Reading List 2019

I’ve been keeping book lists for years—lists of books I want to read and lists of books I’ve read. The latter are my favorite. They are a travel journal, a passport through the stories I’ve lived and the characters I’ve befriended.

Given that one of my goals for the year is to read 24 books, I’ve decided to share my 2019 list. You may find a clump of completion dates followed by what must seem like a reading drought. I tend to read more than one book at the same time, and this sometimes impacts my reading pace.

Please note that this post will be updated frequently for obvious reasons: I keep reading.

Books Completed in 2019

  1. The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel (Havelock, 1.?)*

  2. Into His Likeness by Edward Sri (Havelock, 1.13)

  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (re-read, Havelock, 1.13)

  4. There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather by Linda Akeson McGurk (Havelock, 1.28)

  5. A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (Havelock, 2.5)

  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (re-read, Havelock, 2.7)

  7. Marriage: Small Steps, Big Rewards by Dr. Ray Guarendi (Havelock, 2.17)

  8. The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity by Matthew Kelly (Havelock, 3.4)

  9. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (Havelock, 3.12)

  10. A New Way of Living by Joyce Meyer (Havelock, 3.13)*

  11. On Writing by Stephen King (Havelock, 3.19)

  12. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons (Havelock, 3.20)

  13. Austenland by Shannon Hale (Havelock, 3.27)

  14. Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon (Havelock, 3.31)

  15. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (Havelock, 4.4)

Currently Reading

What about you? What have you read this year? Are there any books you want to check off your list before 2020?

*This hardly counts as a book, given that it is only a few chapters, but there are some great picture books in the world and those are only a few pages. So it stays on the list.

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