I read 190 books in 2019, seventy more than in 2018. Audiobooks made all the difference in my reading habits this year. They contributed to eighty of the books I experienced in 2019, seven of which are in my Top 19.
Here they are in the order I read them. In the interest of full disclosure, I want to inform you that some of the links in this post are affiliate links to Indie Bound store and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman – Probably the best audio I listened to all year. I loved the all-star cast.
- New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb – my favorite re-read of the year. One of my Top 5 J.D. Robb books.
- How to Seduce a Spy by Catherine Stein – a great debut by a fantastic indie author. I featured her Eden’s Voice here.
- Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas – possibly my favorite of the Ravenels. Gorgeous cover as well.
- Death’s Dancer by Jasmine Silvera – great world-building. Now, I want to go to Prague because of this book.
- P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – one of the rare times when I like the second book better than the first.
- Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple – Lara is a new-to-me author this year whose writing really impressed me.
- The Emotion Thesaurus – this book is incredibly useful for writers who want to improve their craft.
- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – I rarely say I can relate to the heroine in a romance not written by a Filipina. I did with this book.
- Kulti by Mariana Zapata – hilarious. I have both the eBook and audiobook editions but I prefer the latter because the narrator really brings the book to life.
- There Goes My Heart by Bella Andre – how can I not love a book that’s dedicated to me?
- Dragonfly by Leila Meacham – I seldom veer away from romance but I made an exception for this one. My full review is here.
- Things You Save In a Fire by Katherine Center – In a slew of books where the female main character works in a male-dominated environment, this stands out.
- Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan – highly evocative, I can’t believe it took me so long to read this one.
- The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas – the only Young Adult book I read all year. I’ll bet when I watch the live-action movie I’ll say, “The book was better.”
- Singapore Fling by me – I am incredibly proud of this book. It’s probably the most #ownvoice of my works.
- Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh – Kaleb Krychek is my new Book Boyfriend and the Psy/Changeling is my favorite paranormal series.
- Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr – the entire series is amazing but this one moved me the most, so it’s my favorite so far.
- The One For You by Roni Loren – a highly-satisfying ending to a wonderful series. All five-star reads for me.
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