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Everything I Read in 2019

March 8, 2020 / Books

Everything I read in 2019, ranked.

As the daughter of a librarian, I am a proud reader of fiction, memoir, poetry, non-fiction, YA and children’s books. Last year, I read 74 books in total, and in 2019 came in at 58 books total. I love seeing what other people have been reading, so I wanted to share my favorites of the year with you.

I chose to break this list into two categories (fiction and non-fiction), and rank them in order of my favorites, to my least favorites. Hard task, I know! To keep it shorter, I am not listing a description of each book, but Goodreads is a great resource to learn more about each book listed in this post.

Keep reading for a list of 52 of the books I read in 2019, ranked! 


  1. This Tender Land
  2. An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good
  3. The Turn of the Key
  4. The Lorax
  5. The Woman in the Window
  6. My Boyfriend is a Bear
  7. The Woman in Cabin 10
  8. She Would be King
  9. Rumple Buttercup
  10. A Very Large Expanse of Sea
  11. Whistle in the Dark
  12. The Water Cure
  13. The Farm
  14. American Spy
  15. City of Girls
  16. One of Us is Lying
  17. The Girl On The Train
  18. Turbulance
  19. The Good Girl
  20. Woman World
  21. Waiting for Unicorns
  22. Elevation
  23. Fox 8
  24. Station Eleven
  25. Red at the Bone
  26. The Third Hotel
  27. Elsey Come Home
  28. The Only Story


  1. Bad Blood
  2. The Displaced
  3. The Four Tendencies
  4. Know My Name
  5. Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good and Bad Times
  6. Wild
  7. Becoming
  8. Educated
  9. Whiskey in a Teacup
  10. How to be a Good Creature
  11. Outer Order, Inner Calm
  12. Hygge & West Home
  13. A River in Darkness
  14. Not That Bad
  15. The Stranger in the Woods
  16. Slow: Simply Living in a Frantic World
  17. Art Matters
  18. The Art of Simple Living
  19. Advanced Love
  20. Together is Better
  21. Buddhism
  22. Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?
  23. How Not To Always Be Working
  24. Little Victories

There you have it! On each list, I would say 1-10 are must-reads and the rest you could give a shot….or not. For 2020, I am ten books in already and am looking forward to another great year of reading!