Are you on Goodreads? I love Goodreads. It is such a valuable tool and I enjoy the site so much. It catalogues everything for me, what I want to read, what I have read, and my favorite being that it gives me percentages of how much I have read in the books I am currently reading.
One of my absolute favorite things about Goodreads is what they do for you every year in December. They give you a year in review of your reading. So let’s break down mine together.
I read a lot in 2019 that I am proud of, but I am not surprised by my average rating. I think I had three 5 star reads. I believe those three were the following, along with which was my first, second and 3rd play favorites this year. I think my #1 favorite book I read was definitely Liar Temptress Soldier Spy by Karen Abbott followed closely by Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens followed then by Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi . I gave out a lot of 3 stars, and my least favorite books read were The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin and Circe by Madeline Miller.
I think it is pretty cool to see what the highest rated book on Goodreads was that I read. And I definitely believe Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is deserving of this award.
It doesn’t surprise me that It my most popular book read. Did you read my review of It? Click here to read that review I posted earlier this week. It also really doesn’t surprise me to see Liar Temptress Soldier Spy as the least popular. I loved this book and the audiobook was also fantastic. I read and listened to this book and enjoyed both equally. I posted a review for Liar Temptress Soldier Spy at the beginning of the year and you can click here to read that review too.
All Systems Red by Martha Wells is easily the shortest book of the year. I read that one because I was so interested in the idea of it and the audiobook was short. I am still unsure if I am going to continue on in the series. Obviously It is the longest book. I will say this about It, if you are interested in reading it but are put off by the length the audio book was ok to listen to. I physically read most of it on my iPhone and found that the best way to get through the entire book.
Above is the best screenshot I could get to sumarize all the books I read this year and I really love this feature on Goodreads. I don’t have any set in stone plans for 2020, but when I iron them all out I will definitely be posting them at the beginning of next year. For all the changes in my life this year I do believe 18 books is a sizable amount to have read, especially since the last quarter was specific to one humongous book.
Below are links to all the reviews I posted this year. I wish I had posted more, but I forgive myself and will work harder next year.
- Book Review: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (The Southern Reach Trilogy Book 1)
- Book Review: Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbot
- Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi
- Book Review: IT by Stephen King