Books Read in 2019



  1. Winter in Paradise; Elin Hilderbrand - 3.5/5 (library print-Jan.)
  2. The Women in the Castle; Jessica Shattuck - 4/5 (eGalley and audio combo - Jan.)
  3. One Day in December; Josie Silver - 4/5 (eGalley - Jan)
  4. The Travelling Cat Chronicles; Hiro Arikawa - 4.5/5 (print-Jan)
  5. An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good; Helene Thursten - 5/5 (library print-Jan)
  6. What To Eat When; M. Roizen, M.D. & M. Crupain - 3.5 /5 (NF- library-Jan)
  7. The Lady With the Purple Hat; Otilia Greco - 1/5 - pass (library print-Jan)
  8. The Whistler; John Grisham - 3.5/5 (audio-library-Jan)
  9. Waiting for Bojangles; Olivier Bourdeaut - 4.5/5 (eGalley-Jan)
  10. Tapestry of Fortunes; Elizabeth Berg - 2.5/5 (audio-library-Jan)
  11. Morningstar: Growing Up With Books; Ann Hood - 5/5 (audio-library-Feb)
  12. Good Riddance; Elinor Lipman - 3/5 (eGalley-Feb)
  13. Great Expectations; Charles Dickens - 4/5 (audio-library-Feb)
  14. Detective Inspector Huss; Helene Tursten - 3.5/5 (eBook-library-Feb)
  15. The Stranger Inside; Jennifer Jaynes - 4.5/5 (eGalley-NetGalley-Feb)
  16. You Are Light; Aaron Becker - 5/5 (my shelves - Feb)
  17. The Whole Wide World and Me; Toni Yuly - 4/5 (my shelves - Feb)
  18. Rules of Civility; Amor Towles - 4/5 (audible - Feb)
  19. Watching You; Lisa Jewel - 4.5/5 (library - Feb)
  20. The Au Pair; Emma Rous - 4/5 (eGalley - Feb)
  21. The Kingdom of the Blind; Louise Penny - 4/5 (Library audio - Feb)
  22. An Anonymous Girl Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - 3.5/5 (library-March)
  23. A Gentleman in Moscow; Amor Towles - 5/5 (audible-March)
  24. What We OweGolnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde - 3.5/5 (arc-March)
  25. Pachinko; Min Jin Lee - 4.5/5 (audio-library-March)
  26. The Wife; Meg Wolitzer - 4.5/5 (audio - library-March)
  27. Small Fry; Lisa Brennan-Jobs - 4.5/5 (library-March)
  28. The Red Address Book; Sofia Lundberg -3.5/5 - (ARC-March)
  29. How To Walk Away; Katherine Center - 4/5 (library audio - March)
  30. The End of Loneliness; Benedict Wells - 3.5/5 (ARC-March)
  31. Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love and Food; Ann Hood - NF - 4.5/5 (library-March)
  32. I Am Malala; Malala Yousafzai - 4/5 (audio-library-book group) March
  33. My Coney Island Baby; Billy O'Callaghan - 3.5/5 (ARC-March)
  34. The Silent Patient; Michaelides - 4.5/5  (my shelves - March)
  35. A Bite in the Apple; Chrisann Brennan - 3.5/5 (print-library-April)
  36. Alias Grace; Margaret Atwood - 4/5 - (audio-library- April)
  37. My Life in a Cat House: True Tales of Love, Laughter & Living with Five Felines; Gwen Cooper - NF - 4.5/5 (my shelves-print-April)
  38. Mr. Posey's New Glasses; Ted Kooser and Daniel Duncan (4.5/5) (my shelves-April)
  39.  Hello, I'm Here; Helen Frost and Rick Lieder - 5/5) (my shelves-April)
  40.  A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park; Ashley Benham Yazdani - 5/5) (my shelves-April)
  41.  Princess Cora and the Crocodile; Laura Amy Schiltz and Brian Floca - 4.5/5) (my shelves-April)
  42. I Want My Hat Back; Jon Klassen - 1/5) (my shelves-April)
  43. The Other Woman; Sandie Jones - 3.5/5 (audio - library April)
  44. Wingspan; Chris Bohjalian - 4/5 (eGalley-April)
  45. A Ladder to the Sky; John Boyne - 4.5/5 (ARC-April)
  46. The Club; Takis Wurger - 4/5 (ARC-April)
  47. The Hunting Party; Lucy Foley - 3/5 (audio-April)
  48. Inheritance: a memoir; Dani Shapiro - 4/5 (library-April)
  49. The Immortalist; Chloe Benjamin - 4/5 - book group (my shelves-April)
  50. Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting; Anna Quindlen - 4.5/5 (eGalley-May)
  51. The River; Peter Heller - 4.5/5 (library/May)
  52. Here's to Us; Elin Hilderbrand - 3/5 (audio/library-May)
  53. Henry, Himself; Stewart O'Nan - 4.5/5 (print/library-May)
  54. Miracle Creek; Angie Kim - 4.5/5 (audio download/library-May)
  55. The Wartime Sisters; Lynda Cohen Loigman - 5/5 (ARC/Audio Combo-May)
  56. A Stone for Danny Fisher; Harold Robbins - 5/5 (audible-May)
  57. Normal People; Sally Rooney - 4/5 - (eGalley-May)
  58. Daisy Jones and the Six; Taylor Jenkins Reid - 4/5 (audio-May)
  59. The Girl He Used to Know; Tracey Garvis Graves - 4.5/5 (print/library-May)
  60. Women in Sunlight; Frances Mayes - 3.5/5 (ebook-book group read-May)
  61. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay & a Mother's Will to Survive; Stephanie Land - 1/5 (audio/library-May)
  62. Herstory: 50 Women & Girls Who Shook Up the World; Katherine Halligan - 4.5/5 (audio & print-library - May)
  63. Never Love a Stranger; Harold Robbins - 4/5 (audible - May)
  64. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls; Anissa Gray - 3.5/5( print & audio-May)
  65. Before She Knew Him; Peter Swanson - 4.5/5 - (audio & print/-May)
  66. The Secretary; Renee Knight - 4/5 (ARC-June)
  67. The Night Visitors; Carol Goodman - 4/5 (print/library-June)
  68. The Ditch; Herman Koch - 3/5 (eGalley-June)
  69. Dopesick; Beth Macy - (NF) - 5/5 (audio/library-June)
  70. Mama's Last Hug; Frans de Waal  (NF) - 4.5/5 (print/library-June)
  71. The Mother-in-Law; Sally Hepworth - 4/5 (audio/library-June)
  72. Captivated; Jeffrey Deaver (short story - audio) - (3/5 - June)
  73. Stone Mothers; Erin Kelly - 3.5/5 (ARC-June)
  74. Memories of Another Day; Harold Robbins - 3.5/5 - (audio-June)
  75. No Exit; Taylor Adams - 4/5 (eGalley-June)
  76. Restoration Heights; Wil Medearis - 3.5/5 (ARC-June)
  77. Evvie Drake Starts Over; Linda Holmes - 4/5 - (audio/ARC combo - June)
  78. Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls (memoir); T. Kira Madden - 5/5 - (NF-June)
  79. What Alice Forgot; Liane Moriarty - 4/5 (print/book group-June)
  80. The Better Sister; A. Burke 3.5/5 (ARC/Audio-June)
  81. Sunset Beach; Mary Kay Andrews 4/5 (audio/library-June)
  82. As We Are Now; May Sarton - /5 (library-June)
  83. The Pawed Piper; Michelle Robinson - 5/5 (my shelves-July)
  84. Sea Glass Summer; Michelle Houts - 5/5 (my shelves-July)
  85. Bear's Book; Claire Freedman - 5/5 (my shelves-July)
  86. Ask Again, Yes; Mary Beth Keane - 5/5 - (combo/audio/eBook-July)
  87. Before the Fall; Noah Hawley - 4.5/5 (bookclub read-July/reread)
  88. If She Wakes; Michael Koryta - 4/5 - (ARC-July)
  89. Searching for Sylvie Lee; Jean Kwok - 3.5/5 (eGalley-July)
  90. Summer of 69; Elin Hilderbrand - 5/5 (print/library-July)
  91. Chances Are; Richard Russo - 5/5 (audio and eGalley-July)
  92. Keeping Lucy; T. Greenwood - 4.5/5 - (eGalley - August)
  93. What Does an Anteater Eat?; Ross Collins 4.5/5 - (print/my shelves - August)
  94. The Last Resort; Marissa Stapley - 3.5/5 - (ARC - August)
  95. Never Tell; Lisa Gardner - 4/5 - (audio-August)
  96. Cape May; Chip Cheek - 4.5/5 (audio-August)
  97. The Summer Demands; Deborah Shapiro - 4/5 (library/print-August)
  98. City of Girls; Elizabeth Gilbert - 3.5/5 (audio - August)
  99. Turn of the Key; Ruth Ware - 4/5 (eGalley - August)
  100. Lock Every Door; Riley Sager - 4/5 (eGalley-August)
  101. Pick a Pumpkin; Patricia Toht - 5/5 (print/my shelves-Sept)
  102. Give Me Back My Bones! Kim Norman - 5/5 (print/my shelves-Sept)
  103. On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous; Ocean Vuong - 4/5 (audio- Sept)
  104. The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted; Robert Hillman - 3.5/5 (ARC/Sept)
  105. Never Have I Ever; Joshilyn Jackson - 4/5 (eGalley/Sept)
  106. The 31 Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World; Ocean Robbins 4.5/5 (print/my shelves-Sept)
  107. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill; Abbi Waxman - 4/5 (print/library-Sept.)
  108. Drawing Home; Jamie Brenner - 4/5 - (ARC-Sept)
  109. The Truth About Grandparents; Elina Ellis - 2/5 (print/Sept)
  110. Hide and Seek; Katie Green - 4/5 (print/Sept)
  111. The Escape Room; M. Goldin - 4/5 (print/library-Sept)
  112. Daughter of Molokai; Alan Brennert - 4.5/5 (ARC/Sept)
  113. Someone We Know; Shari Lapena - 4/5 (print/library-Sept)
  114. A Nearly Normal Family; M.T. Edvarsson - 3.5/5 (audio/Sept)
  115. Just Because; Mac Barnett - 4/5 (print/Sept)
  116. Mr. Scruff; Simon James - 4.5/5 (print/Sept)
  117. The Dearly Beloved; Cara Wall - 3/5 - (eGalley/Oct)
  118. The Institute; Stephen King - 4/5 (audio/Oct)
  119. The First Mistake; Sandie Jones - 4/5 (audio/Oct)
  120. The Whisper Man; Alex North - 4.5/5 (audio/Oct)
  121. The Reckless Oath We Made; Bryn Greenwood - 3.5/5 - (print/library/Oct)
  122. Warlight; Michael Ondaatje - 4/5 (print/audio combo - book group/Oct)
  123. Three Women - Lisa Taddeo - NF - 3.5/5 (print/library-Oct)
  124. The Testaments; Margaret Atwood - 3.5/5 (audio/Nov)
  125. The Dutch House; Ann Patchett - 5/5 (audio - Nov)
  126. A Better Man; Louise Penny 2/5 - (audio - Nov)
  127. Queen Meryl; Erin Carlson - 3.5/5 (NF/ Nov)
  128. The Playground Problem; Dr. Tracy P Alloway - 5/5 (print/Nov)
  129. A Day for Skating; Sarah Sullivan - 5/5 (print/Nov)
  130. The Shortest Day; Susan Cooper - 4/5 (print/Nov)
  131. An Elephant in My Kitchen; Francoise Malby-Anthony - 4/5 (NF/eGalley/Nov)
  132. On Division; Goldie Goldbloom - 4/5 (print/library/Nov)
  133. The First Christmas Sweater; Ryan Tubridy - 4.5/5 (print/Dec)
  134. We're going on  a Bear Hunt Christmas: Activity Book - 5/5 (print/Dec)
  135. Dasher: How a Little Doe Saved Christmas; Matt Tavares - 5/5 (print/Dec)
  136. Inside Out: a memoir; Demi Moore - in progress

DNF


 - The Overstory; Richard Powers  (January)
 - NOSA42; Joe Hill (April) - animal cruelty
 - The Hunting Game; Helene Tursten (April) animal cruelty
 - An Italian Wife; Ann Hood (April)
 - Come With Me; Helen Schulman (May)
 - I Know Who You Are; Alice Feeney (July)
 - Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents & Flourishing as We Age; Mary Pipher (July)
 - Speaking of Summer; Kalisha Buckhanon (August)
 - The Family Next Door; Sally Hepworth (August)
 - Fleishman is in Trouble; Taffy Brodesser-Akner-Akner (Sept)
 - The Secret Chord; Geraldine Brooks (Sept)

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