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Books I completed & did not complete in 2019

Catching up on blog posts I fell behind creating during the last quarter of 2019, this post takes a look at the books I completed in 2019. There’s also a small pile of books I didn’t complete, which we’ll look at near the end of this blog post.

All-in-all, the amount of books I read and listened to adds up to the yearly average fro me. While I did spend more time lisening to auidbooks than the previous year, I did get to enjoy some fabulous books and stories during my commutes and downtime at home. I usually log in twelve books a year; 2018 was the new record at twenty-four. And with school being in full swing next week, the amount of books, that aren’t for university courses, might dwindle back down to the yearly average, or lower.

The top book was never completed.

But hey- I’m already on an upswing because within the first five days of the year, I completed two books! Sure, one was for school but the seond book, The Winter Sister, was one of the books given to me thre previous winter. The Winter Sister is aboiut a younger sister who has to cope with her older sisters death at a young age and the cold case that took sixteen years to solve.

Books from the spring.

Throughout this post are links to the books I read in 2019 as well as the links to TBR posts from the year. Originally, I was writing book reviews for each book. The problem was time to remember every book I read and school. The TBR post idea came from after reading a fellow bloggers (I’m sorry to whom it was-I’m quite forgetful this morning) montly installment on what’s on their read pile. I’ve also grown to love the format because it allows me to look back and see what books I had put aside for the month and which ones I didn’t finish. Three books come to mind in that area: two Sherlock Holmes books and a sufism book.

Before ringing in the New Year, I took the books that had been started and not completed and removed the bookmarks from them so I could start fresh in the new year and the newest decade.

I didn’t get to finish Bleved, unfortunately. The last book I completed in 2019 was about Ghandi.

Books I read in 2019:

36 Dramatic Situations by Georges Polti
A Guide to The Novel by Richard M. Eastman
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
A Tempest by Aime Cesaire
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë
Un(qualified) by Steven Furtick
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Season of Migrating to the North
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Mandala of Sherlock Holmes by Jamyang Norbu
Alter Ego by Craig Groeschel
Mahatma Gandi: An Interpretation by E. Stanley Jones
Sting: A Moment of Truth by Steve Borden
Chicken Noodle Soup
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor

Audiobooks completed in 2019:

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Magyk by Angie Sage
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
The Shining by Stephen King

Books I didn’t complete in 2019:

Beloved by Toni Morrison
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Learning How to Learn by Idries Shah
Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Cummunity? by Martin Luther King Jr. (currently starting again).

Favorite audiobook of the year goes to Children of Blood and Bone!

What books and audiobooks did you complete in 2019? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!

Happy Reading,
Danielle Sullivan

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