2019 Reading List

2019 was a big year for me – reading-wise. I joined my first book club, got a library card and joined Goodreads. Soooo yeah, a big BIG year. In total I read 32 books – some were good, some great and some I’d rather not remember.

My Top Suggestions:

One. Daisy Jones & the Six. In the running for my favorite book of the year. The audio book draws you in- they have a different voice for every character. Daisy Jones & the Six is a Fleetwood Mac-esque story line that delivers.

Two. The Hate U Give. This is a good book that brings the controversial topics of Black Lives Matter to a Fictional narrative. Great book to read in a book club to allow you a platform to talk about your thoughts using fiction.

Three. Then She Was Gone. I’m obsessed with Crime Podcasts – and this book gave me the thrill I was needed. I can’t talk more about it with out giving spoilers – but it’s a good one.

Four. Harry Potter Series . I can’t believe this is my first time finishing the full Harry Potter Series. I listed to the whole series while training for the marathon and loved every hour of it.

Five. Educated. INTERESTTINGG, heartbreaking memoir about a girl born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and how she survived in a modern world.

Six. The Whisper Network. A fictional look into the Me Too Movement. Takes you through the life of a victim and the true life events they walk through when apart of an investigation. Fictional story adds some color and far fetched ideas – but still a great book. Would be great to add to a book club reading list.

Recommended Books:

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey- Stein – Interesting look into the life of a White House Staffer.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – A different kind of love story, but very well written.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – A very different type of story compared to what I’ve previously read. Would highly recommend.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me [And Other Concerns] by Mindy Kaling- I’ve read this over 5 times – perfect beach read.
Crazy Rich Girlfriend Series. Loved the movie – loved the book. The series left me wanting more – so waiting for the 4th book, Kevin πŸ™‚
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. The story of three women and how their lives connect during World War II.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. The Alice Network was a group of courageous men and women who infiltrated the German lines in rural France during World War II.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Heather Morris takes you through the Non-Fiction story of the Tattooist of Auschwitz.
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffith – I cant remember details about the book, but I remember loving it – so that’s a good sign.

Wouldn’t Recommend:

– Girl, Wash your Face by Rachel Hollis – I think you are either a Rachel Hollis girl, or not, I fall into the latter. Her type of motivational speaking is a big turn off for me. If you’re looking to read it – let me know, you can have my copy.
One More Thing by B.J. Novak – Man this was bad. I listened to it and the whole time you felt like a joke was building and/or about to hit – and it never did. Save your time.
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mallay – I really like her and her husband, but this book just felt weird. It was written like a podcast, which I dig – but it felt like they were trying to shoot for the moon on every joke.

2019 Reading List:

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Educated by Tara Westover
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Girl, Wash your Face by Rachel Hollis
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
One More Thing by B.J. Novak
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? [And Other Concerns] by Mindy Kaling
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Open by Andre Agassi
Magic For Liars by Sarah Gailey
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Whisper Network by Chandler Baker
Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
The Greatest Love Story Every Told by Megan Mullally
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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