Tribe
  244. The Nickel Boys
  245. State of the Union
  246. Callings
  247. The Wedding Party
  248. The Confession Club
  249. The more or less Definitive Guide to Self Care
  250. The Gifted School
  251. The Lager Queen of Minnesota
  252. The Most Fun We Ever Had
  253. The Dutch House
  254. Notes to Self
  255. Has Anyone Seen the President?
  256. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
  257. Searching for Sylvie Lee
  258. Gravity Is the Thing
  259. Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers
  260. Unfu*k Yourself Workbook
  261. Chances Are…
  262. That’s What Frenemies Are For
  263. The Book Charmer
  264. On the Corner of Love and Hate(Hopeless Romantics, #1)
  265. Never Have I Ever
  266. Pretty Guilty Women
  267. The Great Unexpected
  268. Lanny
  269. The Right Swipe(Modern Love, #1)
  270. If You Want to Make God Laugh
  271. The Ten Thousand Doors of January
  272. The Floating Feldmans
  273. Things You Save in a Fire
  274. Turbulence
  275. You’ve Been Volunteered: A Class Mom Novel
  276. We Are All Good People Here
  277. Say Say Say
  278. Because You’re Mine
  279. No Happy Endings
  280. All the Water in the World
  281. The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus into Your Life
  282. The Turn of the Key
  283. A Bend in the Stars
  284. The Testaments
  285. The End of Loneliness
  286. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know
  287. The Miracles of the Namiya General Store
  288. Dominicana
  289. The Dearly Beloved
  290. Family of Origin
  291. Read This if You Want to be Great at Drawing People
  292. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
  293. Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing: Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion
  294. The Grace Year
  295. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
  296. Nature Tonic: A Year in My Mindful Life
  297. A Mindful Year: 365 Ways to Find Connection and the Sacred in Everyday Life
  298. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
  299. A Pure Heart
  300. Twice in a Blue Moon
  301. The Whisper Man
  302. Summer Frost
  303. Emergency Skin
  304. Fleishman Is in Trouble
  305. There You Are
  306. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
  307. Nothing to See Here
  308. The Memory Police
  309. Well Met
  310. Red at the Bone
  311. Little Faith
  312. Broken Man on a Halifax Pier
  313. The Water Dancer
  314. Little Weirds
  315. The Library of Lost and Found
  316. Living Beautifully: An Inspirational Journal
  317. Royal Holiday(The Wedding Date, #4)
  318. The Art of Watercolor Lettering: A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Painting Modern Calligraphy and Lettered Art
  319. The Chain
  320. Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature
  321. The Future of Another Timeline
  322. The Simple Wild (Wild, #1)
  323. If You Tame Me
  324. Healthy as F*ck: The Habits You Need to Get Lean, Stay Healthy, and Kick Ass at Life
  325. Don’t You Forget About Me
  326. Healthy Habits Suck: How to Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life… Even If You Don’t Want To
  327. If You Were There
  328. The World That We Knew
  329. The Swallows
  330. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
  331. Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life
  332. Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)
  333. Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World
  334. A Random Act of Kindness
  335. Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home
  336. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
  337. Midnight at the Blackbird Café
  338. Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts
  339. The Weddings
  340. The Lion’s Den
  341. Can You Feel This?
  342. Everything My Mother Taught Me
  343. Zenith Man
  344. Big Dreams, Daily Joys: Get Things Done, Make Space for What Matters, Achieve Your Dreams
  345. Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
  346. Half-truths and Semi-miracles: A Short Story
  347. Everyone’s a Critic
  348. Worry-Free Living: Let Go of Stress and Live in Peace and Happiness
  349. Universal Methods of Design Expanded and Revised: 125 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions
  350. All This Could Be Yours
  351. Love Poems for Married People
  352. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
  353. Love Lettering
  354. The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution
  355. After the End
  356. The Color of Style
  357. I Will Never See the World Again
  358. The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club, #1)
  359. Saving Francesca
  360. Once More We Saw Stars
  361. If Only I Could Tell You
  362. Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
  363. The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae
  364. The Family Upstairs
  365. A Warning
  366. The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives
  367. The Starless Sea
  368. Where To Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our Crazy World
  369. Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1)
  370. Verity
  371. Where the Forest Meets the Stars
  372. We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life
  373. Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home
  374. Watercolor the Easy Way: Step-By-Step Tutorials for 50 Beautiful Motifs Including Plants, Flowers, Animals & More
  375. Creative Journaling: A Guide to Over 100 Techniques and Ideas for Amazing Dot Grid, Junk, Mixed Media, and Travel Pages
  376. Whiskey & Ribbons
  377. What if There Is Nothing Wrong With You: A Practice in Reinterpretation
  378. Lost Children Archive
  379. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
  380. Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)
  381. Lawn Boy
  382. Would Like to Meet
  383. Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
  384. Everyone Knows You Go Home
  385. You Have Arrived at Your Destination
  386. The Dating Charade
  387. Regretting You
  388. Love’s Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy
  389. Night of Miracles (Mason, #2)
  390. Anyone
  391. The Year of No Nonsense: How a Little Less Bullsh*t Can Change Your Life
  392. When We Were Vikings
  393. A Good Neighborhood
  394. The Lost Book of Adana Moreau: A Novel
  395. The Murmur of Bees
  396. Apeirogon
  397. Observational Sketching
  398. Hidden Places
  399. Oona Out of Order
  400. Patron Saints of Nothing
  401. Seperation Anxiety
  402. It’s not Always Depression
  403. A Keeper
  404. Guests of August

I was purposefully planning to read 100 fewer books in 2019 than I did in 2018, I ended up reading 100 more. I am not going to try to guess how 2020 goes. I will just let myself be. I will try to live my life and read as much as I would like.

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