All the Books I’ve Read So Far in 2019

Hello, hello, dear friends! Happy late New Year!

So, so. I’ve decided to list the books I’ve read so far this year for my blog post today. I haven’t seen anyone else do this, but, well… I’m out of ideas.

SO HERE YOU GO. πŸ˜€

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1, 2, and 3- Out of Time trilogy by Nadine Brandes

I re-read all of the Out of Time books! I received the first one, A Time to Die, for Christmas and decided that I needed to read the rest of the series, so two kind folks (thank you, Abi and Karis!) lent me the second and third books. πŸ˜€ All of them were f a n t a s t i c and I’m definitely keeping a lookout for a sale on the second and third for myself.

Aren’t the covers gorgeous?

4- Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire

I also wanted to re-read Martin Hospitality, so I did. I’ve heard a lot of people say the pacing of the story could be improved, and I could definitely see that on my second time through. πŸ™‚ It was still so good though, and I’m looking forward to Martin Crossroads and what it brings us.

By the way, I did start this in very late December, but I finished it in 2019. So it kind of doesn’t count, but I’m including it anyway. xD

5- Eagle Eyes by Tammy Lash

Guys. This short story is SO BEAUTIFUL. *huggles* Not to mention the front cover is amazing and the back cover is… breathtaking. One of my most favorite covers of all time.

6- As Stars Shine by Aria Hoppe

This short story / very mini novella was really sweet! It had a really interesting premise and definitely kept my attention while I was reading it.

7- Stars and Soul by Rosalie Valentine

Hmm… I’m not quite sure what to think of this one. I’m generally not a huge fan of collections of story in one book because I find it really hard to switch from one short story to the next. I definitely found this one to be a case with that. However, the short stories were still good, and I’d certainly pick up more by this author.

8- Retrieve by Sarah Addison-Fox

Okay, I really didn’t know what to expect with Retrieve, since I didn’t really love one of Ms. Addison-Fox’s other books (Disowned). But seriously, it surprised so much! I really, really did end up liking this book quite a bit- you can read my full review here. πŸ™‚

9- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I started this series in late December after watching the first movie, and ended in 2019 with Mockingjay. And wow, was it good. I’m still processing all the feeeeeeeeelings that came with reading this series, and currently, all I’m thinking is “how dare they do this to Peeta and Katniss.” 😦

And that’s it for this post! I know the idea for this post is a little unusual, but I hope you enjoyed it!

Now, tell me… what books have YOU read so far this year? What books are you looking forward to reading this year?

Thanks for reading! ❀

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34 thoughts on “All the Books I’ve Read So Far in 2019

  1. Wow, Lilian! You’ve really been busy reading! All I’ve read bookish-wise this year’s been a short picture book and the ready of a novel started last year. πŸ˜‚

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      1. Merry Christmas, Festus and Mercy by Sven Nordqvist–It’s part of a series of older Swedish picture books that have been translated in English–and I absolutely love them. They’re about an older man who lives in the mountains with his cat who he can talk with and understand and the escapades they get into. The stories themselves are quirky and funny, but DOUBLY so are the illustrations.

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  2. HOW!? How can you possibly have read so much in *glances at calendar* FIVE DAYS. Less than if you scheduled this … or wrote it … or anything. πŸ˜›

    I’ve read The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin, a book whose name I’ve forgotten (oh, it was very memorable, I’m sure … it was Christmasy …), and about half of another book, but WOW…

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    1. *cough* I DON’T KNOW. IT’S CRAZY, I KNOW. But seriously- I have no idea. o.e I know it’s kind of an insane amount of books to read in four days. xD

      Ooh The Sky Above Us!!! How are you liking it so far? I’m hoping on reading it soon… at some point. Thanks for commenting, Kellyn!

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    1. lol me too I don’t either. xD When I was reading, I didn’t think I was reading super quickly or anything (in other words I’m pretty sure I read at my normal speed), but now that I look back, I’m like “whaaaat did I do”. XD

      I hope you can! The cover alone makes the book buy-worthy. πŸ˜€ ❀

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  3. AHH, MY STORY! It feels weird to see it on someone else’s blog. It feels…like I’m a writer or something. XD AHHH, Martin Hospitality. I love that book! I’ve heard tons about the Nadine Brandes series…I really should check them out. πŸ™‚

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    1. well, YOU ARE A WRITER. xD And you totally deserve that title! Did you design the cover, by the way? It’s gorgeous. ❀ Yes, I saw your review on MH! πŸ™‚

      AND SERIOUSLY YOU NEED TO READ NADINE'S BOOKS. They're sooo good and I learned so much from them. ❀

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        1. aaaahhhh I want to read that so badly! I’ve heard good things about it but I’ve been kind of avoiding it tbh since I don’t really like reading books with paranormal / interactions with death (as a talking actual person xD). Did In 27 Days have a lot of those moments?

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    1. Hosanna! I’m so glad you commented! πŸ˜€ I love your blog so much and it’s cool to see you around!

      I know, A Time to Die was a m a z i n g- so full of truth. ❀ Have you read the rest of the series?

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  4. HOW. I haven’t even finished a book yet this year… but I’m in the middle of four right now. :0 I loved the Out of Times series… I loved how it has so much meaning and shares the gospel through a creative world, intriguing plot, realistic characters, and amazing writing style.

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    1. You’re in the middle of four, meaning… you’re in the middle of Martin Hospitality? HOW ARE YOU LIKING IT? TELL ME. I know, the Out of Time series was the best. ❀

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  5. As Stars Shine was so sweet, and I’ve been wanting to read Retrieve for a while! This is a really good post idea. πŸ™‚
    How was the Out of Time series? I read Fawkes and Romanov, but my library doesn’t have the Out of Time books so I haven’t read them yet!

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    1. Retrieve was really good! You saw my review about it, so I’m not going to rant about how amazing it was, but… you should read it. XD

      The Out of Time series… well. IT WAS THE BEST. You seriously learn SO much from that series- it’s so full of hard, impacting truth and I loved it so, so much. ❀ You might try the interstate library system? That's how I originally read them.

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    1. Oh, Grace! I know, howwwww?! I’m real confused too (also vawwww that’s really interesting. XD It’s cuter than “hellorrrr”. :D)- I’m also not sure at all how I read so much. Thank you! ❀

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  6. I did a double take there, just to make sure I read the 2019 part right….how on earth have you read so many books this soon into the year?? And I thought I was a bookworm!

    Seriously — I’m impressed with how many books you’ve read this year. Within just a couple of days, too πŸ˜€ Do you have a goal of how many books you want to read this year? With a start like that, you could probably read 150 easy!

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    1. I don’t know, Kaitlyn! XD I’m shocked myself! It’s only been a little more than a week, and I’ve already read 17 books. *shrug* Seriously, I have no clue. XD

      Haha, thank you! My goal is 200. πŸ˜€ What’s yours? What books have you been reading?

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  7. 200?!?! 17 already?!?! My gracious girl!! I wish I had that kind of time =)

    My goal is 75. For four years I was able to read between 150 and 200, but life happened — this year I barely read 55 ='( I *think* it is because I’m driving more since my grandparents really shouldn’t be on the road themselves, and my riding time was reading time. BUT not reading and riding in the car equals one less bag to carry with me — because I couldn’t just bring one book; I had to bring three or four. I like options. — which means less teasing from the family πŸ˜€

    I’ve read a whopping five books in this first week of the new year. And one was started last year, so it doesn’t really count. And that is only because I ended up sick =P

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    1. Haha, I have a lot of commute time (like 2 hours each day) for school, so that’s when I read. And I read really quickly, so…. xD

      Ahh, I see. I hope you can reach your goal!

      Kaitlyn! Congratulations! 5 books is a lot. πŸ˜€ You’re doing good- I know you can reach your goal!

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  8. Um.. how?! πŸ˜‚ Wow, I can’t believe how many books you’ve managed to read already!! And some of these are big reads too. 😱 Here’s me starting my first book for the year! I read the Hunger Games trilogy last year and loved it! Which was your favourite in the series?

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    1. Sarah! Glad to see you. ^_^ Hurray, go you! What’s your goal for reading this year, if you have one? πŸ˜€ That’s awesome- the Hunger Games trilogy is soooo good. I think I liked the first or second the best?

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