Yearly Wrap Up: 2019

Dear book-lover,

I know I’m a bit late for this yearly wrap up for 2019, but better late than never 😉 2019 was a busy year for me, however, I managed to squeeze in reading every free moments I got a chance (basically every single night), so I read 184 books and 52,627 pages (according to Goodreads). Not bad at all, as I started with goal of 80 books, and later on switched to 100 books, but at the end I read combination of both goals 🙈

*Note. Click on the book’s cover image to read my spoiler-free review or it will lead a post featuring this book (in these posts is a link to Goodreads page as well), if there is no review or post available then the link will take you straight to the book’s Goodreads page.


January

Books read: 12 books
Pages read: 3365 pages

Best Book of the month: Dream Keeper (The Dark Dreamer #1) by Amber R. Duell – 4.5 stars (this link will take you to the post with a sneak peek into first chapters of this book)
Worst Book of the month: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – 1 star

Top 5 books read in January, 2019

dream keeper   wiskey chick   children of blood and bone   build  tasty love


February

Books read: 18 books
Pages read: 5926 pages

Best Book of the month: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller – 5 stars
Worst Book of the month: Bad Girls 1 (Rock Star Harem Trilogy #1) by Yumoyori Wilson – 1 star

Top 6 books read in February, 2019

daughter of the pirate king daughter of the siren queen Curse-of-the-Fae-Queen-1000 the risk ash princess for emery


March

Books read: 29 books
Pages read: 8083 pages

Best Book of the month: The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black – 5 stars
Worst Book of the month: The Boyfriend Bid (The Girlfriend Request #2) by Jodie Andrefski – 3 stars (looks like in March I didn’t read bad books, as I still liked this one)

Top 6 books read in March, 2019

the wicked king PM keep me illuminae obsidio gemina


April

Books read: 14 books
Pages read: 3151 pages

Best Book of the month: Hideaway (Devil’s Night #2) by Penelope Douglas – 4.25 stars
Worst Book of the month: Sold to the Enemy by Sara Fields – 1 star (this was the month when I read 5 books that I didn’t like, and could have put them as worst reads, usually I have better luck with picking good books)

Top 5 books read in April, 2019

hideaway  the wolf kings bride  make me bad  just like animals  guard me


May

Books read: 16 books
Pages read: 4694 pages

Best Book of the month: The Allure of Julian Lefray (The Allure #1) by R.S. Grey – 4.75 stars
Worst Book of the month: Payback’s A Bitch (Awkward Love #6) by Missy Johnson – 2.5 stars

Top 6 books read in May, 2019

the allure of julian lefray the allure of dean harper the fox and the hound for crosby lady smoke tame me


June

Books read: 13 books
Pages read: 3502 pages

Best Book of the month: Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey – 5 stars
Worst Book of the month: this was a great month, as all of my books were 5 to 4 star-reads, so I’m not going to give the worst book for June. Nope, not going to happen.

Top 6 books read in June, 2019

coldhearted boss finale the trouble with love after the kiss the duet the bet


July

Books read: 24 books
Pages read: 6381 pages

Best Book of the month: I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford, #4) by Lauren Layne – 4.5 stars
Worst Book of the month: Faking It with Mr Nightshadow (Alphalicious Billionaires #2) by Lindsey Hart – 2.25 stars

Top 6 books read in July, 2019

i knew you were trouble sky in the deep warrior of the wild the big bad wolf i think i love you kozart


August

Books read: 6 books
Pages read: 1930 pages

Best Book of the month: The Dare (North Woods University, #2) by J.L. Beck and C. Hallman – 4.25 stars
Worst Book of the month: Pride to Pack (Mount Roxby #1) by Aimie Jennison – 2 stars

Top 4 books read in August, 2019

the dare    cruel prince    whiskey dick    whiskey trick


September

Books read: 14 books
Pages read: 4693 pages

Best Book of the month: Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey – 4.75 stars
Worst Book of the month: School Spirits (Hex Hall) by Rachel Hawkins – 3 stars (looks like also in September I didn’t read bad books, as I still kind of liked this one)

Top 6 books read in September, 2019

anything you can do hotshot doc a curse so dark and lovely - bright and big pic remember me the shadow queen war


October

Books read: 13 books
Pages read: 4149 pages

Best Book of the month: Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #2) Mary E. Pearson – 5 stars (also the best book of the year)
Worst Book of the month: Reckless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #2) by Maya Hughes – 3 stars (looks like also in October I didn’t read bad books, as I still liked this one)

Top 6 books read in October, 2019

vow of thieves serpent and dove bully until you falling away rival


November

Books read: 11 books
Pages read: 2854 pages

Best Book of the month: Feather (Angels of Elysium #1) by Olivia Wildenstein – 5 stars
Worst Book of the month: Cruel Boy by Clarissa Wild – 2 stars

Top 6 books read in November, 2019

Feather the next flame the queen of nothing a holiday by gaslight his royal highness the christmas company


December

Books read: 12 books
Pages read: 3399 pages

Best Book of the month: The Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon #1) by Mimi Matthews – 4.5 stars
Worst Book of the month: My Winter Rogue: A Regency Holiday Collection by Jillian Eaton – 2.5 stars

Top 5 books read in December, 2019

the matrimonial advertisment  a convenient fiction  the work of art  the lost letter  this christmas

December was the month where I fell into historical romance books and fell in love with Mimi Matthews work.


Statistics

So as I mentioned at the beginning I read 182 books and 52,627 pages, and DNFed about 10 books.

books read in 2019

The best reading months (in amount of books and pages read) for me were March, July, and February but the least productive months were August and November.

The best quality reading month was June, as I read only books that I loved or liked a lot, and April was the worth quality book month, as I read way too many books that I didn’t like just during time of one month.


Fantasy and Sci-Fi – 71 books

Contemporary Romance – 100 books

Historical Romance – 10 books

These included 20 dark romances and 12 reverse harem books

Poetry – 1 book


Adult – 76 books

New Adult – 51 books

Young Adult – 54 books

Middle Grade – 1 book


The number of books for star rating comes from my Goodreds read shelf, where we have only 5 different options for rating. However, I do rate with half and quarter stars, so for Goodreads I just have to decide to which rating it belongs more.

5 star-reads (includes also 4.75* and a few 4.5*) – 21 books

4 star-reads (includes also 4.5*, 4.25*, 3.75* and some 3.5*) – 91 books

3 star-reads (includes also 3.5* and 2.75* and a few 2.5*) – 52 books

2 star-reads (includes also 2.5* and 2.25*) – 14 books

1 star-reads (includes also 1.75* and 1.5*) – 4 books

DNF reads – about 10 books


So here you go my yearly wrap up of 2019. I hope 2020 will be even better year. I hope to read more poetry and middle grade books this year, and find some more historical romance authors that I could enjoy reading. I loved or liked a lot over 100 books and didn’t like that much only about 30 books, so I would say that it was a good reading year. Check out my favourite authors of 2019 here.

Thanks for stopping by! Let’s chat: How many books did you read in 2019? How many 5 star-reads did you have? Did you reach your reading goal? Which was your most productive and least productive reading month?

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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2 thoughts on “Yearly Wrap Up: 2019

  1. 148 books?! That’s insane! I barely managed 100 and even then that was with me reading a 26 page book on NYE 😂
    There looks like so many amazing romance books on this list, too. Will definitely have to add some onto my TBR.
    Hope you’re having an incredible time reading this year too!

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    1. Thank you! I’m not the biggest fan of contemporary romances, but R.S. Grey, Lauren Layne, J. Nathan, Ryan Ringbloom, Penelope Douglas and Mimi Matthews just do the best job. So I would love to find more authors who write like these ladies 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your reading this year as well! And I hope you pick up one of these books and love them as much as I did 🙂

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