One of my biggest New Years Goals for 2019 was to push myself to read more. I can proudly say this goal was a complete success – I even exceeded my own expectations! I set a minimum of completing 15 books for the year and ended up reading 24!
If I’m being honest, I hit a bit of a reading slump after college. I was just so done with reading books and articles for classes that pleasure reading fell to the side. I barely touched more than 2-3 books a year since graduating in 2017. So, I decided 2019 would be the year I bring back reading for fun! I’m not going to lie – I barely read during the first few months. I really started to find my reading groove in August, which I’m sure was due to combination of slower work weeks and lazier weekends along with picking up some new murder mysteries. If you can’t tell by this list, I have a soft spot for “who dunnit” novels and spooky stories!
- Opposite of Always
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette
- American Royals
Murder Mystery/ Spooky:
- My Sister, The Serial Killer
- The Mystery of Three Quarters
- Magic for Liars
- Murder at the Breakers
- Madeleine’s Ghost
- The Rules of Magic
- Nantucket Counterfeit
- A Guide for Murdered Children
Historical / Memoirs / Historical Fiction:
- Naturally Tan
- Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs
- Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas
- Delayed Rays of a Star
- Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
- The 5 Love Languages: Singles Edition
- Scorpio: The Art of Living Well and Finding Happiness According to Your Star Sign
- Runaways vol. 1: Find Your Way Home
- Fruits Basket, Another vol. 1
- Fruits Basket, Another vol. 2
- Fruits Basket, Another vol. 3
- Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight vol. 1
I hope this list – and my own goals for this year – inspire to take up reading for fun if you are currently in the same slump I was in for a long time. Or, if you’re already an avid reader, I hope this list offers you new novels to check out and add to your list!
I’m aiming for an even larger number of books next year – doubling it to 30 (which means reading at least 2 books per month), so I’ll have even more to share with you all by the time 2020 ends!