My 2019 in books

Hey happy bookworms!

How could we possibly end 2019 without a Goodreads wrap up?! I’m here to satisfy all your nosiness & to tell you exactly how this year’s gone! Honestly, looking at some of these books I’m like was this this year?! But here we go – let’s get shocked while learning weird facts about my reading habits!


I read 32,793 pages across 95 books 

Last year I read 50 books so my goal for this year was 60 & um…how on Earth did I read 95?! So yeah πŸ˜‚ I completed my goal with 158%

96 pages Welcome to Hell, Briggy Bundy! by Mina Elwell
Welcome to Hell, Briggy Bundy!
LONGEST BOOK (how did I manage?!)
657 pages War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
War Storm (Red Queen, #4)
345 pages

MOST POPULAR (obviously)
6,353,795 people also read Harry Potter and the Philosopher stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
17 people also read It’s complicated by Tellulah Darling
It's Complicated (A Sweet and Spicy YA romantic comedy collection)



A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas at 4.68 stars average

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)


The cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
The Cheerleaders
That last chapter…
Yeah, wow – I got a little confused by all the characters but it was good, really good!
*Little me is so cringe*

Sadie by Courtney Summers

SadieThis was a really great book!
Right away, the style of it really worked & you found out stuff through both sides of the story that fitted together nicely. I also, really liked the end, a bit of ominous mystery.

There were a couple of reveals that for me fell a bit flat, when a new detail’s been revealed I want to feel that click into place & for this I didn’t get that. I guess it’s party because it’s not that kinda book but I think there were definitely moments when the reveals could’ve been more.

Anyway, it’s not a big deal & I really did love reading this! I also managed to guess some of it before it was revealed & I felt so proud of myself πŸ˜‚

*Me now is still cringe but we’ll say a little less so*

BEST BOOKS (In no particular order & also not chronological so idk what I’m even doing anymore)

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)HeartlessToffeeScarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)King's Cage (Red Queen #3)Chasing Eden A MemoirCode Name VerityHowl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)

So if you take anything away from this post then it’s go look these up on goodreads & put them on your TBR NOW!

WORST BOOKS (Sorry to throw these under the bus but it has to be said)

The SirenThe Surface BreaksTiny Little BrotherWhat I Couldn't Tell YouMoth Girls

Note my disdain for mermaid books, although I did read Sea Witch by Sarah Henning & really enjoy it so woooo conquered that!

Well, happy new year guys! Hoped you enjoyed this little wrap up post for 2019 – see you in 2020!


20 thoughts on “My 2019 in books

  1. Sophie @ Me and Ink says:

    I loved reading this as seeing people year in review appeals to my nosy side πŸ˜‚!!
    You read 95?!?! That’s amazing!! I read 61 books this year so I achieved past my goodreads goal too *high five* but I kind of wish it was 60 books so it was round. lol.
    I would love to read Heartless, Toffee and Code Name Verity (as I’ve mentioned before) so I’m glad to hear you liked them all!!
    I haven’t heard a lot of good things about Before The Surface Breaks which is a shame because the cover is very pretty!!
    I hope 2020 is a great reading year for you!! πŸ™‚

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    • El says:

      Woo! *high five* heck, *high ten* πŸ–πŸ–β€¨Yesss! I’m not gonna tell you they’re great again because I literally just commented on your last post telling you that πŸ˜‚ but the surface breaks was such a weird book – you don’t even know πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈβ€¨Hope 2020’s good for you too! πŸ’•

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  2. cluelessceres says:

    aaaahhh 95 ?!?!
    That’s amazing!
    man, Ive barely read any this year, Ive been so caught up in school work… oh man its really so cool, El!!
    congratulations on having such an efficient year!!
    πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

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    • El says:

      …I’m magic πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ
      I know though I don’t know how I did it πŸ˜‚ I think it’s mainly having a blog though, now I have so many good recs that I just want to put away time for reading, you know?
      Hope 2020 gives you more time to read!


  3. Charlotte says:

    Wow congratulations on reading so many books! I really want to read Heartless this year – I’ve had a copy of it forever πŸ™ˆ – and Strange The Dreamer too. I can’t believe I haven’t read that series yet. Also Happy New Year & Happy Birthday (I saw Aditi’s post about it being around this time of year) ❀️

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  4. Margaret @ Weird Zeal says:

    Congrats on making it through a whole 95 books! That’s so impressive! I’m so happy to see Crooked Kingdom and Heartstopper among your favorite books of the year πŸ˜€ And I need to reread Howl’s Moving Castle – it’s been too long, and I remember loving it when I first read it! Happy New Year, and I hope you find even more incredible books in 2020 ❀

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    • El says:

      Yes! Although I really need to read the rest of heartstopper (I’m hoping my library will get the rest in soon!)
      Happy new year & same to you! πŸ’•


    • El says:

      Privilege of high school and….time stopping abilities? I really don’t know where I find the time πŸ˜‚
      Of course! Howl’s was the best! I rewatched the movie too & loved it (it’s like the only movie/book duo that I 100% love both of them!)

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  5. Jasmin β™‘ says:

    I don’t have Goodreads but I feel like I need to get it 😁 The first and last books u read look interesting, defenitly gonna check them out!! ALSO: I REALLY want to read code name verity!! but my library is being super slow with it *cries tears of great sadness* *realizes its not that sad and I’m just weird* *shrugs bc who cares tbh?* πŸ˜‚ok I’m just rambling now but I really enjoyed this post!! Happy new year to u too!

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  6. Ash Ronnel says:

    β€œso idk what I’m even doing anymore” < ok but I can relate to that so much haha πŸ˜†
    this post was really fun, i’m so glad you liked Scarlet… The Lunar Chronicles is one of my all time fav book series! And oh my goodness, that is SO amazing about reading 95 books πŸ₯³ *cheers*
    Happy (early) New Year, El! πŸ’•

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